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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.