As more traditional telcos upgrade their networks to support higher speed DSL and even 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services it is creating a potential revenue windfall for PON, DSL and cable vendors, says research firm Dell'Oro Group.
While male executives dominate the CEO and CTO offices of many telecom companies, there's an increasing presence of women in high-level executive roles at the large telcos, vendors and industry forums. In its sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, FierceTelecom is once again showcasing the talent of some of the most influential women in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will step down from his role on Sept. 1 as the vendor moves toward completing its deal with rival Nokia; the combined company is going to be led by Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri.
The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) is urging the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) to leverage existing facilities of multiple carriers to speed deployment of the nation's first public safety broadband network.
Any way you dice or slice it, operators will be incorporating network slicing in their 5G networks, and Ericsson's deal this week with South Korean operator SK Telecom only solidifies their commitment to the technology.
Content delivery network provider Akamai Technologies saw revenues increase in the second quarter to $541 million, a 14 percent year-over-year increase. However, net income decreased 8 percent to $67.2 million, or 37 cents per diluted share, due to increased spending meant to bolster its infrastructure ahead of an expected wave of new over-the-top video entrants.
Calix says that since service providers are still in the process of choosing how much money they will accept from the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund, it won't begin to see real revenue benefits until sometime next year.
Level 3 Communications' EVP and CFO, Sunit Patel, maintains that as AT&T and Verizon focus more of their attention on wireless and entertainment, the company will benefit as it pursues new growth opportunities in the enterprise services space.
Welcome to our sixth annual Women in Wireline feature, where FierceTelecom 's editors recognize important women executives in the wireline segment of the telecom industry.
Latest research from TeleGeography shows that the number of mobile subscribers in Europe fell by 6 million users in the past year due to several factors including market saturation and the weak macroeconomic situation.