Service providers' ongoing move to deploy 100 Gigabit Ethernet connections in their networks has become a boom for router vendors as shipments of 100 GE ports grew over 150 percent year-over-year, said Dell'Oro Group in a new report.
In the metro WDM market, three vendors-- Ciena, Huawei and ZTE-- have taken the dominant position by grabbing over 10 percent share of the market each, according to a new Dell'Oro Group report. On a combined basis, these three vendors hold a market share of 50 percent.
Samsung lost 4.3 percentage points in market share year-on-year and declined 5.3 percent in unit sales in the second quarter of 2015.
Smartphone sales growth was its weakest in the second quarter since 2013, according to research firm Gartner. That's mainly due to the first-ever slowdown in the Chinese market, the world's largest for smartphones, and while Apple had a strong quarter in China, OEMs that rely on Google's Android software saw their fortunes slide, and Android overall recorded its weakest growth ever in the quarter, Gartner said.
Now that network functions virtualization (NFV) has the support of 38 operators worldwide, companies like Huawei and Red Hat are doing their part to speed deployment of the technology. That also means making sure it works with multiple vendors' architectures.
Rumors have been spreading since May that Google is working with two OEMs to create its next Nexus-branded phones running Android M software: a 5.7-inch Huawei device and a 5.2-inch phone from LG Electronics. Now, images purporting to show the LG-made device have surfaced.
As consumers upgrade to better broadband networks they are driving growth in broadband customer premise equipment (CPE). ABI Research predicts that broadband CPE shipments will top 153.6 million by year-end with fiber-optic CPE devices increasing about 12 percent in 2015 and DSL and cable CPE devices slightly declining.
There is a surprising lack of standards for powering small cells, according to a new study by iGR that looks at how small cells are powered and what types of backup power solutions are available for them.
LG Electronics and Huawei were tipped to be preparing the next two smartphones in Google's Nexus range, while the Chinese vendor is also reportedly on the verge of extending its own-brand smartphone range with a pair of new devices.
Turkcell signed a strategic cooperation agreement with China-based Huawei on research into 5G technology, just weeks after the Turkish operator signed a similar agreement with Ericsson.