The founder of OneWeb, Greg Wyler, says he and his team have come up with a way to deliver broadband to rural and remote areas in a way that makes economic sense for mobile operators.
At last week's Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, Spain, T-Mobile announced that it will deploy Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum band in 2016. The operator, which is working with multiple vendors, also demonstrated LAA capabilities at the show with Nokia Networks. Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceWireless, spoke with T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray and Ricky Corker, EVP of North American markets for Nokia Networks, about the growing momentum around LAA in the United States.
As expected and even discussed here on FierceWireless prior to Mobile World Congress, the annual mobile confab was ripe with 5G talk. Just about every major RAN vendor, with the exception of Alcatel-Lucent, had something labeled in its booth as 5G. This doesn't mean Alcatel-Lucent didn't have plenty to say on the subject during MWC.
Service providers' ongoing moves to upgrade existing copper and build out Greenfield fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services were a key contributor in broadband aggregation revenues, a sector that Infonetics Research said rose 9 percent in 2014 to $8.2 million.
BARCELONA, Spain--Intel and Qualcomm executives said the chipset giants have a role to play in enabling smart cities as both technology solution providers and advisers as municipalities connect more of their infrastructure and services.
MegaFon blamed a near 30 per cent decline in net profit through 2014 on a significant drop in the value of the ruble, and predicted its earnings will remain weak through 2015 as a result of political tensions.
Ericsson will cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden, mainly in research and development (R&D) and its supply chain, as it seeks to slash costs and boost profitability. The vendor hinted at the job cuts in November, but at the time did not say how many employees would lose their jobs.
The combined consumer and enterprise worldwide wireless local area network (WLAN) market segments increased 7 per cent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Google, Amazon and Microsoft's ongoing movement into the cloud drove up fourth-quarter Ethernet switch revenues to what Dell'Oro Group says was an "all-time high," driving growth in both the data center and campus markets.
Longtime telecom executive Tony Melone, Verizon Communications' executive vice president of network, is retiring from the company.