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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.
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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