Wireless Broadband Alliance and UCLG liaise on development of Connected Cities

Partnership will play key role in development of Wireless Global Congress and Connected City Advisory Board

Singapore

The Wireless Broadband Alliance today announced that it has signed a formal agreement with United Cities and Local Governments Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities (UCLG-CDC) to work closely together on the development of Connected City initiatives. The partnership will play an integral role in the development of the Connected City Summit at the WBA Wireless Global Congress, taking place on 28th June in Liverpool.

Globe Telecom Takes Action Against SMS Spammers

Xura partners with Globe to rid network of over 300,000 spam messages a day

WAKEFIELD, MA

Xura, Inc. a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced that it is working  alongside Globe Telecom, a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, to support the operator in its fight against SMS spam.    Globe selected Xura’s Spam & Fraud Control solution back in 2015, and is now blocking 300,000 spam messages a day, to protect its customers from unwanted messages.

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Mobile Now Act to Increase Spectrum

Bill increases the development of 5G wireless broadband

Today, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to approve the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 2555) with amendments for consideration by the full Senate. This bill, introduced by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), would increase the development of next-generation 5G wireless broadband by freeing up more spectrum for both commercial licensed and unlicensed use and improving broadband infrastructure deployment.

The following can be attributed to Phillip Berenbroick, Counsel for Government Affairs at Public Knowledge:

The FCC’s Broadband Progress, a Ways Yet to Go

Regulators release second report based on a controversial 25 Mbps threshold

In late January, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a Broadband Progress Report, which once again reaches the erroneous conclusion that the United States is not making reasonable and timely progress toward deploying “advanced telecommunications capability” (a.k.a. broadband). The report’s conclusions rest on a highly strained reading of the evidence, and do not conform to the statutorily-directed purpose of the report.

Equinox Equips Frontier Communications with Business Assurance Tools

Company adds Case Manager Portal (CMP) application to its protection portfolio

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EU, U.S. officials tackle last hurdles in data pact talks ahead of key deadline

New deal is crucial for the thousands relying on "Safe Harbor" to move data from the EU to the U.S

Reuters

Brussels (Reuters)- European and U.S. officials are rushing to finalize a key data transfer pact days before a meeting of EU regulators who are poised to start restricting transatlantic flows of personal data used by firms in the billion dollar online advertising industry.

Microsoft beats Wall Street view on high demand for cloud products

Quarterly revenue and profits exceed analysts' expectations, however total revenue is down.

Reuters

(Reuters) : Microsoft Corp reported quarterly revenue and profit that beat analysts' expectations, driven by aggressive cost cutting and growing demand for its cloud products and services.

Groups want U.S. to adopt strong broadband privacy rules

Critics say broadband providers are already harvesting huge amounts of consumer data

Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of U.S. groups on Wednesday urged the Federal Communications Commission to write sweeping privacy protections for the nation's broadband users.

The groups want providers of broadband internet services including mobile and landline phone, cable and satellite TV firms to be subject to tough privacy regulations.

Among the firms that would be affected are AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp, Verizon Communications Inc and Cablevision Systems Corp.

Critical Upgrade: Preparing Networks for 5G and the Internet of Things

Recent advancements in radio transmission technologies have taken a big step in the right direction

As the Internet of Things ushers in a new era of connectivity, service providers have found themselves in a race to bolster their existing infrastructure in order to meet the growing demands of bandwidth-hungry end users and their connected devices. At the same time however, the mobile nature of IoT-enabled devices means that fiber, which has long been viewed as the foundation of modern high-capacity networks, is often no longer an option for introducing the necessary high bandwidth and lower latency to these networks.

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