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SB 1381 Spells Bad News For Illinois Consumers
May 26th 2017 - 04:00 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. , May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The passage yesterday of Senate Bill 1381 in the Upper Chamber of the General Assembly spells bad news for over 1 million Illinois consumers - including older residents, small businesses, working families, individuals dealing with health issues that require constant monitoring, and residents of rural areas - as it threatens the availability of reliable landline telephone services, it could deprive vulnerable consumers of critical connections to emergency services, such as 911 and medical monitoring devices, and opens the door to further utility rate increases in our state....more

Confirm Wins Best Overall Startup Award at 1st Annual K(NO)W Nodes Award Show
May 26th 2017 - 03:35 GMT
Confirm.io has been named the "Best Overall Startup" by One World Identity at the 1st Annual K(NO)W Identity Conference in Washington, DC. The award recognizes the organization whose technology has the greatest potential to disrupt its target industry. Confirm earned this recognition for its ability to remotely validate customer identity credentials through the use of its proprietary computer vision and machine learning document authentication platform. The company offers developer-friendly APIs and SDKs for easy integration into mobile and web applications. ...more

AT&T Invests Nearly $675 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Nevada
May 26th 2017 - 03:10 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. At AT&T1, we've invested nearly $675 million in our Nevada wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders....more

Global Big Data Services Market to Grow at a CAGR of Over 24% Through 2021: Technavio
May 26th 2017 - 02:55 GMT
According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global big data services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 24% during the forecast period. ...more

Top Watchdog Urges Illinois House To Fix AT&T Legislation
May 26th 2017 - 02:30 GMT
CHICAGO , May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A day after AT&T-backed legislation passed the state Senate, the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) urged the Illinois House to fix the measure, which would begin a process to strip landline customers of a reliable connection to emergency services and increase the phone giant's profit margins. ...more

Viacom and Altice USA Announce Advanced Advertising and Content Distribution Partnership
May 26th 2017 - 02:10 GMT
Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ:VIAB)(NASDAQ:VIA) and Altice USA today announce a multi-year partnership that includes advanced advertising and content distribution agreements. ...more

Wecast Raises $2 Million USD in Private Placement
May 26th 2017 - 01:40 GMT
Wecast Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: WCST) ("Wecast" or the "Company" or "WCST")"Company"), announced today that the Company has entered into a Subscription Agreement ("SA") for the sale of 727,273 common shares of its common stock to certain investors, officers & directors and affiliates ("Investors") in a private placement that grossed and netted $2 million USD to the Company....more

8x8, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2017 Financial Results
May 26th 2017 - 01:20 GMT
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), provider of the world's first Communications Cloud, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2017. ...more

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $47,000 In Scholarships To 38 New Hampshire High School Seniors
May 26th 2017 - 01:00 GMT
CONCORD, N.H. The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2017 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program awards in New Hampshire . The program, funded by the Comcast Foundation, recognizes the best and brightest high school seniors for their community service, academic performance and leadership skills....more

General Cable Announces Senior Secured Credit Facility Maturity Extended to 2022
May 26th 2017 - 00:35 GMT
General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) has amended its existing $700 million asset-based revolving credit facility (the "Senior Secured Credit Facility") extending its maturity date to 2022. The Senior Secured Credit Facility provides the Company with the ability to increase the facility size in the future by up to $250 million. Indebtedness under the Senior Secured Credit Facility is guaranteed by certain of the Company's U.S. subsidiaries and is secured by a first priority security interest in certain tangible and intangible property and assets of certain of the Company's U.S. subsidiaries. Indebtedness under the Senior Secured Credit facility related to the Canadian Borrower and the European Borrowers is guaranteed by certain of the Company's Canadian subsidiaries and European subsidiaries and is secured by a first priority security interest in certain tangible and intangible property and assets of certain of the Company's Canadian subsidiaries and European subsidiaries. In order to support ongoing business requirements, portions of the Senior Secured Credit Facility will be available for the issuance of letters of credit. ...more

C Spire Business Solutions™ Unveils New Unlimited Wireless Plan for Business
May 26th 2017 - 00:15 GMT
RIDGELAND, Miss. C Spire Business Solutions is shaking up the mobile service market for business with a new plan that offers unlimited data, talk, text, HD video streaming and a mobile hotspot for as little as $32.50 a month per line for eight lines....more

SubscriberWise Founder and FICO Highest Achiever David Howe Notifies Credit Karma with Concerns About Advertisement
May 25th 2017 - 23:50 GMT
SubscriberWise, the nation's largest issuing CRA for the communications industry and the nation's leading protector of children victimized by identity fraud, announced today company founder and global master-champion all-time worldwide highest FICO and Vantage Score achiever David E. Howe has contacted Credit Karma public relations with concerns involving a TV advertisement that may inadvertently mislead current and future members of the credit and financial educational site. ...more

