EMC to Provide Broadband Comms & Content for Vessel Fleet of Oilfield Services Leader

Mission-Critical Operations to Benefit from Global Solutions and Support Available Only from EMC

Miramar, FL

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 Expands Metro-Fiber Network

Adds Another 130,000 Buildings to Service Footprint

Atlanta, GA

 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.

EquinoxAdded to Broadsoft Xtended Ecosystem

Enhanced Service Activation Features Will Automate Service Fulfillment and Reduce TCO

Nashville,TN

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 to Perform Third Network Upgrade to South-East Asia Japan Cable System

Upgrade to Deliver Capacity Increase Utilizing TE SubCom’s C100U+ Technology

Eatontown, N.J.

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.

Comcast Business Services Provides Direct Connectivity to Amazon Web Services

Enables Businesses to Use High-Performance, Private Connectivity to AWS’s Compute and Storage Services

Philadelphia, PA

Wireless Broadband Alliance and UCLG liaise on development of Connected Cities

Partnership will play key role in development of Wireless Global Congress and Connected City Advisory Board

Singapore

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.

Globe Telecom Takes Action Against SMS Spammers

Xura partners with Globe to rid network of over 300,000 spam messages a day

WAKEFIELD, MA

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.

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Mobile Now Act to Increase Spectrum

Bill increases the development of 5G wireless broadband

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:

The FCC’s Broadband Progress, a Ways Yet to Go

Regulators release second report based on a controversial 25 Mbps threshold

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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