In the colocation space, New York, London, Washington, Tokyo and Silicon Valley were the top worldwide metro areas that generated the most colocation revenue in the fourth quarter of 2015. According to Synergy Research, these markets account for 27 percent of worldwide retail and wholesale colocation revenues.
Ericsson has acquired NodePrime, a San Francisco-based data center management startup, enhancing its efforts to help service providers configure and manage data center hardware.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS are amongst a growing group of service providers that are considering partnering with local communities to build out and upgrade their networks to support higher speed residential and business services.
The growing interest in low power wide area (LPWA) networks, which are seen as a critical component to support a range of connected objects with long battery lives and low data rate requirements, is driving a battle between a mix of standard and proprietary technologies.
Zayo Group has completed its $18.9 million acquisition of Texas-based Clearview International, bolstering its data center holdings with an additional 30,000 square feet of colocation space.
Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin have designed an antenna that can break reciprocity without requiring additional expensive electronic components.
The phrase "alphabet soup" is regularly applied to the telecoms sector-- and with good reason. Now, developments in wireless connectivity options for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things (IoT) have unearthed a plethora of new acronyms that are certainly not for the faint hearted.
The data center market continued to be a source of growth for a number of the major Ethernet switch vendors in 2015 as Arista, Huawei and Juniper saw sales grow 41 percent, 125 percent and 15 percent respectively.
Huawei attributed revenue growth in EMEA during 2015 to rapid increases in demand for wireless and fixed networks, and a growing share of the region's smartphone market.
Turkcell, Turk Telekom and Vodafone Turkey have all indicated that planned LTE-Advanced (4.5G) services would be commercially available to users as of Apr. 1.