Whether it's due to exiting a business or improving their balance sheets, companies in the wireless market are making changes that are driving thousands of workers out of their jobs this year.
Some San Francisco city managers see fiber as a key asset for the city, and are considering a proposal that would require workers to install fiber when conducting other road work. Specifically, the proposal would require the city's Department of Technology to install conduit for fiber cable whenever a trench is being dug for electrical or sewer work, reports the San Francisco Examiner.
Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. But, despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Here is a list of the biggest job cuts so far this year:
It appears operators' work in the area of video transmission is coming at the right time. According to a new report from FierceCable, major video content producers like ESPN and others are increasingly embracing over-the-top (OTT) distribution. Content owners are hoping that this slimmed-down, lower-cost, digitally focused set of OTT alternatives will bring a legion of millennial-generation pay-TV holdouts into the fold. For more on this topic, check out this FierceCable special report.
LONDON--Voice over LTE (VoLTE) has the potential to open several new revenue streams for operators beyond just increasing data income, the VP of EMEA business development for Alcatel-Lucent said.
LONDON--IP Exchange (IPX) will play a crucial role in enabling voice roaming on LTE networks, panellists at the LTE Voice Summit said here.
The FCC's expected move later this month to issue an order that speeds up infrastructure deployment will represent a "signal achievement" on the issue, according to PCIA President Jonathan Adelstein.
LONDON--Communications service providers (CSPs) should offer voice calling for free on LTE networks and instead make their money by charging subscribers and advertisers for video calls, a senior product marketing analyst at Oracle Communications said.
How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.