Infinera reported fourth-quarter 2014 revenues of $186 million, up from $173.6 million in the third quarter of 2014 and $139.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, due to ongoing customer wins of its DTN-X platform.
New York state has put forth the third element of Governor Andrew Cuomo's $1 billion broadband program by creating a $500 million New NY Broadband Program using capital funds from bank settlements in order to give an incentive to the private sector to expand high-speed broadband access in underserved and unserved areas.
As cable operators across the country build out their public Wi-Fi networks, one executive is hinting that the next stage of that strategy could involve unlicensed LTE technology. "Take the LTE technology that is used in cell phones today for offering 4G services, then run it in the unlicensed spectrum. LTE is designed for ubiquitous coverage--good system speeds over wide areas, so I can do hand-offs," Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, told FierceCable Editor Daniel Frankel during the recent CES show in Las Vegas.
Adtran reported that its revenues fell to $144 million in Q4 2014, from $159 million in Q4 2013, as it reported declines in its key service-provider and enterprise segments
Equinix has acquired Nimbo, giving the data-center provider a new set of professional-services capabilities to help enterprise customers develop and implement hybrid cloud architectures.
Phil McKinney, the former Hewlett-Packard CTO who took the reins of CableLabs 28 months ago, has set a simple focus on enhancing the cable industry's technical innovation. Among the top priorities on his to-do list are to accelerate product cycles for DOCSIS, Wi-Fi, set-tops, 4K and other industry initiatives.
The cable television industry in the recent past could hardly be called innovative. But that has changed as a slew of disruptive technologies, including online video, rapidly developing mobile devices, and other pay-TV entrants, such as IPTV providers and their fiber-based networks, challenged traditional cable's dominance.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has asked Netflix to explain to him why it is not providing evidence to counter claims that it has been using encryption protocols to target the open caching servers of certain large Internet service providers.
Ciena is laying off 55 employees, mainly in its distribution and product engineering departments as it outsources some of these functions.
Hunter Newby and Amerirmar Enterprises have advanced their position in the colocation and carrier hotel market by forming Netrality Properties, a company that owns and operates carrier hotels in the North American market.