AT&T Invests More Than $375 Million Over 3-Year Period to Enhance Local Networks in Reno-Sparks Area
May 25th 2017 - 23:35 GMT
RENO, Nev. At AT&T1, we've invested more than $375 million in our Reno -Sparks wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments enhance reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. They also improve critical services that support public safety and first responders....more

AAC Technologies Invests US$500 Million in Setting Up An Optical Lens Factory in Changzhou Comprehensive Bonded Zone
May 25th 2017 - 23:10 GMT
AAC Technologies Holdings formally inked an agreement on May 16, 2017 that calls for an investment of US$500 million in establishing a facility for the production of high-performance optical lenses in Changzhou Comprehensive Bonded Zone. Government officials from the city of Changzhou , as well as members of Changzhou National Hi-Tech District's top management, among them Changzhou city mayor Ding Chun, Changzhou High-Tech Park Party Work Committee secretary Zhou Bin, Changzhou National Hi-Tech District administration committee director Chen Zhengchun, Changzhou Xinbei District vice-director Wang Yuwei and Changzhou Xinbei Industrial Zone vice-director Xu Yawei, attended the signing ceremony....more

Behind the Scenes Look at Verizon's Extreme Network
May 25th 2017 - 22:45 GMT
When we say we're right here with you and we've got your back, we mean it! Day after day, and especially in times of crisis, we keep you connected with your loved ones and emergency service providers. Verizon network engineers have designed, built and operate a network that stands up to the most extreme circumstances - think of it as your Extreme Network. ...more

GSMA Announces Speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa 2017
May 25th 2017 - 21:10 GMT
The GSMA today announced the first speakers for the 2017 Mobile 360 - Africa conference, which will take place 11 - 13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Following the success of last year's event, Mobile 360 - Africa has been extended to three days, with the GSMA's Mobile Money Global Event taking place on the third day. Huawei is Global Industry Supporter for the full Mobile 360 Series of conferences taking place throughout 2017. ...more

Inseego Corp. Updates on CFIUS Process and Sale of Novatel Wireless, Inc.
May 25th 2017 - 20:45 GMT
On May 25, 2017, in connection with Inseego's proposed sale of Novatel Wireless, Inc. to Jade Ocean Global Limited, a subsidiary of T.C.L. Industries Holdings (H.K.) Limited, the Parties were informed by CFIUS that the 30-day review period has been extended into an investigation period which may last up to 45 days. Inseego believes the CFIUS process will conclude on or prior to July 10, 2017. ...more

NICE Introduces NICE Inform Elite to Deliver Incident Intelligence to Emergency Communications Centers
May 25th 2017 - 20:25 GMT
NICE (Nasdaq:NICE) today introduced NICE Inform Elite, the eighth generation of its industry-leading multimedia incident information management solution for emergency communications centers. The NICE Inform Elite edition goes far beyond traditional emergency communications recording solutions to deliver incident intelligence that empowers Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to improve their operational performance, provide better quality service and make smarter decisions. ...more

Private-Sector Partnerships and Citizen Collaboration Could Bridge Gap Between Government Technology Investments and Service Challenges, Accenture Report Finds
May 25th 2017 - 20:00 GMT
A gap exists between the challenges that government agencies hope to resolve through investments in emerging technologies and the challenges that agency leaders said they believe their citizens find most important, a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) determined. ...more

Augmented Reality Is Gaining Traction in the Enterprise Market, According to Tractica
May 25th 2017 - 19:35 GMT
After struggling for a number of years to find its place, augmented reality (AR) is now in a period of strong innovation and market development, with a proliferation of use cases across consumer and enterprise markets alike. According to a new white paper from Tractica, enterprise use cases are rapidly evolving, using mobile AR on smartphones and tablets as well as new capabilities in smart glasses. ...more

T-Mobile’s DIGITS Goes Live, Bringing Phone Numbers into the Digital Age
May 25th 2017 - 19:10 GMT
Continuing the Un-carrier's summer celebration with a second announcement, today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert revealed in a video blog that DIGITS is launching Wednesday, May 31. DIGITS is revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number. On May 31, every T-Mobile customer's phone number will be upgraded to DIGITS for free-and customers can get another DIGITS line for just $10 a month with AutoPay. And, for a limited time, T-Mobile ONE Plus with taxes and fees included comes with an extra DIGITS line-at no extra cost. ...more

