Ridgemont Equity Partners is cashing in on the emerging dark fiber opportunity by reaching a deal to acquire Cross River Fiber.
According to analyst firm ABI Research, carriers across the world are moving apace toward LTE-Advanced technology. The firm estimated there are currently roughly 60 LTE-Advanced trials, commitments and commercial deployments worldwide, of which 22 commitments were from Western Europe, 16 from Asia-Pacific, and five from North America.
AT&T expects to begin deploying LTE Broadcast technology, also known as LTE Multicast, sometime in 2015, according to a top AT&T executive.
AT&T's growing GigaPower footprint will be a competitive differentiator because it offers symmetrical upstream and downstream speeds of 1-Gig and can meet the growing amount of upstream traffic, said a top AT&T executive.
AT&T Mobility's Voice over LTE-powered HD Voice solution provides much better call quality than traditional circuit-switched fallback voice or voice service from an over-the-top application, according to a new research report.
BT Wholesale and Avaya have decided to jointly sell cloud services to midmarket and enterprise customers. As part of a five-year deal, BT Wholesale will deliver Avaya UC and contact center applications as a cloud service to customers.
Optical components are seeing a rise in demand thanks to the surge in transceiver sales for fiber-to-the-antenna applications used in LTE network buildouts.
To get approval of its acquisition of AT&T's U-verse video and satellite TV operations in Connecticut, Frontier Communications cut a deal with the Connecticut Attorney General in which it agreed to not increase the rates for basic primary residential service for 36 months. The company also said it will offer its basic broadband and stand-alone basic broadband product at or below Frontier's current prices.
Latin America's growing demand for Internet bandwidth has made the Internet traffic route between Latin America and the U.S. and Canada the most highly trafficked route in the world.
It's no secret that the Internet of Things has generated a significant amount of buzz in the wireless industry. Indeed, the Internet of Things is now at the peak of its own hype cycle, according to research firm Gartner. (For comparison, the M2M market has already peaked and is on its way toward a "plateau of productivity" while virtual personal assistants are on the firm's pre-peak "innovation trigger" slope.) But its top position on Gartner's hype cycle graph does nothing to limit the potential importance of the Internet of Things.