After revising its first quarter count down, Infonetics reported a 4 percent rise in global pay-TV set-top box revenue to $4.8 billion during the second quarter of 2014.
Korea Telecom is the latest service provider to make a shot in the emerging network functions virtualization (NFV) battle, employing a mix of Alcatel-Lucent and its Nuage Networks subsidiary's software defined networking (SDN) platforms.
Procera Networks aims to help operators reduce their deployment of probes and costs associated with drive testing by enabling real-time location and awareness of radio access network (RAN) signal quality in its new device-based RAN Perspectives software solution.
AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.
Revenue from Ethernet services delivered on 10GE and 100GE is forecast by Infonetics Research to grow 300 percent between 2013 and 2018.
Cisco remained the dominant enterprise session border controller (eSBC) vendor in the first quarter, according to Infonetics' Enterprise Session Border Controllers report.
The market for femtocells and enterprise small cells is picking up, driven in part by LTE deployments, and looks like it will remain strong through 2018, according to Infonetics Research. The report appears more bullish than forecasts recently released by Mobile Experts.
The need to deliver OTT and multiscreen TV is leading to an upsurge in spending on broadcast and streaming video equipment, Infonetics Research says in a report tracking pay-TV subscribers and video equipment sold across the telecommunications space.
Service providers may be interested in adopting software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), but Infonetics says their cautious outlook on these technologies is driving them to be more cautious with spending capital on new routers and switches.
IPTV service providers are not content with just any wireless connections coming from their set-top boxes. They're demanding 802.11ac, a potent version of the current 802.11n Wi-Fi standard that can deliver speeds from 433 Mbps to multiple Gbps.