So, good for ADTRAN; but what's more important is how things appear to be shaping up.
MKM Partners analyst Mike Genovese is an experienced analyst who knows the TMT sector and its players well. His research note on ADTRAN included the following: "We see wireline ultra-broadband access as one of the best secular stories in telecom equipment in 2017 and 2018 … [ADTRAN] is in the sweet spot of the vectoring cycle, and has the very promising G.fast and NG-PON2 cycles ahead."
That ties in with his recent view that while overall industry capital expenditure may shrink year-on-year in 2017, investments in fixed-line ultra-broadband and optical transport networks will increase. (See Capex Shifting to Fixed From Wireless in 2017: MKM.)
It'll be interesting to see what Nokia's fourth quarter fixed networks numbers are when the company reports its earnings in early February (a timeline based on previous years) and how Calix ended the year when it reports on February 14.
Let's hope all those data points fall in line with the theory that the ultra-broadband sector is on the rise.
UK mobile operator will use its 5G spectrum to launch a fixed wireless access (FWA) service in London in August and plans to have that offer, plus mobile 5G services, in 25 UK cities by the end of this year.
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