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 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 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.
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 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 is going to test new technology that it says uses connected street lights to create connectivity for emerging "smart city" applications.
A group of new technologies and services, including DSTAC, CableCard and pay-TV apps are set to challenge the cable industry's long-standing hold on the $20 billion set-top box market.
5G may be the talk of the town in the wireless industry as its next-generation technology, but a host of diverse technologies could make the standardization process more complex. FierceWirelessTech has a special report on how standards bodies like the ITU, 5GPPP and NGMN are addressing this new tech.
AT&T said in a new report that businesses experienced about 43 million security incidents in 2014, up 48 percent from 2013. That equals 117,000 attacks daily, the service provider said.
Broadband Forum has set out its new Broadband 20/20 vision, an initiative that it says will focus on how to develop new specifications around NFV, SDN, ultra-fast access, IoT (Internet of Things) and eventually 5G wireless for broadband providers.