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Thursday Morning Links - - Thu, 21 Feb 2019

Charter Preps Launch of OTT-TV Service Sans Local Broadcast, Sports Nets
Ajit Pai says broadband access is soaring - and that he s the one to thank (despite 20 million lacking access)
Viacom keeps cutting cord, will stream programs on fuboTV
Facebook is bringing satellite Wi-Fi hotspots to rural communities, starting in Mexico
AT&T, Boingo Expand Relationship Bringing More Wi-Fi Roaming
Cisco Report: At 22 GB/Month, the Avg 5G Connection Will Generate 3X More Traffic Than Avg 4G Connection
Hulu's live TV streaming service catches up to AT&T's DirecTV Now
Verizon Will Be The First To Launch The 5G Samsung Galaxy S10
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...?)
Europe-style 5G standard testing? Who the fsck wants that, asks US mobe trade group
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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
Want 5G to flourish? Make the FCC a better auctioneer
T-Mobile launches 5G website to hype Sprint merger and rural broadband
Ting tunes up its TV plan, currently in a "closed beta" and on track for a commercial launch in the first half of 2019
Vermont Wireless Coverage Data Suggest Wireless Carriers Overstate Coverage Areas
FCC: Digital Divide Has 'Substantially' Narrowed - Broadband report concludes advanced telecom being deployed in reasonable and timely fashion
Cisco: 5G to Control Only 3% of Mobile Connections in 2022
Sprint Sues AT&T Over Its 5G E Network Label on Smartphones
AT&T is already trying to sweep its 5G E lies under the rug
Best TV streaming service: YouTube TV vs. SlingTV vs. Hulu vs. PlayStation Vue, and all the rest
Premium Broadband With Predictive O&M, Reshaping Network Experience
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Tuesday Morning Links - - Tue, 19 Feb 2019

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

White House and FCC announce big, broken solutions to America's pitiful broadband
America's fight with Huawei is messing with the world's 5G plans
Google Fiber: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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
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
Verizon is releasing a new app next month to fight robocalls
Following AT&T s 5GE marketing controversy, another carrier is making a similar move with 4.5G
RootMetrics: T-Mobile now overall third-best carrier, pushing Sprint to fourth
Why the future of satellite internet might be decided in rural Alaska
Carriers earn higher marks on purchase experience as customer satisfaction with the wireless purchase experience has increased across all sales channels
Samsung to open stores in LA, Houston, and Long Island on February 20, the first US retail stores to be operated by the company
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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
Government Wlwatchdog GAO recommends a comprehensive federal Internet privacy law
More people in the US lack broadband than the entire population of New York
Sprint and T-Mobile make merger case to House committee, pledging to take on cable companies and accelerate 5G
American Broadband Initiative Taps Multiple Federal Agencies to Promote Broadband Deployment
With the National Broadband Map Under Attack, Eight States Will Help NTIA Update the Data
Dish Undaunted About Wireless Plans
Sling TV pads its lead in the in the bloody virtual MVPD war, adds 50K subscribers in Q4
Cable and satellite TV companies need a miracle to save them from cord-cutting
FCC chairman threatens 'regulatory intervention' if telecoms don't combat robocalls by 2020
Researchers find a way to run malicious code on Intel-based systems using the SGX feature, preventing antivirus software from identifying or analyzing malware
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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

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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