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Category: Local area networks and wide area networks


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon serves up bonded 34 Gbps speeds in NG-PON2 trial with Calix

September 25, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

In a proof-of-concept trial , Verizon and Calix tuned up speeds of 34 Gbps through the use of bonded NG-PON2. Last year Verizon announced it was moving directly from GPON to NG-PON2 in order to better serve small and mid-size […]


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Verizon CEO Vestberg: Fiber deployments hit 1,400 route miles per month

September 20, 2019

Via: Fierce Telecom News

When it comes to its fiber deployments, Verizon is hitting its stride, according to Verizon Chairman and CEO Hans Vestberg. Speaking at Thursday’s Goldman Sachs 28th Annual Communacopia Conference, Vestberg said that Verizon is now deploying 1,400 route miles per […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

LiveU tests 5G for live broadcasting

September 13, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Live video production company LiveU is working with a number of mobile network operators around the world to test the use of 5G for live sports and entertainment video streaming. The company announced this week a new hardware unit for […]


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

Sprint/T-Mo merger is ‘tremendous’ opportunity for network specialist SQUAN

September 4, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

As operators pursue a co-engineering process that increasingly converges wired and wireless networks to support mobile 5G, fixed wireless and fiber-to-the-X services, they don’t want to micromanage multiple vendors. They want turnkey solutions, according to Carolyn Hardwick, the new national […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

T-Mobile cancels 5G upgrades and new builds nationwide, possibly crippling some contractors

August 28, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

Beginning last Friday, contractors started getting calls from T-Mobile’s market managers informing them that most purchase orders they had for new builds and 5G upgrades were going to be put on hold until 2020 unless materials for the project were […]


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South Dakota picks up monumental $705.5 million in FCC’s $5 Billion rural broadband funding

August 23, 2019

Via: Wireless Estimator

Taking further steps to close the digital divide, the FCC has authorized over $4.9 billion in support over the next decade for maintaining, improving, and expanding affordable rural broadband for 455,334 homes and businesses served by 171 carriers in 39 […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Edge Computing in the Network, or Network deployed at the Edge datacentre?

August 21, 2019

Via: Disruptive Wireless

Warning: totally speculative “what-if” post…. Almost everyone assumes that MEC-type edge-computing will be *inside* 5G or converged fixed-mobile infrastructure. The idea is that telcos will host servers deep in their networks, for low-latency 5G NR radio, coupled to micro-datacentres a […]


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Mist Systems cautions vendors against rushing Wi-Fi 6 products

August 9, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

The widespread arrival of Wi–Fi 6, or 802.11ax, is just around the corner. Expected in Q3, the Wi–Fi Alliance’s upcoming standard is requiring vendors to ensure that Wi–Fi 6-labeled devices meet the agreed upon standards, requiring some to undergo certification […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

GTP and the evolution of roaming (Reader Forum)

August 8, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Mobile traffic using GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP) has exploded over the last couple years, largely due to elimination of international roaming price barriers that previously discouraged subscribers from using the service. Global international roaming traffic – voice and data – […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

For fiber and small cells, Verizon follows an ‘integrated engineering process’

July 15, 2019

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon is currently offering mobile 5G in four markets–Chicago, Denver, Minneapolis and Providence–with plans to activate next-generation cellular in parts of the 30 cities by the end of the year. At the same time, Verizon is deploying fiber in more […]