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- Digi Router Boasts Price/Performance Value
Digi International has come out with a new wireless router that it says offers unprecedented performance and speed at its price point. The Digi TransPort LR54, which has a $649 to $699 MSRP and includes a three-year warranty, was designed for such applications as digital content delivery, managed network services, managed retail networking, and self-service kiosks.
- HughesNet Makes Mark in Telecom Signaling
Long thought the provider of last resort, HughesNet makes an advance in telecom signaling by being the leader in meeting performance as advertised.
- Telecom Signaling Resource Week in Review: Fidzup, Ingenu, Sprint
The news this week in Telecom Signaling Resource was all over the map. It included everything from Fidzup raising $3.7 million in new funding, to Idea Cellular investing in 4G spectrum, to Ingenu turning up an Internet of Things network in Los Angeles.
- Mobile Marketing Firm Fidzup Garners $3.7M
Performance mobile marketing company Fidzup, which caters to retailers, this week announced it has received $3.7 million in new funding to move its business forward, and expand from its base in Europe to North America.
- Ingenu Launches Los Angeles IoT Network
Ingenu announced that its Los Angeles area IoT network is now up and running. The company has positioned its technology, which is based on Random Phase Multiple Access technology, as an alternative to cellular, and to LPWA networks like LoRa and SIGFOX.
- TNS, Cequint, Sprint Bolster Telecom Signaling
Ready to beat the robocall? Telecom signaling greats TNS and Cequint have a new solution ready to go for Sprint.
- Apivio Hammers Home Hardware as Important as Software in Telecom Signaling
Primus plans to try Apivio's Liberty L2 Wi-Fi handset, a move that will likely improve its telecom signaling operations.
- Idea Cellular Buys 4G Spectrum for $500M
India's Idea Cellular buys high-speed fourth generation (4G) spectrum from Videocon Industries to address the country's growing demand for mobile data services.
- Phoenix Audio Technologies' SIP Dialer Arrives on Android
Phoenix Audio Technologies advances telecom signaling by bringing out its SIP Dialer for Android users.
- Gemalto Introduces LinqUs SIM Reactivation
Acquiring new customers is five times more costly than retaining existing ones. And even though most businesses have a clear understanding of the costs involved, a recent report by Invespcro revealed 44 percent of companies have a greater focus on customer acquisition vs 18 percent that focus on retention. For telecom operators, customer acquisition could be much higher, which is why the new LinqUs SIM Reactivation by Gemalto will be a welcomed solution.
- Huawei Chooses Spreadtrum for Honor LTE 7-Inch Tablet
Huawei has integrated Spreadtrum Communications' system on a chip technology into its Honor LTE 7-inch tablet.
- ICFLIX, VIVA Get Together to Drive Streaming Video in Kuwait
VIVA brings its telecom signaling skill and experience to give ICFLIX a bigger audience in Kuwait.
- Edgewater Networks Introduces Cloud2Edge Complete, Readies AutoTAC
Cloud2Edge Complete enables Edgewater Networks customers to more easily scale their EdgeMarc deployments because the licenses through this solution operate as a pool, which means they can be shifted as needs require. The company is also planning to introduce a network visualization capability called AutoTAC.
- TDS to Purchase InterLinx
There are big moves happening in the telecom signaling space. The agreement includes the purchase of InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC, and over 170 miles of fiber optic transport.
- Larry Ellison Expects Big Things Ahead for Oracle
A focus on NFV essentials and telecom signaling operations are part of what will drive huge gains for Oracle to come, projects Larry Ellison.
- Oracle Leverages the IoT for Better Customer Service
Oracle, an enterprise software maker and provider of NFV solutions, introduces Oracle Service Cloud-Oracle IoT Cloud Integration Accelerator to help businesses improve their customer service practices.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Silicon Labs, SmartStream, ZTE
Digi International, Mojio, Silicon Labs, SmartStream, and ZTE were among the companies making headlines this week in Telecom Signaling Resource Center.
- Digi International's Digi TransPort Routers Certified with Verizon
For those looking for better options in the traffic management space, there's some good news afoot. Recently, Digi International announced that several versions of its Digi TransPort LTE router lineup are now certified as able to operate with the 4G LTE Private Network Traffic Management (PNTM) solution offered by Verizon. Having recently concluded a set of tests from Verizon's Solutions Lab, the end result means new choices in traffic management.
