WDM vendors like Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena and Cisco will continue to see revenue benefits over the next four years as more service providers upgrade their metro networks, a segment that Dell'Oro says will grow at a 10 percent CAGR. Demand for metro WDM capacity will drive up the overall optical transport revenues to $15 billion by 2019.
Ericsson reported stronger sales and operating profit than analysts had expected in the second quarter, and the network vendor said that its business in the U.S. market had stabilized during the period.
Network shutdowns are a way of life in the wireless industry, as technologies evolve and advance, and one era gives way to the next. U.S. wireless carriers and others have been shutting down legacy networks for more than a decade and the shuttering will continue this year.
Offering greater flexibility to deliver new cloud and optical services to businesses and consumers, it should be no surprise that the large ILECs like AT&T, CenturyLink and Verizon are keen on migrating off their legacy copper and TDM networks to IP and fiber. However, CLECs and their small to medium business customers are concerned whether ILECs will provide equivalently priced access to IP services.
As technologies evolve and new standards emerge, it's inevitable that the wireless industry will need to retire old technologies. FierceWireless compiled a list of some of the more notable network shutdowns. Special Report
How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
Just as Huawei touted its contributions to the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) initiative, it announced a string of 4.5G and 5G-related achievements, including one in which it will deploy new services based on 4.5G for the Shanghai Disney Resort and China Unicom Shanghai.
Researchers at Rice University have successfully demonstrated a system that can transmit wireless data over television white space (TVWS) during active broadcasts. The technology, called WATCH (Wi-Fi in Active TV Channels), is the first to transmit over ultra-high frequency (UHF) channels during normal TV activity, according to a university press release.
As wireless operators continue consolidate networks through acquisitions, roll out 4G LTE and make way for 5G wireless, they are also shutting down legacy wireless network technologies.
Adtran reported that second quarter 2015 revenues dropped year-over-year to $160 million, down from $176 million in the same period a year ago, due to sequential declines in its Business Networking and Loop Access product segments.