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AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definition

AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.

Australia's AARNet launches SDN testbed for researchers, universities

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has formed a software-defined networking (SDN) testbed that will link researchers in nine universities with a data hub so that they can run experiments and collaborate on infrastructure that simulates the Internet.  

CenturyLink sees OTT video as path to reduce video truck roll expenses, expand footprint

CenturyLink may be expanding its IPTV footprint throughout its territory, but it sees over-the-top video as a way to reduce ongoing deployment costs while reaching more of its customer base with video services.

North America sales help drive PON equipment market up 25 percent, research firm says

Passive optical networking (PON) equipment is seeing a big jump in demand worldwide, a new report from Dell'Oro Group says, with manufacturers including Calix, Huawei, Technicolor and ZTE reaping the benefits from sales growth rates ranging from 20 percent to 60 percent in the third quarter.

POTS-only households drop to 8 percent as millennials opt for wireless, CDC says

While landline voice service has been the bedrock of the communications industry for over 100 years, new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that only about 8 percent of homes have a landline-based voice service.

Estonia's Velmenni to release Li-Fi broadband LED bulbs in 2018-19

Velmenni is taking a bold stance on the emerging Li-Fi technology trend, announcing that it will deliver a line of LED light bulbs that will support multi-Gbps data speeds. A number of researchers say that Li-Fi has a theoretical top speed of 224 Gbps.

Facebook testing super-fast Ethernet switch

Facebook is testing the Wedge 100, a super-fast Ethernet switch that has 32 ports and is capable of delivering data at 100-Gig speeds. The switch, which Facebook built, will be used to move data around the company's server farms, according to Jay Parikh, Facebook's global head of engineering and infrastructure, as reported by  VentureBeat.

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.

EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK give users multiple Wi-Fi calling choices

While voice over Wi-Fi has existed in various formats, the key challenge for mobile operators is that, like VoIP and other over the top voice technologies, they can't control these services.

TIA launches NFV interoperability testing lab

The Telecommunications Industry Association is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization technology.