When it comes to cutting the cord, many analysts fail to look at different demographic groups and importance of content to the subscriber to determine the likelihood they will cut the cord, and how much, if any, savings will be accrued.
The global market for software-defined networking (SDN) software, hardware and services is expected to skyrocket from $103 million in 2014 to $5.7 billion in 2019, according to IHS. The research firm, in its latest IHS Infonetics SDN study, also said that the industry is still early in this SDN transformation and it won't be until 2016 to 2020 that the industry will have widespread commercial deployments of SDN.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-- Adtran's top executive said that he predicts software-defined networking (SDN) will have a huge impact on the telecom industry because, once deployed, it will allow operators to move more quickly and save money. And he believes Adtran is well positioned to take advantage of this trend once operators stop trialing SDN and begin converting their networks.
Verizon Communications tested next-generation passive optical (NG-PON2) fiber-to-the-premises technology from a central office in Framingham, Mass., to a FiOS customer's home three miles away and to a local business. The trial, which used gear from Cisco and PT Inovação, was able to deliver broadband speeds of 10-Gbps and higher.
Sales of edge routers used for mobile backhaul will outpace growth of routers used for other applications, helping to boost the service provider edge router market to $8.5 billion by 2019, according to Dell'Oro Group.
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of wireless technologies provider Qualcomm, is acquiring chipmaker Ikanos Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at about $47 million. The purchase will boost Qualcomm's presence in the home gateway segment of the carrier fixed-line market.
FairPoint may still be a nascent player in the data center market, but it's one that will help put its existing central office facilities to better use while furthering its bond with its business customers.
CenturyLink has contributed three projects to the open-source community that they say will improve the way developers use Docker, Chef and vSphere technologies.
The set-top box may be the hub of the pay-TV consumer's living room, but it's clear that a number of factors such as cloud-based platforms and a consolidating industry is taking its toll on the industry segment.
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.