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Nokia measures impacts from Spotify and Pandora on network performance, battery life

It is reasonable to assume that the use of streaming music must have some impact on mobile network performance as well as device battery life, but just how much? Researchers at Nokia have quantified the impacts by testing the popular music streaming applications Spotify and Pandora.

Bell Canada's Fibe TV footprint reaches 4.6M households, but cable competition narrows sub increase

Bell Canada, an operating subsidiary of BCE Inc., reported that its Bell Fibe TV subscriber base totaled 580,643 at the end of the second quarter, up 67.7 percent from the same period a year ago.

TDS' OneNeck IT expands Eden Prairie, Minn., data center footprint

OneNeck IT Solutions, a TDS subsidiary, has added 6,000 square feet of data center space in its Tier III-certified Eden Prairie, Minn., facility, one of the fastest growing business marketplaces in the Twin Cities metro area.

NTT extends global IP network into 2 RagingWire data centers

NTT Communications is giving its global carrier and enterprise customers yet another path to store their data and enhance their cloud ambitions by extending its IP network into RagingWire's data center facilities in Ashburn, Va., and Sacramento, Calif.

Blocked in U.S., Huawei finds a better climate for network gear biz in Canada

Huawei is essentially  persona non grata  in the U.S. network infrastructure market, at least for major deals with Tier 1 carriers. That's because U.S. lawmakers and government agencies think the company could be used as a front for Chinese espionage, an allegation the vendor has always vehemently denied.  However, north of the border in Canada, Huawei has found more favor for its network gear business. 

Lumos adds 673 fiber-enabled cell sites in Q2, reconfirms year-end target of 825 total sites

Lumos Networks continued to make progress with its fiber to the cell (FTTC) buildout strategy in the second quarter, connecting 673 wireless cell sites, up 40 sequentially, which represents about a 45 percent year-over-year increase in total FTTC sites.

Gemalto to buy SafeNet for $890M to protect against hacking

Gemalto agreed to buy U.S.-based data protection specialist SafeNet for $890 million (€664.5 million) in order to better protect its products against security threats including hacking.

Report: Number of UK LTE users exceeds 6M

There were more than 6 million LTE subscriptions in the UK by the end of March 2014, according to latest estimates by UK regulator Ofcom.

Zayo establishes point of presence at 325 Hudson in New York

Zayo is giving its growing base of carrier, media and content companies another connectivity option in New York by establishing a point of presence (PoP) at 325 Hudson, the carrier-neutral core interconnection facility that's located on the crossroads of Hudson Street and the Holland Tunnel in New York City.

5G momentum is growing faster than expected

The definition of 5G may still be unclear but the pace of 5G innovation is clearly accelerating. In nearly every conversation I have with wireless industry leaders, the discussion veers to 5G: What is 5G? How will 5G change our lives? And how quickly will it be deployed?