Ericsson said Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) is the first Russian operator to deploy its Radio Dot indoor coverage system after the vendor installed a network for the operator in a shopping centre in the city of Astrakhan.
Driven by deployments in China, North America and EMEA, a new report from IHS Infonetics revealed that DOCSIS 3.1 and G.fast will drive momentum to the cable and DSL CPE market segments.
Telus continues to make progress with its fiber rollout, announcing that it has completed an $11 million fiber network build connecting business and residential customers on Northern Vancouver Island.
Verizon and CenturyLink may be anxious to shut down all of their copper facilities and transition to fiber, but each provider has told the FCC that de facto copper retirement is a "myth" and there's no need to include new requirements addressing the issue in its technology transition plans.
Colo Atl, a neutral colocation and interconnection provider, is quickly becoming a dark fiber hub as its customers have installed over 6,000 dark fiber strands at its 55 Marietta Street facility in downtown Atlanta.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins has put more elements of his leadership team in place, naming Zorawar Biri Singh as senior VP and CTO of Platforms and Solutions and Kevin Bandy SVP and chief digital officer.
Frontier Communications has reached an agreement with California workers represented by the Communications Workers of America District 9 union, clearing another obstacle to complete its acquisition of Verizon's wireline business in the state.
Crown Castle offered a positive outlook on the U.S. tower industry, with CEO Ben Moreland predicting that "over the next several years, we believe that the current level of investment by U.S. wireless carriers will be sustained." He added that Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US have been the most active carriers in 2015 in spending on their networks, but he said AT&T and Sprint are expected to increase their own spending this year as well.
AT&T has agreed to extend its 1 Gbps FTTP service to more E-rate eligible schools and libraries in its wireline footprint as one of the concessions of its now-completed acquisition of DirecTV.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes said that there is strong pressure in the industry to have "5G" network products ready as soon as possible.