AT&T's interest in using G.fast as a way to extend broadband services where it can't build a business case to bring fiber directly to a home could spell opportunity for Adtran, one of the telco's key broadband infrastructure suppliers.
Shentel is expanding its fiber network in parts of four states, enabling the provider to pursue a mix of dark and lit fiber-based services for business and wholesale wireless customers.
Ericsson released details of four new products designed to ease operators' path to 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud technology that it will demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
IDC predicted the worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market to increase by a CAGR of 53.9 per cent from 2014 to 2020 and be worth nearly $12.5 billion (€11 billion) in 2020.
Latency, throughput and availability are major concerns in wireless, of course, partly because quality can vary greatly based on geography, weather, and other factors. But those are also big concerns in the world of fixed-line broadband, where performance can vary greatly depending on the service provider and technologies being used.
Whether you're a late-night Netflix video binger or a school teacher trying to file grades online, Internet users all have a common expectation that they will be able to get a good connection and overall experience. That still may not always be the case, however.
As broadband providers like AT&T, Comcast, Google Fiber and others compete to bring 1 Gbps and higher speeds into more U.S. communities, the need for a somewhat futureproof solution to consumer and business demand is growing. These providers need to take a look at G.fast, which can accelerate broadband over existing copper pairs, a research analyst said.
How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
Amid new demos that Qualcomm will use to lure attendees at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona later this month, its engineers are discussing a concept in 5G that represents a transition never to have been done before.
Ericsson is touting a new version of LTE that will make 1-Gigabit speeds possible for LTE networks. Called Gigabit-LTE, this version of LTE will allow operators to deliver extremely fast speeds for tasks such as downloading video or for enterprises looking for fast network access for mission-critical applications.