BT is on track with its G.fast trials, serving its own customers and eight of its competitive carrier provider customers via its Openreach division. But the service provider is still weighing how it can make an investment case for a broader deployment.
Deutsche Telekom and Nokia's subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent claimed they delivered 10 Gbps over existing copper wiring during a lab trial using XG-Fast technology at the end of 2015.
Bell Canada is taking the terabit-speed plunge by deploying Nokia's 7950 XRS core router in order to support growing demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.
BT has confirmed that it is testing Adtran's 500G fiber-to-the-distribution-point (FTTdp) platform as part of its G.fast trial taking place in over 2,000 premises in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
It's the day we've all been waiting for-- well, some of us, at least: the "new" Nokia is set to start operations on Thursday this week, completing the merger with Alcatel-Lucent and launching combined products and services onto the market.
Nokia completed its preparations for the integration of Alcatel-Lucent's business by announcing the final line up for its board of directors and group leadership teams, ahead of the companies' first day as a combined entity on Jan.14.
Nokia announced it has taken control of Alcatel-Lucent after receiving approval from France's securities watchdog agency for the $17 billion deal. Nokia will hold nearly 80 percent of its former rival, and the companies will begin working "as an operationally combined group" on Jan. 14.
Nokia said it has gained control of Alcatel-Lucent following a successful public exchange offer that will see the Finnish telecoms equipment manufacturer hold almost 80 per cent of its former rival.
In case there was any doubt, Bell Labs conducted a study that reveals that communications service providers can reduce their operating costs by up to 40 percent by virtualizing complex functions currently deployed on residential gateways into the network cloud.
Alcatel-Lucent said fresh collaboration agreements with Red Hat, Advantech and 6Wind will boost its ability to meet service providers' large scale performance and reliability requirements by improving its virtualised RAN (vRAN) products.