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Bolivia’s ATT and ITU want free roaming throughout Andean community

Bolivia’s telecommunications regulation authority ATT and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have issued a statement confirming that they will work together to promote the goal of ending international roaming charges between countries in the Andean Community. In a meeting attended by ITU secretary-general Houlin Zhao, Bolivia’s minister of public works, services and housing Milton Claros Hinojosa, deputy minister of telecommunications…

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AT&T Partner Exchange introduces collaboration and mobility tools

AT&T’s Partner Exchange, a system for helping companies better discover IoT, is introducing mobility tools to help products providers give their customers more value. AT&T Partner Exchange® expanded its product set for solution providers with new network connectivity and voice and collaboration tools. AT&T  introduced AT&T FlexWareSM, a platform that simplifies delivering and deploying software-based network functions. It lets businesses…

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AT&T, Boingo, HPE-Aruba, Cisco, Ruckus Join WBA’s New WiFi Roaming & Offload Certification Program

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) this week launched the Carrier Wireless Service Certification (CWSC) program, allowing carriers and vendors to independently test and certify devices, initially, for Wi-Fi Roaming and Wi-Fi Offload. Participants in the program include AT&T, Boingo, Shaw Communications, HPE-Aruba, Cisco, Ruckus, together with the Authorized Test Labs of Dekra, Kyrio and UL. According to WBA, the program…

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$5,000 cell phone bill while traveling abroad: How to avoid this nightmare scenario

Best options for making free international calls from a smartphone But although Google’s online help does state that the Google Voice app’s calls “use minutes from your mobile phone plan,” its listings in Apple and Google’s app stores hide that detail below “more” buttons and at the end of some scrolling. To make Internet-only calls from a Google Voice number,…

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AT&T aims for IoT differentiation with roaming

As a number of US operators push forward with LTE-M network rollouts, AT&T’s VP of IoT product development Cameron Coursey said the operator is aiming to differentiate its low power IoT service with cross-border capabilities. In May, AT&T announced it completed deployment of its US LTE-M network ahead of schedule. The operator indicated it was turning its attention to doing the same…

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SMB Telecom Voice and Data Services Market in the US

Technavio analysts forecast the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the SMB telecom voice and data services market in the US for 2017-2021. Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study,…

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Hurricane Maria destroyed 95% of Puerto Rico’s cell sites

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that 95% of Puerto Rico’s cell towers are out of service, in the wake of the devastating Category 5 storm Hurricane Maria. Mr Pai commented: ‘Hurricane Maria has had a catastrophic impact on Puerto Rico’s communications networks.  “Unfortunately, getting Puerto Rico’s communications networks up and running will be a challenging process,…

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5G-based FWA will account $1 Billion in service revenue by the end of 2019, market will growe at a CAGR of approximately 84%

Fixed Wireless Access has emerged as one of the most predominant use cases for early 5G network rollouts. Multiple mobile operators and service providers are initially seeking to capitalize on 5G as a fixed wireless alternative to deliver last-mile connectivity – at multi-hundred Megabit and Gigabit speeds – in areas with insufficient fiber holdings.   The very first standardized deployments of 5G-based FWA are…

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For Sixth Consecutive Year, 8×8 Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service, Worldwide

8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world’s first Communications Cloud provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2017 “Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Worldwide” for the sixth consecutive year. The company believes this recognition is further proof of its commitment to providing midmarket and enterprise companies with a market leading, unified and open…

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