Fast 5G ‘will cover 97% of US population by 2022’, promises T-Mobile as FCC backs $146bn deal
20h | Alan Burkitt-Gray
The merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint could now go ahead in weeks after the US regulator extracted a deal to guarantee widespread mobile broadband coverage across the country by 2022.
Planning underway for African broadband backbone
20 May 2019 | Laurence Doe
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), the telecommunications development subsidiary of Tata Communications, is partnering with research group Africa Development Solutions (ADS) to build a fibre infrastructure across Africa.
H5 Data Centers expands Seattle network
20 May 2019 | Laurence Doe
H5 Data Centers, a US collocation and wholesale data centre provider, has announced the network expansion of Wave Business to its Seattle data centre.
FirstLight Fiber acquires MFC amid Maine expansion plans
17 May 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe
FirstLight has acquired Maine Fiber Company (MFC), which will propel more growth and further enhance its fibre network throughout the State of Maine.
Microsoft and Sony join cloud forces
17 May 2019 | Laurence Doe
Microsoft and Sony have announced that they will jointly develop future cloud solutions in Microsoft Azure to support their respective game and content-streaming services.
Trump fires ballistic missile into the heart of Huawei
16 May 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Huawei will be unable to buy technology from any US company without a licence from the US government, following a pair of remarkable orders from Washington DC.
China Telecom suffers internet outage
15 May 2019 | Laurence Doe
China Telecom’s backbone has experienced a “significant, globally distributed outage”, according to network monitoring company ThousandEyes.
CenturyLink ‘wants to exit consumer business’, says CFO
15 May 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
CenturyLink is stopping selling its consumer video service and is looking for a buyer for its whole consumer business.
Oi reports $170m quarterly profit months after completing restructuring
14 May 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Troubled Brazilian operator Oi has made a quarterly profit of $170 million after its bankruptcy reorganisation.
CoreSite improves AWS bandwidth offering
13 May 2019 | Laurence Doe
CoreSite Realty Corporation has announced the availability of hosted connections with one, two, five, or 10Gbps of capacity for Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect.
Ericsson joins Nokia in building Optus’s fixed 5G in Australia
13 May 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Ericsson has joined Nokia in building 5G-based home broadband services for Singtel’s Australian unit, Optus.
European Commission ‘plans antitrust investigation’ into Telia’s move into TV
10 May 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
The European Commission has upset Telia’s plan to move into Swedish and Finnish broadcasting.