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Ghana's Surfline gets $15M from Germany's DEG for LTE expansion

Surfline, which launched the first LTE network in Ghana, has received $15 million (€13.6 million) in funding from a German investment company for the expansion of its mobile network.

Streaming Video Alliance gets busy, publishing open caching principles

The Streaming Video Alliance, formed last year by a number of leading online video companies and pay-TV operators--but not Netflix, Amazon or Hulu--is making a start on some of its stated goals, publishing the guiding principles and system attributes of its Open Caching Working Group.

Is Turkey about to gamble with its mobile broadband future?

Turkey's Prime Minister is reported to be seriously considering cancelling the country's 4G spectrum auction planned in May, as he believes Turkey could be better served moving straight to 5G. For a country not known for its rapid adoption of new mobile broadband technologies, such a move seems something of a gamble.

Verizon teams with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper and Nokia on SDN push

Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.

Security researchers plan to show how to wirelessly hack car

The hacking of connected cars is often discussed, but details regarding actual successful attacks, if ever made public, are non-comprehensive at best, according to two security experts who plan to show how it's done.

Jarich: 4.5G – What's the big deal about half a "G"?

A quick scan of these 5G discussions might leave you confused. On the one hand, you have announcements, demos, and innovations suggesting that 5G matters in the here and now. On the other hand, you have operators and vendors reminding us that 5G won't likely be a commercial reality for, at least, another five years. How do you reconcile this? Split the difference and start talking about 4.5G!

Cellcom Israel, Golan Telecom seek approval for network-sharing deal

Cellcom Israel and Golan Telecom are reportedly stepping up efforts to gain approval of network sharing agreements covering their 2G/3G/4G infrastructure after the government gave the green light to a rival deal last week.

Amtrak still getting slammed for crappy Wi-Fi service in Northeast

It looks as though for all intents and purposes, Amtrak still hasn't managed to fix the Wi-Fi problems that have plagued the railroad service provider in the Northeast.

Crown Castle now gets 7% of its revenue from small cells, sees strong growth ahead

Crown Castle is seeing a strong uptick in its business from deploying small cells. Indeed, the company said small cells now make up 7 percent of the tower company's site rental revenue.

Broadband goes local in Montana and New Mexico

The digital divide is being sliced in two Western states where a rural telecommunications provider, Nemont Telephone Cooperative of Scobey, Mont., and the city of Santa Fe, N.M., have taken it upon themselves to fill the gap between narrowband and broadband.