- ZTE, Mojio Can Make Most Cars Smarter with New IoT Connection
For all those who have been looking in their garages and lamenting that, in an age of increasingly smart cars, theirs is as dumb as the proverbial post, there's reason for good cheer thanks to a recent announcement from ZTE and Mojio about a new partnership effort that will bring the T-Mobile SyncUp DRIVE system to many breeds of car on the road.
- New Silicon Labs Module Takes IoT to a Whole New Level
At the risk of sounding like the late, great comedian George Carlin (who, you may remember, did a great bit on jumbo shrimp), big things are happening in the area of miniaturization. And that's important to help the Internet of Things, and wearables in particular, move forward.
- SmartStream's Corona Receives SWIFT Certified Application Status
SmartStream, a global software and managed services provider that caters to the financial sector, has achieved SWIFT Certified Application status for its Corona Reconciliations solution. That's important because customers have told SmartStream this status is important to them in selecting a solution of this nature.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: CEPRES, Convoy, NetScout, Unilever
Telecom Signaling Resource Center news was all over the map this week, as it included new developments in the financial sector, testing, trucking, and European fixed communications, as well as a look at what's happening with Diameter signaling.
- Diameter Signaling Grows to Meet User Demands
The tools by which we connect and collaborate are ever evolving, putting significant pressure on the networks available for use. As subscribers, our behaviors continue to evolve, which makes it challenging to meet every demand. Therefore, telecom signaling is changing as well, with diameter signaling experiencing continued growth.
- PE.Analyzer Shows That Private Infrastructure Can Help Hedge Risk
The financial sector is one of the most complex and data intensive industries. And even though innovations in information and communications technologies have introduced new levels of efficiency in analyzing the data, it still remains as complex as ever. So the release of an analysis that demonstrated how Private (unlisted) Infrastructure can act as a hedge for corporate bonds by CEPRES while outperforming on returns with significant results, should be welcomed news by investors.
- Unilever North America Streamlines Trucking Operations with Convoy
Convoy is a company that provides Video Platform as a Service (VPaaS) for the transportation industry with custom solutions for real-time views while the vehicle is in transit. This allows owners, managers, and even drivers to monitor what it is taking place for improved safety and efficiency while at the same time reducing liability. The company announced it just entered a partnership with Unilever North America for a multi-year trucking agreement to improve its truck freight operations.
- NETSCOUT Service Assurance Adds nGeniusPULSE to Cloud Environment
Service providers, large enterprises and government networks operate in a highly complex IT environment that requires clear insight into service performance that can be attained quickly to ensure business continuity. Delays of any kind in recognizing the problem and resolving it can result in security breaches, customer attrition and damage to the reputation of the brand. The addition of nGeniusPULSE by NETSCOUT SYSTEMS to expand service assurance for hybrid and public cloud computing environments will protect the current migration that is taking place by organizations of all sizes to the cloud.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Blue Danube, Telit, Tractive
Ready, recognition, and Rover are three key words relating to news this week in Telecom Signaling.
- Telit Ultra-low-power, High-sensitivity GNSS Module is Available
Location accuracy is now a critical piece of technology as more of the devices we use rely on it to receive location based services. Smartphones, cars, drones and pet trackers are just some of the devices that require this technology. With size playing an important role in the modules that deliver this service, the smaller they are the better. Miniaturization therefore plays a great role for developers as they integrate the modules in their products. Telit just announced the SE873Q5 is now available, packaged in a 7x7x1.85mm unit.
- Tractive Selects Orange IoT Connectivity for Pet Tracking Devices
Whether it is a cat or a dog, for pet owners these animals are part of the family, and when they get lost it is unbearable (speaking from personal experience). For Tractive, a company that develops hardware, apps and devices for pet owners, the Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless technology has allowed the company to create tracking devices that are highly accurate. The Austrian company just announced it has signed an IoT connectivity services contract with Orange Business Services to further improve its pet wearables and tracking devices around the world.
- Blue Danube Systems Earns Industry Recognition
Mobile wireless access solutions provider Blue Danube Systems Inc. this week issued a announcement noting that it has been recognized by both EE Times and Fierce Wireless for its innovative technology.
