The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) said it convened a "ground breaking" meeting of network functions virtualisation (NFV) standards bodies and open source communities that will boost adoption by reducing fragmentation in the sector.
A number of AT&T wireline customers in Pompano Beach, Fla., have been without service for almost 10 days after a construction company cut into severed one of the telco's area cables.
Google Fiber's ongoing buildout of its 1 Gbps-capable FTTH service in six metro areas and exploration into entering Los Angeles and Chicago is a sign that the service provider is looking to make a larger impact in the broadband market, says Wells Fargo in a research report.
CenturyLink is seeing its FTTH rollout in 16 markets helping create awareness for its broader broadband portfolio, enabling it to take share and win back share from cable. In the markets where CenturyLink offers 1 Gbps FTTH, it is no surprise that the service provider isn't seeing every user taking up service since most users don't need that much bandwidth.
The new CTO at mobile network capacity and resource management software provider Vasona Networks is Rui Frazao, who previously was director of network engineering for Vodafone. While at Vodafone, his responsibilities included overseeing network engineering efforts in central Europe, including Germany, the Netherlands, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
Submarine cable capacity continues to rise, growing 36 percent a year between 2007 and 2014, says the FCC in its first "U.S. International Circuit Capacity Report." As a host of new submarine cable networks go into service over the next year, the commission expects submarine cable capacity to grow around 29 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Adva Optical Networking has acquired Overture, furthering its network functions virtualization (NFV) and Ethernet over Copper (EoC) capabilities for its carrier customers.
Arcep asked French mobile operators to make specific plans for terminating network-sharing and national roaming agreements that have also been used to delay the construction of their own mobile networks.
Günther Oettinger, the European commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, called the leaders of 10 major European telecoms operators and infrastructure vendors to a meeting in a bid to accelerate the development and rollout of 5G technology.
On a holiday trip to visit family, I finally got the chance to try JetBlue's much-touted Fly-Fi service, as well as the Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service that the airline has promoted since partnering with the retail giant earlier this year.