Netflix appears to be working its way down the list of top ISPs in ensuring it can deliver directly to its subscribers over their networks. AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan, during a Brookings Institution panel discussion, said the carrier is "in discussions with Netflix" regarding an arrangement that is likely similar to deals the online video provider struck this month with Comcast and Verizon.
Amazon may be still be the dominant cloud services player, but according to a new Synergy Research report, it is facing a larger threat from Microsoft, which has grown its cloud infrastructure service revenues over the past year.
China's three largest mobile operators are thinking about creating a joint venture to deploy base station network infrastructure, though no deal has been reached. China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom will continue to talk about the JV, according to separate filings the companies made to the Hong Kong stock exchange.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler continues to tout his competition mantra with a call to challenge more than 20 state laws that prevent or discourage municipalities from building out their own broadband networks.
AT&T Mobility is primed to launch Voice over LTE service in two markets, Chicago and Minneapolis, on May 23, likely becoming the first Tier 1 carrier to do so, according to Engadget.
Israel-based Pelephone has picked Ericsson as the equipment supplier for its LTE and LTE Advanced networks, and said it plans to launch the LTE network covering hundreds of sites in the Dan Region and Jerusalem within around three months.
HickoryTech reported that its fiber and data segment was once again the shining star, with revenues rising 6 percent year-over-year to $17.7 million due to an increase in high capacity fiber and data sales to both retail businesses and wholesale carrier customers.
Leverett, Mass., a rural town located in the western part of the state, is taking broadband matters into its own hands with a plan to bring fiber-based services to residents.
Integra has turned to its key optical vendor Ciena and its 6500 converged packet platform to enhance its recently completely optical network route between Salt Lake City and Sacramento.
Unlike SDN (software-defined Networking) of NFV (network functions virtualization), C-RAN might the hottest wireless acronym you've never heard of. C-RAN stands for Cloud RAN (radio access network) as well as the less catchy Centralized RAN. Proponents of the technology believe it could eventually spread around the world. Special report