As wireless operators continue consolidate networks through acquisitions, roll out 4G LTE and make way for 5G wireless, they are also shutting down legacy wireless network technologies.
Managed services like cloud-based hosting are going to be a big revenue driver for service providers, a segment that Ovum forecasts will grow to over $297 billion by 2020.
Verizon may have dropped its home automation unit, but it appears that the service is quietly finding new life with Nexia, Ingersoll Rand's home automation division--so quietly, in fact, that even the carrier's customer service reps have reportedly been caught by surprise.
BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.
While wireless operators have 4G wireless LTE up and running, a number of major universities, including New York University, the University of Surrey and TU Dresden are leading research in what will make up the 5G wireless network.
The recent Supreme Court ruling that ensured continues implementation of the Affordable Care Act also lifts a potential barrier to investment in healthcare technologies by insurers and healthcare providers. That could mean a melding of new health technologies with smart home tech, a Parks Associates report posits.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is spearheading an effort to drive open SDN with the release of Atrium, an open software distribution platform. A big focus of Atrium is to help the networking industry adopt open SDN by integrating established open source SDN software with some critical connecting pieces.
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?