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IHS: Carrier Ethernet drops 2% in 2014, will grow slightly to $29B in 2019

In 2014, the global Ethernet equipment market declined 2 percent from the previous year to $27 billion due to declines in the VDSL, EPON and SONET/SDH segments and a slowdown in microwave sales, said IHS in a new report.

Southern Light sees growing opportunities in dark fiber, small cell backhaul

Dark fiber may be the latest fashion statement in the wholesale provider market, but to Southern Light, the service is something it based its initial business case on when it founded the company.

Ovum: TR-69 protocol to play major role in service providers' IoT, smart home strategies

The Broadband Forum's TR-69 protocol may have initially came to prominence in the telco network to monitor and resolve problems on the DSL network, but it is finding new utility in the emerging smart home concept.

Internet2 deploys ONOS as part of its SDN migration

Internet2 has deployed the Open Network Operating System (ONOS) on its R&E network, a move that illustrates the service provider's initial migration to software defined networking.

Google, Broadcom, Wi-Fi Alliance push for more collaboration between LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi

Broadcom, Ericsson, Google and Verizon are just some of the stakeholders that weighed in on the FCC's request for information on current trends related to LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA). Several players in the Wi-Fi community argue that the LTE-U/LAA and Wi-Fi communities need closer collaboration.

NTS, Ting enhance 1 Gbps reach in Texas and Virginia

While AT&T and Comcast continue to grab headlines with their 1 and 2 Gbps plans, alternative providers NTS and Tucows' Ting are also hot on the FTTH expansion trail, announcing that they are bringing 1 Gbps service to more areas of Texas and Virginia.

Analyst: SoftBank's Son taking more active role in Sprint's network as densification planning nears completion

Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is taking a more active role in planning Sprint's network densification project according to a report from Wall Street firm Macquarie Capital. Further, analysts there think Sprint is going to embark on a plan that will be primarily focused on deploying small cells.

Level 3 fiber network outage disrupts Internet traffic in the U.S. and Europe

Level 3 suffered a fault on its fiber network on Friday that slowed down Internet services in a number of U.S. markets and four European countries--including the UK, France, Germany and Italy. According to a Computer Weekly report, the outage affected a number of websites such as eBay and Yahoo Mail, and gaming services on PSN and Xbox Live.

Report: AT&T angling to get space on América Móvil's Mexican wireless towers

AT&T is aiming to rent space on cell towers in Mexico from Telesites, the company that was spun off this spring from América Móvil, according to a  Bloomberg  report.

Qualcomm introduces MuLTEfire for unlicensed spectrum

Qualcomm relatively quietly introduced a standalone version of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) that it is developing, called MuLTEfire, which does not rely on any licensed spectrum.