Metro and Access Networks News
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.
May 21, 2015
Ciena unveils an interconnect for the metro data centers of enterprises and Internet content providers.
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.
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Waning interest in fiber to the home (FTTH) has led to mobile backhaul becoming the main driver of fiber deployment. Will this trend continue? Fiber expert David Hashman weighs in. Continue Reading
Wireless operators looking at 4G network offload to cope with growing mobile traffic have two options for relief – radio access network (RAN) offload using mobile hotspots and femtocells, and mobile backhaul solutions to move wireless traffic to the... Continue Reading
Part two of our analysis of 4G network offload strategies looks at the implications of moving mobile backhaul traffic to the metro network, and how it could affect the design of LTE’s Evolved Packet Core. Continue Reading