Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with No comments
AT&T Fiber Launches in 20 Major Metros
This week AT&T announced the launch of its Fiber service in 20 new major U.S. metro areas, as well as expansion of those services in 16 other areas where it was already rolled out. | Article by Light Reading.
AT&T Exec: Artificial Intelligence Will Help Us Run a Better Network
SDN + NFV + AI could prove to the winning recipe for more efficient network operations, AT&T thinks. | Article by SDxCentral.
AT&T and Verizon agree on initial 5G deployment models; standards timing in flux
Both AT&T and Verizon expect that initial 5G deployments will center on fixed broadband users, since this allows carriers to use early technical specs to power enhanced equipment in support of higher data speeds and greater capacity. | Article by RCRWireless.
Verizon set for deeper dive into IoT in battle over network market share
The big picture for IoT includes established telecom operators, like Verizon, relying on more open and standards-based technologies (e.g. LTE-based narrowband-IoT). For early 2017, Verizon has some IoT network trials planned, as well as the launch of an enterprise-focused consulting service. | Article by RCRWireless.
For BT, virtualization is not just about the future, but also about making better use of existing, physical networks. | Article by Light Reading.
Eurobites: Orange Belgium Gets IoT-Ready
In Belgium, Orange is preparing to upgrade its 4G network to support IoT in 2017, through investments in NB-IoT and LTE-M. | Article by Light Reading.