Building a 20,000-pound antenna and then hoisting it up a 2,000-foot tower sounds downright crazy in the current mobile-dominated network landscape, where even 150-foot-tall macro cell towers are yielding to small cells and other less conspicuous deployments.
Ten vendors have accepted a total of $1.5 billion in funding for the second phase of the Connect America Fund (CAF-II), an FCC reform initiative that promises to bring broadband to an estimated 23 million Americans in rural uncovered areas as the service has been deemed a necessity in today's technology environment.
EXFO has introduced a series of enhancements to its NetBlazer family -- the FTB-890 and FTB-890NGE high-speed portable field testers -- to address service providers' 100G deployments for metro networks and data center interconnection services. Each of these platforms can test traffic speeds ranging from 64 Kbps to 100G. Housed in the FTB-1 Pro platform, the FTB-890 and FTB-890NGE NetBlazer Series of modules offer complete support of native CFP4, QSFP+/QSFP28 and SFP+ transceiver interfaces to turn-up and troubleshoot 10M-to-100G networks.
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While it services just over 100 towers today, Cable One is looking to aggressively expand its cellular backhaul business, said the MSO's CEO, Thomas Might. "We have 25 to 30 towers...
Dycom reported $664.6 million in contract revenue for its fiscal third quarter, well ahead of Wall Street estimates and the $492.4 million it reported for the year-ago quarter. The company contributed much of that growth to top customers like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon ramping up wireline deployments to meet increasing network capacity demands.
Although Westell's fourth-quarter revenue was up 12 percent annually, the company's In-Building Wireless (IBW) segment had its weakest quarter of the fiscal year, which the company attributed to an industry shift away from standalone DAS conditioners toward integrating those functions into larger network elements.
AT&T may have set DirecTV as its new video delivery platform, but in order to cross sell customers a suite of complementary wireline broadband and wireless services, the telco is looking to bring commonality to its installation processes.
Consolidated uses M&A to further fiber network footprint, respond to business, wholesale opportunities
Consolidated Communications isn't afraid to make a deal to purchase another company, especially if that service provider can help it bolster its network footprint.
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IDC Russia said tablet shipments in the country fell by 8.5 per cent year-on-year to 919,000 units in the first quarter of 2016, while in terms of value in U.S. dollars the market shrank by 12.9 per cent.