Shipments of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) gear jumped worldwide in the second quarter as more cable operators embraced the next-gen headend equipment.
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices with both an Android app and a new Tizen app.
Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband services.
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
Robust UC offering intended to give MegaPath a competitive advantage, but it's just the latest in a series of changes and upgrades.
The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.
Verizon is expecting more M2M communications to move onto LTE networks and off 2G and 3G, and is helping the process along with a 4G modem module.
Google unveils 'Project Wing' delivery drone prototype.
Tablet TV will launch in beta in San Francisco in September, allowing users to watch and record broadcast shows on their tablets without a subscription.
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?
Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
Facebook's Cisco-killer is nearing reality.
European operators are fighting over Brazilian operator GVT, currently owned by French media giant Vivendi.
In a 99-page filing, Netflix argues that the Commission should reject the proposed merger because of the power that the combined company would have over the US broadband market.
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.
Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue reporting mistakes.
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
A major Time Warner Cable Internet outage affecting 12 million broadband subs follows on the heels of a $1.1 million fine by the FCC for failure to report similar problems last year.
The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of 'football tax'; Isle of Wight latest.
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.
Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.
Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to enable deployments.
Former M2M boss is now the new CEO of AT&T Mobility, with Ralph de la Vega taking on the carrier's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.
Google's Andromeda infrastructure is designed to provide bare-metal performance and low latency to customers worldwide.
In a joint venture operation, Canadian MSOs Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in Canada.
A study from Navigant Research predicts that utilities will spend $11.2 billion on smart grid managed services by 2023.
Charter Communications experienced major Internet outages in several US markets over the weekend, based on what appears to have been a domain name server issue.
The wait is over – Big Red says it will have VoLTE available across its footprint in the coming weeks, bringing video calls and HD voice to compatible handsets.
Electric Imp aims to connect devices in the home and industrial environments via WiFi radios to its own cloud for more customization and control.
New approach lets consumers register and then download QR code app that will more securely connect them to e-commerce and business sites.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
Containers, OpenStack and networking hardware are competitive threats to VMware, which is embracing all three.
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.
Will 5G become a worthless term before the communications standard is even defined?
Based on initial deployment in North Carolina, Frontier sees a new role for WiFi as part of an SMB service bundle that can be monetized.
Scripps has renewed its contract with Clearleap, in a multi-year deal to provide multiscreen video processing and delivery services.
VMware kicked off its VMworld user conference by announcing partnerships with vendors including Dell, as part of its effort to challenge Cisco.
Investment in fiber broadband access has helped the German incumbent's domestic operation turn a corner.
Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.
Even as it builds out two new networks, Sprint is trying to move to a single inventory management system and leaning on NetCracker for help.
Joint trial shows that running LTE in unlicensed spectrum is an effective offload option for wireless operators, but will it supplant operators' existing WiFi strategies?
HP loses its NFV leader, Bethany Mayer, to Ixia, where she becomes president and CEO.
AT&T has announced expansion plans for its high-speed GigaPower Internet service to Cupertino, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., but details are limited.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Irish RAN contract; Rocket fires up IPO; Mail.ru feels the heat in Russia.
CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.
Important products were delayed, and carriers are waiting.
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
Comcast has officially launched Xfinity on Campus, a free streaming TV service for colleges and universities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rostelecom profits down by a third; Kudelski gets Nagra H1 boost; mapping unit strife at Nokia.
Unlike other telecom operators, the carrier isn't leveraging its data center infrastructure to offer its own cloud services... yet.
New capability uses software and network management stack from acquisition Tier 3 scaled over CL's 57 data centers.
Verizon CFO expects continuing capex spend on adding small cells & DAS, in part to support VoLTE handoffs with network density.
Apple is advertising for more voice-over-LTE help as Apple and Verizon finally get into launch mode with 4G voice services.
Netflix has signed a paid peering agreement with Time Warner Cable, to go along with direct interconnection deals already completed with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.
Independent telco takes dead aim at local MSO rival Time Warner Cable with plans to launch Gigabit service early next month.
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.
Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the Chinese.
As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
Testing in Telefónica's lab shows Brocade Vyatta vRouter delivers 80Gbit/s performance, well suited to carrier NFV needs.
Wireless spectrum is a precious commodity, which is why the FCC and NAB are butting heads, and automakers and cable operators have the potential to, as well.
Simple.TV has introduced a new feature for its OTA TV digital video recorder that allows users to share recorded shows with up to five additional viewers.
Hard times are going to start around Christmas for many SDN startups.
Some vendors are departing the service delivery platform space and others are defining it in different ways, notes a new Infonetics report.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's Brazilian maneuver; EE tops UK study.
New family share plans undercut AT&T and Verizon on price and T-Mobile on data as Sprint promises more bold moves to come.
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
Best Buy's new PEQ home automation solution is powered by Icontrol, the same platform company behind numerous cable operators' smart home services.
As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
New optical pact includes Ciena's packet-optical equipment with focus on building optical network that can deliver new services faster.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile moves in Norway; Telecom Italia prepares Brazilian bid; paying homage to Simon.
Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.
Activist investors hound Oplink, while Alliance Fiber Optics Products critics worry about too much revenue coming from just one source.
Samsung has purchased smart home company SmartThings for an estimated $200 million.
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost another 300,000 video subscribers in the traditionally weak second quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
A recent Comcast/FX trial allowed viewers to watch the next episode of The Bridge on demand, immediately after the previous episode finished airing.
New CEO Marcelo Claure addresses Sprint employees in a town hall call and promises the carrier will become a disruptor, beginning next week with new, more competitive price plans.
Cisco posts a 10% drop in service provider video revenues for the latest quarter and expects continued softness for at least two more quarters.
Frequency Division Vectoring enables VDSL2 and G.fast to co-exist, and is intended to speed up deployment and reduce cost of G.fast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins smart meters deal in Finland; Fon targets SMEs; Huawei cozies up to SAP.
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.
Carrier's chief strategy officer says the first LTE-Advanced devices using carrier aggregation will make their debut in late 2014, depending on how fast operators need to update their antennas.
Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.
But revenue for 2014 was $47.1 billion, down 3%.
It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.
New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.
Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.
Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.
RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.
Competitive carrier is offering a range of voice and messaging functions for OTT service providers via APIs delivered from the cloud.
Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.
In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.
Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.
Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.
Private mobile compaines raised $1.3 billion in July in 109 funding deals, according to the latest report from Rutberg and Co.
Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.
CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.
Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.
Facebook's load balancing is designed to keep its servers running at a moderate speed -- not too slow.
Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.
The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.
Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.
Harvard Business Review survey of its readers finds significant support for cloud and reports that its benefits include reduced costs and complexity.
Arista soared on the wings of its cloud, services provider, financial and technology industry customers.
Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.
The startup comprises alumni from VMware, Google, and other companies.
For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.
Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.
Nivis, a developer of smart grid technology and wireless control networks, introduces a cloud NOC for management of connected devices on the Internet of Things.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.
Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.
Lawsuit seeks damages after new Magic Quadrant report labels NetScout as 'challenger' in its market segment.
T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.
Ixia gets closer to hiring a CEO while the company cuts jobs and tries to catch up with its earnings reports.
ETSI NFV group launches its next phase by stressing the need for open source approaches and more interaction with the broader industry.
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.
While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.
Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.
Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.
UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.
Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.
Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.
SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.
Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.
Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.
FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.
A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.
A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.
Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.
Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.
More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.