Network latency, throughput and availability all have a direct impact on how well operators are able to serve their customers. Thanks to a partnership with Cedexis, FierceTelecom is shedding some light on how the top seven U.S. wireline networks performed in these areas in the fourth quarter.
It's no secret that a significant amount of attention and interest has been paid to wireless network speeds in the United States and globally. And LTE networks clearly provide faster download speeds than 3G networks.
Comcast has become the first U.S. cable operator to announce wide-scale DOCSIS 3.1 deployment.
Marking one of the first major DOCSIS 3.1 deployments, Huawei said it's partnering with Tele Denmark Communications (TDC) to deploy DOCSIS 3.1-powered 1 Gbps service across TDC's coax network.
Apple could be developing a new technology that's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi. The speculation centers around a code within the iOS 9.1 operating system. The code hints at the development of Li-Fi, a technology first created by researcher Harald Haas at the University of Edinburgh.
Google and Level 3 Communications have reached a new multi-year, settlement-free interconnection agreement. Similar to earlier agreements Level 3 has made with other large carriers, the two companies said that this pact will help both of them meet their customers' needs for the next 10 years and beyond.
CableLabs says devices from Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive are the first five DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems to receive its certification.
Comcast says it has established the first real-world deployment of a "gigiabit-class" DOCSIS 3.1 modem on a customer-facing network in its home city of Philadelphia.
You can't get 1-gig Internet service in Los Angeles and Chicago, but it's a go in Kentucky. Windstream has begun its 1 Gbps FTTH trial in Lexington, Ky., marking the first step of its plans to launch the service in five markets during the first half of 2016.
With the video industry balking at its original royalty rates, a new patent group attempting to exploit the HEVC compression standard has come up with a new fee structure.