NICE, France--ZTE has high hopes that it will grow in the German market in the years ahead, especially in managed services, according to a ZTE executive. Some of that growth could potentially come from the proposed merger between KPN's German unit E-Plus with Telefónica's O2 Germany. However, the deal is not yet final and needs to be approved by European Commission regulators.
NICE, France--Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) is a core focus of this week's TM Forum Live conference here, but those working towards the virtualisation of operator networks are under no illusion that this is going to be an easy transformation for operators.
Deutsche Telekom announced it officially closed its acquisition of GTS Central Europe on 30 May, and has now begun consolidating the GTS Group into its own operations.
T-Mobile US signed a long-term managed services agreement with Ericsson, which will supply the operator with its Service Agility package, including unified charging, billing, order management, product catalog and customer relationship management (CRM). The update will cover all branded T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers.
Amtrak is taking a new approach to solve problems with its widely mocked Wi-Fi service. The railroad service is soliciting bids for a private, dedicated trackside wireless broadband network that will support Wi-Fi on Amtrak's Acela Fleet, the high-speed rail service along the Northeast Corridor (NEC) between Washington, D.C., and Boston.
Windstream is aware that the pending Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger could potentially have implications in the competitive business market, but in the near-term the hybrid telco/CLEC says it will have the upper hand in the multi-site enterprise market where cable has little experience in serving.
FairPoint Communications is bringing its new 1 Gbps speed Ethernet services to 32 markets across its New England serving territory of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
Alcatel-Lucent notched up another deal for its IP technology by securing a contract to help resolve the backhaul requirements of the highly regarded Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo, which operates in one of the world's most advanced mobile communications markets.
Latest data from the European Commission's digital scorecard reveals that the target of "broadband for all" in the European Union has effectively been achieved through a mix of mobile, fixed and satellite technologies including LTE.
The extensive presence of LTE networks is stimulating the deployment of VoLTE, with 59.6 million VoLTE subscriptions expected to be in place by the end of 2014.