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RootMetrics: In study of 52 markets, Verizon leads on maximum sustained downlink speeds, followed by T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint

Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see the maximum recorded downlink and uplink speeds the firm observed for the four Tier 1 carriers across eight different regions in the U.S. The data also lets readers see which regions of the country in general let wireless customers access the highest peak downlink and uplink speeds. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers fared in terms of maximum downlink and uplink speeds.

Vodafone Italy hails Milan fibre among Europe's fastest

Vodafone Italy said Milan now ranks among Europe's fastest cities in terms of data rates, after deploying a 300 Mbps fibre network in the city.

GSMA: 4G to underpin Europe's mobile recovery

Europe's rapid migration to LTE or "4G" services and devices is helping to stimulate a recovery in the continent's mobile industry, according to a new report from the GSM Association (GSMA).

Google hopes to have Project Loon customers by 2016

That loony project where Google launches balloons into the stratosphere to provide Internet connectivity to the unconnected all over the world? Turns out, the program's achievements are surprising even the program's director at the same time Googlers are calling out some of their best-performing balloons.

NYU researchers make waves with millimeter-wave breakthrough

Researchers at NYU Wireless, a research center of the New York University's Polytechnic School of Engineering, report promising findings that could enable 5G millimeter-wave (mm-wave) cells to be as large as several hundred meters, the same size as 4G cells in dense urban environments.

Windstream enhances Application Firewall, DDoS capabilities via Imperva partnership

Windstream Hosted Solutions is revitalizing its managed service set with new Web Application Firewall (WAF) and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services that are provided through a partnership with Imperva.

Parks: Roku leads the streaming video device market

A new Parks Associates survey reveals that 10 percent of U.S. households purchased a streaming video device this year, with Roku being the top choice amongst consumers.

Southern Telecom enhances dark fiber, on-net building reach in Georgia, Alabama

Southern Telecom, the telecom subsidiary of electric utility Southern Company, has added more dark fiber to its service diet with an expansion of its existing network and additions to the number of on-net buildings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Ala.

Alaska Communications sells wireless assets to GCI, enhances focus on broadband, business services

Alaska Communications (ACS) has reached a deal to sell off its remaining wireless assets for $300 million to GCI Communications in a move that it says will help it deleverage its balance sheet while sharpening its focus on residential and business broadband services.

MTS rides quad-play wave with plans for rural satellite pay-TV service

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) revealed plans to launch satellite TV services in rural areas of Russia this month, indicating that a current quad-play trend is not restricted solely to West European operators.