ABB wins wireless contract for smart meters in Memphis, Tennessee; Connecticut's consumer advocate lobbies for utility pole access

Installer news from across the web:

> Switzerland-based ABB has been selected to deliver wireless network products and service for smart meter roll out in Memphis, Tennessee. Cleantechnology-business-review article

> Cambridge Sound Management has introduced a new direct-field sound masking solution that combines high-performance sound masking technology with enhanced paging and music capabilities. Release

> Legrand, which recently joined the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework, will be part of an intelligent Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting system at the Launch Fishers office building in Fishers, Indiana. Cabling Installation & Maintenance article

> Greenlee Communications announced that its AirScout distributed Wi-Fi test system has enabled a North American service provider to reduce its Wi-Fi-related repeat truck rolls by more than two-thirds. Release

> As Connecticut seeks to boost high-speed internet, the state's consumer advocate is asking state regulators to establish rules for municipalities to use utility poles for expanded broadband access. Hartford Courant article

Cable News
> Cable One said a number of its customers have received bogus emails asking them to update their subscriber data. Article

> Qualcomm's MulteFire technology, which achieves the basics of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz band without needing to own spectrum, has gained support and skepticism. Article

Telecom News
> Level 3 has asked the FCC to change its methods in assessing terrestrial International Bearer Circuits (IBC) regulatory fees to reflect the fact that they are sold as large data pipes via Ethernet and other media elements. Article

> Masergy is giving its business customers another option to protect their data for software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) connections between applications and end users. Article

Wireless News
> Qualcomm is pushing its MulteFire technology aggressively. The MulteFire Alliance, which was founded in December 2015, includes heavyweights such as Ericsson and Nokia, and new members include Cisco, SoftBank and Neul, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huawei. Article

> The "reverse" portion of the FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum could end this week, BTIG Research reported. And that will trigger the FCC's disclosure of the amount of money bidders in the forward auction must spend to end the event. Article

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