Steven Berry, president and CEO of the Competitive Carriers Association recently chatted with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker about the connectivity issues faced by smaller operators in this On the Hot Seat .
LTE networks will continue to mushroom around the globe through 2018, according to a new report from ABI Research, with the FDD-based variant of the technology continuing to dominate. However, TD-LTE networks will gain ground at a more rapid rate.
Huawei said revenue from its business in the Middle East increased by 18 per cent to $2.08 billion (€1.6 billion) in 2012, and emphasised that its future business growth in the region will come from the rollout of LTE networks and IT outsourcing.
Telecom Italia has yet again postponed making a decision about whether or not to spin off its fixed-line network, as rumours continue to dog the operator about what it plans to do with its fixed and mobile assets.
ConteXtream announced that a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator has deployed the vendor's software-defined networking (SDN) technology to virtualize almost half of its network. The Palo Alto, Calif., startup is not specifying which carrier adopted its product but said the company is using SDN to serve nearly 40 million customers.
Clearwire reiterated that it is reducing the amount of Huawei equipment it is using in its TD-LTE network buildout as compared with its existing WiMAX network, likely a response to ongoing concerns that Huawei's network gear poses a threat to U.S. national security.
Ericsson said there are now more than 1 billion subscribers on networks for which it provides managed services, a milestone it crossed sometime in the first quarter.
Ericsson said there are now more than 1 billion subscribers on networks for which it provides managed services, a milestone it crossed sometime in the first quarter. The company said the market represents not only a significant achievement for itself but also for the wider industry as vendors change the nature of how they work with carriers.
The United States already accounts for nearly half of all LTE subscriptions worldwide, and LTE rollouts are trickling down from the largest U.S. mobile operators to some of the smallest.
EdgeConneX, which provides Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), said it will deploy an outdoor small cell network in Vermont for CoverageCo, a provider of carrier- and technology-neutral cellular coverage services to underserved markets.