Category: Networking

Infrastructure, Networking

What to expect now that AT&T officially owns Time Warner

June 15, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

AT&T yesterday completed its acquisition of Time Warner Inc., two days after a federal judge ruled against a Department of Justice (DOJ) attempt to block the deal. The DOJ could still appeal the ruling, but it agreed not to seek […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Wireless Infrastructure

NYC advances citywide 5G deployment with call to vendors

June 14, 2018

Via: StateScoop

New York City’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, or DOITT, is accepting proposals from firms to work with the city on installing 5G mobile internet technology to provide better coverage for residents. The winning firms will become franchisees of […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Why it’s getting harder to find sharable federal spectrum

June 13, 2018

Via: FCW

The government is sitting on a goldmine of radio spectrum that could be used to accelerate 5G deployment, but crafting a coordinated policy to get there is complicated. One obvious way is to provide incentives for federal agencies to relinquish […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

FCC gets pushback on supply chain security proposal

June 6, 2018

Via: FCW

Telecommunications industry trade groups and top vendors are telling the Federal Communications Commission to proceed cautiously in a rulemaking effort that could put certain foreign manufactured telecom equipment off-limits for U.S. networks on national security grounds. In March, the FCC […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Policy, Tech

NYC official resigns from ‘unproductive’ FCC broadband committee

March 30, 2018

Via: StateScoop

A second official has resigned his position from the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC), citing concern that the group’s recommendations are being skewed to favor private industry over the public’s interests. NYC Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño announced his […]

Infrastructure, Mobile Security, Networking, Security, Unified Communications

Mobile network infrastructure at growing risk from cyber attack

March 29, 2018

Via: FCW

4G mobile communications networks are increasingly vulnerable to cyber intrusion, according to a new report from a Federal Communication Commission advisory group. The attack vector, which targets the Diameter signaling protocol used to move traffic on 4G networks, hasn’t been […]

Federal, Infrastructure, Networking, Policy, Unified Communications

FCC chief floats new supply chain rules for telecom

March 27, 2018

Via: FCW

Leveraging a multibillion federal subsidy, the nation’s communications chief is looking to new rules that would bar foreign telecommunications equipment suppliers who are deemed a threat to national security. At the Federal Communications Commission’s next public meeting on April 17, […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Networking, Tech

Blockchain: What Business Leaders Need to Know About This Disruptive Technology

March 16, 2018

Via: InformationWeek

IT and business leaders can benefit from learning what blockchain means to their organizations and explaining the benefits, and drawbacks Some are calling blockchain the next Internet, saying that it holds the promise to disrupt (and hopefully improve) our lives […]

Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications, Wireless Infrastructure

Treasury cites national security and competition for 5G as risks in Qualcomm-Broadcom tieup

March 6, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

The U.S. government has outlined key concerns about Broadcom’s proposed merger with Qualcomm, including national security and a risk that Qualcomm could lose ground to China in developing 5G wireless network technology. “Qualcomm has become well-known to, and trusted by, […]

Infrastructure, Networking

FCC’s Ajit Pai Wants to Speed Up 5G—But Congress Must Act First

February 27, 2018

Via: Fortune

Ajit Pai, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has laid out his strategy for making the U.S. “the best country for innovating and investing in 5G networks.” But it will require some help from Congress. Speaking at Mobile […]