EMC announces the award of a multi-year contract with the leading global oilfield services company to provide mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels worldwide.
Birch Communications, Inc., (“Birch”) a leading provider of communications, network and cloud services to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses across North America, announced today that its latest fiber network footprint expansion in Q1 ’16 has added 130,000 buildings bringing the total to more than 550,000 Metro-Fiber buildings. These latest additions mark the fifth major Metro-Fiber network expansion in the past 12 months and another large advancement toward the 1,000,000 building goal set for 2016.
Nashville-based Equinox Information Systems today announced its addition to BroadSoft’s Xtended Solution Partner program. Since 1986, Equinox has been helping customers in the telecommunications industry stop fraud, mediate usage data, manage expense, and optimize revenue. Their business assurance solutions, TeleLink and Protector, both support and are interoperable with BroadSoft’s BroadWorks platform, qualifying Equinox for inclusion in the list of solutions providers BroadSoft maintains as part their Xtended Ecosystem.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced today that it has signed a contract to perform its third network upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable (SJC) System. Utilizing TE SubCom’s latest 100 Gb/s coherent transmission technology (C100U+), this third upgrade increases the capacity by 6.3 Tb/s.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance today announced that it has signed a formal agreement with United Cities and Local Governments Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities (UCLG-CDC) to work closely together on the development of Connected City initiatives. The partnership will play an integral role in the development of the Connected City Summit at the WBA Wireless Global Congress, taking place on 28th June in Liverpool.
Xura, Inc. a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced that it is working alongside Globe Telecom, a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, to support the operator in its fight against SMS spam. Globe selected Xura’s Spam & Fraud Control solution back in 2015, and is now blocking 300,000 spam messages a day, to protect its customers from unwanted messages.
Today, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to approve the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 2555) with amendments for consideration by the full Senate. This bill, introduced by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), would increase the development of next-generation 5G wireless broadband by freeing up more spectrum for both commercial licensed and unlicensed use and improving broadband infrastructure deployment.
The following can be attributed to Phillip Berenbroick, Counsel for Government Affairs at Public Knowledge:
In late January, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a Broadband Progress Report, which once again reaches the erroneous conclusion that the United States is not making reasonable and timely progress toward deploying “advanced telecommunications capability” (a.k.a. broadband). The report’s conclusions rest on a highly strained reading of the evidence, and do not conform to the statutorily-directed purpose of the report.
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