Helpshift Announces New Integration Capabilities for Its Customers on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World's Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace
May 25th 2017 - 18:45 GMT
Helpshift today announced an integration with new capabilities available on the Salesforce AppExchange. This integration is meant to improve the mobile user experience by enabling service agents to deliver support to app users directly from within their Salesforce Service Cloud Dashboard - In-app! When a customer contacts support from inside the Helpshift-enabled app, a Salesforce case is created that the agent responds to, creating an in-app conversation. Customers get notified via banners, notifications and badges, enabling them to continue at their pace. ...more

Independent Study Reveals 82 Percent of Service Providers See “Clear Business Opportunity” in Providing Premium DDoS Protection-as-a-Service to Their Customers
May 25th 2017 - 18:20 GMT
Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time security solutions against DDoS attacks, announced today the results of the second-annual study of service providers, with the objective uncovering the drivers, benefits, and barriers to enhanced DDoS protection with providers offering services like VoIP, UC, transit, public and private cloud services and E-Line and E-LAN functionality. ...more

StratEdge Expands CMC Base Laminate Packages to Include High-Power GaN Transistors & MMIC Devices
May 25th 2017 - 18:05 GMT
StratEdge Corporation, leader in the design and production of high performance semiconductor packages for microwave, millimeter-wave, and high speed digital devices, announces the expansion of its LL family of high-power laminate copper-moly-copper (CMC) base packages to include both gallium nitride (GaN) transistor and MMIC device packages and package assembly services. The packages can now accommodate large MMICs, with die attach areas as high as 5.92 X 12.14mm. They operate at frequencies from DC to as high as 63 GHz for applications in communications, radar, automotive, aerospace, defense, and those requiring high power millimeter-wave signals. ...more

New Tolly Group Report Ranks 8x8 Highest for Cloud Communications Voice Quality
May 25th 2017 - 17:40 GMT
8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), the world's first Communications Cloud provider, announced today a new Tolly Group Report that ranks 8x8 highest among leading cloud communications vendors for VoIP voice quality. According to the report, "Analysis of Cloud Communications VoIP Quality Under Normal and Adverse Network Conditions," the 8x8 Virtual Office solution consistently delivered the best voice quality in a majority of the test cases across client platforms. ...more

CyrusOne Inc. to Present at Cowen and Company 45th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference
May 25th 2017 - 17:15 GMT
CyrusOne Inc. (NASDAQ:CONE), a premier global data center REIT, today announced that it will present at the Cowen and Company 45th Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference being held May 31-June 1, 2017, at the Lotte New York Palace Hotel in New York, NY. Diane Morefield, Chief Financial Officer, will be presenting at 10:15 am Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 31. ...more

Commercial Notebooks and Detachable Tablets Will Drive a Return to Growth in the Personal Computing Device Market in 2019, According to IDC
May 25th 2017 - 16:50 GMT
Worldwide shipments of personal computing devices (PCDs), comprised of traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), are forecast to decline from a total of 435.0 million units in 2016 to 405.2 million units at the end of the forecast period in 2021, according to the Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Device Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC). This represents a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.4%. IDC reduced its overall PCD forecast from the previous version by up to 3% depending on the year, with the largest reductions coming from the tablet product categories. ...more

Sweetser Telephone Company Deploys GENBAND Network Transformation Solution to Offer Customers Advanced Communications Services
May 25th 2017 - 16:25 GMT
GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Sweetser Telephone Company, a family-owned company since 1903, has deployed its C15 Call Controller, a key component of GENBAND's market-leading Network Transformation solution. The C15 Call Controller provides rural service providers such as Sweetser Telephone Company the ability to seamlessly bridge from legacy equipment to a best-in-class Internet-Protocol (IP)-based platform, enabling a new communications services environment.  With the C15, service providers significantly enhance their communications networks and can provide their customers with both legacy services and an array of new, revenue generating IP voice and multimedia features. ...more

Optelian Appoints Bryan Hall Senior Vice President, Sales
May 25th 2017 - 16:00 GMT
OTTAWA, Ontario &Optical networking solution provider Optelian today announced that Bryan Hall has joined the team as Senior Vice President of Sales. In his new role, Hall will lead worldwide sales and business development. ...more

Hurricane Electric Expands in Midwest with New Point of Presence in Chicago at Netrality
May 25th 2017 - 15:45 GMT
Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, announced today that it has established a new Point of Presence (PoP) at the Netrality Data Center located at 717 South Wells Street in Chicago, IL. This is Hurricane Electric's fourth PoP in the city and 17th overall in the Midwest. ...more

