Global IP transit revenues are going to drop 6 percent annually between 2014 and 2021, from $4.9 billion to $3.2 billion, says telecom data company TeleGeography, but declines will vary by region.
As consumers adopt more bandwidth-hungry services like Netflix and use more devices around their home, Cisco's Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts that the global average bandwidth speeds will increase from 20.3 to 42.5 Mbps by 2019.
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) is seeing more of its customer base scaling their demand for 100G optical wavelength services in North America.
TeliaSonera International Carrier's ongoing drive into the North American market has enabled it to increase its overall reach to 40 percent.
Alcatel-Lucent reported that it saw first-quarter access unit revenues rise 13 percent year-over-year to $2 billion.
Smart home automation systems may still be a nascent market segment, but according to ABI Research, it is going to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 21 percent between 2015 and 2020.
Hibernia Networks is connecting its Express submarine cable to Cork, Ireland, via the buildout of a new cable landing station, giving area service providers and businesses access to North America and the U.K.
PON-equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, but the overall global broadband-aggregation-equipment market declined to $2 billion, according to Infonetics.
PON equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, growing 1 percent sequentially due to GPON optical network terminal (ONT) sales in North America, but the overall global broadband aggregation equipment market (DSL, PON and Ethernet FTTH) declined sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 from the second quarter of 2014, to $2 billion, reports Infonetics.
Level 3 is realigning its movement in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and its customer base there by naming Andrew Crouch as the region's president. Crouch, a UK native, has moved back to his homeland country to oversee the EMEA region following Level 3's close of its acquisition of tw telecom on Oct. 31.