Cincinnati Bell has completed a trial that delivered residential broadband speeds of up to 400 Mbps over existing copper as a method to complement its aggressive fiber-to-the-premises Fioptics rollout.
Frontier Communications has committed to increasing the density of its fiber and copper-based broadband footprints when it completes its acquisition of Verizon's properties, enabling it to deliver 25 Mbps and up to 1 Gbps, but the real speed issue that continues to be a hindrance is the home network.
Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of wireless technologies provider Qualcomm, is acquiring chipmaker Ikanos Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at about $47 million. The purchase will boost Qualcomm's presence in the home gateway segment of the carrier fixed-line market.
Verizon is signaling that it's ready to take another stab at the home automation market with a new service.
Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) explicitly targets the two biggest problems facing network operators: bringing costs in line with revenue growth expectations and improving service velocity. But it also has the potential to fundamentally change fixed network economics.
Broadband providers will deploy 120 million residential gateways and routers by 2017, up from 75 million last year, Parks Associates said Wednesday.
Arris has built a home video gateway that could support Comcast's Xfinity X1 service and similar hybrid video products that other cable operators are expected to deploy.
Cox Communications said it plans to deploy home video gateways from Cisco that contain 2 TB of storage and six tuners capable of shuttling video to multiple set-tops and IP-connected devices in subscriber homes.
The key weapon a service provider has to increase the amount of money subscribers spend on broadband services can be found right at the residential gateway, indicates a new Infonetics study. Jeff
Motorola Mobility (NYSE: MMI) reported decreased set-top sales during the first quarter, with net revenue from its home segment dropping 2 percent to $884 million. Verizon (NYSE: VZ), Comcast (