Network management

Network management refers to the activities, methods, procedures, and tools that pertain to the operation, administration, maintenance, and provisioning of networked systems.

8,500 Verizon customers disconnected because of “substantial” data use

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Verizon is disconnecting another 8,500 rural customers from its wireless network, saying that roaming charges have made certain customer accounts unprofitable for the carrier.

The Debate Over Neighborhood Zoning Could Hold Up Fast 5G Wireless For Years to Come

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Two bureaucrats, FCC Commissioners Michael O'Rielly and Mignon Clyburn, tangling over the intricacies of wireless networks may not seem like the stuff of headlines, but this week’s debate at Mobile World Congress Americas could shape the future of how we use our smartphones for decades to come.

A critical survey of the literature on broadband data caps

Location:
University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA, 92697, United States

Proponents and opponents of data caps make conflicting claims about the effect of data caps on prices, network capacity and speeds, subscription, congestion, and consumer surplus. In this paper, we survey the academic literature on data caps and analyze the relationship between the characteristics of each paper's model or data and the paper's results.

What You Need To Know About the 2017 Wireless Competition Report.

Location:
Public Knowledge, 1818 N Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has put the 20th Wireless Competition Report on the agenda for the FCC’s September Open Meeting.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai At Mobile World Congress Americas

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Today, we find ourselves nearing another possible hinge moment. We’ve seen remarkable progress, but it feels like we’re still waiting for another huge breakthrough. Well, 5G could well be what we’re waiting for.

Harvey Hurricane shows it is time for FCC to improve emergency alerts

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

It’s time to stop the regulatory foot-dragging and require the mobile phone industry to use its technology’s capabilities to deliver safety alerts with the same accuracy that delivers a taxi and the same functionality that delivers video.

Delaware becomes latest state to streamline rules for small cell deployments

Location:
Delaware State Legislature, 411 Legislative Avenue, Dover, DE, 19901, United States

Delaware became the latest state to pass legislation aimed at streamlining policies for the siting and deployment of small cells.

Verizon’s good unlimited data plan is now three bad unlimited plans

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Verizon announced that its existing unlimited data plan is being divided into three new options: Go Unlimited (starting at $75 for a single line), Beyond Unlimited ($85 for first line), and Business Unlimited.

Paid Prioritization and Zero Rating: Why Antitrust Cannot Reach the Part of Net Neutrality Everyone Is Concerned About

Location:
Economists Incorporated, 2121 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States

As Internet-based distributors move up and down the stack to become vertically integrated platforms with a preferred suite of affiliated content, there is a growing concern among policymakers that innovation among independent content creators and websites may be threatened.

Verizon and AT&T customers are getting slower speeds because of unlimited data plans

Location:
OpenSignal, London, United Kingdom

Unlimited data plans are slowing down mobile speeds for Verizon and AT&T customers, according to data released by mobile network measurement company OpenSignal.

Avoiding the Pitfalls of Net Uniformity: Zero Rating and Nondiscrimination

Location:
Technology Policy Institute, 1401 Eye NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States

The current network neutrality regulations set forth in the 2015 Open Internet Order (2015 OIO) prohibit Internet service providers (ISPs) from blocking or throttling lawful content or engaging in paid prioritization of Internet traffic. These three “bright line rules” cover a wide swath of ISP practices and are intended to promote competition and ensure quality service transmission for content providers and end users. At the same time, however, they fail to consider more nuanced issues that complicate achieving these outcomes.

Verizon argues throttling video is allowed under net neutrality rules

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

Recently, Verizon was caught and subsequently admitted to throttling all video traffic on its network. July 25, the company is finally addressing the potential network neutrality issue. Verizon said that its actions represented “reasonable network management,” which is an exception carved out under the 2015 net neutrality rules.

T-Mobile: Verizon, AT&T networks 'have caved' due to unlimited plans

Location:
T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States

T-Mobile said a new report from Ookla indicates its LTE network continues to provide the fastest average download speeds among major US wireless carriers. And the carrier ...

Assessing the Impact of Removing Regulatory Barriers on Next Generation Wireless and Wireline Broadband Infrastructure Investment

Location:
Economists Incorporated, 2121 K Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, United States

This study evaluates the estimated impact of the Federal Communications Commission’s recent efforts to remove barriers to investment into next-generation wireless and wireline broadband networks, and thereby to accelerate the transition from legacy copper networks to next-generation services.

Hidden in Plain Sight: FCC Chairman Pai's Strategy to Further Concentrate the US Wireless Marketplace

Location:
Penn State University, State College, PA, 16801, United States
Recommendation:
3

While couched in noble terms of promoting competition, innovation and freedom, the Federal Communications Commission soon will combine two initiatives that will enhance the likelihood that Sprint and T-Mobile will stop operating as separate companies within 18 months.

