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Kagan: Wireless, telephone internet better than cable TV during COVID-19

When this COVID-19 or coronavirus crisis first started, I was asked by CNN and others in the media how home internet would hold up with all the home usage. At that time, I said if your service was good on nights and weekends when...

Opinion: Surprising no one, net neutrality dies along party lines

A phoned-in bomb threat delayed but didn't derail a 3-2 party-line vote of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to undo Obama-era regulations governing net neutrality. After security officials swept the room with bomb-sniffing dogs, Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a former legal rep for...

Reality Check: Providing stable quality is a ‘rabbit hole’ in streaming media

As consumers continue to flock toward OTT streaming-media content providers, the industry needs to figure out how it will support the move There is a silent struggle brewing within today’s media environment. Streaming media user and device numbers are growing, and content providers are creating...

AT&T fighting public broadband efforts in Kentucky

KentuckyWired is public-private partnership to create statewide broadband network A plan called KentuckyWired, which envisions creating a “middle mile” fiber backbone in the state to provide broadband to all 120 counties, is getting pushback from AT&T and other groups. The idea is to leverage private capital...

Startup ISP wants to use millimeter wave for wireless broadband

New broadband player Starry looks to undercut broadband providers by disrupting infrastructure model The founder of now defunct Aereo, Chet Kanojia, is looking to disrupt the home broadband market by offering gigabit service delivered over high-band millimeter wave spectrum. Kanojia broke down the cost differential in an...

Singapore ISP MyRepublic eyeing mobile operator move

Small cells deployment would be key part of potential new mobile network Singapore-based Internet service provider MyRepublic has completed a funding round for a total of SG$23 million ($16.1 million) in a move to finance the launch of mobile services and become the country’s fourth...

FCC dives back into net neutrality cause following court decision

The Federal Communications Commission looks set to propose new rules designed to ensure unfettered access to the Internet while also complying with a recent court decision tempering the government agency’s ability to regulate access to the Internet. “I intend to accept that invitation by proposing...

Reader Forum: Enabling the new global mobile ecosystem

In the face of unprecedented worldwide growth in the use of mobile devices, mobile network operators are severely challenged to deliver the applications and performance users are demanding.

Brazilian companies join together to help small ISPs offer pay-TV

There are thousands of Internet service providers (ISPs) across Brazil. Many of them focus on providing inhabitants of small cities with Internet access. Their job is huge, since Brazil is more than 3.2 million square miles. However, when big—and national-level—players arrive in their cities,...

SPONSORED CONTENT: Operators face different challenges as networks mature

The network challenges facing mobile operators change over time. At the onset of digital cellular (PCS), carriers purchased spectrum and then focused on building their networks, deploying tens of thousands of cell sites. As subscriber rates rose and capacity constraints emerged, carriers secured additional...

Raytheon Co. highlights non-proprietary approach to public safety at APCO

PHILADELPHIA — The old model of simply selling equipment to government and public safety agencies is no longer the right way of doing things, Bill Iannaci, director of civil communications solutions at Raytheon Co. (RTN), told RCR Wireless News here at APCO International Annual...

Reality Check: Sprint Nextel’s path to success

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. It was a morbid week for Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) and Clearwire Corp. (CLWR), no doubt about...

Verizon, Boost lead customer-care satisfaction in J.D. Power survey

Contract customers are more satisfied with their customer care than no-contract or prepaid customers, according to a new study from J.D. Power and Associates. Among contract customers, Verizon Wireless (VZ) scored best, while Boost Mobile, a division of Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), fared...

Exalt provides communication to Will County, Ill. emergency services

Exalt Communications announced that Will County 911 in Illinois has deployed the company's microwave backhaul systems to connect its new dispatch center, also known as public safety answering point (PSAP), in Bolingbrook, Ill. with a regional switching center approximately 13 miles away.

Marketing, IT need to work together to improve customer experience, CMO survey finds

Communications service providers are fighting internal battles between their financial, IT and marketing departments that prevent them from deploying innovative plans that would help them retain customers and increase consumer satisfaction, according to a new survey from the Chief Marketing Officier Council. While...

China Telecom's enterprise unit focuses on better value, lower costs

GUANGZHOU, China – China Telecom is revamping its enterprise-focused practice to better help those vertical-market customers conduct their business more efficiently, said Liang Zhiping, director of VIP Customer Department at China Telecom Group.Zhiping, speaking at the Global CDMA Operation and Development Forum 2001, sponsored...

China Telecom open to new partners, distribution channels

GUANGHZOU, China – Transformation. The phrase was an overarching theme during a couple of events here as operators and equipment vendors evolve to meet challenges that arise from a fast-paced wireless industry where devices and applications are taking center stage, forcing the world's largest...

Glue Conference: Operators are not the enemy, A-Lu exec says

BROOMFIELD, Colo.—Service providers are not the enemy of application developers, despite a preconceived notion that they are, Alcatel-Lucent's Laura Merling told a crowd of developers at this morning's Glue Conference during a keynote speech. The conference is more streamlined than traditional wireless conference, so...

Reader Forum: New trends in messaging

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Reader Forum: The revenue conundrum with 3G/4G mobile services

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Mandated data roaming rules victory for smaller operators

The Federal Communications Commission adopted rules mandating that wireless operators offer data roaming on what it calls commercially reasonable terms and conditions along a 3:2 party-line vote, with Republicans Robert McDowell and Meredith Atwell Baker dissenting from the order. Under the new regulations,...

RCR Wireless News’ Haiti odyssey: Why Wi-Fi is so important

RCR Unplugged | April 2, 2011 | Sylvie Barak *Editors Sylvie Barak and Marc Speir were in Haiti last week, filming a documentary about the rebuilding of the impoverished country’s telecom infrastructure over a year after the quake. Barak and Speir are exploring how mobile...

LightSquared said to remain on track despite challenges

Few carriers have garnered more curious glances in the past several months than LightSquared, which is in the midst of rolling out a wholesale wireless network using a hybrid satellite/terrestrial network. Those efforts have been buffeted by the need to raise billions in funding,...

RCR Wireless News’ Haiti odyssey: Why Wi-Fi is so important

4.30am is an ungodly hour to wake up. My eyes still crusted over with sleep, I stumbled out of my bunk, gave myself a quick baby wipe shower, splashed water on my face, brushed my teeth trying not to swallow the cholera water and lurched upstairs.

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