Openreach, BT's local access network business, is ramping up its employee base, announcing that it will create 1,600 new engineering positions to keep up with its ongoing rollout of its fiber-based broadband services.
Increasing fiber-optic broadband coverage and adoption are driving fiber-optic broadband device shipment growth, according to a new study from ABI Research. ABI reports that fiber-optic customer premises equipment represents 26 percent of total shipments in 2013, which translates into 146 million devices.
NEW YORK--Dedicated streaming devices like Apple TV and Roku have one distinct advantage over competing devices that offer multiple functionalities: OTT services like Netflix load significantly faster, with programs starting up within 2 seconds on average.
Multichannel video programming distributors are less threatened by mobile devices that also stream video, like smartphones and tablets, than they are by devices that connect to the television, Roku Vice President of Business Development Scott Rosenberg told a panel audience Tuesday. But, he added, that perception is changing among some cable operators.
DVR pioneer TiVo stands out in the burgeoning device space because its subscribers can get "everything" on a single device, CEO Tom Rogers told investors at a Miami conference, including online video content in the wake of TiVo's recent deals with cable operators including Suddenlink and Grande Communications to provide access to Netflix through their set-top boxes.
Verizon plans to complement its growing set of higher Quantum FiOS Internet speeds with a new Wi-Fi router that will support the multiple wireless devices consumers are using in their homes to access the Internet and other content.
Juniper is facing a patent infringement suit from Spherix, an intellectual property development company, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware over claims that it infringes five router patents.
Frontier is giving small to medium businesses (SMB) a new weapon to target the growing cyber threats being created as more employees use their own devices to access key applications and information from their networks.
Integra has turned to its key optical vendor Ciena and its 6500 converged packet platform to enhance its recently completely optical network route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
Level 3's first-quarter 2014 earnings were driven again by Enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) revenue, which rose 11 percent year-over-year to $962 million.