Orange announced plans to increase the cost of its mobile and fixed line services in Spain, meaning the market will be the latest to see consumer price increases following consolidation in the number of operators.
du said it moved a step closer to deploying virtualised customer premises equipment (vCPE) after successfully trialling network functions virtualisation (NFV) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Wireless networks in the future could be larger, faster and better able to accommodate more users thanks to research conducted by the Office of Naval Research.
Consolidated Communications may be an advocate of fiber-based 1 Gbps broadband, but in the near-term it continues to see rapid subscriber uptake for existing speed tiers, particularly 100 Mbps.
TDS Telecom is continuing its aggressive 1 Gbps FTTH expansion plan, announcing that it is bringing service to two new towns in New Hampshire and one town in Indiana.
5G expected to represent about 7 per cent of all operator-billed service revenues by 2025.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is not opposed to ILECs transitioning off their TDM networks and shutting down aging copper in lieu of fiber, but he said it should be done responsibly.
Sales of edge routers used for mobile backhaul will outpace growth of routers used for other applications, helping to boost the service provider edge router market to $8.5 billion by 2019, according to Dell'Oro Group.
Windstream is accelerating its consumer DSL profile with plans to launch 50 Mbps speeds to nearly 1 million locations, including 380,000 existing customers.
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of wireless technologies provider Qualcomm, is acquiring chipmaker Ikanos Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at about $47 million. The purchase will boost Qualcomm's presence in the home gateway segment of the carrier fixed-line market.