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Category: Local area networks and wide area networks


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Telefonica not planning 5G commercial launch before 2020

May 22, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Telefonica said carriers launching the technology before that year will probably need to update software and equipment Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica is unlikely to announce the commercial launch of 5G services prior to 2020 since any equipment used would have […]


Internet, Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Test and Measurement: Rootmetrics says Verizon leads in D.C.

May 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Network benchmarking company Rootmetrics has been going through data from its testing during the first half of 2018 and concluded that increasing network data speeds is a clear area of focus for all of the major U.S. carriers. Rootmetrics dove […]


Internet, Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

ZenFi, Cross River Fiber agree to merge

April 24, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

ZenFi Networks and Cross River Fiber have decided to merge. The two companies provide communications infrastructure and services in metropolitan New York and New Jersey. ZenFi operates in Manhattan, while Cross River operates literally across the river (the Hudson) in […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, Networks & Systems

Smarter fiber data transmission doubles capacity to the home

April 20, 2018

Via: Phys.org

Researchers of Eindhoven University of Technology and fiber broadband equipment supplier Genexis have developed data transmission techniques that can double or even triple the data transmission capacity of existing fiber to the home connections. Enjoying this increase requires you to […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Record breaking fiber transmission speed reported

April 18, 2018

Via: Phys.org

NICT Network System Research Institute and Fujikura Ltd. (Fujikura, President: Masahiko Ito) developed a 3-mode optical fiber, capable of wide-band wavelength multiplexing transmission with standard outer diameter (0.125 mm) that can be cabled with existing equipment. The researchers have successfully […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

How will LTE Unlicensed affect Wi-Fi performance?

April 3, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Wi-Fi has enjoyed a quasi-monopolistic usage of the 5 GHz in the last few years but that is changing as Multefire and LTE Unlicensed in general are making inroads in once considered “Wi-Fi” bands. We thus feel it is about time […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon, CWA settle New York copper network dispute, agree on repairs, improvements

April 2, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) have reached a settlement requiring the telco to repair and make improvements to its copper network infrastructure throughout New York state. Under the terms of the agreement, the service provider agreed to […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Ericsson partners on ‘SuperTower’ for rural broadband

February 21, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ericsson is working Boston-based startup Altaeros to demonstrate a new “SuperTower” to help operators deploy LTE in hard-to-reach rural communities using tethered aerostats. Last year, the two companies partnered to deploy a multi-sector LTE base station on a SuperTower in […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon claims first 5G NR call using licensed millimeter wave spectrum

February 13, 2018

Via: RCR Wireless News

4K video streaming 5G test used 28 GHz spectrum Earlier this month, inside a Nokia facility in Murray Hill, N.J., the network infrastructure vendor worked with Verizon and Qualcomm to complete what is being billed as the first over-the-air call […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media, News

AT&T forced to migrate copper to fiber in areas of fire-ravaged California

February 12, 2018

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T is going to replace copper wiring in parts of its California market damaged by fires due to drought conditions and high winds this past fall with fiber facilities. Major damage to public facilities was caused five counties of Northern […]