A Trump FCC advisor’s proposal for bringing free Internet to poor people

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Layton believes that zero-rating should be used to get poor people on the Internet in the US, similar to the "Free Basics" program that Facebook has implemented with mobile carriers in developing countries.

Sprint, AT&T poised to lead increase in network capex: Deutsche Bank

Location:
Sprint Nextel, 6550 Sprint Parkway, Overland Park, KS, 66251, United States
Recommendation:
3

Tower companies are well positioned as mobile operators ramp up their network investments in coming months in advance of 5G, according to Deutsche Bank. And Sprint and AT&T are at the front of the pack.

LightSquared/Ligado wants to build a wireless network for drones, trains and automobiles

Location:
LightSquared/Ligado, 10802 Parkridge Boulevard, Reston, VA, 20191, United States
Recommendation:
3

In its bid to blow up the nation’s cellular industry a half-decade ago, a company named LightSquared proposed something no wireless carrier had done before: It vowed to build America’s first retail cellphone network using airwaves traditionally reserved for orbiting satellites. After a multiyear restructuring during which LightSquared’s owner and top investor — the embattled hedge-fund manager Philip Falcone — stepped aside, the company has re-emerged.

FCC Proposes To Release 4G LTE Mobile Speed Data To Facilitate Implementation Of Mobility Fund II Support

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Previously, the Federal Communications Commission affirmed that it sought to promote the deployment of 4G LTE in all areas where it would not be offered by the private sector in the absence of universal service support. To identify those geographical areas potentially eligible for such support, the FCC decided to use 4G LTE deployment at a minimum advertised download speed benchmark of at least 5 Mbps, based on service providers’ Form 477 filings.

Is This Data’s One-Rate Moment?

Location:
Technology Policy Institute, 1401 Eye NW, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Holy Grail in cellular wireless broadband is a perfect substitute for fixed, wireline broadband.

Remarks Of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai "Bringing The Benefits Of The Digital Age To All Americans"

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
5

I’d like to outline some of my guiding principles as Chairman, and then discuss some specific proposals we will pursue.

The Myth of Data Monopoly: Why Antitrust Concerns About Data Are Overblown

Location:
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 610A, Washington, DC, 20005, United States
Recommendation:
3

Recently, a number of legal experts and policy activists have called on antitrust regulators to incorporate the possession of data into their analyses of mergers and possible anticompetitive practices. These observers fear that control of large amounts of data will give companies an unfair advantage over competitors, allowing them to use their market power to harm consumers and competitors. These claims are incorrect.

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Blame It On The Barcelona (Or Alternative Titles To Celebrate Alternative Facts)

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai delivered his first major address on the global stage at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Chairman Pai outlined a policy agenda aimed at bringing faster and cheaper broadband to all Americans: promoting infrastructure investment, fostering innovation, and expanding next-generation networks. The key ingredient, from Pai’s perspective, is a light-touch regulatory approach.

Under Ajit Pai’s FCC, mobile ISPs can charge tolls to bypass data caps

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission recently gave mobile carriers the green light to expand zero-rating, a method of favoring online content by exempting it from data caps. At the same time, carriers have been competing to offer the best unlimited data plans—and without data caps, there’s no need for zero-rating. But that doesn’t mean zero-rating and similar free data offers are over and done with, because many customers are still going to buy cheaper, limited data plans

FCC head Ajit Pai: You can thank me for carriers’ new unlimited data plans

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said his "light-touch" approach to regulation is already helping consumers in the form of unlimited smartphone data plans from major US carriers. And he predicted that getting rid of "utility-style regulation" over broadband providers will boost Internet access across the US.

What is 5G?

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

A primer on 5G.

FCC Approves LTE-U Devices

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission is opening up the 5 GHz spectrum band to unlicensed LTE use as a way to boost spectrum sharing and wireless broadband.

The Real Question Behind Zero-Rating: Who Should Pay?

Location:
American Action Forum, 1747 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20006, United States
Recommendation:
3

Transmitting data through wireless networks is costly, as the agency has admitted countless times. Traditionally, costs have been recovered via consumer data plans.

Fiber broadband: Is it a waste with 5G and Elon Musk's satellites on the horizon?

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
3

When certain technologies catch up to fiber broadband's gigabit speeds in the next few years it will lull us into thinking that the telecom companies that spent a fortune on fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) only ended up with a short-term advantage of 2-3 years.

Verizon completes purchase of XO Communications’ fiber business

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States
Recommendation:
3

Verizon Communications announced it has completed the $1.8 billion purchase of XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business. Verizon’s purchase and integration of XO’s fiber network will help the company extend its suite of high-quality network services to its enterprise and wholesale customers.

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