Juniper Exec on Metro Network Evolution: Not Just Transport Any More

Moving forward, metro networks will be less about transport and more about being service-centric, said Juniper Networks Director of Product Marketing Management Donyel Jones-Williams in an interview. Juniper today announced three products that will play a key role in supporting the company’s vision for metro...Learn More

Peak Internet Fixed Broadband Will Be CBRS-Ready

Colorado-based Peak Internet will be deploying fixed wireless infrastructure operating in the 3.65 GHz band that can be easily upgraded in the future to use the entire CBRS band, according to ExteNet, equipment supplier for the Peak Internet fixed broadband deployment. Peak, headquartered in Woodland Park,...Learn More

Wabash Upgrades Rural Fixed Wireless Network Using Mimosa

Wabash Communications has selected Mimosa Networks’ to upgrade a rural fixed wireless network in Ohio. Wabash has 6,000 subscribers. An uptick in demand led Wabash to deploy an LTE-based alternative in the 3.65 GHz band. That only added 50 MHz of spectrum, however, which was...Learn More

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative Deploys High-Speed Fixed Wireless

Pioneer Telephone Cooperative and its affiliates have opted to upgrade the company’s LTE fixed wireless networks with higher-speed fixed wireless technology from Mimosa Networks. Pioneer fixed wireless equipment purchases will include Mimosa’s A5c access devices and C/C5c client devices. Pioneer, which is the third largest...Learn More

Nokia T-Mobile LAA Test Achieves 1.3 Gbps, CTO Neville Cites Foundation for 5G

A Nokia T-Mobile LAA test achieved speeds of 1.3 Gbps using the licensed assisted access technology at the carrier’s lab in Bellevue, WA. LAA is an approach to the use of unlicensed spectrum by cellular operators. The tests supported 14-layer transmissions using Nokia’s commercial AirScale...Learn More

Clearfield Exec Sees Synergies in Purchase of Calix Powered Cabinet Portfolio

Fiber management equipment provider Clearfield expects to see strong demand for the outdoor powered cabinet portfolio it has acquired from broadband equipment provider Calix, said Kevin Morgan, Clearfield chief marketing officer, in an interview with Telecompetitor. The purchase price for the Clearfield Calix deal was...Learn More

AT&T Taps Accenture for Microservices Development

AT&T and Accenture have announced a multiyear project that will replace legacy AT&T business applications with microservices. AT&T microservices are said to offer a faster and cheaper way to order the carrier’s products and services — from security services to fiber offerings. “Our collaboration with...Learn More

Verizon 5G Roadmap Takes Important Step with Successful Mobile 5G Call

The Verizon 5G roadmap gained another step with the first successful completion of a 5G new radio (NR) 3GPP standards compliant over-the-air mobile 5G call, the company announced yesterday. The call was completed over licensed spectrum on a 5G NR prototype device provided by Qualcomm....Learn More

UNH-IOL Wi-Fi Testing Capabilities Expanded

The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory announced this week that it has expanded UNH-IOL  Wi-Fi testing capabilities through the acquisition of test and measurement equipment from octoScope. UNH-IOL is an important organization in the testing and certification of Wi-Fi equipment, and the organization says...Learn More

Amdocs Agrees to Acquire Vubiquity

Amdocs has entered into an agreement to acquire Vubiquity for about $224 million in cash. The Amdocs Vubiquity deal is expected to close before the end of the second quarter of fiscal year 2018. The companies serve the digital content needs of network operators, video...Learn More

Verizon: Next Gen Fiber Broadband Era to Begin with Tampa NG-PON2 Trial

Verizon is planning large scale NG-PON2 deployments, which will begin this quarter with a customer trial in Tampa, said Verizon Director of Technology Planning Vincent O’Byrne in an interview. NG-PON2 can co-exist with GPON on existing fiber-to-the-home networks, boosting capacity and service speeds by layering...Learn More

Verizon 400G Trial Demonstrates Interoperability, Juniper and Ciena Platforms First Up

Verizon says it has successfully completed a field trial using 400 Gbps Ethernet speeds on a single wavelength. The Verizon 400G trial used MPLS core routers over a packet-optical network. The trial is believed to be an industry first. This trial demonstrated interoperability of equipment...Learn More

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