- OriginGPS Announces Three GNSS Drone Navigation Integration Modules
Drone technology is now being researched for adoption by everyone from Amazon to UPS, fast food franchises and medical services to name a few. As these companies try to find the best solution to deliver the products they are offering, a key piece of technology is essential to guide the drones to their destinations with great accuracy and reliability. This technology is Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) modules. The three new miniature GNSS modules just released by OriginGPS have the latest location and communications technology to ensure drones never get lost.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: CenturyLink, KeepTrax, SIMpalm
Driving, doctors, devices, and data were in the Telecom Signaling Resource Center headlines this week.
- KeepTrax Receives Geo-Fence-Related Patent
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued KeepTrax Inc. a patent to identify when mobile device users are substantially stationary within a geo-fence. That patent is number 9,432,944.
- New Platform from Doctor Care Anywhere Delivers on Eponymous Promise
With a name like "Doctor Care Anywhere," what the organization delivers seems pretty clear, and it is not in fact ham sandwiches. Delivering doctor care to any location, however, is a tough proposition, one that the company is looking to address with a brand new platform that should help provide that connection to physicians anywhere with a decent Internet connection.
- Do You Text and Drive? Let SIMpalm Do it for You
According to the Governor's Highway Association, 46 states, Washington D.C. Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands have all banned texting while driving. So why is it that, when driving down the street, you're likely to see at least a few people on their phones? Law enforcement is cracking down on phone usage in the car, yet people continue this dangerous activity. In response to this problem, SIMpalm has developed a free texting app to encourage safe driving.
- CenturyLink Shares New Customer Data on Gigabit Service
Gigabit Internet service is slowly but surely becoming a standard in cities across the US as more service providers upgrade their infrastructure and make this option possible. One of the companies is CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services provider with 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network, and more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. This infrastructure allows the company to provide broadband, voice, video, data and managed services to consumers and businesses with some of the fastest broadband speeds in the marketplace.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: CEVA, Redline, Panasonic & More
Welcome back to the week in review, where we take a look at all the top stories making headlines in Telecom Signaling this week.
- Voxbone Highlights PM Group, Global User of DID
Global provider of virtual local phone numbers, also known as direct inward dialing numbers, recently released a short profile of one of its use cases: its assistance of global engineering and construction management company PM Group.
- Panasonic, Cradlepoint Address In-car Access to FirstNet
Panasonic has partnered with Cradlepoint to deliver dedicated, reliable wireless service to first responders throughout the U.S.
- Redline Selected to Deliver High-Speed Connectivity for Offshore Oil and Gas Platform
The Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that have been used for heavy industrial applications, such as oil and gas, have and continue to this day to provide valuable control measures for safety and productivity. But developments in information and communication technologies now offer solutions with more control and data in critical installations. The announcement of a major offshore oil and gas network awarding Redline Communications a 1.4 million contract highlights the changes that are taking place in the industry.
- CEVA's New CEVA-X1 Processor Gives IoT Serious New Brain
We all know the great potential the Internet of Things (IoT) has in general for making our lives easier and better, but we also know that that potential isn't going anywhere unless there's a lot of processor power behind it. That's a point that may be a little closer to fruition as CEVA recently introduced its new CEVA-X1 IoT processor geared toward giving IoT a little extra centralized processing capability.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Oracle, PacStar, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless
Keeping devices and networks up and running was a prevalent theme in Telecom Signaling Resource Center news this week. That's fitting, given that folks in several Southeastern states in the U.S. have spent the last several days readying for Hurricane Matthew.
- Cellular Carriers Ready for Matthew, Offer Tips to Those Affected by the Hurricane
It already has unleashed its wrath on Haiti and the surrounding area. Now Hurricane Matthew is moving toward Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, causing government officials to issue evacuation orders and prompting hoards of people to leave town or shelter in place.
- New Report: PoE Market to Exceed $1B by 2022
The Power over Ethernet market is poised to grow to be worth more than $1.04 billion by 2022. That's a good upswing, considering the market was worth just more than $451 million last year, according to MarketsandMarkets, which recently published a report offering the above estimates.
