The shift toward software-defined networking will entail a 10-year process, but the migration is already beginning and will ramp up even more during 2014, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.
LTE Broadcast is probably still some way ahead in Europe as operators continue to focus on their macro LTE services launches, but the interest in the technology's potential is clearly there. While operators such as EE see cost savings through the optimisation of spectrum and backhaul as an early opportunity for the technology, other use cases are expected to emerge over time, with events currently expected to be the initial launch pad for service offerings.
Telstra, Australia's incumbent telco, said it was able to transmit up to 100 Mbps of bandwidth over existing copper networks leveraging Alcatel-Lucent's VDSL2 and vectoring technology.
CenturyLink has established a network-to-network interconnection agreement with Telstra Global, enabling the Australian provider to increase its footprint throughout the United States to satisfy the needs of its multinational business customers.
The Australian government has made it official that Telstra's former CEO Ziggy Switkowski will be NBN Co.'s new executive chairman.
Telstra, Australia's incumbent telco, announced that it is going to cut 1,100 employees--mainly wireline network technicians--from its operations division by next June.
Although no one's confirming it, word out of Australia is that Telstra's former CEO Ziggy Switkowski could soon become the new boss of the country's ever-controversial National Broadband Network Company.
iiNet has reached an agreement to acquire Adam Internet for $53.1 million, a deal that will immediately expand its customer base to over 900,000 broadband subscribers.
Telstra, Vodafone and Telecom New Zealand have put forward a tender for their proposed Tasman Global Access submarine cable linking New Zealand and Australia.
Australian telco Telstra plans to use a T-Box personal video recorder unit as the linchpin and a strengthened relationship with content provider Foxtel to make its IPTV service the lever that pries more revenue from a legacy mobile and fixed line subscriber base.