The challenge of how operators can pack more traffic and services on the infrastructure it already has and improve subscribers' experience is not a new one--but there has been great innovation in the tools, their availability and their effectiveness over the last few years. Our understanding of how traffic dynamics have changed and continue to change, and how to track them in live networks makes the case for active traffic management much more compelling from a cost-saving and revenue-generating perspective.
AT&T is translating its cloud-based vision into a new service that will enable Austin-based businesses to order, add or change services in an on-demand basis.
Verizon has made more progress with its on-site green energy program, announcing that it will invest over $13 million to expand three of its locations in New Jersey.
Google Fiber has named former Qualcomm executive Dennis Kish as the new head of its fiber broadband project, a move that could signify that the service provider sees the service as more than an experiment.
Cable may enjoy the overall lead in the U.S. broadband race, but it's clear that telcos like Verizon and Cincinnati Bell are finding that consumers' desire for high bandwidth is outpacing the desire for linear television services.
Time is speeding up in the wireless industry. Though advanced markets have rolled out significant LTE and LTE Advanced footprints, many markets worldwide are just now dipping their toes into the LTE pool. Nonetheless, the collective industry already has 5G on its mind, with most pundits calling for requirements and specs to be laid out in the next couple of years in time for commercial rollouts in little more than five years.
During this week's IBC show in Amsterdam, one of the key trends to emerge was how the battle for content rights is going to continue to heat up as online video providers expand their libraries.
Verizon may have the right next-gen business service tools in place, but the near-term reality of legacy declines and an uncertain economic environment is dampening overall enterprise revenue growth.
Rackpsace has abandoned its efforts to find a buyer and has chosen to remain independent while naming a permanent CEO to lead the company.
SHANGHAI--As the market for telecom network equipment continues to shift, Chinese vendor Huawei is striking out into a related field--technology sales to large businesses--as a way to diversify its revenue sources and make use of its learnings in the telecoms market.