- US Army Promotes Communications Systems with PacStar IQ-Core
It's a safe bet that most United States citizens out there would indeed want the Army to have access to the best communications technology we can get it. Less than effective communications can mean disasters in the field, lost troops, and a horror on many levels. Word about new releases from PacStar going into the US Army's WIN-T system, meanwhile, should help us all sleep better at night.
- LTE Diameter Signaling Traffic on the Rise with New Smart Devices
The problem with an increasing lack of bandwidth for all the things we want to do with it these days has only been on the rise for some time now, and most are familiar with it on at least some level. Either by anecdote or by personal experience, someone's either reached a bandwidth cap / throttling point or knows someone who has. A recent report from Oracle pins down one unexpected side of this issue: smart devices.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: GL Communications, Sonus, Taqua
This week two companies that I've been covering for a very long time announced plans to come together. Sonus is the acquirer in this scenario, and it's Taqua that is being acquired.
- GL Announces Capability in Compliance Carrier-Grade Ethernet Testing Methodologies
Companies that provide information and communications technology (ICT) related services are diversifying into many different segments to deliver comprehensive solutions for consumers and organizations. As they continue to branch out into other sectors, supporting multiple services from multiple customers, they have to be aware of the performance requirements needed to carry out the services under many different conditions. This requires testing their equipment and their infrastructure.
- New BYOD Forecast has the Market Reaching $350B by 2022
The computing capability of today's mobile devices allows them to be integrated into corporate networks so employees can work from anywhere. This has increased the number of organizations that have implemented bring your own device (BYOD) to improve productivity levels and lower IT expenditure. According to the latest report by Global Market Insights, the BYOD market size is forecast to grow to $350 billion by 2022.
- Sonus Acquires Taqua for Influence in VoLTE, VoWiFi Markets
Last year, Sonus declared that it has completed part of its "virtualization strategy" by releasing virtualized editions of three of its products: Insight Element Management System, DataStream Integrator, and NetScore. That line of products, Sonus said at the time, was created to allow companies to more easily migrate their communications networks to the cloud.
- WorkWave Lands Privacy Shield Certification for Two Continents
We all know how important data security is these days, and with good reason. No one wants to be on the bad end of a data breach, yet so much of our lives revolve around data and getting it from one place to another. That's where WorkWave's recent achievement means so much for us, as the company recently landed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certification on the listings with the U.S. Department of Commerce.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: CalAmp, Qualcomm, Verizon
The Internet of Things was a recurring theme this week in Telecom Signaling Resource Center news.
- Globalive Capital Sells Canopco, OneConnect Services, Yak
Canadian investment firm Globalive Capital Inc. has sold off its Canopco division as well as telecommunications companies Yak Communications and OneConnect Services Inc., in two separate deals.
- Verizon Integrates ThingSpace with Qualcomm Cat M1 LTE Modems
Verizon continues to ramp up its work around the Internet of Things. In one of its more recent activities on this front, the communications services provider has announced plans to pre-integrate its ThingSpace IoT platform-as-a-service within Qualcomm Technologies' MDM9206 Category M (Cat M1) LTE modems.
- CalAmp Delivers Access to IoT Optimized 4G LTE Cat1 Networks
More of the things we use are becoming smarter because they are connected and able to communicate. This ability to communicate has introduced new levels of efficiency and productivity in our homes and workplace, as well as the cities we live in and the infrastructure we use every day. For CalAmp, a pioneer in the connected vehicle and broader Industrial Internet of Things marketplace, the announcement of the availability of its LMU-2600 series and LMU-4200 series products with 4G LTE Category 1 (Cat1) cellular technology in the fourth calendar quarter of 2016 means better connectivity and communications for many of the devices that will be part of the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Digi Connect Sensor Approved by AT&T
Digi International's new Digi Connect Sensor has been found to have technical acceptance (TA) and has been approved for use on At&T's 4G LTE network. This product is the latest development from Digi International that continues to provide enhanced machine to machine (M2M) communications and further expands the reliability and range of the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Sprint, TomTom, Yottabyte
Big data, mobile payments, the new iPhones, and smart cities - when it came to Telecom Signaling coverage this week, it ran the gamut.
