Time Warner Cable is having a tough week. While it was conducting "routine maintenance," a problem caused an outage for 12 million of its broadband service customers. Interestingly, this outage came as the service provider is being required by the FCC to pay a $1 million fine to resolve an FCC investigation that found the operator failed to report multiple network service outages in 2013.
CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure.
Broadpeak is working with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom on a 4K trial, with the aim of delivering streaming content using HEVC compression.
Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) is gearing up to compete with its two new rivals in Mynamar, saying it anticipates adding "millions of new users by 2016."
du is ramping up its LTE network rollout, pledging to extend the deployment by a quarter to meet surging demand for mobile data in the UAE, the operator's home market.
Cosmote Romania has awarded a contract to build a new LTE network in southern Romania to Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE, in a deal that will require the construction of more than 3,000 base stations.
AT&T is tapping into the popularity of VMware, announcing that they will provide low latency private cloud network connectivity for VMware vCloud Air customers using AT&T's NetBond solution.
Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.
Every time a new "G" comes around, the engineers try to define what it means in terms of technology. This worked fairly well for 2G, 3G, and 4G, where each generation involved a new way of scrambling the bits for highest spectral efficiency.
The usefulness of navigation systems certainly hits home when you're driving around unfamiliar areas and need help to get you from A to B. Of course it's also possible to get apps that allow you to download GPS maps, which work even when you do not have a mobile internet connection. But what happens when you do need 3G?