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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 21 Feb 2019


Charter Preps Launch of OTT-TV Service Sans Local Broadcast, Sports Nets lightreading.com
Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring - and that he s the one to thank (despite 20 million lacking access) arstechnica.com
Viacom keeps cutting cord, will stream programs on fuboTV reuters.com
Facebook is bringing satellite Wi-Fi hotspots to rural communities, starting in Mexico venturebeat.com
AT&T, Boingo Expand Relationship Bringing More Wi-Fi Roaming telecompetitor.com
Cisco Report: At 22 GB/Month, the Avg 5G Connection Will Generate 3X More Traffic Than Avg 4G Connection telecompetitor.com
Hulu's live TV streaming service catches up to AT&T's DirecTV Now dallasnews.com
Verizon Will Be The First To Launch The 5G Samsung Galaxy S10 ubergizmo.com
Samsung debuts foldable smartphone with 4.6" folded and 7.3" unfolded displays, 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, 6 cameras - only available through AT&T and T-Mobile (for now...?) theverge.com
Europe-style 5G standard testing? Who the fsck wants that, asks US mobe trade group theregister.co.uk
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Wednesday Morning Links - - Wed, 20 Feb 2019


US telcos' best pal - yes, the FCC - urged to dump its dodgy stats, crowd-source internet speeds direct from subscribers theregister.co.uk
Want 5G to flourish? Make the FCC a better auctioneer washingtonexaminer.com
T-Mobile launches 5G website to hype Sprint merger and rural broadband venturebeat.com
Ting tunes up its TV plan, currently in a "closed beta" and on track for a commercial launch in the first half of 2019 lightreading.com
Vermont Wireless Coverage Data Suggest Wireless Carriers Overstate Coverage Areas telecompetitor.com
FCC: Digital Divide Has 'Substantially' Narrowed - Broadband report concludes advanced telecom being deployed in reasonable and timely fashion multichannel.com
Cisco: 5G to Control Only 3% of Mobile Connections in 2022 multichannel.com
Sprint Sues AT&T Over Its 5G E Network Label on Smartphones fool.com
AT&T is already trying to sweep its 5G E lies under the rug theverge.com
Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest techhive.com
Premium Broadband With Predictive O&M, Reshaping Network Experience lightreading.com
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 19 Feb 2019


How 'Zero-Rating' Offers Threaten Net-Neutrality In The Developing World forbes.com
The speed and cost of internet around the world: Fastest - Singapore (avg. 185.25Mbps); Cheapest - Israel at $13.30 ( 10.29) a month betanews.com
SpaceX Rival OneWeb Get 18m for Ultrafast Broadband LEO Satellites ispreview.co.uk
Report: Global 5G Deployments to Number 55 by Year-End telecompetitor.com
CBS Says it Has 8M Subscribers to Streaming Services multichannel.com
When will millimeter 5G really arrive in your phone? fiercewireless.com
Sprint CEO makes it sound like the carrier will be on life support if T-Mobile deal is scuttled phonearena.com
Here s How a U.S. Ban of Huawei Would Reshape the Telecom Market barrons.com
Aurelius Decision Could Trigger a Windstream Bankruptcy, With Implications for Uniti Too telecompetitor.com
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Friday Morning Links - - Fri, 15 Feb 2019


White House and FCC announce big, broken solutions to America's pitiful broadband theregister.co.uk
America's fight with Huawei is messing with the world's 5G plans cnn.com
Google Fiber: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly lightreading.com
Veteran consolidation critic Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) joins almost a dozen other House members in support of the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint multichannel.com
Truth in Cable Billing Bills introduced - Would require cable, internet and phone providers to include all charges in advertised prices, and provides remedies for wrongful charges multichannel.com
Verizon is releasing a new app next month to fight robocalls bgr.com
Following AT&T s 5GE marketing controversy, another carrier is making a similar move with 4.5G theverge.com
RootMetrics: T-Mobile now overall third-best carrier, pushing Sprint to fourth androidauthority.com
Why the future of satellite internet might be decided in rural Alaska intelligent-aerospace.com
Carriers earn higher marks on purchase experience as customer satisfaction with the wireless purchase experience has increased across all sales channels fiercewireless.com
Samsung to open stores in LA, Houston, and Long Island on February 20, the first US retail stores to be operated by the company cnet.com
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Thursday Morning Links - Valentines Edition - - Thu, 14 Feb 2019


Apple aims for April launch of TV service with CBS, Viacom and Starz ca.reuters.com
Government Wlwatchdog GAO recommends a comprehensive federal Internet privacy law newsy.com
More people in the US lack broadband than the entire population of New York pcgamer.com
Sprint and T-Mobile make merger case to House committee, pledging to take on cable companies and accelerate 5G geekwire.com
American Broadband Initiative Taps Multiple Federal Agencies to Promote Broadband Deployment telecompetitor.com
With the National Broadband Map Under Attack, Eight States Will Help NTIA Update the Data telecompetitor.com
Dish Undaunted About Wireless Plans lightreading.com
Sling TV pads its lead in the in the bloody virtual MVPD war, adds 50K subscribers in Q4 multichannel.com
Cable and satellite TV companies need a miracle to save them from cord-cutting fastcompany.com
FCC chairman threatens 'regulatory intervention' if telecoms don't combat robocalls by 2020 techspot.com
Researchers find a way to run malicious code on Intel-based systems using the SGX feature, preventing antivirus software from identifying or analyzing malware arstechnica.com
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UK Ranks 27th out of 54 Countries for Average Broadband ISP Speed - Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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Comparison site Compare the Market has updated an interesting comparison of 54 countries, which ranks each by their average broadband download speed, upload speed and monthly package price. Sadly the UK ranks just 27th for downloads (55.14Mbps), 39th for uploads (12.72Mbps) and 20th for price (£31.27). The results are far from inspiring and predictably the […]

Openreach UK in World’s First Trial of Air-Blown Ribbon Fibre Cable - Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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Openreach (BT) has claimed that they could boost the roll-out of their new 1Gbps capable Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) broadband ISP network by using a new type of air-blown ribbon fibre cable, which can be deployed “five times faster” than conventional cabling and is now under trial in Leeds UK. At present the operator is currently deploying […]

Vodafone Hope to Banish Broadband Blackspots with Super WiFi - Thu, 21 Feb 2019

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Mobile operator and ISP Vodafone have today announced that they’ll soon be launching a new cloud controlled “smart home network” solution for customers of their home broadband service, which will work to deliver “fast, reliable, Wi-Fi signal to every corner of the home.” Over the past few months we’ve seen a number of UK ISPs […]

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018 - Sat, 13 Jan 2018

Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant duke it out at CES 2018CES 2018 had more than its fair share of wacky items and compelling gadgets, but one of the biggest trends to emerge, once again, from the popular tech expo was voice-enabled devices. And, of course, it was all about Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.


The weirdest tech of CES 2018 - Fri, 12 Jan 2018

The weirdest tech of CES 2018Here are seven items at CES 2018, some of which address legitimate use cases and some of which may be closer to mad-scientist territory.


Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audio - Fri, 12 Jan 2018

Sennheiser co-CEO: Why we're betting on AR and VR with 3-D audioAt CES 2018, Sennheiser announced two new products that focus on recording or playing back 3-D audio.



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