Service providers' ongoing moves to replace legacy SONET gear to accommodate the growth of higher speed fixed broadband and data center interconnection will drive up WDM equipment shipments to $63 billion between 2016 and 2020.
The standards around next-generation mobile technologies – 2G, 3G, 4G – typically were driven by mobile operators and their vendor partners, but CableLabs aims to change that with the next iteration, namely 5G technology.
At the heart of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) newest challenge is finding ways to optimize the use of wireless spectrum in ways not possible with today's approaches – and the challenge is now officially on.
Being early to any technology brings with it both risks and rewards, as Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) can attest. The company, which was established back in 2000 by 10 engineers from Cambridge University, has honed its skills in the 28 and 39 GHz departments, both of which were part of last week's history-making Spectrum Frontiers ruling.
Ridgeland, Mississippi-based C Spire last week became the first company to successfully demonstrate a 5G fixed wireless solution in Mississippi using Nokia equipment with a direct connection to its fiber-based commercial television service.
Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.
Vodafone UK advanced its strategy to offer fixed as well as mobile services to its customers with the launch of a new fixed voice and broadband service targeted at small business.
The NFV market is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 per cent from $2.7 billion in 2015.
Wireless carriers across the globe, including in the United States, are moving more quickly than expected toward 5G network technology, according to the CEO of Ericsson, the world's largest wireless equipment vendor.
Crown Castle's small cells business is threatened by both push-back from local municipalities and the lower rents the smaller antennas can command, according to BTIG Research.