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Feb
27
2015

Sonic CEO: I Welcome Being Regulated As A Common Carrier -

Sonic.net CEO Dane Jasper is one of a growing number of ISP executives who’ve pointed out that the FCC’s new net neutrality rules — despite a lot of hand wringing from partisans and the mega-ISPs — are really not a big deal. In fact, Jasper has stated, the only people they really impact are ISP executives interested in anti-competitive behavior. ISPs already have to submit data to the FCC stating they’re engaged in reasonable traffic […]

Feb
27
2015

Qualcomm Unveils LTE Chipset That Can Use Wi-Fi Spectrum -

Qualcomm today unveiled a new wireless standard they claim can utilize unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum alongside traditional LTE wireless technology. According to the Qualcomm press release, the company’s new FSM 99xx chipset for small cells (in addition to new transceivers) will use Licensed Assisted Access — or LTE-Unlicensed — to take advantage of unlicensed bands. The company is expected to showcase the technology in great detail at next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “The FSM99xx […]

Feb
27
2015

Broadband Access Market Reaches $11.5 Billion in 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CA — The worldwide broadband access market, which includes PON, DSL and cable technologies, reached a new record of $11.5 billion in 2014, according to a newly published report by Dell’Oro Group, a provider of market information about the networking and telecommunications industries. “We’ve seen tremendous growth in the PON market over the past several years largely due to the broadband market expansion in China. Recently, however, we have begun to see strong […]

Feb
27
2015

T-Mobile Offers Ambiguous, Conditional Support For New FCC Rules -

A few weeks back Sprint engaged in a clever marketing move by throwing their wholesale support behind Title II net neutrality rules. Sprint doesn’t lose all that much if they back away from the rules moving forward (the CTIA is already against the rules, after all), but the announcement put a bright spotlight on the fact that T-Mobile has so far refused to support tougher neutrality rules, despite benefiting hugely from a reputation as a […]

Feb
27
2015

HTTPS-Breaking Malware That Plagued Lenovo Is Everywhere -

Last week we examined how Lenovo was under fire for including “Superfish” malware in the company’s consumer-grade laptops. The malware in question encrypted Web sessions and — because the private encryption key accompanying the Superfish-signed Transport Layer Security certificate appears is the same for every Lenovo machine — made Lenovo users vulnerable to HTTPS man-in-the-middle attacks that should be relatively easy for attackers to carry out. Lenovo was quick to issue a flimsy mea culpa […]

Feb
27
2015

Wall Street Journal Upset Because Title II Didn't Hurt Stocks -

While some ISPs have spent months complaining that Title II net neutrality rules would harm them in numerous and immeasurable ways, they’ve simultaneously been busy telling investors the rules aren’t that big of a deal. Of course there’s a number of ISPs, including Sonic, Sprint, Frontier and Cablevision, that have also publicly stated repeatedly they don’t think the new rules change all that much. Wall Street got that message loud and clear, and when the […]

Feb
27
2015

TiVo Buys Remaining Scraps of Aereo at Auction -

Months after Aereo’s ambitions fell apart due to the Supreme Court ruling, TiVo appears to have acquired the remnants of Aereo’s operations, including the brand name. Jeff John Roberts at GigaOM notes that TiVo and other bidders were able to pick up these assets for a mere $2 million at auction, a significant distance from the $90 to $100 million invested in the company. It’s not a particularly flattering end note for a company that […]

Feb
27
2015

U.S. ISP Profit Squueze Now is Likely

The decision on Feb. 26, 2015 by the Federal Communications Commission to preempt state laws prohibiting municipal broadband networks is but one example of growing competition in the U.S. high speed access market that arguably already was getting more competitive, thanks largely to Google Fiber. Consumers will benefit, at least in the near term, as the actual presence of a third provider in a growing range of local markets both increases speeds and lowers prices. […]

Feb
27
2015

Will Customers Pay for Two High Speed Networks–on Different Platforms–to Support Dual Routers?

If you have lemons, make lemonade, an old adage suggests. For a high speed access provider with access to both cable TV hybrid fiber coax and wholesale fiber-to-home access, that might mean trying to add value to an offer by bundling access to both networks as part of a single high speed access subscription. It’s unusual, but few service provider anywhere in the world have such access as does StarHub in Singapore. So Starhub now […]

Feb
27
2015

Sprint Planning 9,000 LTE Site Expansion -

Sprint continues to lag when it comes to LTE speeds and network coverage, but indications are the company’s on the cusp of another major network expansion push. According to a Sprint 4G Rollout Update blog, the company’s on the cusp of a 9,000 LTE cell site expansion, with a source stating 5,000 of those sites will be dedicated to faster Sprint “Spark” upgrades. The project aims to re-open 1,100 of the older Nextel sites the […]

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