- Virtual Piggy Joins Forces with ROK Mobile
Virtual Piggy Inc. announced this week that they have entered a memorandum of understanding with ROK Mobile. This means that ROK will need to include Virtual Piggy's new Peer to Peer mobile payment system OINK as part of ROK's offering. It will also explore the use of Virtual Piggy in ROK's European markets. This could turn out to be a smart move for Virtual Piggy, as ROK just announced its new low radiation phone, ROKiT 1, which was developed using proprietary NASA technology.
- More Data Means More Help from U of M, Yottabyte Project
Big data projects are taking on a whole new life these days, with businesses the world over combing customer data, looking for a pattern that might detail what the next big merchandising offering is, what hours a store should have more customer support on hand or any of dozens of other things. Big data isn't limited to business, though, and a new partnership between the University of Michigan and software maker Yottabyte should help drive the next generation of data-intensive research.
- TomTom Traffic Center Gives Users a New Look at Smart Cities
For many people out there-I'm on that list myself-TomTom devices are a great way to get around, find places, and keep yourself from getting terribly lost. The newly opened TomTom Traffic Center, meanwhile, shows us how TomTom systems can do more than just show us where to turn when we're lost, like helping to build the next generation of smart cities.
- Sprint iPhone 7 Pre-Orders Up 375 Percent
There has been a lot of back and forth between die-hard iPhone fans and critics since Apple's new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were released last Wednesday. At the event last week, all the new features were laid out for prospective consumers to think over-a better camera, no headphone jack, wireless earbuds and more. Critics of the new releases claim that there's nothing new being presented with the phones; well, at least, nothing new to Android users. You would think that the general lack of enthusiasm surrounding the phone's release would reflect in its order numbers. Well, according to Sprint, their sales are doing better than ever.
- Select 2017 Chrysler Models Outfitted with 4G & LTE Capability
Have you been car shopping lately? The bells and whistles of yesteryear have given way to an explosion of technological features. While powerful features, are a nice perk, most of today's automobile innovations require network coverage to put them to use - and for the champions of the pick-up and drop-off line, no service is bad news bears.
- Comtech's Location Studio Commercially Available
The market for location-based services (LBS) will, according to Research and Markets, grow to $34.8 billion by 2020. This will be more than a twofold increase from the $10.3 billion the market generated in 2014. The growth is being driven by smart phones, RFID technology, and more accurate new generation GPS-based services to track everything from bicycles and pets, to cargo.
- C Spire Now Offers Data Recovery-as-a-Service
As a growing number of businesses express interest in moving their operations to the cloud, more service providers begin to offer new services to fit their clients' needs. Vendors that offer disaster recovery are no exception, and although their collective presence in the cloud may not have logged as many hours, for instance, as dedicated cloud-based software or communications providers, they do have a strong presence in the market.
- Accedian Provides Quality Service During Rio Games
There are certain moments in life where you hope and pray that you don't mess up and embarrass yourself. Whether you're afraid of messing up your lines during an elementary school play, or terrified of stumbling over your words during a presentation or job interview, the desperate need to not make a fool of yourself remains the same. Companies experience this too. That's why a Tier-1 broadcast provider in Brazil hired Accedian to help ensure that their broadcasts would run smoothly during the 2016 Rio Olympics and Paralympics. Say what you want about getting the lines wrong on stage back when you were five-having a broadcast go down with an international audience watching would arguably be the worst kind of embarrassment.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Cradlepoint, NextNav, Sequans
There's a lot of action and excitement around the Internet of Things lately. One of the important developments on the IoT front is the arrival of Cat 1 solutions, which make LTE better suited to meet the requirements of Internet of Things deployments.
- Autonet Mobile, T-Mobile Pick Sequans for LTE Cat 1
Sequans Communications S.A. announced today that telematics service Autonet Mobile will be leveraging its LTE Cat 1 Calliope platform to provide connectivity for its Dealer Connect product. This follows by just a day the company's news that T-Mobile will provide its Internet of Things customers with LTE Cat 1 Sequans solutions.
- NextNav's TaaS Allows for Deep Indoor, Urban Cellular Coverage
Mobile communications have become an important part of many of our lives and a central method of outreach for many companies. So businesses and cellular service providers have begun filling in wireless network gaps with small cells to ensure mobile subscribers are never without a signal.
