A top Frontier executive sees an opportunity to increase its fiber and copper-based broadband share when it completes its purchase of Verizon's wireline properties in three states later this year.
Huawei said it launched the world's first Internet of Things (IoT) platform based on software defined networking (SDN), to simplify the process of forging connections and related network management and maintenance.
France's four mobile network operators finally put pen to paper this week on an agreement that commits them to covering all of the country's remaining mobile "not spots" in inhabited areas by 2020.
Comcast is not holding back its Gigabit broadband desires, announcing that it will bring its 2 Gbps broadband Gigabit Pro service to six new cities in the Midwest and Western parts of the United States.
As wireless operators and their vendor partners put their 5G plans in place, the ultimate winners will be consumers and businesses, which could gain a wider range of new speeds and capabilities available regardless of their location.
The push toward 5G is an ideal opportunity to reconsider the role of fixed networks, and how they should also be reengineered and operated in conjunction with the mobile networks. There is no reason why compelling network-architecture concepts and technologies including network-slicing, cloud, Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking should be bounded by the pre-existing demarcation between fixed and mobile networks.
Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.
Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.
Targeting public safety and the energy industry, Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services.
A little more than half of Sprint's rural LTE roaming partners have launched LTE service, according to a Sprint spokeswoman, though it is unclear exactly which ones have done so.