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San Francisco, San Jose add roaming and encryption capabilities to their Wi-Fi service

San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., incorporated Hotspot 2.0 roaming and encryption capabilities into their existing public Wi-Fi hotspot service in partnership with Ruckus Wireless and Global Reach.

Alpheus to add 3,000 near-net fiber locations in Houston and Dallas

Alpheus Communications is going to spend up to $12 million to increase its fiber network footprint in Houston and Dallas, a move that will enable it to better respond to multi-site businesses that are looking for alternative sources to connect their office locations and data centers.

Saudi Mobily signs $200M vendor financing deal to buy Alcatel-Lucent kit

Saudi Arabia-based Mobily has signed a $200 million (€146.5 million) vendor financing deal with the Canada export credit agency to allow the mobile operator to buy telecoms equipment from Alcatel-Lucent.

CommScope pushes for more careful PIM field testing

Passive intermodulation (PIM) has always been around in wireless networks, and it has become a real problem as networks adopt higher orders of modulation and additional frequency bands. Yet many industry professionals are unaware of certain tricks of the trade that must be considered when field testing for PIM, according to Ray Butler, vice president of research and development for CommScope's active wireless products team.

Verizon resolves massive billing system outage, rolls out XLTE to 300-plus markets

Verizon Wireless reported the resolution of problems with its online portal that impacted thousands of customers and its own retail stores in certain parts of the country. The operator also announced that it has deployed XLTE, the brand name for LTE deployed over its AWS spectrum, to more than 300 markets.

Aereo temporarily halts operations

Over-the-air streaming provider Aereo halted its operations Saturday morning in a move that founder and CEO Chet Kanojia said is only temporary.

FairPoint, New England Telehealth Consortium connect 250 facilities with 1 Gbps Ethernet

FairPoint Communications and the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) announced that they have recently connected 250 sites with the telco's 1 Gbps Carrier Ethernet Services (CES) product.

tw telecom ramps up Las Vegas network footprint

tw telecom, which is in the process of  merging with Level 3 Communications, is adding more power to its Las Vegas network by extending its presence into North Las Vegas and south into Spring Valley and Henderson.

U.S.-Germany/Portugal-Ghana World Cup streaming traffic sets new record

While there is still a number of games to be played, Akamai's recent live global traffic streaming feed revealed that traffic rates surpassed the 4.59 record made during the Mexico-Brazil match on June 17. 

Report: VoLTE lacks business case despite increase in rollouts

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is being hyped as a major growth market spin off from LTE network rollouts, yet analysts claim there is still no business case for VoLTE and that there are some misleading messages about the technology.