SDN controller maker Lumina Networks today announced its Series A financing round of $10 million, led by one of its biggest customers, Verizon, and including another, AT&T. In a clear strategy to assure the success of the SDN controller start-up, the two carriers are investing their money to support Lumina's open source approach. "We think it is pretty exciting because obviously it demonstrates the importance of open source that they would both invest in the same company to achieve the same outcomes," said Andrew Coward, Lumina Networks ' CEO. Brocade Communications was early to embrace open source and created a software-defined networking controller solution which is a production-network based version of OpenDaylight .
If you're looking for a budget phone, the "late spring" shipping date for Motorola's Moto G6 has morphed into "now" for Verizon customers. You can buy it on the Verizon Wireless site for $240 or in 24 monthly installments for $10. And no, this isn't a preorder. The phone seems to be available for for you to pick up, at least in New York. Now Playing: Watch this: Moto drops four budget phones on your spring
Chip Canter, who previously headed Verizon’s Go90 mobile-video service, has joined Massive Interactive, a U.K.-based vendor that provides user-interface and personalization tools for over-the-top video providers. Canter is Massive’s global chief revenue officer, based in New York, where he leads the company’s sales, business development and marketing growth strategy worldwide. Massive said Canter’s hire is part […]
Verizon has apparently given up on launching its own streaming TV service that would've competed against the likes of Dish's Sling TV, DirecTV Now, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. The project has been routinely delayed over the last couple years, and spring 2018 was the last target launch time frame floated by Bloomberg. The new change in course was first reported by Multichannel. Most recently, the company had been planning to offer themed channels (news, sports, entertainment, etc.) — each as a separate, standalone app, according to a January report from TechCrunch. That strategy sounds pretty disjointed compared to the existing field of OTT services, which have at least some resemblance in
The Palo Alto City Council on Monday night allowed Verizon to install 11 new cell towers on telephone poles in four neighborhoods despite the opposition of some residents who had appealed such a move. The council voted 6-3 — with Karen Holman, Lydia Kou and Greg Tanaka opposed — to approve Verizon's plan, which had been endorsed by the Architectural Review Board and approved by the city's planning director in March. Residents appealing the decision argued the planned towers are an eyesore and likely aren't even needed to to boost cell service. They said the devices should be placed underground, as Verizon has done in some other California cities. “We do not want to live in an antenna farm,” resident
Sprint previously confirmed it would launch the new LG G7 ThinQ, and now it has confirmed just how much subscribers will need to fork over to make the G7 ThinQ their own. The Now Network has confirmed that the LG G7 ThinQ will come along with an 18-month lease, priced at $33 per month. Pre-orders will go live on Friday, May 25, with sales officially kicking off on Friday, June 1. But wait, there's more, because Sprint would very much like you to have two G7 ThinQs in your life. Sprint will offer a Buy One, Get One deal for the LG G7 ThinQ. Pick up the first G7 ThinQ on a lease and get the second one's monthly payments covered with a $33 monthly bill credit. Those credits will kick in by the second
Verizon may not have to put a 5G cell site every four blocks to provide high-speed coverage to homes. In a new video, the carrier shows off its test results with longer-distance and non-line-of-sight 5G connections, showing that it may be easier than previously thought to blanket cities with wireless, gigabit home connections. Of the several possible approaches to 5G, Verizon is starting with millimeter wave frequencies, which are shorter-range than standard cellular frequencies but can transmit huge amounts of data. Millimeter wave cell sites aren't large, but there need to be a lot of them. They're backpack-sized boxes that fit on light poles or the sides of buildings. MmWave's range will define
Verizon (VZ) is significantly increasing its use of Amazon’s (AMZN) cloud, with plans to migrate more than 1,000 business-critical applications to Amazon Web Services (or AWS), according to a recent statement by Amazon. Verizon has been an Amazon cloud customer since 2015, but now it joins other large companies, including Comcast (CMCSA), that have chosen AWS as their preferred cloud provider.
The National Park Service has granted permits to two carriers to provide cellular service at Mount Rainier National Park. The park service said Tuesday that it has approved letting Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile install telecommunications equipment on the visitor center at Paradise, one of most heavily used areas in the park. Park officials say AT&T has submitted an application and may be added pending review and approval of their proposal. No towers would be built; equipment would be located below the roofline of the visitor's center. The cell proposal set off a debate about whether people enjoying the park should have access to calls, and social media while in nature. Some say cell service would