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Category: Unified Communications


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

ISPs say they can’t expand broadband unless gov’t gives them more money

August 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Broadband providers have spent years lobbying against utility-style regulations that protect consumers from high prices and bad service. But now, broadband lobby groups are arguing that Internet service is similar to utilities such as electricity, gas distribution, roads, and water […]


Infrastructure, Networking, Unified Communications

Verizon Accused of ‘Grossly Overstating’ Its 4G Coverage

August 8, 2018

Via: Fortune

A trade group representing rural cellular carriers says Verizon “grossly overstated” its 4G LTE coverage in government filings, which could prevent people in areas that are underserved from seeing improvements in service. The Rural Wireless Association (RWA), in a filing […]


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 […]


Applications, Federal, Infrastructure, Policy, Unified Communications

How Louisiana saved $70 million with IT consolidation efforts

May 17, 2018

Via: StateScoop

The state of Louisiana recently organized an office consolidation and IT modernization project that has so far achieved $70 million in cost savings. The state brought together all of its IT departments from across 20 executive branches. Under this new […]


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, 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, Unified Communications

As deadline looms, 22 states opt-in to FirstNet

October 3, 2017

Via: FCW

As of the end of September, 22 U.S. states and two territories have said they will participate in the FirstNet national wireless first responder communications network, as a deadline for governors to decide looms. FirstNet announced that final decisions are […]


Infrastructure, Unified Communications

4 keys to aligning executives on digital strategy and priorities

September 6, 2017

Via: CIO

Summer is over, everyone is back from their holidays, and most businesses will be heading into the thick of strategic planning and budgeting season. Those of you who have been proactive during the summer months have reached out to key […]