The wireless industry's spotlight on moving to 5G is well documented, but many service providers and vendors like AT&T, Verizon and Ericsson are just as keen to take advantage of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV).
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While Infinera may still have room to grow in the optical market, CEO Tom Fallon is not worried about the spending patterns of AT&T and Verizon, but rather on how the broader industry is purchasing optical products.
Verizon may have maintained its No. 1 position On Netflix's ISP Speed Index for January, but it's was neck-in-neck with Cablevision.
Windstream says the FCC's plan to revise its Section 214 discontinuance and copper retirement and IP transition processes should ensure that its business customers won't be left without competitive choices for service.
A group of Republicans has taken the latest shot in the net neutrality battle, claiming that the Obama administration had "an improper influence" over the FCC's recent move to implement Title II on ISPs as part of its new net neutrality rules, reports Ars Technica.
Frontier Communications may be another traditional wireline telco that has to abide by a host of FCC rules, including the move to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecom Act of 1996, but that's just fine for CEO Maggie Wilderotter.
By purchasing $10.5 billion in wireline assets from Verizon, Frontier Communications scales its fiber-to-the-home FiOS footprint from four to seven states. Out of the 2.2 million broadband subscribers it gains, 1.6 million are FiOS broadband customers.
Verizon finally made it public that is selling its wireline assets in three states to Frontier for $10.5 billion, but besides getting more cash to fund its wireless operations, its decision was also influenced by the FCC's move to reclassify wireline broadband providers under Title II of the 1996 Telecom Act.
Frontier Communications officially emerged as the suitor for the $10.5 billion in wireline assets that Verizon wants to offload, signifying its ongoing effort to scale its reach in new markets and deepen its presence in others it already serves. But it remains to be seen how Frontier integrates these new assets.