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North America sales help drive PON equipment market up 25 percent, research firm says

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.

POTS-only households drop to 8 percent as millennials opt for wireless, CDC says

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.

Estonia's Velmenni to release Li-Fi broadband LED bulbs in 2018-19

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 testing super-fast Ethernet switch

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 serves up small cell solution for wireless operators

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.

EE, Vodafone UK and Three UK give users multiple Wi-Fi calling choices

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.

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.