Actifio Renews Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Membership
May 25th 2017 - 15:25 GMT
 Actifio, the Enterprise Data-as-a-Service (EDaaS) company, today announced renewal of its Platinum level membership status in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN). Actifio has continued to achieve the specializations and other unique criteria required to maintain this OPN partner level while providing its Enterprise-Data-as-a-Service solution, which can improve business agility and resiliency to uniquely address the challenges of joint customers....more

Alaska Communications Signs Memorandum of Understanding with OneWeb to Become the First Reseller in Alaska
May 25th 2017 - 15:05 GMT
Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) announced today that it has signed a non-exclusive memorandum of understanding (MOU) to become the first reseller of OneWeb enabled broadband access in Alaska. Starting in 2019, this new high-speed, low latency broadband service will be available to every Alaska home, school, business, and community center. ...more

Element 1 Corp and China Aqueous Group Announce Joint Venture
May 25th 2017 - 14:45 GMT
Element 1 Corp (dba e1) and China Aqueous Group (CAG) are very pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement to form a Joint Venture (JV) Company named Aqueous Hydrogen Energy Limited to mass produce and commercialize fuel cell power systems for the Chinese Telecom market. This venture will combine e1's proprietary hydrogen generation technology, and CAG's hydrogen and fuel cell electrical generators to create power solutions for telecom base stations located throughout China. ...more

Wemo to Support Apple HomeKit
May 25th 2017 - 14:15 GMT
PLAYA VISTA, Calif. Continuing to expand its award-winning Internet of Things ecosystem, Wemo®, the smart home brand from Belkin International, today announced it plans to enable Apple® HomeKit™ compatibility to more than two million Wemo solutions on the market.  With the HomeKit enabled Wemo Bridge, Wemo users will be able to ask Siri® on their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch - "Siri, turn on Wemo," or "Siri, dim the living room lights," or use the Apple Home app on any of these devices.   Users will also be able to include Wemo products into scenes and rooms to work with more than one hundred other HomeKit compatible products and access them while on the go. ...more

TELoIP Inc. Recognized As a Top 20 Most Promising Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Solution Provider
May 25th 2017 - 13:55 GMT
TELoIP Inc. - the creator of powerful, software-defined wide-area network (SD-WAN) solutions for the most challenging, business-critical requirements; announced today it was listed among the 20 Most Promising SDN providers by CIOReview for its strategy-based SDN implementation approach. This prestigious list included technology vendors such as Cisco, Extreme Networks, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, Juniper, and VMWare among others. ...more

Ultra-fast Speeds Seen with Smart's LTE-A
May 25th 2017 - 13:30 GMT
The group also encourages its workforce to take other environment-friendly options, like conducting conference calls when these can take the place of face-to-face meetings. ...more

MetTel to Deliver "Texting" Enterprise Apps for Real-Time Customer Engagement
May 25th 2017 - 13:15 GMT
 MetTel, a global communications solution provider, today announced a strategic partnership with Telestax, a Restcomm technology company, to deploy a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) environment for use with MetTel's global network.    ...more

Speedcast and COMSAT Team Up to Deliver Secured Ku-Band VSAT Services to Government and Maritime Industries
May 25th 2017 - 12:50 GMT
Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA), the world's most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement with leading government satellite connectivity provider COMSAT to establish a common global service offering of Ku-band very small aperture terminal (VSAT) services for the government and maritime markets. The combined network will leverage Speedcast's greater than 8 GHz of global satellite capacity and COMSAT's security-cleared teleports in the United States to deliver a robust, secure network for customers needing advanced, resilient connectivity for critical operations. ...more

SilkRoad Research: Employee Referrals Remain King, Deliver 1/3 of All Hires
May 25th 2017 - 12:35 GMT
SilkRoad (www.silkroad.com), a global leader in Talent Activation, today released Sources of Hire 2017, its annual report designed to guide companies in finding the best candidates. Analyzing millions of data points collected through the SilkRoad Recruiting Applicant Tracking System (ATS), SilkRoad's Sources of Hire 2017 delivers the definitive view of talent acquisition sources and strategies for today's complex modern workforce and talent market. ...more

"Skullgirls" Debuts on the App Store and Redefines the Fighting Game Genre on Mobile
May 25th 2017 - 12:15 GMT
 "Skullgirls," the fast-paced, 2D blockbuster fighting game franchise, debuted today on the App Store for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, and Google Play for Android devices. Developed by Hidden Variable Studios, published by Autumn Games , and distributed by social platform giant LINE, "Skullgirls" is now available in North and South America , Europe , Australia , New Zealand , and the Philippines . The game will be coming soon to Asia and additional territories. ...more