It's not Radisys' only customer, but it's a pretty big one for being the first one it's given clearance to identify publicly: Verizon is using the Radisys FlowEngine Intelligent Traffic Distribution System as part of its SDN-enabled platform.
With Verizon finally ending its self-imposed FiOS service deployment moratorium in April with an announcement of plans to bring the FTTH service to Boston, FierceTelecom interviewed Donna Cupelo, Northeast regional president for Verizon, to get some insight into the company's Bean Town strategy.
AT&T is unlikely to mount a serious bid for Yahoo, according to the financial analysts at Barclays. Thus, Verizon appears to remain the leading buyer for the internet company.
Level 3 Communications has asked for the FCC's permission to shut down a number of its legacy voice services in Portland, Oregon, signaling a desire to advance its IP-based cloud services strategy.
Verizon is launching a smart city technology trial with Boston called "Vision Zero." The trial will include a combination of traffic and public safety plans and is set to run from June through December. As FierceTelecom reports, Vision Zero will look at the corridor along Massachusetts Avenue to address various issues including traffic management, traffic signaling and congestion, as well as public safety with a particular focus on pedestrian and bicycle traffic.
Sprint yesterday launched a new ad campaign featuring Verizon's retired "Can you hear me now?" spokesman and his switch to Sprint service, and a Sprint executive promised the carrier will announce additional well-known people in the future as part of its "The switch is real" marketing effort. The effort is intended to entice Verizon and AT&T customers to Sprint by arguing the carrier's network is as reliable as the networks of its larger rivals.
Verizon recently did an about-face on its moratorium for new FiOS FTTH expansions by announcing a six-year, $300 million deal to build out FiOS in Boston that will begin this year. In FierceTelecom 's latest feature, I take a look at how Verizon found that bringing its FiOS network to Boston will fulfill not only residential service needs, but also other purposes like wireless backhaul and emerging smart city applications.
Verizon ended its self-imposed FiOS FTTH service deployment moratorium in April, announcing plans to build out FTTH to Boston. Under a six-year plan, Verizon will invest $300 million to replace the city's aging copper network infrastructure with fiber. Why the sudden about-face?
Driven by new deployments from U.S.-based providers Verizon and other Tier 1 Chinese operators, the long haul and WDM metro optical system market segments grew 20 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of 2016.
More than nine months after launch, success is hardly assured for Verizon's Go90 mobile video platform, analysts at UBS said.