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Outdoor 3G/4G coverage in Europe: still much to do

Vodafone has introduced a 30-day network guarantee that is says "gives you the freedom to experience the strength and quality of our network before you commit." While this signals the company's growing confidence that it is starting to resolve issues around mobile broadband connectivity, geographical outdoor mobile broadband coverage still remains a huge concern.

Sigfox scores first MEA deployment with Omantel deal

Oman-based telecoms operator Omantel has picked Sigfox technology to underpin a new Internet of Things (IoT) network throughout the Sultanate, which is the 17 th country to be signed up by the France-based low power wide area (LPWA) network provider and its first rollout in Middle East and Africa (MEA).

RCN Business lights 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, deepens cloud presence

RCN Business has begun offering 10G direct connections to Amazon Web Services, giving local business customers an alternative option to connect to a major cloud provider.

Juniper lowers Q1 revenue outlook to $1.09B due to delayed service provider orders

Juniper Networks has issued a lower-than-expected first quarter revenue forecast of $1.09 billion to $1.1 billion due to U.S. and EMEA service providers delaying orders and slower demand from enterprise customers, replacing its previous guidance of $1.15 to $1.19 billion.

Jarich: Huawei + Nokia + Ericsson/Cisco = Who's left to drive network transformation?

This week, I'm in China for Huawei's annual Analyst Summit along with folks from nearly every other analyst firm on the planet. Like clockwork, Huawei released its annual report not long before we all headed off the Shenzhen. If you haven't seen it, it's worth a read.

UPDATED: Amtrak on track with its own private wireless network and Wi-Fi overhaul

Amtrak is embarking on a multi-year program aimed at overhauling its current Wi-Fi service, which has earned a not-so-stellar reputation particularly in the Northeast. But it's on a path to change that – as well as roll out what Amtrak describes as pioneering technology for rail in the U.S.

Gartner: Worldwide IT spending is forecast to decline 0.5% in 2016

Worldwide IT spending is forecast to total $3.49 trillion in 2016, a decline of 0.5 per cent over 2015 spending of $3.5 trillion, according to Gartner.

Huawei: UK moves up global connectivity ranking

Huawei's third annual edition of its Global Connectivity Index (GCI) revealed that average national connectivity levels are 5 per cent higher than they were in 2015, indicating that progress is being made globally in the investment and deployment of information and communications technology (ICT).

WIG plots £1B UK infrastructure expansion after securing fresh investment

Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG), a UK-headquartered independent mobile tower operator, said it now has the financial backing to expand its footprint in the UK and other Western European markets.

KT, NEC test 5G backhaul solution using E-band spectrum

NEC Corporation completed a Proof of Concept (PoC) trial with South Korea's KT Corporation (KT) for a 5G wireless backhaul solution using E-Band (70-80 GHz) spectrum. The PoC was conducted at Phoenix Park Ski World in PyeongChang, the mountain resort region where the 2018 Winter Olympics will take place.