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OpenBTS: 3G Cellular Data Goes Open Source

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

Range Networks (Twitter) is simplifying cellular networks using Open Source hardware and software. OpenBTS software is a Linux application that uses a software-defined radio to present a standard 3GPP air interface to user devices. OpenBTS (Open Base Transceiver Station) allows standard GSM-compatible mobile phones to be used as SIP endpoints in Voice over IP (VOIP) […]

Ubiquiti Announces VoIP Android Phones for Enterprises

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2014

Ubiquiti Networks, today announced that it has launched UniFi VoIP, a new line of Enterprise smart phone technology using Android phones. The system will be managed by a PBX integrated within the UniFi Software Defined Networking (SDN) Control Plane to provide seamless, scalable telephony. UniFi VoIP, according to Ubiquiti, will offer a superior user-experience at […]

More Broadband Subs Than Video Subs

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 28th, 2014

US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the industry’s 65-year history, reports Moody’s. In a new report issued last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that US cable operators will have more high-speed data customers than pay TV customers by next year. It calculates the crossover point […]

Supreme Court Rules Against Aereo

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 25th, 2014

The Supreme Court has sided with broadcasters and has declared that Aereo’s Internet TV service is illegal. Broadcasters had sued the company, claiming that Aereo’s use of micro antennas to deliver traditional over the air broadcasts via broadband violated copyright. The Justices ruled 6-3 against Aereo, with Justices Scalia, Thomas and Alito dissenting. The court […]

AT&T + DirecTV?

Posted by Sam Churchill on May 2nd, 2014

AT&T has approached DirecTV about a possible acquisition and “exploratory talks” are under way, according to the LA Times. A combined DirecTV and AT&T would become the second-largest pay-TV business in the United States. DirecTV is already the largest worldwide, with a massive presence in Latin America. The deal is expected to be worth more […]

Google Fiber: Free WiFi Too?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 25th, 2014

Google is considering deploying Wi-Fi networks in towns and cities covered by its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, reports Computer World. Specific details of the Wi-Fi plan are not included in the document, which was seen by IDG News Service, but Google says it will be “discussing our Wi-Fi plans and related requirements with your […]