- NextNav's TaaS Allows for Deep Indoor, Urban Cellular Coverage
Mobile communications have become an important part of many of our lives and a central method of outreach for many companies. So businesses and cellular service providers have begun filling in wireless network gaps with small cells to ensure mobile subscribers are never without a signal.
- David's Bridal & Cradlepoint Mean Happy Union with In-Store LTE Networks
The continued health of a network is the kind of thing that helps keep a business up and running in the long term. With that in mind, David's Bridal's recent move to upgrade its networks should help provide it a note of extra longevity for some time to come, and it's pulled in Cradlepoint to help accomplish this move at over 300 locations.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: ShoreTel, Sonus, Xura
Privatization, new business, government and sports were among the themes in Telecom Signaling this week.
- AT&T Selected for Mobility Services by US Department of Labor
Government agencies are implementing mobility initiatives as part of their overall communications solutions to use their human resources more efficiently. Whether it is law enforcement or building inspectors, mobile technology is making it easier for public servants to carry out their duties while in the field. The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) has chosen AT&T to deliver its mobility needs by awarding the company a five year contract.
- Sonus Wins SBC Business from inContact
Cloud-based call center company inContact has tapped Sonus Networks Inc. to provide it with session border controllers to support the growing voice traffic on its global network.
- Panthers and Trail Blazers Look to ShoreTel for Solutions
ShoreTel, a provider of UC solutions and phone systems, announced today that it has gained two new customers, both of which you are likely familiar with. The Carolina Panthers and the Portland Trail Blazers have both signed on to benefit from the solutions that ShoreTel provides.
- Xura Goes Private with Siris, Wins New Tier One Carrier Business
On Aug. 16 the company revealed that a tier one mobile provider had tapped it to provide its Signaling Fraud Management System. Three days later, it announced that its acquisition by Siris Capital Group LLC had been finalized.
- Baltimore City Policy Department Called Out for Alleged Use of Stingrays
A trio of organizations has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission saying that the Baltimore City Policy Department is using cellular interference devices, and they want the commission to make it stop.
- SK Telecom Signs MOU With Verizon to Address 5G
MOU between SK Telecom and Verizon will identify opportunities for network improvement and use cases to accelerate 5G development and deployment.
- Why Carriers are Uniquely Situated to Address the Phone Spam Menace
Using a variety of signals not available to user devices centralized network powered solutions can accurately block phone spam.
- Redline to Release RDL-LTE Wireless Communications Networking Suite
RDL-LTE combines several Redline products to better manage private LTE networks supporting thousands of simultaneous users.
- 4.5G Testing with Ukrainian Operator lifecell is Success
Ukrainian mobile service provider lifecell successfully tests 4.5G and set world download record of 1.5gbps in process.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: FCC and 5G, SIP-I Compliance, Massive MIMO
The Telecom Signaling Community activities this week touched on some common themes. Topics ranged from the FCC moving to accelerated 5G to SIP-1 compliance testing.
- FCC Signs Agreement to Streamline 5G Infrastructure Deployment
Yes, 5G is still on the horizon around the world for a variety of reasons including such things as the need for standards, product realization, proof-of-concepts and testing, just to name a few. That said, as the readers of the Telecom Signaling Community are well aware, there is an arms race, actually several that are emerging, as to which country/region of the world will dominate the supply of infrastructure and which county will be first and fast to deploy 5G.
- TelcoBridges Passes SIP-I Compliance Testing
Following successful testing of SIP-I AVM Informatique was able to interconnect with Orange's network in France.
- NTT Communications Selects Dimension Data to Provide MVNE in Hong Kong
Dimension Data to deliver the first MVNE platform in Hong Kong providing MVNOs infrastructure for delivering 3G (UMTS) and 4G(LTE) data services.
- NI Introduces MIMO Application Framework
MIMO application framework from National Instruments (NI) to help accelerate research into Massive MIMO.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Satcom Backhaul, LoRaWan , Time Sensitive Networking
The Telecom Signaling Community was active this past week touching on several new and promising areas. Topics ranged from a new release on mobile back haul optimization to a collaborative effort by industry giants on time sensitive networking (TSN).
