Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint (NYSE: S), said that incumbent local exchange carriers' control over special access connections has "cost...
BT announced it has appointed Simon Lowth as its new group finance director with effect from July 4, replacing Tony Chanmugam following a handover period.
Tesco emerged as another company that hopes to benefit from the potential takeover of O2 UK by CK Hutchison, after reports said the UK supermarket giant views the proposed merger of O2 with Three as an opportunity to take full control of its MVNO business in the country.
UK telecom giant BT got good news and some not-so-good news as the country's regulator, Ofcom, recommended that it maintain control of its wholesale broadband unit, Openreach. However, the regulator suggested the provider assist its competitors that want to roll out fiber along its existing copper network infrastructure.
Ofcom pledged to beef up regulations covering UK mobile operators to improve rural coverage, and reiterated its goal of ensuring 98 per cent of homes and business can receive indoor 4G access in 2017.
BARCELONA, Spain-- A group of 23 service providers and solution vendors including BT, RIFT.io and Sprint have joined the Open Source MANO (OSM) community, which is focused on meeting requirements for orchestration of production NFV networks.
EE marked the end of its time as a standalone company by saying it almost doubled the number of 4G subscribers over 2015 to reach its target of 14 million by the end of the year.
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.
As Tier 1 telcos move forward with their G.fast plans, the real test will be when these carriers roll out service on a broader scale beyond the lab and limited field trials being conducted today.
BT may be one of the early providers to go public about G.fast trials for consumers, but its recent lab trial to deliver a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network service over copper shows that the technology has other potential uses.