I talked to Neela Jacques, executive director of OpenDaylight, in FierceTelecom's first Twitter chat on Friday, July 24, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. OpenDaylight is a group dedicated to developing open processes for business and technical issues related to the implementation of SDN and NFV, which are being embraced by a growing number of service providers in both the telco and cable community such as AT&T and Comcast. Check out the transcript of our chat.
CenturyLink's Jones on net neutrality, special access and the $500M Connect America Fund opportunity
John Jones may have only recently taken up his post as CenturyLink's senior vice president of public policy and government relations, but he's a 21-year company veteran who has spent that tenure leading state and federal regulatory and legislative initiatives, among other things. Sean Buckley, senior editor of FierceTelecom, recently sat down with Jones to get his take on the FCC's new net neutrality rules, special access, video franchising and Connect America Fund-II.
POPULAR COMMENT THREADS
Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.
Server network ports are on the front edge of an emerging growth curve. According to a new Dell'Oro Group report, 10 GigE ports will comprise over 50 percent of total server network ports by 2017.
Frontier has added Ethernet Internet Access (EIA) designed to serve its wholesale carrier customers, including its mix of wireless and traditional providers looking to expand their off-net Ethernet footprints.
Google Fiber has gotten permission to bring their 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home service to Tempe, Ariz., as the city council voted to unanimously approve their agreement.
Frontier plans to revamp its FiOS platform and expand the FTTH network in the three markets it will enter once its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets takes place.
As more traditional telcos upgrade their networks to support higher speed DSL and even 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services it is creating a potential revenue windfall for PON, DSL and cable vendors, says research firm Dell'Oro Group.
From Our Sister Sites
Facebook's aerospace team in the UK has completed construction of its first full-scale aircraft, called the Aquila, as part of its Internet.org effort. Aquila is a solar-powered unmanned plane designed to beam down Internet connectivity from the sky.
If it seems as though beacons are everywhere, a new report from ABI Research is here to confirm that notion, saying total Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) beacon shipments will comfortably exceed 400 million units in 2020.