As EPON builds in the Asia Pacific region--particularly Japan, China and Korea--reach maturity, shipments of related equipment declined slightly in 2012 compared to the year previous.
MegaPath on Thursday announced it has added cloud-delivered unified communications (UC) video services to its portfolio for existing hosted PBX customers, enabling cloud-based video collaboration.
While ZTE is still struggling to find a foothold in North America, its presence in the rest of the world put it clearly in the lead among fiber-based broadband CPE vendors in Q3 2012, with 16 percent of the market.
Much has been made in recent days of Cisco Systems breaking ties with the consumer market by selling Linksys, but if there is a broader telecom resurgence to be had for the company it will come through new networking products connecting with the latest technology trends.
The social enterprise movement was one of the big telecom trends of 2012, and at least one vendor, IBM, is suggesting that will be the case on 2013.
T-Mobile USA is making a major push into the business-to-business market, offering a new unified communications suite for enterprises as well as a device financing program. The beefed up B2B offerings are part of the carrier's broader strategy to expand its presence in the B2B market and challenge Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel.
As large and small businesses try to find new ways to retain and acquire new customers, they are finding their best tools could be new solutions that integrate unified communications and social media.
Core networks are poised for the next step in wavelength, as operators worldwide are on the verge of deploying coherent 100G. Infonetics Research predicts that by 2015, the number of deployed coherent wavelengths will climb from 5 percent to 37 percent.
Now that we're entering into the final days of 2012, Fred Donovan, Editor of FierceEnterpriseCommunications, is listing the dominant storylines of the past year.
When it comes to choosing providers for unified communications services, IT managers like three vendors: Cisco, Microsoft and Avaya, said a new TechTarget survey of 348 enterprise IT professionals.