CenturyLink has set Las Vegas as the next destination for data center expansion through a partnership with Switch SUPERNAP, a deal that will enable it to immediately expand its footprint while offering Switch customers its portfolio of colocation, cloud, managed services and network services.
AT&T may be the largest landline voice provider in the United States, but it said that as this once lucrative service source continues to decline, the FCC's Connect America Funds part II (CAF-II) funds should focus solely on broadband and not voice.
Cloud-based software provider CallFire has formally registered as a CLEC, a move that it says will enable it to provide nationwide telephony services to its customers.
Canada's Mitel Networks is eager to expand its presence in the United States so it has launched a $540 million bid to acquire its fellow voice services and systems gear competitor ShoreTel.
South Korean giants SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.
Adtran has tapped Ronan Kelly to serve in its newly created CTO position for the vendor's EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.
Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
Nokia Networks is collaborating with other equipment vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) for mobile edge computing (MEC).
WASHINGTON--The FCC voted 5-0 to launch an inquiry into how best to deploy next-generation wireless services at spectrum frequencies above 24 GHz. Such spectrum is being eyed as a key element of still-undefined "5G" networks.
Ericsson said it is now better placed to assist companies through the minefield of mobility and cloud technologies, after completing an acquisition of network software company Sentilla.