BT may be one of the early providers to go public about G.fast trials for consumers, but its recent lab trial to deliver a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) cellular network service over copper shows that the technology has other potential uses.
Nokia said it has combined big data storage, intelligent analytics and "extreme" automation in a cloud-based platform that will cut the time taken to identify, and solve, network problems.
Nokia says it offers a way for operators and venue owners to generate new revenue by sending contextual content, advertisements, vouchers and personalized discount coupons to smartphone users in specific venues. The solution involves the deployment of high performance voice and data connectivity using small cells, LTE in licensed and unlicensed bands, the latest generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi and core network APIs.
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.
Nokia finally ended a long-running patent dispute with Samsung, but investors in the Finnish company had been hoping for a much better deal.
Nokia pledged to showcase industry-first LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro innovations that improve the capacity of TD- and FDD-LTE networks at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
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.
Two weeks after Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent celebrated the official combination of their operations, Nokia is already leveraging the expertise Alcatel-Lucent brings in the area of cable and Wi-Fi.
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.