Sprint CTO John Saw said that the company is looking at ways to reduce backhaul costs by using its 2.5 GHz spectrum assets to provide wireless backhaul for small cells instead of fiber. In addition, Saw said the company will use dark fiber for backhaul, which may not be cheaper than traditional fiber but will allow the operator more control over the speed and capacity of the backhaul circuit.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America announced the availability of the 4G LTE Network Extender for Enterprise designed to enhance wireless coverage indoors.
Sprint's network still includes working Huawei equipment despite the carrier's 2013 vow to remove or destroy gear from the Chinese company, according to a LightReading report.
Italy-based TIM tested full duplex relay technology from U.S. start-up Kumu Networks that is designed to enable the transmission capacity of LTE networks to be doubled from current levels through the use of self-interference cancellation (SIC) techniques.
Stockholm-based TeliaSonera and Ericsson are making no secret of their 5G ambitions, announcing that they aim to offer some version of 5G services to TeliaSonera customers in Stockholm and Estonia's Tallinn as early as 2018.
Optical transport equipment sales will grow to $15 billion by 2020, driven by huge demand for WDM (wavelength division multiplexer) systems over the next five years, a new report by Dell'Oro Group says.
Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.
TeliaSonera and Ericsson said customers of the Sweden-based operator in Stockholm in Sweden and Tallinn in Estonia will experience 5G services as early as 2018, as the two companies unveiled a new strategic partnership to drive the development of 5G.
Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.
If Apple is contemplating the use of Li-Fi in future iPhones, as many outlets reported this week, it most likely would need to incorporate it into a range of devices – and probably create an entire new ecosystem to support it.