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.
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.