Each year, FierceWireless ranks the top 25 most powerful people in wireless. This year for the first time, a handful of wireline industry leaders have been included.
Huawei, Ciena and Alcatel-Lucent benefited from a 4 percent year-over-year rise in WDM equipment spending during the third quarter, reports Infonetics in its quarterly optical network hardware report.
While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.
Cisco reported that fiscal Q1 2014 switching sales rose 3 percent to $3.75 billion as it saw an increase in the Americas and EMEA regions. But while Cisco's revenues rose 1.2 percent year-over-year to $12 billion, net profit dropped 4.6 percent to $2 billion.
Juniper Networks has appointed Shaygan Kheradpir as its new CEO, replacing Kevin Johnson, who announced he was retiring in July.
Netflix began rolling out a new user interface for viewers who use its service on TV sets Wednesday morning.
Hulu, having decided against selling itself to a pay-TV distributor earlier this year, is now in talks with cable operators and other TV providers about the possibility of partnering with them, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Roku owners who also subscribe to certain pay-TV providers will be able to access Disney's suite of WATCH apps through the streaming video device.
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.