The time to innovate couldn't be any more pressing for the wireline telecom industry as traditional operators look to shut down 100-year-old TDM networks and transition to all-IP infrastructure. FierceTelecom profiles eight up-and-coming executives meeting the demands of a changing landscape.
Belgacom has unveiled a new VDSL2 vectoring service, offering speeds up to 70 Mbps, more than double the speed of its existing 30 Mbps VDSL2 service.
Google Fiber plans to explore the idea of bringing its 1 Gbps fiber to the home (FTTH) service to an additional 34 cities across 9 U.S. metro areas, a move the provider decided to make in the wake of the experience it gained through deployments in Kansas City, Austin and Provo.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler plans to craft a new set of net neutrality rules that will prohibit broadband providers from throttling bandwidth or blocking Internet content from over-the-top providers like Netflix of Amazon, reports The Washington Post.
Netflix revealed that while subscribers that use Verizon FiOS and other broadband services will see sluggish service, they can still access content, albeit at a lower quality or with some "startup delays" during peak hours, reports FierceOnlineVideo citing a Wall Street Journa l story. According to the report, some FiOS subscribers reported that Netflix streams have become "unwatchable." Read more
AT&T and Ciena, one of the telco's key optical networking vendor partners, are deploying a managed network monitoring service for energy vendor Itron.
TeliaSonera has completed a field trial of Huawei's G.fast technology, one that enables service providers to theoretically deliver up to 1 Gbps over existing copper loops.
Fibertech Networks has put the finishing touches on its network expansion project in Ohio, adding more than 1,000 miles of new fiber in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo.
CenturyLink's new CenturyLink Technology Solutions has scored a large hybrid outsourcing contract with The Procter & Gamble Company, a move that will change how one of the largest consumer packaged goods companies procures and consumes IT services.
GENBAND has added another element to its growing services portfolio by reaching an agreement to purchase uReach Technologies, a deal that gives it a broad portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions.