Sébastien Soriano is the preferred candidate of President François Hollande to head the telecoms regulator in France.
Some 96 LTE networks were launched in 27 countries in 2014, taking the total number of commercial LTE networks to 360 in 124 countries by the end of the year according to latest figures released by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
LAS VEGAS--Boingo Wireless said it has installed Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technology at five airports in the United States. The company said it has completed the installation of NFV technology in the John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Dallas, and is working to complete the installation of the technology in two other airports.
Sonus has reached a deal to acquire Treq Labs for $10.1 million, an acquisition that will bolster its portfolio with a new set of software defined networking (SDN) capabilities.
The video on demand (VOD) growth party has come to an end. According to data from the Digital Entertainment Group trade organization, cable, satellite and Internet VOD rentals dropped 6.7 percent to $1.97 billion in 2014, reversing what was traditionally a positive growth trend.
LAS VEGAS--Wireless startup MagnaCom (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) has been demonstrating its technology to improve spectral efficiency and network performance here, and CEO Yossi Cohen said the company is making process in convincing wireless industry players that its wave modulation, or WAM, technique actually works. The goal now is convince silicon vendors and other wireless players to try out the technology for themselves, with the long-term aim of having carriers pressure their vendor partners to adopt it.
Level 3's overall wholesale business revenues may be gradually declining every quarter, but it sees a bright spot in the dark fiber business, a company executive told investors.
LAS VEGAS--Ericsson said it is making significant progress in diversifying its customer base beyond wireless carriers. The company said that last year it derived fully 15 percent of its revenues from customers that are not wireless carriers, a number up from 10 percent in 2013 and 5 percent in 2009.
CenturyLink is considering its own movement into the growing over-the-top (OTT) video market segment, a top company executive told investors.
Like most major operators AT&T Mobility is already looking ahead to 5G even though there are many unknowns about what 5G will be and how it will be deployed in the network. Despite that uncertainty, AT&T's most difficult 5G decision will be when to deploy it. Speaking at the Citi 2015 Global Internet, Media & Telecommunications Conference Tuesday in Las Vegas, John Donovan, SVP of AT&T technology and network operations, said the hardest part of 5G is knowing the timing of it. "There is a penalty to being early and a penalty to being late. The timing is important," he said.