Dish Network and its Hopper DVR, DirecTV and its Genie, and Comcast's XG1 set-top box can all expect to receive a boost from a home networking device market in which MoCA-enabled equipment is increasingly sought after.
AT&T's Project Velocity IP, or VIP, includes the deployment of more than 40,000 small cells and those small cells will be instrumental in delivering a good customer experience, especially when it comes to Voice over LTE, which the operator plans to launch in some markets by year-end.
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said the carrier will deploy Voice over LTE technology in early 2014, and promised that the carrier will not deliver a poor experience in terms of voice quality when it does so.
Telekom Austria picked ZTE to help it merge together its fixed and mobile voice network to allow the operator to offer more advanced and converged solutions, including Rich Communication Suite-enhanced and Voice-over-LTE services.
If one word could sum up the top priority at AT&T it would be broadband, from both a wireline and wireless perspective, according to Chuck Kalamek, vice president of research for AT&T Labs.
Industry executives are converging in Orlando, Fla., this week to discuss the communications landscape at the GENBAND Perspectives13 conference. Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV , is on site covering all of the news, announcements, and keynotes from this three-day event.
While admitting that "as technologists, we're probably underestimating what the future will bring," Verizon CTO Tony Melone said the company is set on a path of using four specific platforms--wireless, a global IP backbone, FiOS and data centers--to plot the best course it can for its own future.
Texas-based cloud and hosted solutions provider GENBAND is setting its sights on the entrepreneurial and SMB market, announcing the Innovation Exchange, a "collaborative business and technology exchange."
AT&T reaffirmed its plans to launch HD Voice service on its LTE network this year, but other Tier 1 carriers are not rushing to embrace the technology. Verizon Wireless, for example, will not push HD Voice through its Voice over LTE technology until late in 2013 or early 2014.
As LTE network buildouts accelerate, many operators are now turning their attention to VoLTE. I recently talked with Nicola Palmer, CTO of Verizon Wireless, and she was adamant that the company will deploy VoLTE later this year or early in 2014. Although she didn't provide a lot of details, she said that the company's VoLTE service would incorporate Rich Communications Services, or RCS, and customers would be able to access VoLTE when they travel.