How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
Verizon's wireline woes, on-demand Ethernet, and cable's business play grabbed the headlines in 2015 - Year in Review
As we end another year here at FierceTelecom, it's time to reflect on the major news themes of the past year in the telecom industry's wireline segment. For this issue of FierceTelecom, we are serving up our seventh annual Year in Review issue. The year 2015 was a time again of transition and, arguably, disruption in the wireline segment on three fronts: regulatory, consolidation, and technology.
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The wireline and wireless industry segments have started, or are considering, implementing SDN and NFV into their networks to gain new network agility and the ability to drive automation into their service delivery processes. These providers' SDN/NFV strategies will be the focus of a panel I'm moderating at Mobile World Congress.
BT is planning to harness the power of big data to combat nuisance calls, such as calls from telemarketers, scammers or robocalls. Their new, free service will put some control into UK customers' hands as well as provide information directly to the country's regulator, Ofcom.
Cisco saw that growing demand for its routers and network security products were a key factor in driving up its fiscal second quarter revenues to $11.8 billion, but switches remained a weak spot.
CenturyLink may have not made a final decision on whether it will sell all of its data centers or retain part of them, but a top company official confirmed a number of parties are interested in the assets.
Zayo Group recently won a $15.6 million, 12-year contract by the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to supply it with dark fiber service to satisfy the growth of its network, reflecting the trend of municipalities working with third parties to build a network foundation to support bandwidth-intensive applications.
As CenturyLink continues to expand the availability of higher speed copper and 1 Gbps GPON service, it is considering whether implementing metered usage plans could boost its broadband revenue base.
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CTIA, the Competitive Carriers Association, US Telecom and four other tech-industry consortiums asked FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to sculpt the agency's upcoming privacy rules similarly to guidelines developed by the FTC.
Cable edge equipment vendor Casa Systems says its Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) is part of a DOCSIS 3.1 demo reaching upstream speeds of 400 Mbps currently being deployed at the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla.