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Zayo, Crown Castle, other dark fiber providers could get revenue boost from C-RAN fronthaul, says Well Fargo

As wireless operators move forward with their C-RAN deployments, it could spell new opportunities for a host of competitive fiber providers and tower providers like Zayo Group and Crown Castle that offer dark and lit fiber services.

NFV use cases are emerging, says research firm

While NFV is still in its early days, it's clear that a number of use cases like virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) are emerging this year. Service providers are looking at vCPE as a way to deliver and potentially automate new enterprise and business services, for example.

Verizon shutters two public cloud services amidst competition from AWS, Google

Verizon plans to stop offering two of its public cloud service offerings in March, signaling the challenges of being able to effectively compete against providers like Amazon Web Services and Google.

Infinera expects 7 percent growth in long-haul 100G optical even as segment slows

Infinera says it continues to see robust demand for optical products from customers focused on building out new 100G long-haul capabilities, despite operating in a market segment where growth is starting to slow.

UK MVNO iD Mobile offers free data rollover plan

UK-based iD Mobile has become the latest mobile service provider to allow users to roll over any unused data from their subscriptions to the next month, joining a growing trend among operators in Europe and elsewhere.

Nokia chief warns of post-merger job cuts and headwinds in infrastructure market

Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said job cuts are inevitable following the company's merger with Alcatel-Lucent, but that it is too soon to offer specific details on how many staff will go.

Report: Warburg, Apollo to make final bids for T-Mobile Netherlands

Deutsche Telekom appears to be moving closer to a sale of its mobile network unit in the Netherlands after narrowing the list of potential bidders to just two private equity firms, although the German operator may decide to keep the business if it is not able to secure the right price.

Telefónica carves out infrastructure business, mulls IPO for new Telxius unit

Telefónica created a new business unit that in future will be responsible for the management of its mobile towers and submarine optical fibre network in order to better optimise the company's global asset portfolio.

AT&T working with Ericsson, Intel to test 5G in Q2, promises speeds up to 100 times faster than LTE

AT&T is collaborating with Ericsson and Intel to test 5G network technology in the operator's Austin, Texas, network labs starting in the second quarter of this year, and it plans to conduct outdoor tests and trials of the technology this summer. The company said that it expects to conduct field trials of 5G before year-end, with those trials focusing on providing wireless connectivity to fixed locations.

Boingo, Ruckus, SpiderCloud among new MulteFire Alliance members

More Wi-Fi companies are getting on board with the MulteFire Alliance, with Boingo Wireless and Ruckus Wireless among those joining the organization.