When football fans sit down in front of their TV sets on Sunday to watch the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks play in this year's Super Bowl, Level 3 will once again be providing television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports.
South Korea's SK Telecom is hooking up with Nokia Networks on what they're calling the world's first commercialization of Enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC), a core LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology.
Whether it's integrating wireless with the home, the car or a business, AT&T Mobility says its focus is on creating value for users and less about battling competitors like T-Mobile US and Sprint on just price. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, talked to AT&T Mobility CMO David Christopher during the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) about rising competition in the wireless market, as well as opportunities in the connected car and the home automation markets.
Juniper reported that fourth-quarter 2014 revenues dropped 14 percent year-over-year to $1.1 billion due to its key service provider customers AT&T and Sprint tightening spending on new equipment and projects.
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TE Connectivity has confirmed that it has agreed to sell its telecom and data equipment business to CommScope for $3 billion.
Imagine Communications is adding a dynamic ad insertion component to its online video infrastructure portfolio, acquiring RGB Networks for an undisclosed amount.
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.