Gordon Mansfield, AT&T Mobility's AVP--Small Cell Solutions, who also serves as the chairman of the Small Cell Forum, is sharing his view on small cell adoption. While he does not see the hockey stick ramp some are predicting, he said there "is steady progress, steady increases in volumes of shipments."
AT&T's recent revelation that it is going to work with cable operators to test their HFC-based DOCSIS products for small-cell-backhaul deployments shows that wireless operators want an arsenal of approaches in their toolkit.
FiberLight continues to make progress with its fiber-network buildout in Texas, announcing that that in the first five months of 2014 it connected more than 600 cell towers and installed nearly 5,500 route miles across the state.
CenturyLink may finally be seeing light at the end of the legacy to next-gen Ethernet-based fiber to the tower (FTTT) revenue migration.
Windstream has been one of the most aggressive telcos rolling out fiber and Ethernet to cellular towers, but like other wireline providers, it continues to weather a tough revenue storm as its customers migrate off TDM circuits.
Lumos Networks' fiber expansion plans to support fiber to the cell (FTTC) tower for wireless backhaul and business services ambitions are taking shape. But in the near-term, the reality is that its gains continue to be hindered by ongoing declines in legacy voice and access.
Lumos Networks reported that its fiber to the cell site (FTTC) business continued to perform well in the first quarter of 2014 as the telco added 633 sites, representing a year-over-year increase in total FTTC sites of 56 percent.
Lumos Networks has taken the next step with its ambitious Project Ark fiber to the cell site (FTTC) initiative, announcing that it has selected Cisco's routers for its supporting IP/MPLS network.
Hawaiian Telcom's fourth-quarter 2013 consumer revenue climbed 4 percent to $36.4 million as the company reported ongoing gains in both broadband and its emerging IPTV product.
FairPoint reported that during the fourth quarter of 2013, it achieved what it said was positive momentum for its growth-oriented services, particularly data and broadband Internet services like Ethernet, which rose 13 percent to $42 million.