Ericsson said a joint demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) conducted with Qualcomm Technologies is another step along the path towards commercialising 5G technology.
Research released by Wi-Fi specialist XCellAir claimed that operators could fail to exploit an opportunity to save costs of almost $18 billion (€16 billion) if they continue to poorly manage unregulated spectrum.
More wireless carriers are looking to deploy small cells and Distributed Antenna Systems in urban markets to augment network capacity, yet according to executives at DAS and small cell firm ExteNet Systems, municipalities often create hurdles that make installations difficult. Because of this installers must coordinate with city governments to make sure all city rules and regulations are being followed and that the deployment can be accomplished quickly and efficiently.
NTT Communications continues to scale the speed of its global network, announcing that the capacity on its Japan to United States route surpassed 1 Tbps this month.
Verizon Communications announced a new offering for businesses and government users that allows them to prioritize different enterprise and Internet of Things applications. Verizon said it is the first U.S. carrier to provide this kind of quality-of-service differentiation.
Verizon has fired back at the Communications Workers of America's claims that it has turned its back on its existing copper networks in its wireline region.
Comcast Business has emerged as a potentially new threat to AT&T, Verizon and Level 3 Communications on the large business front with the introduction of a new unit that will offer business services to large Fortune 1000 business customers in the U.S. For the operator, it's a logical step.
AT&T and CSC have jointly crafted a new solution to help enterprise customers manage workloads across hybrid cloud network environments.
As a provider of wholesale services to the largest wireless operators, Windstream isn't down on mobile broadband, but the telco would like to see the FCC develop a standard method to test mobile broadband speeds.
COMPTEL said in a new FCC filing that its wireline broadband members like Google Fiber and Windstream need access to fairly priced video content in order to drive new choices for consumers.