Service providers' ongoing moves to replace legacy SONET gear to accommodate the growth of higher speed fixed broadband and data center interconnection will drive up WDM equipment shipments to $63 billion between 2016 and 2020.
The standards around next-generation mobile technologies – 2G, 3G, 4G – typically were driven by mobile operators and their vendor partners, but CableLabs aims to change that with the next iteration, namely 5G technology.
Sinclair Broadcast Group is deploying Burst, a mobile-first online video platform, to more than 50 markets where Sinclair owns television stations. The technology will allow its stations to deliver mobile video to broadcast, over-the-top, and other digital outlets.
The NFV market is expected to increase by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42 per cent from $2.7 billion in 2015.
Microsoft is seeing its investment in cloud services pay off as its Azure revenues for the fiscal fourth-quarter climbed 102 percent year over year. And one of the fruits of that success is a new enterprise video management system, Stream, which utilizes the Azure platform.
Although carriers including AT&T and Telefonica have boasted of their progress toward virtualized, software-defined networks, the overall wireless industry remains in the very early stages of this transition, said Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg.
As large service providers like AT&T and Verizon move forward with their virtualization plans to simplify service delivery and activation, IHS Markit forecasts that the NFV market will scale from $2.7 billion today to $15.5 billion by 2020.
Smart home applications may still be seen as a novelty, but in-home security is on the rise with Parks Associates forecasting that about 24 percent of U.S. broadband households will have an IP camera by 2020. The research firm added that over 50 percent will have a smart home controller and 26 percent will have a home security system.
Britain's pending exit from the European Union and macro-economic uncertainty is creating a perfect storm to drive up shipments of cloud-based server units.
Donald Procknow, the former president of the AT&T Bell System-era manufacturing arm Western Electric, passed away at 93.