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AT&T, Equinix, Verizon and others lend hand in Open Compute Project's telco data center initiative

AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Equinix, SK Telecom and Verizon have joined the Open Compute Project (OCP)  in an effort to drive the organization's new Telco Project focused on data center technologies.

Sprint's thirst for dark fiber-based small cell backhaul spells opportunity for Zayo, Level 3, others

Sprint recently said during its fourth quarter earnings call that it would be using a mix of 2.5 GHz spectrum and dark fiber for small backhaul-- a move that could potentially benefit various competitive wireline carriers who have aggressively built out fiber networks in anticipation of the emerging small cell backhaul trend.

Verizon becomes member of ONOS project, furthers SDN, NFV innovation

Verizon has become the latest major service provider to join ONOS (Open source SDN Network Operating System), an organization for service providers and networks and a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

Mediacom sets foundation to deliver 1 Gig services in Missouri

Mediacom has put the network elements together to deliver a gigabit-speed broadband service throughout its Columbia and Jefferson City markets in Missouri.

AT&T's Cicconi: FCC's broadband report ignores its own definition

AT&T is taking a swipe at the FCC's draft 2016 Broadband Progress report, saying the regulator is not following its own broadband definition of 25 Mbps.

Australia's AARNet launches SDN testbed for researchers, universities

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 sees OTT video as path to reduce video truck roll expenses, expand footprint

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.

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.