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Verizon launches Cisco-powered software defined WAN service

Verizon has taken another step forward with its software defined networking (SDN) strategy by launched a new WAN service that leverages Cisco's Intelligent WAN (IWAN) technology.

NTCA: Affordable video content will drive competition, broadband investment in rural markets

The NTCA (National Telephone Cooperative Association) says in a FCC filing that the ability for smaller telcos to get access to competitively-priced video content in rural areas will drive competition and new broadband investments.

Getting inside how Rentrak, comScore, Nielsen are tracking OTT user behavior

It's clear that more viewers are turning away from cable and satellite to view TV programs and movies via an online video service provider, but as the OTT video market continues to evolve, there are a number of questions about user behaviors.

UPN lights 100th cell site with dark fiber, sees ongoing small cell backhaul growth

Unite Private Networks has extended dark fiber services to its 100 th cell site in Iowa for a large wireless operator.

Likelihood of cord cutting varies depending upon demographics, content appeal

When it comes to cutting the cord, many analysts fail to look at different demographic groups and importance of content to the subscriber to determine the likelihood they will cut the cord, and how much, if any, savings will be accrued. 

Carriers will spend $5.7B on SDN by 2019, says IHS

The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware and services is expected to skyrocket from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm, in its latest IHS Infonetics SDN study, also said that the industry is still early in this SDN transformation and it won't be until 2016 to 2020 that the industry will have widespread commercial deployments of SDN.

Adtran CEO: SDN's impact on the industry is revolutionary

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- Adtran's top executive said that he predicts software-defined networking (SDN) will have a huge impact on the telecom industry because, once deployed, it will allow operators to move more quickly and save money. And he believes Adtran is well positioned to take advantage of this trend once operators stop trialing SDN and begin converting their networks.

Verizon tests NG-PON2 technology to deliver 10-Gig broadband

Verizon Communications tested next-generation passive optical (NG-PON2)  fiber-to-the-premises technology from a central office in Framingham, Mass., to a FiOS customer's home three miles away and to a local business. The trial, which used gear from Cisco and PT Inovação, was able to deliver broadband speeds of 10-Gbps and higher.

Backhaul to drive $8.5B market for edge routers by 2019

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.

Qualcomm snaps up Ikanos for $47M, expanding home gateway, IoT presence

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.