Intel executives used the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2015 to describe a 5G world where drones and balloons will connect the unconnected, and consumers won't need to be concerned whether it's Wi-Fi or 4G-- everything will just work seamlessly like on big network.
Windstream is taking its fixed wireless solution to Philadelphia, adding another market where it will provide complementary network access to its wireline network to business customers.
CenturyLink has begun trialing a new 100 Mbps service over its existing copper network for consumer and business customers in Salt Lake City.
Thanks to the widespread deployment of LTE in the U.S., mobile broadband services are now ubiquitous. Today's consumers own multiple connected devices-- from tablets to smartphones-- and their usage of the wireless network is growing exponentially.
Now that network functions virtualization (NFV) has the support of 38 operators worldwide, companies like Huawei and Red Hat are doing their part to speed deployment of the technology. That also means making sure it works with multiple vendors' architectures.
Sprint CTO John Saw said that Sprint's network densification, which will include thousands of new macro cell sites and tens of thousands of small cells, will not be "a traditional slow and expensive build."
Windstream has joined HP's PartnerOne Program where it will deliver hosted solutions built on HP Helion and infrastructure platforms for its growing cloud customer base.
FairPoint has accepted $37.4 million in funding from Phase II of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II), enabling it to build network infrastructure that will bring 10/1 Mbps broadband services to nearly 105,000 locations in 14 states.
America Movil and its Austrian subsidiary Telekom Austria pulled out of the race to acquire Serbian operator Telekom Srbija due to the high cost of buying the company and its lack of profitability.
Swisscom said it is testing an LTE network offering data rates of up to 450 Mbps that it aims to launch by the year-end to meet growing mobile data demand.