In case there was any doubt, executives at in-flight connectivity provider Gogo made it clear during their analyst day that the design of their antenna makes a big difference in how the company will serve the aviation industry now and into the future.
AT&T is talking about investing $3 billion to build an LTE network in Mexico that will tie into its U.S. wireless network, but so far it's not saying much about whether it will deploy LTE-Advanced or VoLTE.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the continuing declining costs for equipment will make it easier for service providers of all sizes to expand the availability of broadband to more homes and businesses.
Continuing the 1 Gbps network rollout it started in Austin, Texas, AT&T said it has expanded its U-verse with GigaPower service to several communities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. The expansion brings the number of cities with GigaPower to 12, with five more cities slated to receive the service.
Bell Canada is jumping into the 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home craze with plans to launch service in the Toronto market as part of a $922 million investment in its last mile network.
Nokia Networks agreed a lease on a facility in Hungary that is set to become the country's largest R&D facility, in a move that tHungarian foreign minister said strengthens the broader ICT industry in the market.
Digitalk, a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), said Vodafone UK will use its cloud-based platform to help improve the service it provides to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in future.
BT has asked UK regulator Ofcom to permit it to shutter its traditional POTS (plain old telephone service) network so it can more effectively compete with a growing pool of nontraditional, over-the-top voice providers like Facebook and Apple.
North State Communications, a mainly rural service provider, is acquiring IT security integrator Stalwart to advance its movement into the cloud and managed services space.
Google Fiber's plans to bring its 1 Gbps service into Salt Lake City and Nashville by using existing utility poles in each city not only sheds light on its ongoing buildout strategy, but also shows how important access to utility poles at reasonable rates is key to expanding broadband services.