Optical transport equipment sales will grow to $15 billion by 2020, driven by huge demand for WDM (wavelength division multiplexer) systems over the next five years, a new report by Dell'Oro Group says.
Verizon told the New York Assembly Committee on Corporations, Authorities and Commissions in a hearing this week that it invested over $1.8 billion in the state's wireline and wireless networks in 2014, refuting criticism that it has not lived up to its buildout commitments.
TeliaSonera and Ericsson said customers of the Sweden-based operator in Stockholm in Sweden and Tallinn in Estonia will experience 5G services as early as 2018, as the two companies unveiled a new strategic partnership to drive the development of 5G.
Windstream and Time Warner Cable are among 12 companies that have expressed interest in building a fiber network throughout the city of Lexington, Ky., as a means to increase Internet speeds and expand overall broadband access.
If Apple is contemplating the use of Li-Fi in future iPhones, as many outlets reported this week, it most likely would need to incorporate it into a range of devices – and probably create an entire new ecosystem to support it.
The technology that Verizon Ventures is investing in via Kumu Networks is not only designed to make LTE work better, but its applications for Wi-Fi are equally important, especially for companies as dominant in Wi-Fi as Cisco.
The NYU Wireless research center, which made a name for itself in millimeter wave (mmWave) technology research, will use funds from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build an advanced programmable platform for designing, prototyping and validating mmWave technologies.
The ongoing transition to higher Ethernet speeds in the data center and enterprise campus segment will drive Ethernet switch sales over the next five years, says Dell'Oro Group. According to the research firm, the majority of spending by data centers will be on 25 Gbps capable switches, while 2.5 and 5.0 Gbps will make its way into enterprise campus upgrades.
Mobile carriers and infrastructure companies are struggling to support ever-increasing data traffic on wireless networks, and as they prepare to transition to 5G they're betting on Kumu Networks to help them do so.
AT&T has completed the buildout of fiber to 1 million additional business customer locations thanks to the fiber-to-the-building program that is part of its Project VIP initiative.