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.
AT&T may have recently reached its goal to equip 1 million business locations, but it plans to expand the footprint further via GPON and traditional carrier Ethernet technologies.
AT&T's (NYSE: T) ambitious new goal to bring its growing 1 Gbps FTTH service to an additional 38 metro markets could be a positive revenue opportunity for construction suppliers like Dycom....
This year, the second phase of the Connect America Fund moved forward. However, while the project's funding may offer the boost that carriers need to build out fiber networks, concern may be brewing over new FCC standards that mean rural Americans may not be getting their broadband after all.
The FCC recently granted a joint petition made by members of the cable and telecom industry that would harmonize the attachment rate cost model for pole attachments, which would be at or near the cable rate formula level, providing a level of certainty for service providers.
Phoenix Tower International (PTI) closed its transaction to buy or get management rights to more than 600 T-Mobile US cell tower sites, including the exclusive right to manage and operate the sites from T-Mobile via PTI's local U.S. subsidiaries. Terms of the deal, which was first announced in August, remain confidential.
AT&T Mobility is offering a $7,500 reward for information about one of its cell towers that collapsed after it was vandalized in the town of Denison, Texas, according to police in the area. Although theft of equipment at cell sites is becoming more common, wholesale vandalism-- especially the kind that brings down towers-- is much rarer.
Westell Technologies posted improved revenue and narrowed its loss in the third quarter as it saw improvement from its in-building wireless segment and outdoor communications solutions. Additionally, the company expects to have carrier trials of its new Distributed Antenna System product start in December.
AT&T has been training its broadband and U-verse IPTV installers to also install service for its DirecTV offerings, and early next month it plans on sending out into the market the first wave of technicians who can install all of the services.
Windstream may have come to the IPTV game later than its ILEC compatriots AT&T and CenturyLink, but the advent of lower cost home network gear is helping them make a business case for the service.