Service provider interest in network functions virtualization (NFV) continues to ramp as AT&T, CenturyLink and other large carriers look to virtualize their networks. According to a new IHS Infonetics report that surveyed domestic and global service providers, 35 percent are planning to deploy NFV in 2015.
ATIS and the Metro Ethernet Forum have completed joint effort to update the Access Service Request ordering process to fully support MEF-defined Carrier Ethernet services, a move that they say will give service providers a standards-based guide to automate and operationalize their Ethernet service offerings.
The major smartphone industry leaders, including Google, Apple and Microsoft, are gearing up to debut a number of new enhancements to their smartphone operating systems over the next few months. What should we expect from these rollouts?
After months of back-and-forth between carriers, the FCC, and even President Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has proposed an Open Internet order that would classify broadband as a telecommunications...
8x8 is now offering its large business customers a new set of big data analytics and reporting tools to provide insight on how they use their communications services and usage trends specific to their organization.
The average Canadian family doled out $191 (U.S. $168.56) a month for communications in 2013, 3.2 percent more than the $185 ($163.27) in 2013 but spent $2.01 ($1.77) a month less for wireline telecom, paying $32.85 ($28.99), according to the 2014 Communications Monitoring Report from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
G.fast, which promises to wring fiber-like bandwidth from existing copper infrastructure, got another boost when Telekom Austria's domestic subsidiary A1 collaborated with Alcatel-Lucent to deliver speeds exceeding 100 Mbps per household to a residential customer.
Comcast is once again coming under fire from The Verge, whose final piece in a three-part series illustrates that the service provider's emphasis on sales and growth comes at the expense of customer-service quality.
América Móvil is anxious to shed some of its wireline and wireless assets so it can gain regulatory freedom, but Mexico's Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) told company owner Carlos Slim that the company can't present a plan until it names a buyer.
BT Openreach has begun the second phase of its VDSL vectoring trial, which it claims could enhance the speeds of its "up to" 80 Mbps-capable hybrid copper and fiber-based fiber to the cabinet (FTTC) network by reducing crosstalk on its existing copper lines.