Verizon plans to grow its fiber footprint organically, although the provider would consider attractive merger and acquisition targets to accelerate deployment, Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam told financial analysts.
"So, that would tell you we're sort of tilting toward organic. And our priorities are really what can we do to get off of others lease services to meet our 4G cell densification needs, then 5G, and then our enterprise customers," McAdam said, according to the
"I wouldn't tell you that if an opportunity came up to accelerate it through M&A, we would do it, but most of the fiber companies were built for different purposes. They were point-to-point enterprise sort of services and they don’t fit the architecture that we're building today which is multi-use fiber for Intelligent Edge Network," McAdam said. "[We are] certainly leaning toward organic builds to meet Verizon needs to drive our cost down in our performance up."
Using fixed wireless, a merged Sprint/T-Mobile could reach about 85% of those the FCC defines as unserved and underserved rural customers, Sprint Chief Technology Officer John Saw told attendees at the Wells Fargo 5G Forum in New York on Thursday.
ADTRAN is now an Open Networking Foundation supply chain partner and strategic advisory board member, placing the vendor at the forefront of ONF's development of a new reference design process for future networks.
MobiTV will launch MobiTV Connect in July, a multi-tenant managed streaming service that already boasts delivery rights from more than 210 major networks and 35 service provider customers, says MobiTV CEO Charlie Nooney.
Australian wholesaler nbn eliminates costly and disruptive trenching of homeowners' driveways by using copper to deliver last-mile connectivity from sidewalk-based Distribution Point Units (DPUs) to subscribers.
We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:
Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.