Cisco CEO and Director Charles Robbins sounded an optimistic note on the future of the company's service provider division, saying that its overall growth in the fiscal fourth quarter signals an alignment of the manufacturer's "architectural vision" with that of its customers.
San Francisco's Bay Area has been the target for more than 12 fiber-optic cable cuts in a year that have resulted in service disruption and impacted emergency phone calls. Some of these cuts have occurred repeatedly at the same location and the way they have occurred, often in the same night in areas of the East Bay and around San Jose, Calif., has authorities believing that the attacks were intentional, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Google has been testing its drone delivery program in U.S. airspace and plans further tests in rural California after striking a deal with NASA, according to a Guardian report.
Using spectrum at higher frequencies is a likely scenario for the future, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formed an international alliance with about a dozen telecom companies and universities to model and measure wireless channels at much higher frequencies.
American Tower sees a strong future ahead for its portfolio of cell towers it acquired earlier this year from Verizon Wireless, according to an American Tower executive. T-Mobile US, in particular, has been looking to co-locate its network gear on those towers as it expands its LTE network.
China Telecom has become the first operator to deploy an Ericsson LTE Radio Dot System in the country, deploying the system in two of the country's coastal provinces, Zhejiang and Guangdong.
Marriott inked a three-year, $150 million deal with AT&T in which the operator will provide faster broadband services for Marriott guests, VOIP calling, cloud services and LTE backup.
Towerstream expects to see growth from LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and the Internet of Things (IoT) via 45,000 billboard locations, but small cells may be the real kicker.
4G Americas, the wireless trade association that represents operators and vendors in North America, South America and Central America, wants regulators to seriously start thinking about how they're going to allocate spectrum for 5G.
Mid-Atlantic telecommunications company Shentel said it will purchase nTelos for approximately $640 million in a move the company said will improve its fiber and cable holdings.