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Several weeks ago, Zayo announced that it had agreed to be acquired by private equity firms Digital Colony and EQT. Over several years, Zayo had expanded its network footprint significantly through network buildouts and a series of acquisitions. Interestingly, EQT recently completed its acquisition of regional fiber network operator Lumos Networks. In another May 2019

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In-building reception of mobile service is a prerequisite in multitenant commercial and residential properties. Office environments in which individuals cannot check their smartphones or place a call during a break in a meeting or conference leave impressions—negative ones. Asking a resident to pay $2000 or more per month in a Class A apartment complex having

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At the end of March, Intel, IBM, AT&T, GE and Cisco announced the formation of “the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Internet of Things, to ‘improve the integration of the physical and digital worlds.’ ”

The Industrial Internet means different things to different people, but most would agree the concept encompasses wireless connectivity supporting the transfer of data from machines to software applications on a real time or near-real time basis and, possibly, directing operation of the machines; and, potentially, the analysis of this data to determine useful correlations, trends and anomalies (“big data analytics”).
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Last week, I escaped from D.C. to NTCA’s TelcoVisions Conference in Las Vegas. Great Content. Well managed and well-attended. All Keynotes were top-notch.

The big takeaway is the emphasis NTCA members place on exceeding customer expectations in delivering a range of community-focused services: the triple play, wireless and more. Additional revenue opportunities that were highlighted in the conference sessions include Globalstar’s proposed Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS), (a potential “Super WiFi” service), Content Delivery Network (CDN) Federations, and M2M services.
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