BOSTON -- Wireless and cable operators may see millimeter wave spectrum bands as a key element in the 5G roadmap, but questions about network propagation and interoperability with existing LTE services remain.
Verizon’s $1.4 billion acquisition of Terremark in 2011 was based on a simple mission: establish a cloud services presence with a broad network of data centers. But Verizon met the grim reality that telcos lack the scale to really challenge cloud heavyweights like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and Google.
FairPoint’s $2.7 billion purchase of Verizon’s Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont wireline network in 2007 is an example of how serious network consequences can emerge if a network cutover is not implemented properly. A series of regionwide issues affecting network operations and customers quickly ballooned after FairPoint moved Verizon’s operations onto its own back office systems.