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FCC approves customer data privacy rules
28 Oct 2016
The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules that will force Internet Service Providers to ask customer permission before they use or share their personal data.
CenturyLink and Level 3 in merger talks
28 Oct 2016
CenturyLink is in advanced conversations with Level 3 Communications about a potential merger that would create a telecoms player worth more than $50 billion, according to reports.
AT&T launches roaming services in Cuba
21 Oct 2016
AT&T has launched roaming services in Cuba almost two months after signing agreements for roaming and direct interconnection with Cuban authorities.
BICS launches voice roaming firewall service
20 Oct 2016
BICS has today launched what it claims to be the “first of its kind in the industry” voice roaming firewall service, helping its customers to block outbound roamer fraudulent voice call attempts in real-time.
Ericsson expands C&W Caribbean and Panama networks
18 Oct 2016
After teaming up with Ericsson, C&W Communications has finished a complete network expansion of its operations in the Caribbean and Panama, addressing increasing data traffic demands by boosting speeds and network performance.
Level 3 announces new CTO and CIO
11 Oct 2016
Level 3 Communications has named Andrew Dugan as chief technology officer (CTO) and Atilla Tinic chief information officer, effective immediately.
FCC to hold vote on ISP customer data on 27 October
11 Oct 2016
The Federal Communications Commission is set to impose privacy regulations that will force broadband providers to get customer permission before using and sharing geolocation, browsing history and other personal information.
Windstream in 39GHz drive to expand metro fibre networks
11 Oct 2016
Windstream has partnered with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and Straight Path Communications to enhance last-mile fixed wireless options, capacity and provide licensed bandwidth to US businesses in 40 markets.
Altice USA introduces faster connection speeds
07 Oct 2016
Altice USA has introduced faster internet services offering speeds of up to 300 Mbps for consumers and 350Mbps for businesses, fulfilling regulatory obligations made following its acquisition of Cablevision.
CRTC slashes ‘unreasonable’ ISP wholesale rates
07 Oct 2016
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has slashed the fees charged by large incumbent internet service providers (ISPs) for wholesale high-speed access services.
Aqua Comms, Ciena trial 150Gbps on AEConnect
05 Oct 2016
Aqua Comms has successfully trialled Ciena’s 150Gbps per wavelength 8QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) technology, which, if fully deployed, would increase the capacity of the America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable by 50%.
FCC streamlines foreign ownership rules
03 Oct 2016
The Federal Communications Commission has adopted to new rules that will streamline the process by which foreign owners can buy US broadcast properties.