U.S. Commerce Department and ZTE have reached a deal that would lift the ban on ZTE’s access to U.S. technology. The 10-year agreement, announced yesterday, requires ZTE to pay $1 billion in fines, put another $400 million in escrow against future potential violations, replace its current senior leadership team and board of directors, and accept and pay for the placement within the company of a team chosen by the U.S. that would monitor and report on ZTE’s compliance going forward.
Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA) has unveiled the Axyom Virtual Broadband Network Gateway (vBNG) Router. The system is designed to provide advanced subscriber management and routing capabilities for both OpenStack and container-based cloud networks, particularly in support of 5G broadband requirements.
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has released a white paper recently detailing the milestones that have been reached regarding a vRAN (virtual radio access network) mobile fronthaul interface developed with the participation of CableLabs.
EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO, TSX: EXF) Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO Germain Lamonde will hand that last title to COO Philippe Morin effective April 1. But the transition in management structure won't mean a change in the company's support of the cable MSO space, they asserted in an interview with BTR.
Nokia says its Bell Labs group has successfully conducted a proof-of-concept demonstration of symmetrical 10-Gbps DOCSIS 3.1 (at least in one scenario) via a technology Nokia has dubbed XG-CABLE. The technology combines echo cancellation and interference management approaches in a similar fashion to that Nokia and Bell Labs also have applied to VDSL vectoring and G.fast.