Cisco: Average Mobile Broadband Speed to Exceed 20 Mbps by 2021

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More people will be using mobile phones than bank accounts worldwide come 2021 – 5.5 billion as compared to 5.4 billion, respectively, according to the 11th annual Cisco mobile traffic forecast. Ongoing strong growth in the world population of mobile telecom handset users, smartphones and...Learn More

AT&T FlexWare is New Name for Expanded Virtual Network Functions Offering

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AT&T FlexWare is the new name  for the virtual network functions service that AT&T launched back in July. That offering, formerly known as AT&T Network Functions on Demand, also now offers an alternative customer premises device and has been expanded to additional countries and to...Learn More

Verizon Virtual Network Services Quite Similar to AT&T Network Functions on Demand

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Verizon Virtual Network Services, launched today, will give customers “around the globe” the ability to download a range of network functions to generic premises-based hardware, Verizon said. The news came just days after AT&T announced a similar offering, which it calls “Network Functions on Demand.”...Learn More

AT&T Network Functions on Demand Lets Enterprises Download Routers in 76 Countries

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AT&T remains very active on the software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) fronts. And as an announcement Sunday about AT&T Network Functions on Demand illustrates, the company sees strong potential for the technology internationally. AT&T Network Functions on Demand will let the...Learn More

Blackfoot Recognized as Cisco Premier Partner

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Missoula, Mont. — July 12, 2016 — Blackfoot Telecommunications Group, an innovative communications, broadband and IT solutions provider serving customers throughout the region, announced its recognition as a Cisco Premier Partner, with Advanced Core and WAN Specializations. As a Cisco Premier Partner, Blackfoot has the...Learn More

CenturyLink Launches Location-Based Analytics

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LAS VEGAS, July 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Today at Cisco Live, Cisco’s annual IT and communications conference, CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) announced the market introduction of CenturyLink Location-Based Analytics, a mobile engagement, analytics and marketing solution for owners and operators of spaces and places where...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

IDC: 802.11ac Adoption Rate for Enterprise Exceeds Previous WiFi Generations

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Global consumer WLAN market revenue came in flat year-over-year (YoY) in 1Q’16, but the 802.11ac adoption rate for enterprise is a bright spot, IDC highlights in excerpts from its latest Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Combined, the WLAN growth rate was 4.5% YoY but revenues were...Learn More

Report: Healthcare IoT Revenues to Reach $410 Billion by 2022

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Growing use of connected medical devices, smartphones and software automation will fuel revenue growth in the global market for healthcare IoT technology, according to new market research from Grand View Research. Global healthcare IoT revenues will reach $410 billion by 2022, the market research company...Learn More

Carrier WiFi Forecast Calls for $1.5 Billion Revenues by 2020

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Global carrier WiFi equipment market revenue rose to $713 million in 2015, continuing a rising trend that dates back to 2007, according to a carrier WiFi forecast from IHS Technology. In a report titled ¨Carrier WiFi Equipment Biannual Market Tracker,¨ the market research company forecasts...Learn More

Small Cell Revenue Forecast to Top $2 Billion by 2019

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A new small cell revenue forecast from IHS Technology calls for revenues to total more than $2 billion by 2019. Small cell deployments increased at a double-digit rate year-over-year (YoY) in 2015, but the market remains tiny when compared to that for 2G/3G radio access...Learn More

IHS: North American Enterprise Telecom and UC Market Up 6%

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The global market for enterprise telephony and unified communications (UC) dropped  5% between 4Q2014 and 4Q2015, according to a new research note from IHS Technology. But the North American enterprise telecom and UC market was up 6%, researchers said. Total market revenue for 2015 amounted...Learn More

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