- V-Tell Selects BroadForward Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) for Next Generation Services
Russian international mobile operator V-Tell has announced the selection of BroadForward's BFX Interface Gateway, a next generation Diameter Signaling Controller (DSC) to enable the operator to provide Diameter routing, legacy interworking and the launch of 4G data roaming services.
- Sevis Systems Releases Latest Version of Intelligent Back Haul Optimization (IBO) Suite
Telecom Signaling Community members are sometimes painfully aware of the need to understand all aspects of traffic flows and management end-to-end. Indeed, the analytics associated with next generation signaling are and will only increase in their importance to assuring quality network performance and compelling user experiences.
- Japanese LoRaWAN Network Open for Field Testing of IoT Apps
As has been noted previously on the Telecom Signaling Community, and is a hot topic on our sister IoT Evolution World site, there is going to be intense competition by various technologies and service providers developing ecosystems and extending their networks' reach for accommodating Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services.
- Intel, Cisco, NI's Collaborate on Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)
Intel, Cisco, NI's collaborate on Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)platform focused on network synchronization and communications operations.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: ETSI approved PoC, Robocalls, New Security Warning
The Telecom Signaling Community certainly had a diverse set of postings this week that were more than merely noteworthy. Topics ranged from a PoC approved by ETSI to yet another security warning for mobile operators to be on guard for.
- Quortus and Argela Mobile Edge Healthcare PoC Accepted by ETSI
It goes almost without saying to Telecom Signaling Community members that the rush to move as much of the network smarts to the network edges, fixed and mobile, is a case of "game on!" In fact, the proof of concepts (PoCs) and use case developments are coming fast and furious. A nice example is the announcement by Quortus that its PoC proposal, "Healthcare - Dynamic Hospital User, IoT and Alert Status Management," submitted by the company and two collaborators, has been accepted by ETSI's Industry Specification Group for Mobile Edge Computing (ISG MEC).
- AT&T Gets Involved in the Fight Against Unwanted Robocalls
AT&T is prepared to take a leadership position in helping the Federal Communications Commission address unwanted, illegal, and fraudulent robocalls.
- New Security Warning for GSM and LTE Networks
US-CERT issue vulnerability notice regarding remote code execution issue that could compromise GSM and LTE networks.
- GL Communications Releases APIs for MAPS Protocol Testing
GL Communications adds an application programming interface (API) to its Message Automation & Protocol Simulation (MAPS) testing app.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Satcom, U.S. Advanced Wireless Initiative, SS7 Security
It may be the dog days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, but that does not mean there was a paucity of news of not this past week in the Telecom Signaling Community. In fact, whether up in space or back on the ground, there were items of interest for community members to consider.
- Advantech Wireless Set to Bring WideSAT Systems to Future Releases
Advantech Wireless WideSAT system for its A-SAT-II satellite networking platform positioned for today and 5G future.
- Oracle to Provide Cloud Technology to the White House's Advanced Wireless Research Initiative
Oracle will be providing its cloud technology and engineering resources to White House wireless initiative.
- Xura Enhances Network Signaling Security in Response to Multi-Protocol Attacks
Xura has made improvements to its security solutions to provide better protection for networks using Diameter and SS7 protocols.
- Manx Telecom Turns to BroadForward to Bolster its Roaming Options
Manx new slate of 4G data roaming services available at the start big motorcycle events, the TT event on the Isle of Man.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: AT&T and Drones, ZTE, Vodafone, Facebook
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community is a great example of the diversity of interests that community members need to keep an eye on.
- AT&T Looking at Drones to Extend Network Coverage
Back in May of this year I wrote an article about how Nokia was testing the use of drones as a means to help mobile network operators reach those hard to reach places. And, while the revelation of this test in Kansas City drew some skepticism at the time, it turns out that drones and other types of non-terrestrial low-flying vehicles, are more than just fanciful experiments. In fact, a recent blog from none other than Chief Strategy Officer and Group President - AT&T Technology and Operations, John Donovan drives (or should I say flies) home the point.
- ZTE Delivers a New Record in Long-Haul Transmissions Testing
ZTE shows for first time that a high symbol rate had been achieved for 16 QAM signals using electrical time division multiplexing (ETDM) as a basis.
- Vodafone Australia Partners with Nova Entertainment for Radio Stunt
Vodafone Australia and Nova Entertainment will use 4G network to facilitate live broadcast in move to restore trust in network.
