Intel has foundered and is largely withdrawing from smartphones, tablets and 4G: instead, it is cutting its losses somewhat while still gambling on what is hoped to be the next big thing with IoT in 5G. This is a strategic reboot, along with a major corporate restructuring involving 12,000 layoffs, that sidesteps unfulfilled expectations for profitable mobile business operations in the short or medium term.
How do top U.S. carriers including AT&T, Verizon and Consolidated Communications compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
The Small Cell Forum said it has laid the foundations for multi-vendor and multi-technology HetNets, and established a 5G roadmap by publishing the first tranche of blueprints for a comprehensive HetNet architectural framework.
Windstream CEO Tony Thomas is defending the telco's network and service position in Georgia, telling a congressman that it has continued to make necessary upgrades to support next-gen broadband services for businesses and consumers in the state.
U.S. tower companies have seen their shares generally hold firm despite concerns about carriers' network strategies as the industry moves toward 5G. But the ongoing strike by Verizon's wireline workers could create a temporary drag on network investments by the company's largest mobile network operator, according to analysts at Evercore ISI.
AT&T is putting its fiber installation workers to the task, announcing expansions of its fiber-to-the-premises services for residential and business customers in eight markets in the Midwest, South and West.
An accidental fiber cut on Level 3 Communications' fiber network disrupted service for Time Warner Cable and Cox customers in the Northeast.
BTIG Research is the latest analyst firm to question Sprint's move to cut spending on its network. "We think Sprint's aggressive cut to capital investment and continuing lack of evidence on any activity to improve its network raise red flags about the company's strategy," BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk wrote.
Frontier Communications is facing heat from California state lawmakers, who are calling for a speedy resolution to a month of ongoing network issues.
TDS Telecom continues to deepen its FTTH network build with a plan to reach a large portion of its largely rural incumbent carrier footprint, offering several bandwidth options that range from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, as well as IPTV.