Verizon Virtual Network Services — One Includes Universal CPE

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Verizon Enterprise Solutions has introduced a platform that provides enterprises that use virtualized networks with what the carrier says is a simpler and more centralized approach to pricing and billing. The offering, dubbed Verizon Virtual Network Services — One, aims to provide these companies with...Learn More

Country Wireless Chooses Huawei for Fixed Wireless

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Huawei announced today at WISPAPALOOZA 2016 its recent partnership with Country Wireless to build a carrier-class fixed wireless network in central Wisconsin, United States. Country Wireless has used migrated technology to serve rural markets for over a decade...Learn More

Verizon SDN Strategy Includes SBC as a Service, Virtual Probes, SD-WAN

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Verizon is looking at offering session border control capability as a service and virtual network probes later this year or early next year, said Vicky Lonker – Verizon director of product management for software defined networking (SDN) – on a conference call with reporters today....Learn More

Consumer Electronics Energy Efficiency Sees Gains

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A groundbreaking consumer electronics energy efficiency agreement among U.S. ISPs is paying dividends across U.S. society, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA). Nearly 90 percent of home Internet modems, routers and other consumer electronic (CE) equipment bought...Learn More

Developer: Big Improvements in TV White Spaces Economics Coming Soon

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Will 2016 be the year we finally begin to see a serious uptake in adoption of TV white spaces broadband wireless technology? The answer is yes, according to Jim Carlson, CEO of Carlson Wireless, who told Telecompetitor this week that he expects to see big...Learn More

SDN in the Access Network: Calix AXOS Breaks New Ground

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The earliest implementations of software defined networking (SDN) were in data centers, but SDN in the access network is now on the rise, as Calix’s announcement about its AXOS operating system this week illustrates. “AXOS is a new network operating system that fundamentally changes how...Learn More

Broadband CPE Forecast: $12.4 Billion by 2019

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Strong demand from China has prompted IHS to raise its global five-year forecast for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) shipments and sales 8 percent. Encompassing DSL, cable, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH), residential gateways and mobile broadband CPE, IHS now expects the worldwide market for broadband CPE will...Learn More

Execs Detail EATEL Gigabit Launch

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Louisiana-based EATEL is the latest small telco to begin offering gigabit service. Today service is available to about one third of the company’s footprint but “very soon we will have it across the entire network,” said Toby Dubois, EATEL executive president of product management and...Learn More

Central Office Transformation: CORD Demo on Tap

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It’s time to add another acronym to the telecom lexicon: CORD, for “central office re-architected as data center.” The idea behind CORD is to use software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) to “transform . . . carrier functions into workloads that are...Learn More

ABI: Broadband CPE Shipments to Grow 9% for 2014

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Unit shipments of broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will increase over 9 percent in 2014, rising to reach 151.9 million by the end of the year, according to a new market forecast from ABI Research. Global shipments of more advanced VDSL and DOCSIS 3.0 broadband-access...Learn More

IHS: Gateways, Faster Wi-Fi, Will Boost Broadband CPE Revenue

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The worldwide market for broadband customer premises equipment (CPE) will grow at a faster rate in 2014 than it has since 2010, rising 20 percent year-over-year to reach nearly $11 billion, according to the latest market research from IHS Technology. Global broadband CPE market revenue...Learn More

New Hybrid DSL-4G LTE Gateway Highlights Broadband Convergence

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As the broadband carrier ecosystem continues on its mission to bring faster and more robust broadband services to the market, there is an ongoing debate regarding wireline versus wireless. Many wireline proponents say nothing but ubiquitous FTTH should be the goal, while wireless proponents argue...Learn More

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