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Equinix lights up five new global data centers, scales total to 100 centers

Equinix is continuing with its growth initiative, announcing that it will open five new International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers in the coming weeks, increasing the scale of its platform by more than 10 percent.

Lumos sees growth in wireless backhaul, data initiatives, but 2014 revenue drops to $202M

Lumos reported that during the fourth quarter it continued to see growth in both fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) and enterprise revenue, which grew 16 percent and 3 percent sequentially.

Jibe Mobile CEO says RCS isn't dead, points to native IP messaging embedded on smartphones

BARCELONA, Spain--Jibe Mobile CEO Amir Sarhangi thinks Rich Communications Services (RCS), carriers' answer to over-the-top messaging services, is not dead--far from it. For a long time it was hard to take that position seriously, but Sarhangi said that there is growing momentum behind RCS because smartphone makers are embedding phones with RCS software, which combines IP messaging and traditional SMS messaging into a single service.

AT&T says it can reach its FTTP goals even with reduced capex budget

An AT&T executive confirmed that even though the telco has reduced its capex budget for 2015, it can still meet its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) rollout goals.

Carey: Fox readying OTT platforms, says TV Everywhere 'not anywhere near where it should be'

With the pay-TV industry still struggling to fill rights holes on TV Everywhere, 21 st Century Fox COO Chase Carey said his conglomerate is looking to sate the multiscreen lust of its audience by launching direct-to-consumer SVOD services.

AT&T drops goal of deploying 40,000 small cells by end of 2015, citing benefits of Leap deal

AT&T Mobility no longer plans to deploy 40,000 small cells on its network by the end of 2015, a goal that had been a key element of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network initiative. The carrier is not saying how many small cells it plans to deploy by year-end but said that its 2014 acquisition of Leap Wireless removed the need to deploy as many small cells as it originally had planned because the deal gave AT&T more macro cell sites for capacity.

How did AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile perform in Q4 2014?

With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the  FierceWireless  team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.

FairPoint reaches 1,110 cell sites with fiber, looks toward small cell opportunities

FairPoint Communications continues to make progress with its northern New England wireless backhaul plans, announcing during its fourth-quarter earnings call that it has reached 1,100 cell towers with fiber while preparing for new small cell opportunities.

5 reasons why AT&T, Verizon should see Level 3 as bigger business services threat

Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey is confident that with the tw telecom acquisition firmly under the company's belt, it can now be a more formidable competitor against his main competitors--AT&T and Verizon--in the business services race. While AT&T and Verizon are still two of the largest enterprise service providers, Level 3 could become an even bigger threat to these carriers for five main reasons.

T-Mobile's Ray: 5G will involve new uses of spectrum, but we're not 'desperate for 5G to happen tomorrow'

BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different uses cases, including from the Internet of Things. At the same time, Ray cautioned that there is no need to rush to 5G networks today, as LTE and LTE Advanced networks still have a great deal of capabilities that carriers can tap.