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ATIS outlines 5G requirements for North America

While the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) covers a lot of territory in its new white paper, "5G Reimagined: A North American Perspective," one thing is clear: There's a lot of life left in LTE systems, and 5G is going to have to be tightly integrated with LTE and LTE Advanced.

Verizon, Consolidated take lead in Q3 network latency, throughput and availability, while FairPoint and Frontier lag

How well a service provider's network performs is due to factors including availability, throughput and latency. These factors have a direct impact on how operators serve businesses and consumers. FierceTelecom, through a new partnership with Cedexis, a provider of Internet measurement and real-time performance optimization solutions, hopes to shed some light on how the top five U.S. wireline networks performed in terms of latency, throughput and availability.

Comcast services go down in Central California after headend electrical fire

An electrical fire yesterday morning at a Comcast headend plant in Fresno, Calif., took down Internet, TV and telephone service across the central part the state.

Wi-Fi calling in Europe: EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK take different paths

While operators in the U.S. are showing more interest in offering Wi-Fi calling, their counterparts in the UK are eyeing the benefits of offering native Wi-Fi calling as well. Special Report

AT&T seeks experimental license for technology in 3.5 GHz region

AT&T Laboratories is asking the FCC to grant it an experimental license to test antenna technology manufactured by Tarana Wireless.

Crown Castle could acquire fiber assets to bolster its small cell backhaul capabilities, says research firm

As Crown Castle looks to gain a larger foothold in the burgeoning small cell market it's clear that the provider will have to bolster its fiber network by purchasing other smaller fiber providers, a research firm said.

FCC's Pai: USF rules hamper rural providers' broadband investments

FCC commissioner Ajit Pai remains concerned that there are too many rules in place that make it difficult for rural service providers to invest in their networks to deliver higher speed broadband services.

Tower Cloud adds 25K fiber miles in Augusta, Ga. to accommodate wireless backhaul contract

Tower Cloud is on the network expansion trail again, adding 25,350 fiber miles (or 236 route miles) to its network to satisfy a new backhaul contract with one of the top four wireless operators serving Augusta, Ga., and other nearby cities.

Cox Business serves up small cell solution for wireless operators

Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.

Sprint to cut bills in half for Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile subs who switch- through 2018

Sprint is going all out to woo customers from its competitors this holiday season. The carrier said it will cut the rate plans in half of customers who switch to Sprint from Verizon, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, and the savings will last through 2018. Sprint will also offer existing customers one year of free service for an Alcatel OneTouch PIXI 7 tablet with a two-year contract, while supplies last.