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Infonetics: Wireless operators prefer Ethernet over fiber for small cell backhaul, but challenges remain

Offering an opportunity to quickly scale as traffic demands rise, fiber-based Ethernet has become the preferred method in the still developing small cell backhaul market, a new Infonetics report reveals.

Global set-top revenue up 4 percent in Q2 to $4.8B, Infonetics says

After revising its first quarter count down, Infonetics reported a 4 percent rise in global pay-TV set-top box revenue to $4.8 billion during the second quarter of 2014.

Korea Telecom makes NFV move with Alcatel-Lucent

Korea Telecom is the latest service provider to make a shot in the emerging network functions virtualization (NFV) battle, employing a mix of Alcatel-Lucent and its Nuage Networks subsidiary's software defined networking (SDN) platforms.

Procera jumps into real-time location, QoE awareness

Procera Networks aims to help operators reduce their deployment of probes and costs associated with drive testing by enabling real-time location and awareness of radio access network (RAN) signal quality in its new device-based RAN Perspectives software solution.

AT&T, BT's TDM-to-IP migrations to drive new copper, fiber-based Ethernet deployments, says Infonetics

AT&T, BT and other traditional telcos' move to migrate more of their customers off TDM-based T1 and E1 access to IP-based services like Ethernet is expected to create a bountiful market opportunity for EFM (Ethernet in the first mile) bonded copper and fiber Ethernet access devices (EADs) vendors.

10G, 100G Ethernet services revenue to grow 300 percent by 2018, says Infonetics

Revenue from Ethernet services delivered on 10GE and 100GE is forecast by Infonetics Research to grow 300 percent between 2013 and 2018.

Cisco maintains dominant spot in enterprise session-border-controller market, says Infonetics

Cisco remained the dominant enterprise session border controller (eSBC) vendor in the first quarter, according to Infonetics'  Enterprise Session Border Controllers  report.

LTE-based femtocell market catching fire, Infonetics says

The market for femtocells and enterprise small cells is picking up, driven in part by LTE deployments, and looks like it will remain strong through 2018, according to Infonetics Research. The report appears more bullish than forecasts recently released by Mobile Experts.

OTT and multiscreen drive equipment spending, report says

The need to deliver OTT and multiscreen TV is leading to an upsurge in spending on broadcast and streaming video equipment, Infonetics Research says in a report tracking pay-TV subscribers and video equipment sold across the telecommunications space.

Carrier router, switch spending slowed in Q1 due to 'SDN hesitation,' says Infonetics

Service providers may be interested in adopting software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), but Infonetics says their cautious outlook on these technologies is driving them to be more cautious with spending capital on new routers and switches.