A top Sprint executive said April was its "best month ever in the history of wireline" in terms of selling new ports and circuits on its network. Mike Fitz, the VP and general manager of Sprint's new Global Wireline Business Unit, said that the business had been in decline for a while, but that the company is now showing progress in terms of selling new fiber-based Ethernet services and managed services.
Vodacom in South Africa has launched a commercial LTE-Unlicensed, or LTE-U, site using unlicensed spectrum in the 5.8 GHz band in a section of Sandton City, a large shopping center in Johannesburg, according to Tech Central. But even though it's said to be commercially available, the handsets and routers still need to catch up, so it will be some time before users can try it out.
USA Fiber continued its high-speed romp into the Ashburn, Virginia data center region, announcing that it is one of just a few competitive providers to qualify for a Resource Sharing Agreement (RSA) with the State of Maryland. The agreement requires USA Fiber to provide the state dark fiber strands on the path the CLEC is constructing between Ashburn and Baltimore.
One of the technologies that Verizon's go90 streaming service is helping to develop is LTE-Broadcast, with the aim of making it supported in every mid- and top-tier device by 2017. Mobile video has provided a highly visible way to demonstrate the possibilities for LTE-B.
Three Ireland has signed a five-year contract with Nokia that will see the Finland-based vendor upgrade and manage the mobile operator's network.
The term 'Internet of Things' has become so broad that tracking the pace of development of such technologies-- spanning industries from cellular to automotive, to hardware and software-- is a challenge. For example, while FierceWireless:Europe set out with the seemingly simple remit of identifying the top disruptors in the IoT sector today, the responses we received from three leading analysts highlighted that compiling such a list does not do justice to the work being conducted by myriad companies developing IoT products and services.
BOSTON-- The cable industry is working to embrace software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV), but the transition will require a significant amount of work.
Executives from Vodafone, Telefónica, and Orange were among those who called for the ITU to develop a white paper covering the energy efficiency of 5G networks, as part of a series of measures covering the energy consumption of telecoms infrastructure.
Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub said additional spectrum is essential to matching demand for mobile data services in South Africa, which he noted is falling behind in terms of fixed broadband rollout and access.
ABI Research predicted that the Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon market will more than double in 2016 and remains on track to break 400 million shipments by 2021.