CenturyLink's Industry Standards Program Manager Michael Fargano has been tapped by the Broadband Forum as its new Technical Committee Chair to spearhead the development of standards required for software defined virtualized networking in broadband networks.
Analysts at Wall Street financial firm New Street Research said that AT&T Mobility is preparing to begin building out a network running on its WCS spectrum licenses. The firm also said that AT&T likely will ramp up its spending on its network after several months of slower spending. Further, the firm said that Sprint is likely planning to announce a new network plan when the carrier reports its first-quarter results.
Executives at Mimosa Networks are encouraged by a recent letter a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders sent to the FCC urging the commission to explore spectrum-sharing opportunities in the 10 GHz band.
As expected, 5G was one of the major themes at last week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain.
ZTE picked up a contract to deploy the second phase of state-owned Algerian operator Algérie Télécom's LTE network, nearly a year after the operator took a leading position in Africa with the launch of the first phase in its 4G rollout.
Tele2 unveiled plans to again offer mobile services in Austria after reaching a deal to establish a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on T-Mobile Austria's network.
Orange, Telenor and Hutchison Whampoa may not be assured of receiving European Commission (EC) approval for planned mergers in Spain, Denmark and the UK simply because the EC cleared similar deals in recent years.
Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders.
While the competition is mulling ways to take customers away from WLAN vendor Aruba Networks as it gets combined with HP, Aruba is preparing its customers for what it calls better days ahead.
AT&T Mobility no longer plans to deploy 40,000 small cells on its network by the end of 2015, a goal that had been a key element of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network initiative. The carrier is not saying how many small cells it plans to deploy by year-end but said that its 2014 acquisition of Leap Wireless removed the need to deploy as many small cells as it originally had planned because the deal gave AT&T more macro cell sites for capacity.