Spherix, a holder of Nortel patents, has filed two lawsuits against Level 3 Communications, the former tw telecom (which was merged with Level 3 in 2014), and FairPoint Communications claiming the companies infringed on intellectual property around Ethernet.
While Verizon boasts how it has deployed LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) technology throughout its LTE footprint, its biggest rival, AT&T, isn't so gung-ho about it.
Google Fiber has launched limited services Nashville, offering 1 Gbps data to four apartment and condominium buildings. The internet giant will face off with AT&T and Comcast, which have already started to offer 1 Gbps services in Middle Tennessee.
Amazon Web Services continues to retain its top spot in the cloud infrastructure market with a 31 percent worldwide market share, according to a new Synergy Research report.
Juniper saw the effects of a slower telecom spending environment in the first quarter, a factor that cut into its revenues. The company saw mixed results across its routing, switching, and security portfolios.
Members of the Communications Workers of America, one of the two unions whose Verizon workers are on strike, say that replacement workers hired by the telco to handle repairs and installations on its wireline networks are failing to abide by "basic safety practices."
Level 3 Communications may have not have pursued the tower backhaul opportunity as aggressively as its other fiber-based counterparts, but the service provider continues to see potential in extending its fiber to small cell deployments.
Infinera reported first quarter revenue was $245 million, up from the $186.9 million in the first quarter of 2015, but a key concern for investors was the vendor's second quarter outlook.
While some LTE-U stakeholders are frustrated with how long it's taking, the Wi-Fi Alliance says it's on track to meet its goal of releasing this summer a final test plan for ensuring coexistence between LTE-U and Wi-Fi in unlicensed spectrum.
Some analysts have speculated over the last year that U.S. carriers would cut capex in early 2016 in advance of the upcoming incentive auction of prized 600 MHz spectrum. But first-quarter earnings reports from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile indicate that may not be the case.