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Net neutrality, Google Fiber highlight transition, change in 2014: Year in Review

As we look to close out yet another year here at  FierceTelecom,  it's time to reflect back on the major news themes of the past year. Net neutrality and consolidation were just a couple of the key topics that will continue to dominate the industry.  Once you've checked out this year's biggest stories, let us know what you think in the comments.

Alcatel-Lucent's Alwan: SDN creates new automation opportunities for service providers

Alcatel-Lucent said that it sees software-defined networking (SDN) technology becoming a tool that service providers will use to automate their network and service delivery functions.

Virtual appliances remain star in the application delivery controller market

While the overall application delivery controller (ADC) market only grew slightly over 1 percent sequentially, virtual appliances helped make up the slack, rising 17 percent during the quarter, says Dell'Oro Group.

BT serves up discount on its fiber-based Infinity bundles

BT is upping the ante of its holiday promotional efforts by serving up discounts for customers that purchase its Infinity 1 broadband and voice service bundle plan.

Sprint unlikely to hit goal of deploying 2.5 GHz LTE carrier aggregation in 2014

Sprint executives said throughout 2014 that they planned to launch carrier aggregation technology on the company's 2.5 GHz TD-LTE service by the end of this year. However, the company now expects to miss that goal will instead launch the technology sometime in early 2015.

Ho's Perspective: How will Verizon and AT&T battle Sprint and T-Mobile in 2015?

2014 is nearly at and end and it's the time of the year when there are countless year-end review articles and 2015 predictions. While there were many highlights of 2014, I choose to hone in on network and competition.  Instead of predictions, my 2015 expectations have been laid out with technology paths and the previous year's events.

Hibernia Networks extends submarine cable to Cork, Ireland, provides access to U.S., U.K.

Hibernia Networks is connecting its Express submarine cable to Cork, Ireland, via the buildout of a new cable landing station, giving area service providers and businesses access to North America and the U.K.

SNS Research: NFV, SDN investment to climb to $21B by 2020

Growing interest from large service providers like AT&T in network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) are setting the stage for a market that's forecast to reach nearly $21 billion by 2020, according to a new report from SNS Research.

Globalstar gets OK for experimental tests using TLPS

The FCC gave Globalstar the green light to conduct experimental tests in San Carlos, Calif., using terrestrial low power service (TLPS), provided certain conditions are met.

Connecticut's proposed 1 Gig broadband plan attracts 46 municipalities

Connecticut's plan to build a statewide Gigabit-capable fiber network has brought a consortium of 46 of the state's municipalities, representing nearly 50 percent of its population, to participate.