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AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu to list 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.

AT&T, Google and others pick apart FCC's 3.5 GHz spectrum-sharing scheme

The FCC has a lot of work ahead if it hopes to create consensus around its plans for a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) at 3.5 GHz, as specific parts of its proposed rulemaking have come under attack from multiple corners.

T-Mobile's 4x2 MIMO upgrade proves its worth in recent tests

T-Mobile US has been leading the way in the United States to 4x2 MIMO cell site configurations, and a recent Signals Research Group study of the operator's upgraded infrastructure shows impressive gains from the approach.

Verizon, Qualcomm and Ericsson partner on field trials of 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing

Verizon is joining chipmaker Qualcomm and infrastructure vendor Ericsson on field trials of spectrum-sharing technology in the 3550-3650 MHz band at multiple locations.

Alcatel-Lucent metro cells included in Vodafone's HetNet plan

Alcatel-Lucent is now the supplier of reference for LTE metro cells that are integrated with Wi-Fi under Vodafone's nearly $12 billion Project Spring network investment and upgrade plan.

Free Wi-Fi provider Gowex confirms faked results for 4 years, files for bankruptcy protection

Madrid-based Wi-Fi service provider Gowex filed for bankruptcy protection upon the resignation of its CEO and president, Jenaro Garcia Martin, who acknowledged he has been cooking the firm's books for four years.

Cablevision expands New York Wi-Fi footprint with 60 new hotspots

Cablevision extended its Optimum WiFi offering to include 60 new hotspots along the 2.2-mile oceanfront boardwalk in Long Beach, N.Y., the latest salvo in the cable operator's effort to shake up the mobile data market by building up its Wi-Fi network footprint.

Sprint MVNO Kajeet's SmartSpot qualifies for federal Title I funds

Kajeet, a children-focused Sprint MVNO, is pushing a portable hotspot solution that it says can be used to bring mobile broadband service to disadvantaged students and is now eligible for Title I funds from the federal government.

Time Warner Cable anxious to exploit expanded 5 GHz access for 'community Wi-Fi'

Two FCC waivers being sought by Time Warner Cable reveal the cable operator is chomping at the bit to make use of the 100 MHz of 5 GHz U-NII-1 band spectrum that the commission voted in March to open up for broad, unlicensed Wi-Fi use.

Verizon resolves massive billing system outage, rolls out XLTE to 300-plus markets

Verizon Wireless reported the resolution of problems with its online portal that impacted thousands of customers and its own retail stores in certain parts of the country. The operator also announced that it has deployed XLTE, the brand name for LTE deployed over its AWS spectrum, to more than 300 markets.