A silver lining in the third quarter router market could be found in the core segment, where revenues climbed 10 percent, according to a new Infonetics IHS report.
With one of its final state PUC approvals from California in place, Frontier's chief financial officer is confident that when the service provider does complete the acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in March it will be able to increase broadband penetration in the residential and small to medium business segments of these markets.
Passive optical networking (PON) equipment is seeing a big jump in demand worldwide, a new report from Dell'Oro Group says, with manufacturers including Calix, Huawei, Technicolor and ZTE reaping the benefits from sales growth rates ranging from 20 percent to 60 percent in the third quarter.
As the telco industry increasingly mixes with what traditionally has been the domain of IT professionals, Nokia Networks is getting in the middle of it all by establishing the OpenFastPath (OFP) Foundation, an initiative it launched with ARM and Enea to combine the advanced technologies and security features of the telco world with the open source approach of the IT domain.
Yoigo, Spain's fourth-largest mobile operator, said it will invest €25 million ($27 million) in the expansion of its 4G mobile network with the goal of covering 80 per cent of the Spanish population in May 2016.
Ericsson said it will remain the provider of managed services to Mobile Broadband Network Ltd (MBNL), an infrastructure joint venture between EE and Three UK, for a further three years and noted that its contract has been expanded to also cover design, planning and deployment services.
The GSMA said the mobile industry is expected to contribute €600 billion ($648 billion) to Europe's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, up from €500 billion-- or 3.2 per cent-- of GDP in 2014.
France's four mobile operators invested a combined €2.2 billion ($2.4 billion) in 2G, 3G and 4G networks in 2014, but regulator Arcep said more needs to be done to ensure more sparsely populated parts of France also have access to mobile broadband networks.
Polaris Wireless, provider of E911 location solutions, expects to launch its hybrid solution with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless operator in the first quarter of 2016, the company revealed in an ex-parte filing with the FCC. The filing does not identify the operator with which it will launch.
Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper and ZTE router sales jumped in the third quarter as shipments at these three companies to service provider customers outpaced the market, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report. According to the research firm, core router sales rose 9 percent year-over-year, following strong growth in the second quarter of 2015.