T-Mobile US' new family plan promotion will likely put more pressure on its network capacity and speed up the timeframe for when it needs to make a deal with another company, according to financial analysts.
EATEL is leveraging its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network to deliver a 1 Gbps service to residential customers in Louisiana's Ascension and Livingston Parishes, a move that's set on challenging local cable incumbent Cox Communications.
mmMAGIC, one of the newest consortia to be co-funded by the European Commission's 5G PPP programme, said it plans to develop new technologies that can operate in frequency bands between 6 GHz and 100 GHz and accelerate the standardisation of millimeter wave technologies for 5G as part of a two-year research programme.
Huawei acquired software technology from Ireland-based software-defined networking (SDN) specialist Amartus.
Network shutdowns are a way of life in the wireless industry, as technologies evolve and advance, and one era gives way to the next. Wireless carriers have been shutting down legacy networks for more than a decade and the shuttering will continue this year.
NTCA, an industry forum focused on rural telcos, says that the FCC should not place larger mandates on service providers, because the fact that many consumers shift to using cell phones during power outages shows that they don't see standby power for voice service a priority.
US Telecom says that the FCC's call to mandate that ILECs provide IP services to competitive telcos at comparable prices to legacy TDM services could actually delay the U.S. telecom industry's migration to all-IP networks.
Verizon's troubles in New York City continue to mount as Mayor Bill de Blasio is requiring City Hall to approve any business local agencies do with the service provider, a measure focused on getting it to fulfill its goal to wire the city with FiOS FTTP service.
Zayo has secured a new agreement with an unnamed wireless carrier to provide fiber-to-the-tower service to 500 towers, a deal that will not only expand its wireless backhaul business, but also could be used to target new enterprise and content service opportunities.
Level 3 Communications has wrapped its network expansion effort in Spokane, Washington and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, enhancing its route miles and on-net building reach to address business customers in each city.