Wireless operators and vendors looking to deploy LTE-U have expressed frustration in the past about the time it's taking to create a test plan for coexisting with Wi-Fi, and now it looks as though it might get pushed back a little more.
Two years ago, we published our first 5G Architecture predictions, and our first 5G business case analysis. We made the outrageous claim 16 months ago, that 5G will target fixed broadband applications first, not mobile handsets. We hit the bull's eye on that one. We also said that we didn't expect meaningful deployment until the standards were finished in 2020. It looks like that prediction was wrong.
Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.
Comcast's second-quarter video and broadband subscriber number estimates got a slight bump from Jefferies analysts, who credited the increase in part to Verizon's now-resolved wireline worker strike with the CWA and IBEW unions.
Verizon has completely moved its Go90 video service onto its Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) platform, the company confirmed to FierceCable.
Verizon may be less vocal than AT&T about its SDN and NFV transition, but with plans to have all of its relevant network functions in a virtual environment by the end of 2018, it's clear that this transition is a top priority for the telco.
Verizon said it will acquire the California-based startup Telogis in a move the carrier said will "significantly" expand its connected vehicle business. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
At the recent TIA 2016 trade show, a group of service providers including CenturyLink, Verizon and XO Communications gathered on a stage to talk about transitioning to SDN and NFV. What was striking about the panel was how all three operators were concerned about making SDN and NFV reliably work in their networks.
Verizon, which launched its mobile-first streaming service, Go90, just a few months ago, announced several significant changes to the app. For one, viewers won't have to register to watch go90-- although they'll still need to do so if they want to comment or participate in other interactive elements.
Verizon said it is updating its Go90 online video platform to offer a number of new features, including the ability to cast Go90 to larger screens via set-top devices like Apple TV and Google Chromecast. Verizon also added curated networks including Action, Comedy, Drama and Reality for users to explore.