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TIA launches NFV interoperability testing lab

The Telecommunications Industry Association is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization technology.

Zayo says wireless carriers' small cell, C-RAN initiatives drive dark fiber deals

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.

Tracking the impact social media has on OTT services

Social media continues to play a role in the way consumers interact with their over-the-top video services and the overall entertainment industry.

Verizon Enterprise expands cloud footprint in Asia-Pacific

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is doubling the size of its cloud footprint in the Asia-Pacific region by adding six locations and two new cloud providers, HP and Verizon Cloud, to the company's Secure Cloud interconnect service.

CenturyLink, Frontier, TelePacific join MEF's Ethernet Interconnection Points project

CenturyLink, Frontier and TelePacfic are the latest service providers to begin participating in the Metro Ethernet Forum's Ethernet Interconnect Points (EIP) project, an effort to create standard guidelines for Ethernet interconnection.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent demo 5 Gbps on existing copper pairs using XG.fast

BT and Alcatel-Lucent have completed a demonstration of XG.fast technology during which the service provider was able to deliver more than 5 Gbps over its existing copper pairs.

CenturyLink aims to fully virtualize its core IP networks, data centers by 2018

CenturyLink has set an aggressive SDN and NFV network plan, announcing that it will virtualize 40 percent of its global IP core network by the end of this year and plans to have full global virtualization of its IP core network and data centers by 2018.

Cisco exec says DOCSIS 3.1 capabilities may create issues for cable operators

DOCSIS 3.1 was the talk of the town during this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo trade show in New Orleans, but one Cisco executive has warned the industry that its level of control adds a level of complexity that could create challenges for engineers as they adapt to the new standard.

BT, Alcatel-Lucent expand G.fast broadband testing to 2,000 more UK homes

BT is moving forward with its strategy to get ultra-fast broadband technology deployed in select parts of the United Kingdom in the near future. The carrier is working with Alcatel-Lucent on a consumer test of G.fast, a technology that can enable broadband speeds up to 330 Mbps over copper, in Gosforth, located in northeast England.

BT to test street lighting smart city technology

BT is going to test new technology that it says uses connected street lights to create connectivity for emerging "smart city" applications.