Verizon, Telus, China Mobile and China Telecom are among a group of Tier 1 service providers that are working in conjunction with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to better understand how transport software defined networking (SDN) can be used in real-world environments.
A host of new copper fiber broadband deployments by service providers in Asia Pacific, EMEA and North America drove up broadband aggregation revenues past $2 billion during the second quarter.
The submarine cable industry just gained another new player as six major service providers have formed a consortium to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system to be called "FASTER," with NEC Corporation as the system supplier.
Fiber-based broadband is hardly ubiquitous, but according to a new ABI Research report, it grew 29 percent from 2012 to 126.6 million subscribers in 2013. The research firm has forecast that by 2019, fiber-based broadband subscriptions will grow to 265 million subscribers, with a CAGR of 11.7 percent.
Employees of several Asia Pacific-based communications service providers and vendors were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 at the time of its disappearance, including Huawei, competitor ZTE, U.S. company Freescale Semiconductor, and reportedly, China Telecom.
AT&T and international service providers China Telecom and Deutsche Telekom's aggressive IPTV buildouts and subscriber acquisition strategies are helping them take away share from cable operators, says Infonetics in a new report.
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
China Telecom has chosen Huawei as its global optical transport network vendor to support a suite of international private line services for its business and wholesale customers.
China Telecom is one of many incumbent telcos finding new life in their copper plant by completing a VDSL2 with vectoring trial with Alcatel-Lucent in Foshan, a city in Guangdong province in southern China.
The adoption of broadband services, including DSL, cable and fiber to the premises, helped drive what Infonetics Research said was "the strongest year yet in 2012" for customer premises equipment.