T-Mobile US is in the process of shutting down HSPA+/UMTS service on its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum as it completes the transition to supporting those services on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum.
As CenturyLink moves forward with its transition from legacy TDM, the telco has asked the FCC in a new filing to grant requests to discontinue TDM voice services in areas where consumers have alternative services available.
Zayo has upgraded its Ethernet backbone from 10G to 100G, a move that it says will support the growing bandwidth needs of its retail and wholesale service provider customers.
Fatbeam, a regional fiber provider, is acquiring EMAN Networks' metro fiber network in the Central Valley area of Spokane, Wash., a move that will give it an additional 24.5 miles of metro fiber. By acquiring these assets, Fatbeam now has 301 miles of fiber network connecting 23 markets in the Pacific Northwest.
Verizon and Sprint's ongoing move to small cells could provide a potential wireless backhaul windfall to Lumos Networks, a telco that's been aggressively expanding its fiber network in Virginia and Pennsylvania.
The enterprise session border controller (eSBC) market may have taken a sequential 11 percent hit in the first quarter of 2015, but an IHS report says that new growth is on the horizon. As more enterprises move to replace their VoIP gateways, IHS forecast that the eSBC segment will grow at a 6 percent compound annual growth rate from 2014 to 2019.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) established a roadmap for the standardisation of 5G technologies and confirmed that the IMT-2020 label will be applied to the next generation of mobile standards.
Nokia Networks and Saudi Arabian operator Zain KSA said they have completed the first trial of LTE carrier aggregation in the Middle Eastern country, as part of a network upgrade project.
Vivendi geared up to cement its position as Telecom Italia's leading shareholder with a plan to increase its holding to 14.9 per cent that could be executed in the next two days.
The ITU has decided on the term it will use to refer to IMT-2020, and it is, appropriately enough, "IMT-2020," referencing the year in which most industry watchers expect 5G to commercially deploy.