Vodafone Ireland is investing €7 million ($8 million) in the development of new data-centre services for enterprise and public sector customers, according to a report in the Irish Times.
Verizon will start using Mesosphere's Datacenter Operating System (DCOS), a move that it says will enhance data center operations with improvements in automation and scale when deploying applications, services and big data.
In the metro WDM market, three vendors-- Ciena, Huawei and ZTE-- have taken the dominant position by grabbing over 10 percent share of the market each, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report. On a combined basis, these three vendors hold a market share of 50 percent.
Ericsson said Swisscom is the first operator in Europe to launch three-carrier aggregation combining LTE FDD and TDD modes in a commercial network on chipsets available from Qualcomm.
Intel executives used the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 to describe a 5G world where drones and balloons will connect the unconnected, and consumers won't need to be concerned whether it's Wi-Fi or 4G-- everything will just work seamlessly like on big network.
Windstream is taking its fixed wireless solution to Philadelphia, adding another market where it will provide complementary network access to its wireline network to business customers.
CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City.
Thanks to the widespread deployment of LTE in the U.S., mobile broadband services are now ubiquitous. Today's consumers own multiple connected devices-- from tablets to smartphones-- and their usage of the wireless network is growing exponentially.
Now that network functions virtualization (NFV) has the support of 38 operators worldwide, companies like Huawei and Red Hat are doing their part to speed deployment of the technology. That also means making sure it works with multiple vendors' architectures.
Sprint CTO John Saw said that Sprint's network densification, which will include thousands of new macro cell sites and tens of thousands of small cells, will not be "a traditional slow and expensive build."