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Report: AT&T's VoLTE-based HD Voice exceeds 3G voice, Skype in terms of quality

AT&T Mobility's Voice over LTE-powered HD Voice solution provides much better call quality than traditional circuit-switched fallback voice or voice service from an over-the-top application, according to a new research report.

BT, Avaya team on cloud services

BT Wholesale and Avaya have decided to jointly sell cloud services to midmarket and enterprise customers. As part of a five-year deal, BT Wholesale will deliver Avaya UC and contact center applications as a cloud service to customers. 

Fiber-to-antenna applications driving growth of OC market, report says

Optical components are seeing a rise in demand thanks to the surge in transceiver sales for fiber-to-the-antenna applications used in LTE network buildouts. 

Frontier will not raise rates in Connecticut for 3 years

To get approval of its acquisition of AT&T's  U-verse video and satellite TV operations in Connecticut, Frontier Communications cut a deal with the Connecticut Attorney General in which it agreed to not increase the rates for basic primary residential service for 36 months. The company also said it will offer its basic broadband and stand-alone basic broadband product at or below Frontier's current prices.

Report: Internet traffic flowing from Latin America to the U.S./Canada is highest in world

Latin America's growing demand for Internet bandwidth has made the Internet traffic route between Latin America and the U.S. and Canada the most highly trafficked route in the world.

Untangling the business opportunities in the Internet of Things

It's no secret that the Internet of Things has generated a significant amount of buzz in the wireless industry. Indeed, the Internet of Things is now at the peak of its own hype cycle, according to research firm Gartner. (For comparison, the M2M market has already peaked and is on its way toward a "plateau of productivity" while virtual personal assistants are on the firm's pre-peak "innovation trigger" slope.)  But its top position on Gartner's hype cycle graph does nothing to limit the potential importance of the Internet of Things. 

C Spire will make 1 Gbps broadband more profitable through service bundling

C Spire's plans to deliver 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP)-based services throughout Mississippi may seem risky to some industry watchers, but it intends to make it profitable by offering service bundles.

Gartner: IoT at least 5 years away from benefitting businesses

The Internet of Things (IoT) is between five and ten years away from becoming truly productive for businesses, according to the latest annual report on emerging technologies from the Gartner group.

Alcatel-Lucent rural U.S. LTE overlay contract may ease investors' concerns

Alcatel-Lucent appeared to address investors' concerns that its U.S. operation is too heavily reliant on large operators, with a deal to deploy an LTE overlay network for second-tier operator Pioneer Cellular.

OneM2M's initial specs release lays groundwork for global M2M standards

The oneM2M "candidate release of technical specifications," aimed at laying the groundwork for a global M2M service layer, is open for public comment until Nov. 1.