Facebook reportedly cancels satellite Internet plans; Nokia strikes 5G research agreement with German university

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> Apple is reportedly building a high-speed network and upgrading how it builds data centers to compete more with Amazon, Google and Microsoft in cloud services. Article

> Nokia Networks will sponsor the 5G research at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany and work closely with the university to study the changes that are required in network architecture going forward. Release

> Outgoing Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers thinks 40 percent of companies that attended a company conference will "not exist in a meaningful way" in 10 years. Article  

> Apple's new streaming music service will indeed allow for offline playback of songs or videos, keeping the service on par with rivals such as Spotify. Article

> Facebook has reportedly abandoned plans to spend as much as $1 billion to build and launch a satellite to provide Internet service on continents such as Africa. Article

> AT&T Mobility announced the Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, a semi-rugged version of Samsung's flagship smartphone. Article

> Atmel, a chipset maker that specializes in microcontrollers, is reportedly exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale. Article

> U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) wrote to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging him to reconsider the commission's proposal to close the Boston field office. Release

> Alcatel-Lucent is expanding its Site Certification Program with the addition of new member companies to help carriers quickly deploy small cells. Release

Mobile Developer News

> FierceDeveloper Editor Shane Schick discusses what he sees as the problem with Apple's "20 Under 20" program. Editor's Corner

> What iOS developers liked, what they didn't and more from Apple's WWDC 2015 event. Article

Cable News

> With talks for a wide-ranging carriage renewal deal with AT&T bogging down, CBS Corp. executives are wondering if the wireless giant plans to keep its U-verse pay-TV operation in business after its $49 billion merger with DirecTV finally closes. Article

> Comcast announced that it has redesigned its subscriber support forums in efforts to improve its customer service reputation. Article

Telecom News

> Level 3 and competitive telecom industry advocacy group COMPTEL filed comments asking the FCC resolve the lingering issue over pole attachment rates for cable and telecom providers. Article

> TDS Telecom has taken another step in offering a nationwide VoIP service with the launch of its expanded multi-location offering. Article

And finally…  Which companies did Apple copy-cat with its latest iOS announcements? Article

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