While industry experts debate the merits of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) and Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), the FCC formally kicked off a comment period seeking input on a range of topics related to the technologies.
Plenty of folks point out that the U.S. is lagging when it comes to 5G, but researchers are hoping to spur 5G R&D in the U.S. with the new Wireless Innovation Lab at National Instruments headquarters in Austin, Texas.
Incoming Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins is similar in many respects to the outgoing chief, John Chambers. Both are natural salesmen who understand Cisco's customers and resellers. While Robbins is in sync with Cisco's culture (he has been with the company since 1997), analysts and investors are questioning whether he has the technical acumen to help Cisco transition in a world of software-defined networking.
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Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said that the company is finalizing plans for a massive densification of its network using the company's 2.5 GHz spectrum. Called the "Sprint Next Generation Network," the plan calls for a balance of small cells and macrocells and promises an improvement to both network speed and capacity.
Cisco has initiated its CEO transition, announcing that John Chambers will step down from his post this summer after a 20-year tenure with the routing vendor and will be replaced by company executive Chuck Robbins.
Cisco Systems said that longtime CEO John Chambers will step down this summer, ending a 20-year period at the helm of the networking giant, and will be replaced by Cisco executive Chuck Robbins.
Ciena is moving to acquire Cyan for $400 million in cash and stock, a deal that will enhance the vendor's ability to respond to emerging demands from carriers to provide virtualized on-demand services for customers by using a mixture of software defined networking and network functions virtualization.
Nokia Networks Nigeria country manager Sam Nwosu said LTE deployments in the country remain low because of a lack of compatible handsets and low consumer income.
A new study shows that 'frontrunner' operator revenues increased bya CAGR of 9.6 per cent between 2010 and 2014 while competitors in their markets achieved only 2.7 per cent growth.