In a new research report, the financial analysts at New Street Research contend that, based on Verizon's current spectrum holdings, the nation's largest wireless carrier only has half the network capacity it will need by 2020.
People are talking about the Internet of Things as the next major thrust for mobile infrastructure. Hold on a minute: How big will mobile IoT really get? We will see 50 billion connected devices…but will 48 billion of them be connected by Wi-Fi or some other unlicensed technology?
Although metro WDM spending remains strong amongst top service providers, the optical transport equipment market declined year-over-year to $3.1 billion, said Dell'Oro Group. The research firm attributed the drop to slower sales in the quarter in all technology segments with the exception of WDM metro equipment.
Alcatel-Lucent has joined the Open source SDN Network Operating System (ONOS) organization that is working on a carrier-grade SDN network operating system.
Ericsson's President and CEO Hans Vestberg took a moment to squash rumors that Cisco wants to purchase the company following a new partnership the pair announced for future technology developments.
Chinese vendor ZTE says it achieved a significant breakthrough in research on next-generation radio access networks by completing the first pre-commercial test of distributed multiple input and multiple output (D-MIMO) technology.
As more U.S. broadband households adopt connected devices, the need for support services will rise. According to a Parks Associates white paper, smart home products and systems will generate over seven million support requests in the U.S. in 2015 and approximately 11 million in 2019. Today, U.S. broadband households now own an average of seven-and-a-half connected computing and entertainment devices, and 18 percent own at least one smart home device.
Cisco's routing segment is in a bit of limbo as the vendor reported that first quarter revenue declined 8 percent to $1.8 billion due to the timing of some of the orders it has from its key customers.
The Telecommunications Industry Association is launching a lab for vendors and service providers to conduct interoperability testing of network functions virtualization technology.
LOS ANGELES-- A top T-Mobile US executive told FierceWirelessTech that roughly 33 percent of all of the carrier's voice calls are now transmitted using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology. That's a notable milestone considering T-Mobile first launched VoLTE in May 2014 in Seattle on a trio of phones.