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AT&T to buy FiberTower for millimeter wave

AT&T said it has agreed to purchase FiberTower and its millimeter wave spectrum rights for an undisclosed amount. FiberTower owns licenses in the 24 GHz and 39 GHz bands and provides wireless services to carriers, enterprises and government entities. Carriers typically use FiberTower's services...

Verizon 5G trials seeing 1 Gbps speed and expected lower costs

Citing ongoing network trials, Verizon 5G testing is showing short-range network speeds in excess of 1 Gbps, with broader trials on tap Verizon Communications may not have dazzled with its latest quarterly results, but the telecom operator noted in comments connected with the results it...

Verizon XO bid hits FCC roadblock over documents

The FCC paused its 180-day review of the proposed $1.8B deal between Verizon and XO, which includes access to 28 GHz spectrum licenses Verizon Communication’s planned $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications hit a roadblock as the Federal Communications Commission has stopped its 180-day review...

Verizon buys XO fiber, AT&T connects drones to LTE … 5 things to know today

5 things to know today: Verizon's XO buy and 5G tests, AT&T's LTE drones and $10 billion investment 1. Verizon Communications has agreed to pay $1.8 billion for XO Communications' fiber-optic network business. In addition, Verizon will lease available wireless spectrum from XO, and has...

Verizon scored top SIP trunking provider in North America

IHS report found Verizon No. 1; CenturyLink surged to No. 2 Verizon Communications retained the top spot in the latest ranking of North America’s top session initial protocol trunking service providers. The survey, conducted by IHS Infonetics, noted Verizon maintained the No. 1 position for the...

Reader Forum: LAN, MAN and WAN – what’s the difference?

According to data from Cisco, global IP traffic will hit the zettabyte-per-year mark by 2016, and increase another 60% by 2018. What's more, the number of devices connected to networks is predicted to almost double the world's population in the same time frame. The...

Reader Forum: Key strategies to keep your network secure

Wireless connections come with inherent risks. Here's the lowdown on securing both types of networks.

Partnerships: Yahoo! will power Nokia Mail; Zayo Group joins Dark Fiber Community; and more

DLT Solutions, value-added reseller in government IT software and services, and XO Communications announced an agreement to provide federal government agencies with communications and networking solutions. Through the arrangement, DLT Solutions will offer XO Communications' broad portfolio of IP communications, hosted IT and...

Overture, Hattaras to merge to offer stronger carrier Ethernet solutions

Carrier Ethernet companies Overture Networks and Hatteras Networks announced plans to merge the two companies into one firm. The combined company, which will use the Overture Networks name, will offer telecommunications and other service providers with a one-stop shopping solution for carrier Ethernet solutions.The...

XO expands footprint

Communications service provider XO Communications Inc. announced a major expansion of its broadband wireless footprint. XO and its subsidiary Nextlink Wireless Inc. said they had deployed in an additional 25 metropolitan areas across the country; Nextlink provides last-mile and middle-mile network access for...

XO to launch in Seattle

XO Communications launched wireless broadband service today in Seattle, bringing the number of major metropolitan areas it covers to 11. XO said it will deliver the service through affiliated company Nextlink Wireless Inc., which owns local multipoint distribution system spectrum in 75 metro markets....

XO launches wireless LMDS service in Phoenix

XO Communications has started offering wireless broadband services in Phoenix, to expand its offerings beyond its fiber network. XO is offering the service in conjunction with XO-affiliated company Nextlink Wireless Inc., which has licenses for Local Multipoint Distribution System spectrum in 75 major metro...

FCC delays AT&T-BellSouth vote until November, AT&T proposes conditions

WASHINGTON-The Federal Communications Commission's scheduled vote on AT&T Inc.'s proposed $69 billion acquisition of BellSouth Corp. imploded last Friday, with Chairman Kevin Martin delaying action on the deal until at least next month. The news follows revelations that AT&T has offered to accept merger...

FCC delays AT&T-BellSouth vote until November, AT&T proposes conditions

WASHINGTON—The Federal Communications Commission’s scheduled vote on the $69 billion merger of AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corp. imploded today, with Chairman Kevin Martin delaying action on the deal until at least next month. The news follows revelations that AT&T has offered to accept merger...

Carriers increasingly turning to fiber for backhaul needs

Exchanging data over wireless networks is expected to grow at a steady rate in North America, according to the latest data from ABI Research. The firm said it expects growth of 16 percent each year through 2011, with a bit of a boom in...

Nextlink adding 3 more cities to rollout plans

Nextlink Wireless Inc. announced it's expanding its wireless broadband reach into Atlanta, Chicago and Houston and said it plans to continue aggressively leveraging its spectrum holdings in the United States' 75 largest markets.Earlier this year, Nextlink launched broadband access services in Dallas, Los Angeles,...

XO unveils Nextlink fixed-wireless broadband service

What do Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, San Diego, Tampa, Fla., and Washington, D.C., have in common? They are the initial market launches for XO Holdings Inc.'s new wireless broadband service, dubbed Nextlink. XO Holdings said its new subsidiary will serve both mobile and wireline...

IDT offloads Winstar businesses to GVC

NEWARK, N.J.-IDT Corp. said Detroit-based GVC Networks L.L.C. bought its Winstar subsidiaries, which provide telecommunications services to various U.S. government agencies. Though terms of the sale have not been disclosed, IDT said that sale includes Winstar Communications L.L.C., Winstar Government Solutions L.L.C. and Winstar...

Fixed-wireless vendor IDT plans auction-like IPO

NEWARK, N.J.-Fixed-wireless vendor IDT Spectrum Inc. plans to raise up to $57.5 million in an initial public offering. The company said it will use the funds to build a fixed-wireless network in various U.S. markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and...

Martin appoints staff, leaves out wireless

WASHINGTON-Kevin Martin made his first staff appointments at his first meeting as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, but did not name someone to head the agency's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.Former WTB Chief John Muleta left with former FCC Chairman Michael Powell. Catherine Seidel, deputy...

Fresh off Terabeam buy, YDI Wireless pays $3M for Ricochet

The Ricochet saga continues, with Falls Church, Va.-based YDI Wireless Inc. becoming Ricochet Networks Inc.'s fourth owner in two years.YDI bought the company for $3 million in cash, along with 42,105 shares of YDI common stock and a $300,000 unsecured note, payable over three...

YDI Wireless pays $3M for Ricochet

The Ricochet saga continues, with Falls Church, Va.-based YDI Wireless Inc. becoming Ricochet Networks Inc.'s fourth owner in two years.YDI bought the company for $3 million in cash, along with 42,105 shares of YDI common stock and a $300,000 unsecured note, payable over three...

McCaw unveils cautious wireless broadband plans

WASHINGTON-Craig McCaw, who made a fortune in the cellular industry before stumbling in satellite and local telephone ventures, last week unveiled plans to leverage wireless technology to compete against dominant telephone and cable TV companies in the lucrative high-speed Internet market. McCaw will pursue...

XO's buy of Allegiance assets approved by FCC

RESTON, Va.-Broadband telecommunications services provider XO Communications Inc. announced the Federal Communications Commission has approved its acquisition of the assets of bankrupt Allegiance Telecom Inc."The combination of XO and Allegiance will bring the type of competition to the regional Bell operating companies originally envisioned...

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