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.
Verizon Wireless has cited Cincinnati as one of its small cell targets, an initiative that could create a new revenue opportunity for local incumbent telco Cincinnati Bell, particularly for wireless backhaul and dark fiber.
Windstream has accepted $175 million of Phase II Connect America Funds (CAF-II), a move that will enable it to extend broadband services to nearly 400,000 rural households across 17 states.
As online video increasingly shifts to mobile devices, the wireless network outage across much of the Southeast on Tuesday called into question the reliability of major carriers' networks.
AT&T said an issue with its wireline network was the culprit behind spotty wireless service coverage for it and a number of area wireless operators in its Southeast markets. Joined by fellow wireless operators Sprint, T-Mobile US, and Verizon Wireless, the issue affected AT&T customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee last night.
Wireless service for customers at a variety of carriers was disrupted yesterday across parts of the Southeast due to a hardware issue in AT&T's wireline network. The issue affected customers in parts of Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee, according to media reports.
Telekom Austria announced plans to trial an over the top (OTT)-style mobile broadband TV service to complement an existing fixed-line service.