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Qualcomm gets permission to test LTE-U at two Verizon sites

The FCC granted a special temporary authority (STA) to Qualcomm Technologies to conduct "very small scale performance evaluation" tests of LTE-U equipment at two Verizon sites in Oklahoma City, Okla., and Raleigh, N.C.

Google tells FCC its balloon-based wireless tests in the E-band are safe

Google filed documents with the FCC this week claiming that its planned tests of a balloon-based wireless communications system pose no health or environmental risks and won't interfere with other users in the E-band.

Small cell backhaul to contribute 25% of backhaul transport revenue by 2020

With wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon moving forward with their respective small cell plans, a new Dell'Oro Group report has forecast that small cell backhaul will contribute about 25 percent of mobile backhaul transport revenue by 2020.

Bell Canada employs Nokia's XRS to support terabit-speed metro network

Bell Canada is taking the terabit-speed plunge by deploying Nokia's 7950 XRS core router in order to support growing demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.

Crown Castle increases 2016 financial guidance, analyst sees 'validation' of tower business model

Crown Castle posted relatively solid quarterly earnings and bumped its guidance for 2016, capping what had been a nervous couple of weeks for investors in light of reports of a major network transition by Sprint.

AT&T equips Louisiana with Ethernet service to extend broadband to rural schools, hospitals

AT&T is giving Louisiana rural schools, hospitals and public safety a larger pipe to communicate by providing the state with its Switched Ethernet service.

Juniper says it has no plans to become a large optical player, issues conservative Q1 outlook

Juniper's move to acquire BTI Systems is certainly a sign that the vendor is finally fulfilling a need to deepen its optical holdings, but Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper, says it has no plans to create a larger optical business.

Sprint's thirst for dark fiber-based small cell backhaul spells opportunity for Zayo, Level 3, others

Sprint recently said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it would be using a mix of 2.5 GHz spectrum and dark fiber for small backhaul-- a move that could potentially benefit various competitive wireline carriers who have aggressively built out fiber networks in anticipation of the emerging small cell backhaul trend.

Big Switch Networks seeks to 'redefine' data center networking

Inspired by Google and Facebook, Big Switch Networks is committed to "redefining" data center networking, announcing significant updates to its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. The company is also giving away software worth $25,000 for lab and development environments.

Nokia leverages recently acquired Alcatel-Lucent cable, Wi-Fi expertise

Two weeks after Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrated the official combination of their operations, Nokia is already leveraging the expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in the area of cable and Wi-Fi.