Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has formed a software-defined networking (SDN) testbed that will link researchers in nine universities with a data hub so that they can run experiments and collaborate on infrastructure that simulates the Internet.
CenturyLink may be expanding its IPTV footprint throughout its territory, but it sees over-the-top video as a way to reduce ongoing deployment costs while reaching more of its customer base with video services.
Passive optical networking (PON) equipment is seeing a big jump in demand worldwide, a new report from Dell'Oro Group says, with manufacturers including Calix, Huawei, Technicolor and ZTE reaping the benefits from sales growth rates ranging from 20 percent to 60 percent in the third quarter.
While landline voice service has been the bedrock of the communications industry for over 100 years, new statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed that only about 8 percent of homes have a landline-based voice service.
Velmenni is taking a bold stance on the emerging Li-Fi technology trend, announcing that it will deliver a line of LED light bulbs that will support multi-Gbps data speeds. A number of researchers say that Li-Fi has a theoretical top speed of 224 Gbps.
Facebook is testing the Wedge 100, a super-fast Ethernet switch that has 32 ports and is capable of delivering data at 100-Gig speeds. The switch, which Facebook built, will be used to move data around the company's server farms, according to Jay Parikh, Facebook's global head of engineering and infrastructure, as reported by VentureBeat.
Cox Business is taking advantage of the emerging small cell opportunity with a new turnkey service that it says will enable wireless operators to deploy small cells to extend coverage and capacity.
While voice over Wi-Fi has existed in various formats, the key challenge for mobile operators is that, like VoIP and other over the top voice technologies, they can't control these services.
The Telecommunications Industry Association is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization technology.
Speaking to investors during the third-quarter earnings call, Dan Caruso, co-founder, chairman and CEO, said that wireless backhaul deals are a key contributor to its Physical Infrastructure revenue mix.