Metro and Access Networks
- August 12, 2015
Google Fiber plans to lay 4,000 miles of fiber optic cable in the San Antonio area; FCC voted to revise IP transition rules.
- July 22, 2015
New Wi-Fi Aware will enable smartphones within close proximity to communicate with each other; a new program will provide Internet access to public housing residents.
- June 25, 2015
Juniper Networks has introduced a compact peering router aimed at service providers looking to speed up content delivery.
- April 01, 2015
In telecom news, Verizon announced plans to build a 100 Gbps optical metro network with equipment from Cisco and Ciena, while the FCC proposed a spectrum-sharing plan for broadband providers.
- February 26, 2015
Internet service providers will be regulated as common carriers under Title II, as the FCC approved net neutrality rules.
- February 24, 2011
Operators caching content close to users and handling more mobile broadband traffic are finding that the mission of metro networks is changing enough to benefit from increased IP connections in addition to traditional Ethernet connections in ...
- June 17, 2010
At a time when many service providers are scrambling to build and monetize new telecom services, peering point provider Telx has simplified interconnections for its customers' Carrier Ethernet services.
- June 03, 2010
If Tier 1 operators want to recover the billions of dollars that wholesale telecom services units used to reel in, their approach to wholesale will have to mirror their consumer and enterprise strategies -- focus less on access and more on services.
- December 04, 2008
Driven by video-hungry consumers and telecoms looking to shave costs, the 40 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) cost-per-bit is likely to drop below the 10 GbE cost, giving the technology a quick boost toward going mainstream.
- September 15, 2008
Cisco is expanding its Carrier Ethernet solutions to build off its existing platform, which is designed to help telecom service providers avoid forklift upgrades but handle fast-growing metro-area video, mobile backhaul and business services traffic.
- July 03, 2008
As Ethernet backhaul standards emerge, mobile providers are eager to reap its cost benefits and greater throughput. But a lack of clocking and synchronization standards will force them to temporarily adopt workarounds that cut into their cost ...
- June 27, 2008
Juniper Networks is making headway selling Carrier Ethernet routers to cable operators, whose networks are looking more like those of traditional telecom service providers.
- April 25, 2008
Qwest rolled out two high-speed, fiber-based Internet services, but plans for IPTV to go with them aren't on the roadmap yet.
- April 01, 2008
Juniper hopes to cut down wireless backhaul expenses while boosting speed with its new MX 7000 multi-access gateway appliance.
- November 29, 2007
Verizon Wireless announces they are opening up their network to any devices and applications that can pass a minimal amount of standards testing, a possibly disruptive strategy.