Some 51 LTE networks have been launched globally so far in 2014, and the total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year.
Cambium Networks announced products designed to operate in the 5150-5250 MHz frequencies that the FCC recently opened for fixed outdoor wireless use.
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless has reduced the number of people it plans to cover with its own LTE network thanks to its recently announced network agreement with Sprint, which includes reciprocal LTE roaming.
AT&T has made it official: San Antonio is the next stop on its 1 Gigabit fiber to the home (FTTH) network journey, the latest in a string of locations in Texas where the telco said it will bring the service.
Ericsson has added another element to its growing OSS/BSS empire by reaching a deal to acquire Boston-based MetraTech, a move that will extend its presence beyond the telecom industry into other emerging markets, including transport and utilities.
Comporium, a regional telco and cable operator, is going to extend its Zipstream 1 Gbps fiber to the premises (FTTP) service to 125 neighborhoods in South Carolina's York and Lancaster counties. Service will be sold to residents for $99 per month.
A new survey of UK residents commissioned by mobile analytics company RootMetrics found that a decent mobile signal is topping the list of priorities for 18-24 year-old property buyers in the UK.
Level 3 continued to ride the wave of enterprise growth as its enterprise Core Network Services (CNS) segment rose 11 percent to $984 million.
We all knew the 5G pendulum was going to swing back pretty hard post-Mobile World Congress this year. Sure enough, come mid-year 2014, it's suddenly fashionable for people in the telecom industry (media, analysts, etc.) to push back on the 5G hype. You probably know the messages I'm thinking of: "There are still plenty of 2G networks supporting M2M and voice in operation." "3G will be with us for years, so keep investing in those networks." "LTE and LTE-A are more than capable enough to support millions upon millions of people watching million upon millions of streaming video sessions."
Comcast may be still committed to getting as much out of its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network as it can, but the cable MSO's move to submit a proposal to build a fiber to the home (FTTH) network supporting 530 homes in Sun Valley, Fla., shows it has plenty of interest in fiber-based broadband services.