Ericsson released details of four new products designed to ease operators' path to 5G, the Internet of Things and cloud technology that it will demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
IDC predicted the worldwide software-defined networking (SDN) market to increase by a CAGR of 53.9 per cent from 2014 to 2020 and be worth nearly $12.5 billion (€11 billion) in 2020.
How do Verizon, Consolidated Communications and CenturyLink, among others, compare when it comes to wireline network latency, throughput and availability? These three factors have a direct impact on how well operators serve businesses and consumers, making it important for customers to know what they're getting.
Qualcomm Technologies and Deutsche Telekom (DT) announced the successful testing of LTE Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) in Germany, but don't expect that to narrow the gap between the arrival of LAA and LTE-U in the U.S.
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. In the below charts, AT&T showed a slight decrease in latency speeds on its HSPA network in the fourth quarter when compared with the operator's results from the third quarter. Sprint and Verizon both showed increases in the latency speeds on their EVDO networks during that period. Sprint remained the carrier with the lowest LTE latency speeds.
Nokia pledged to showcase industry-first LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro innovations that improve the capacity of TD- and FDD-LTE networks at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress.
With wireless operators like Sprint and Verizon moving forward with their respective small cell plans, a new Dell'Oro Group report has forecast that small cell backhaul will contribute about 25 percent of mobile backhaul transport revenue by 2020.
Bell Canada is taking the terabit-speed plunge by deploying Nokia's 7950 XRS core router in order to support growing demand for digital content across its wireline and wireless networks.
Juniper's move to acquire BTI Systems is certainly a sign that the vendor is finally fulfilling a need to deepen its optical holdings, but Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper, says it has no plans to create a larger optical business.
Inspired by Google and Facebook, Big Switch Networks is committed to "redefining" data center networking, announcing significant updates to its Big Monitoring Fabric and Big Cloud Fabric. The company is also giving away software worth $25,000 for lab and development environments.