Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets worldwide are just now dipping their toes into the LTE pool. Nonetheless, the collective industry already has 5G on its mind, with most pundits calling for requirements and specs to be laid out in the next couple of years in time for commercial rollouts in little more than five years.
NICE, France--Savings in both operating and capital expenditure are often cited as leading drivers behind the move towards software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV), but operators themselves say service agility and new revenue really makes the business case.
NICE, France--Slovak Telekom gave an update on its progress with the virtualisation and "softwarisation" of its network, but key aspects of network functions virtualisation (NFV) are distinctly lacking in the integrated operator's deployments to date: the orchestration tools required to manage data and service availability in an NFV environment.
Now in its third year, the Fierce Innovation Awards promote the competitive spirit that drives the design, development and distribution of groundbreaking broadband voice, video and data solutions. We are looking for new and innovative products and services that solve critical challenges for services providers, giving them the best opportunities for cost savings and new and enhanced revenue.
During this week's IBC show in Amsterdam, one of the key trends to emerge was how the battle for content rights is going to continue to heat up as online video providers expand their libraries.
Verizon may have the right next-gen business service tools in place, but the near-term reality of legacy declines and an uncertain economic environment is dampening overall enterprise revenue growth.
Verizon Wireless started rolling out Voice over LTE service nationwide but is initially making VoLTE available on only two smartphones: the Samsung Galaxy S5 and LG G2. The carrier had promised that a " robust " lineup of devices would come with its VoLTE launch, and vowed that more will come soon.
Rackpsace has abandoned its efforts to find a buyer and has chosen to remain independent while naming a permanent CEO to lead the company.
Virgin Mobile Central and Eastern Europe (VMCEE), a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has secured funding of up to €10 million ($12.9 million) to fuel its expansion in Poland, Turkey, and other parts of the region.
Every industry needs an annual conference--a place where the major players can gather to debate the state of industry, discuss new business models, show off new products and mix and mingle. But...