Verizon VNS Solution Bundles Aim to Simplify SDN

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Verizon expects to remove some barriers to implementing software-defined networking (SDN) with its new Virtual Network Services (VNS) Solution Bundles, which the company launched today. Verizon VNS Solution Bundles are pre-packaged service chains that Verizon developed by working with Checkpoint Software, Cisco, Fortinet, Palo Alto...Learn More

GCI Revamps Managed Services Delivery with Juniper Networks’ SD-WAN

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 22, 2018 – Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, has deployed Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN to rapidly create innovative new service offerings and expand into new markets with...Learn More

FairPoint Communications Adds Virtual Customer Premises Equipment, Creating Virtual Router Solutions

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FairPoint Communications, now a Consolidated Communications subsidiary, has launched an NFV-based virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solution. This vCPE routing solution brings scalibility, accelerated provisioning and built-in geographic diversity, while also eliminating the need for traditional on-premises routing hardware, moving traditional router functions into the...Learn More

Samsung Officially Now a Part of Verizon 5G Launch Plans

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Long a Verizon 5G pilot and trial partner, Samsung officially announced its role as a vendor player in Verizon 5G launch plans. Sacramento, Calif. will be the launch market for Verizon’s 5G service, which will initially focus on fixed wireless service for home broadband. The...Learn More

Latest AT&T 5G Trial is Wi-Fi Focused, Uses 28 GHz Spectrum

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The latest AT&T 5G trial, announced today, will be in Waco, Texas and will use 5G as the backhaul link to support Wi-Fi connectivity at the Silos – a shopping, dining and recreation area operated by Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand of Chip and...Learn More

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

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