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.
Strong growth in LTE and small cells is expected to almost offset declining spending on 2G and 3G technologies in the coming few years, according to latest forecasts by Dell'Oro Group.
Huawei staged a launch event for its new, state-of-the-art network functions virtualization (NFV) open lab in Xi'an, China.
As Scottish startup pureLiFi rolls out its first products to industry customers worldwide, the company reports that is has raised $2.25 million in its latest round of investment.
Isreal-based Celeno Communications, a provider of high-performance Wi-Fi chips and software, says it is talking to cable operators about its technology that promises to better manage Wi-Fi usage.
When LTE was first conceived in the middle of the last decade, the focus was on providing a flat IP architecture optimized for broadband connectivity. This included placing the air interface protocol functions at the base station and using wide frequency bandwidth with multiple-antenna technology that OFDM technology enables in silicon at relatively low cost. It is an approach that reversed centralization of high-layer functions, such as scheduling, in 3G networks.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has asked Netflix to explain to him why it is not providing evidence to counter claims that it has been using encryption protocols to target the open caching servers of certain large Internet service providers.
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless struck a deal to sell up to 103 of its cell towers for $41 million to an affiliate of Grain Management, a private equity firm focused on investments in the media and communications sectors. The deal represents most of the towers that nTelos still owned and comes less than two months after nTelos announced plans to sell off its spectrum and its retail business in markets in eastern Virginia.