Huawei made use of the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to reiterate the importance of the European market to its growth strategy, as the U.S. continues to freeze out the Chinese equipment manufacturer because of concerns over spying.
The race to be the first to demonstrate and launch 5G is heating up. The latest entrant is SK Telecom which announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Nokia to conduct joint research and development on 5G with the ultimate goal of demonstrating the technology in 2018 and commercially launching it in 2020.
With just a few weeks on the job, Tom Keathley is already well-versed in all aspects of AT&T's network. Keathley, a long-time AT&T veteran, was named the company's senior vice president of network and product planning replacing Kris Rinne, who retired at the end of November. Keathley recently spoke with FierceWirelessTech Editor in Chief Sue Marek about the company's progress with carrier aggregation and VoLTE and shared his vision of 5G and the future of the wireless network. The following is an excerpt of that conversation.
Google has signed on to fund SpaceX, a startup from billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk that could use optical-laser technology to offer high-speed, satellite-based Internet service across the globe. Now, Google and SpaceX stand as a direct counter to a similar effort--OneWeb--that last week received funding from Qualcomm and billionaire Richard Branson.
New York state has put forth the third element of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $1 billion broadband program by creating a $500 million New NY Broadband Program using capital funds from bank settlements in order to give an incentive to the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.
Adtran reported that its revenues fell to $144 million in Q4 2014, from $159 million in Q4 2013, as it reported declines in its key service-provider and enterprise segments
Equinix has acquired Nimbo, giving the data-center provider a new set of professional-services capabilities to help enterprise customers develop and implement hybrid cloud architectures.
Phil McKinney, the former Hewlett-Packard CTO who took the reins of CableLabs 28 months ago, has set a simple focus on enhancing the cable industry's technical innovation. Among the top priorities on his to-do list are to accelerate product cycles for DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, set-tops, 4K and other industry initiatives.
Vodafone UK revealed it is going head-to-head with rival EE in a bid to bring connectivity to rural towns and villages that currently sit in so-called 'not spots'.
Ericsson has won a contract in its own back yard after TeliaSonera picked the equipment manufacturer to manage its field operation services in parts of Sweden.