Antitrust probe of AT&T, T-Mobile deal deepens

Reuters

The Justice Department has decided to pursue an in-depth investigation of AT&T's plan to buy of T-Mobile USA, according to a source familiar with the deal.

The decision was widely expected as antitrust enforcers typically give close scrutiny to big deals that involve large market shares.

Justice Department spokeswoman Gina Talamona declined to confirm that the antitrust division had deepened its probe. "Our investigation is ongoing," she added.

Accedian granted RUS acceptance for EtherNID, MetroNID and MetroNODE 10GE Ethernet demarcation devices

U.S. telecommunications providers can now use RUS funding to purchase Accedian's High Performance Service Assurance platform for networks serving rural communities. Accedian Networks announced last week that its EtherNID, MetroNID and MetroNODE 10GE service assurance demarcation devices have been granted "RUS Acceptance" by the Technical Standards Committee "A" (Telecommunications) Advanced Services Division of the United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

Bridgewave expands international presence with new distribution partners

Partnerships support international adoption of millimeter wave (60 - 80 GHz) spectrum

4G millimeter wave backhaul solutions supplier BridgeWave Communications Tuesday announced the international expansion of the company's presence and expertise with the addition of several new partners across Western Europe and the Middle East, specifically in France, Germany, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

Sunrise Telecom releases new spectrum analyzer to improve productivity for digital video deployment

Network testing and measurement solutions provider Sunrise Telecom today announced the release of a new spectrum analyzer. The AT2500RQ4, a portable CATV spectrum analyzer, is designed to provide enhanced Modulation Error Rate (MER) performance and improve impairment detection in the head end to ensure that operators can eliminate problems in the network before they affect the end customer experience, according to Sunrise Telecom's press release.

Remote Monitoring and Control 2011

Event: 
Date
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nashville, Tennessee

Remote Monitoring and Control 2011 will focus on advancements for the monitoring and management of distributed equipment and facilities, remote assets, infrastructure, automated process and device networks. End users and industry experts will speak on SCADA, remote networking technology, security (cyber and physical), control, automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M, emerging wireless technology, telemetry and condition monitoring.

PTC2012: Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa,
Honolulu, Hawaii

“Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local,” will focus on how the confluence of global networks, mobile devices and apps, social networking and geo-location is creating huge new markets and businesses, while promising enormous social advantages.

Disruption is only the precursor to creation. Come join us in discussing, explaining, sharing and illustrating the many ways powerful global networks, ubiquitous and equally-capable mobile devices can support breakthrough new applications that create whole new industries.

Supreme Court rules for AT&T in arbitration case

Reuters

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday handed businesses such as AT&T Inc. a major victory by upholding the use of arbitration for customer disputes rather than allowing claims to be brought together as a group.

By a 5-4 vote, the high court ruled that an AT&T unit could enforce a provision in its customer contracts requiring individual arbitration and preventing the pooling together of claims into a class-action lawsuit or class-wide arbitration.

Verizon investigating 4G LTE outage

Verizon acknowledged this morning that its 4G LTE network was not working for users across the U.S. after complaints trickled in overnight about a nationwide outage, according to a Computerworld news report.

Verizon Wireless posted two updates acknowledging the outage to its Twitter account.

The first update stated, "We're aware of an issue with #4G #LTE connections & our network engineers are working to resolve quickly. Will update here."

Study says mobile broadband spectrum crisis is 'science fiction'

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Monday filed with the FCC a study by former FCC official Uzoma Onyeije questioning the existence of a spectrum crisis. The paper, entitled "Solving the Capacity Crunch: Options for Enhancing Data Capacity on Wireless Networks," suggests alternative solutions to auctioning broadcasting spectrum to help alleviate mobile broadband congestion. Onyeije concludes that "the impending 'spectrum crisis' is not real.

Chilean telecom Entel to invest big in mobile broadband

Chilean telecommunications operation Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones SA, or Entel, will pursue a nearly $2 billion investment plan through 2013, The Wall Street Journal online reported today.

According to daily newspaper Diario Financiero, The Wall Street Journal reported, the company's president Juan Hurtado said that Entel will focus its investments in the mobile broadband sector. Broadband has seen "explosive growth" in recent years, Hurtado said.

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