Network Infrastructure

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Google Fiber considering Oklahoma City, Jacksonville and Tampa as 1 Gig service targets

Google Fiber is considering Oklahoma City and two Florida cities, Jacksonville and Tampa, as areas where it could bring its 1 Gbps FTTH service.

Madden: Mobile turns into an IT business

Recently, I have been writing about the decline of the macro base station market, predicting that, in rough numbers, the investment in "Tower and Power" will drop by half over the next five years. Unfortunately, I have heard very little disagreement from my subscribers that sell base stations and semiconductor devices. The gravy train is slowing down.

Google Fiber suffers outage in Kansas City during World Series Game 1

Google Fiber hit a foul ball during game one of the World Series as the service provider's 1 Gbps FTTH network suffered an outage in Kansas City, Mo.

Verizon plans to move forward with C-RAN technology deployments

Verizon Wireless is pushing ahead with plans to deploy Cloud-RAN network architecture and also will keep deploying small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to handle growing capacity requirements in urban markets.

Infinera's Fallon: Cable industry consolidation is an opportunity

Tom Fallon, CEO of Infinera, which bolstered its portfolio with new metro capabilities from its Transmode acquisition, sees the cable industry's consolidation as a new way to win customers and deepen its relationships with existing cable company customers.

Deutsche Telekom, Huawei claim European first with narrow band IoT trial

Deutsche Telekom partnered with Huawei to demonstrate what it said is the first field implementation of narrow band Internet of Things (IoT) technology on a commercial network in Europe.

Verizon protests 64 Kbps voice unbundling requirement, says it may delay copper-fiber transition

Verizon said that the 64 Kbps requirement has "outlived any usefulness" as more of its customers have dropped their landline phone service in favor of either VoIP or wireless as their main calling device.

AT&T will train technicians to install DirecTV, U-verse and IP broadband

AT&T is making sure its U-Verse IPTV technician workforce will be able to install DirecTV service across its markets.

Nuage Networks launches certification initiative, expands SDN partner program

Nuage Networks, Alcatel-Lucent's SDN solutions venture, is expanding its Partner program with the introduction of its self-service certification initiative.

Verizon says it has invested $22.2B in New York, encourages regulatory reforms

Following a study made by New York Public Service Commission about the state of telecommunications, Verizon has asked the regulator to implement a series of reforms that it says will promote innovation and investment.