EE director of regulatory strategy Inge Hansen called on the UK government to ease planning restrictions covering deployment of fresh infrastructure, arguing that moves to free up additional spectrum alone will not enable operators to match future mobile data demand.
Turk Telekom, which has only just launched LTE Advanced services in Turkey, is already looking ahead to the next generation of mobile technology and plans to collaborate on the development of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) with Nokia.
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg reiterated that 4G and 5G technologies are key to the vendor's strategy for 2016, but noted that the company needs to begin reaping the rewards of recent investments in fields including software.
NASHVILLE-- Despite being effectively banned from selling its network equipment to tier-one U.S. wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, China's Huawei said it is growing its sales to smaller wireless carriers in the United States. The company currently counts the likes of C Spire Wireless, Union Wireless, United Wireless and Pioneer Telecom as customers, and a top Huawei executive said the company is testing its equipment with a "handful" of new tier-two and tier-three wireless carrier customers.
AT&T (NYSE: T) has asked the FCC for permission to shut down 13 bridging and multiplexing services offered by its affiliates in its wireline territory, signaling yet another move to retire legacy...
AT&T and CenturyLink's ongoing fiber builds to power business customers are key contributors to narrowing what Vertical Systems Group calls the "fiber gap."
A top Adtran executive confirmed that the provider is currently engaged in over 60 G.fast trials with multiple service providers.
NASHVILLE-- A top Sprint executive said the carrier is taking a "wait and see" approach to 5G, noting that there are still technologies available to the carrier today to meet its users' rising demands for data.
Verizon this week promised to invest $300 million over the next six years to lay 800 miles of FiOS cable in Boston, providing newfound competition for Comcast in a major market for fiber-to-the-home.
It's fitting that this year's National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow takes place, as usual, in Las Vegas: for the past few years, NAB members have increasingly gambled on having a presence in the online video ecosystem. But this year, more than ever, that bet looks like a sure thing.