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Crown Castle sees small cell opportunity as big as cell towers in early 2000s

Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland said the tower company thinks that small cells represent a similar growth opportunity to what the industry saw with regular cell towers in the early 2000s.

Verizon expands 'network optimization' policy to LTE customers with unlimited data plans

Starting in the fourth quarter, Verizon Wireless customers who still have legacy unlimited data plans who cross into the top 5 percent of data users on Verizon's LTE network could see their speeds slowed when they are on high-traffic cell sites.

ABI Research: Outdoor small cells pose increased security risk

Small cell shipments will exceed macrocells in 2016, and total shipments will reach nearly 15 million units through 2019 according to ABI Research.

FCC to ISPs: We're watching, so disclose your services to consumers properly

The FCC sent out a stern reminder to broadband Internet service providers (ISPs) that they must accurately disclose their service offerings to consumers under the Open Internet Transparency Rule, first put into place in 2011.

Nokia lifts 2014 outlook for its networks business

No longer weighed down by its stumbling devices business, Nokia cast an optimistic outlook for its 2014 performance, with second-quarter net profit of 2.51 billion euros ($3.38 billion) offering a healthy start. Having just completed his first quarter as Nokia's CEO, Rajeev Suri told analysts during a conference call that the recently ended period was "a very positive quarter for the company."

Nokia CEO confident Networks unit will continue to improve

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said the company's Networks business will begin delivering year-over-year growth in the second half of 2014, despite operating profit at the division slipping 14 per cent annually in the second quarter.

Cavium, Quortus partner on rapidly deployable small cells for public safety

Cavium and Quortus are combining their respective technologies to create portable small cell networks that can be rapidly deployed for site-specific applications in public safety, emergency services and military environments.

AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu to list of vendors backing its SDN, NFV efforts

AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud initiative continues to expand, with Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu Network Communications becoming the latest vendors to join the program, which is launching a number of so-called beachhead programs starting this year as part of the operator's shift to an IP- and cloud-based network.

Vodafone completes Ono buy, amends FTTH agreement with Orange Spain

Vodafone on Wednesday completed the 100 per cent acquisition of Spanish cable operator Ono for €7.2 billion ($9.7 billion) in a move that bolsters the operator's strategy to offer bundles of fixed and mobile services within national markets.

The changing nature of 'universal' comms services

UK regulator Ofcom has just tackled the issue of what is now deemed essential by consumers in a new report on the affordability of these essential communications services. Its findings showed a broad consensus on which services are seen as the most essential, which are voice services in general but mobile services in particular (voice and text) and access to the internet, particularly the fixed internet.