Call it a microcosm of the dilemma faced by rural American towns everywhere: the broadband situation in western Massachusetts, just a couple of hours' drive away from tech hub Boston, is "dismal," the co-author of a new report on last-mile internet access says.
Crown Castle's first-quarter earnings drew relatively positive responses from analysts as the company reported mixed financial results but increased its guidance for the year.
A new study by TowerXchange predicted that 48 per cent of European mobile towers will be owned by independent tower companies by 2020 as mobile network operators continue to divest their infrastructure.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg blamed weak development of the vendor's European business for a year-on-year drop in sales during the opening quarter of 2016.
The winds of change continue blowing for the global wireline telecom industry: An International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report sees continued capital expenditures for fiber infrastructure, reaching $144.2 billion between 2014 and 2019, as next-generation technologies and particularly 5G make demands on the wireline network.
The MulteFire Alliance is getting even more traction with the addition of Japan's SoftBank Corp. as a new member.
Zayo Group is getting increased attention from investment analysts thanks to its ongoing buildout of fiber to the tower and dark fiber, which positions it to benefit from pending deployments of 5G by major operators like AT&T and Verizon.
Swisscom claimed it is the first operator in Europe to successfully transfer data at 1 Gbps over its commercial mobile broadband network, following tests of LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) conducted this week in conjunction with Ericsson.
Last week I commented on the problems that business users out in the field often face in the UK because of poor or non-existent 4G and even 3G coverage. This is far more than just a perception: a new report from Which? and OpenSignal said UK mobile users are only able to connect to 4G half of the time.
This year marked my third time covering the over-the-top goings-on at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and the annual tradeshow, as usual, did not fail to catch the attention of the broadcast industry and the myriad vendors that support media and entertainment. Each year is different when it comes to the conversation around OTT and the technologies that are drawing the most focus and excitement, and 2016 was no exception.