Unlike SDN (software-defined Networking) of NFV (network functions virtualization), C-RAN might the hottest wireless acronym you've never heard of. C-RAN stands for Cloud RAN (radio access network) as well as the less catchy Centralized RAN. Proponents of the technology believe it could eventually spread around the world. Special report
Qualcomm is spinning off the unit that houses its Gimbal geolocation beacon technology into a separate company just a few months after it started selling the beacons commercially. The technology behind Gimbal is both a competitor to Apple's iBeacon technology but also compatible with it.
Bell Aliant continued to see the fruits of its FibreOP fiber to the home (FTTH)-based broadband and IPTV efforts pay off in the first quarter of 2014 as data revenues grew $22 million, or 8.6 percent, due to an uptick in Internet and TV customer adds.
Verizon may be focused on enhancing its FiOS subscriber counts in the markets where it already built out fiber to the home (FTTH) infrastructure, but as seen in its first-quarter earnings results, it looks as though those markets are becoming saturated. Yet it's doubtful the company will expand into new markets for FiOS.
AT&T has been in discussions with DirecTV about purchasing the satellite TV provider, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed sources close to the talks.
In discussing Cloud RAN and Centralized RAN (C-RAN) distributed base station architectures, the related topic of shifting services away from the network core often pops up.
One of the hottest industry acronyms these days is C-RAN, which is dominating the advanced wireless markets of Asia, where fiber is abundant and high population densities make the architecture fiscally beneficial. But proponents of the technology believe it could eventually spread across the globe.
Cox Communications has become the latest service provider to announce an intention to launch a 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service, a move that will challenge both AT&T and Google Fiber, reports Bloomberg.
Telia Sonera International Carrier (TSIC) put another stake into the U.S. market by establishing a connection with EvoSwitch's Washington, D.C., data center.
Sprint is bringing its new "America's Newest Network" advertising campaign to major markets including Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles and elsewhere, and is touting "faster speeds, better call quality and fewer dropped calls" in an effort to generate interest in its newly overhauled CDMA network and its growing LTE network.