While the Wi-Fi Alliance conducted its first workshop aimed at harmonizing Wi-Fi and LTE-U yesterday, the LTE-U Forum, based on feedback from the Wi-Fi community, has revised its specifications for LTE-U to be "doubly sure" that LTE-U coexists with Wi-Fi and to provide a "smooth upgrade path" from LTE-U to LAA.
Verizon is speaking out against claims made by Windstream and competitive industry forum Incompas that the special construction practices and charges to deliver DS1 services to its retail and wholesale customers aren't consistent across its customer segments.
FirstNet, a network created to solve the communication interoperability problems among public-safety officials first uncovered during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, is moving to incorporate LTE into its growing network.
European technology company The Kudelski Group announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications and its AOL subsidiary.
As Frontier moves forward with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline properties in California, Florida and Texas, the service provider is getting its back office infrastructure in order by implementing Ericsson's next-gen Agility Suite OSS architecture.
Sigfox, the French startup that wants to build a global, low-cost Internet of Things (IoT) network, is getting a little help from the City of San Francisco, which is making city property available for Sigfox to mount antennas.
How well do U.S. operators perform when it comes to today's 3G/4G LTE networks? Thanks to research by Open Signal, FierceWireless is trying to shed some light on the issue. Special Report
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. The firm's charts show exactly how the carriers stacked up against each other in the third quarter across their different network technologies, from LTE to EV-DO Rev. A to eHRPD. In these charts, AT&T showed a slight increase in latency speeds on its LTE network in the third quarter when compared with the operator's results from the second quarter. Sprint remained the carrier with the lowest LTE latency speeds.
Verizon says its experience in networks, devices, platforms and applications makes it a good candidate for fixing all that is broken in the Internet of Things (IoT). The company today announced ThingSpace and detailed how it wants to make it easier for developers and others to build for and use the IoT.
As it transitions more of its network from copper to fiber and IP, Verizon says that the FCC should create what it calls a "safe harbor" for discontinuation of legacy TDM-based services.