- Facebook Using Signal Protocol to Make Secret Conversations Happen
Facebook leveraging Signal Protocol to enable its users to have Secret Conversations that are encrypted end-to-end.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Ericsson, KT, Verizon, Vodafone
Telecommunications equipment giant Ericsson and major service provider Vodafone have demonstrated a 5G proof of concept, as contributing writer Frank Griffin explained this week.
- TRAI Releases Network Speed Testing Mobile App
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) was established in the '90s to create an independent governing body in the country that would have the authority to regulate communications services and tariffs in that industry. Ultimately, TRAI wants to help telecoms grow while also serving end users by making sure that competition and fair use practices exist between private entities.
- Anritsu Boosts Capability of its 4G Testing Equipment
Reaching that point does not have to be a manual process. Anritsu has also included an auto-detect function to determine how the radio head uses the CPRI standard to speak to its base station. This way, techs can begin troubleshooting faster than they could if they had to determine the connection method step-by-step.
- IDEAL Networks Upgrades LanXPLORER Pro for Faster Troubleshooting, Less Downtime
The network runs much of business today, and when it doesn't work, in many cases, we don't work either. LanXPLORER Pro steps in to help keep the network running as much as possible, and IDEAL Networks may be living up to its name with a system that keeps the network running to its ideal level.
- New 5G Proof of Concept Demonstrated by Ericsson and Vodafone
Vodafone and Ericsson demonstrated new 5G Proof of Concept with the world's first 5G Smart Network Edge prototype, built by connecting the Vodafone 5G lab in Dusseldorf with the Ericsson Eurolab in Aachen, Germany. In order to demonstrate the benefits of 5G Smart Network Edge, a Machine Vision application was used with a live demo during the Innovation Days at Ericsson's R&D Center in Aachen.
- Sonus Brings Policy Control, Network Bridging Together in New Unified Solution
Sonus Networks is offering a new tool for service providers to help improve operations with its new centralized signaling and routing control (CSRC) solution.
- Network Encryption Increasing
Use of encryption is growing and has pluses and minuses that need to be taken into account regarding quality of experience.
- GSMA Backs 3GPP Completion Effort for new Licensed Spectrum Technologies
GSMA welcomed three low power, wide area (LPWA) technologies from 3GPP that are geared toward the licensed spectrum of Release 13 and IoT.
- 5G Focus of New KT, Verizon Partnership
Verizon and KT team up to accelerate development and ultimately deployment of 5G to meet future demands.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: VoLTE, FCC Vision of 5G and ZTE 5G Testing
This past week, the Telecom Signaling Community put the spotlight on 5G and what it is going to take to get there.
- Study Finds VoLTE is 'Ramping Up'
As frequent visitors to the Telecom Signaling Community are keenly aware, one of the most important new services for mobile operators is Voice over LTE (VoLTE).
- FCC's Wheeler Says Added Spectrum Key to 5G Wireless Success
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler laid out his vision for how the U.S. can attain global leadership in wireless with "Spectrum Frontiers" speech.
- 3GPP Approves Band 70, Giving Dish Network New Access
Dish Networks with the help of 3GPP gets formal approval for use of Band 70 to help increase bandwidth to provide quality services.
- ZTE Takes One Step Closer to 5G with Successful Testing
ZTE completes performance tests and verification on its 5G high-frequency communications in Shanghai and its Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) systems in Shenzhen.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Facebook SS7 Issue, White Space Patent, New Antenna
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community once again demonstrated the diversity of subject community members have as part of their interest. This unfortunately includes the continued work by researchers on the vulnerabilities of SS7 which now extend to Facebook.
- Facebook Latest to have SS7-related Hacking Issues
In something of a "how-to" guide, Raza underscores that hackers need only go to the "Forgot Account?" link on the Facebook page. They then can enter your phone number or email to retrieve a lost password and divert the message containing the one-time password received to their own devices. The rest as they say is history.
- Interdigital Receives TV White Space (TVWS) Patent
I leave it to the telecom signaling engineering pros to understand the details. At a high level the patent discloses the methods and apparatuses for aggregating component carriers in the licensed spectrum with one or more component carriers in a licensed exempt spectrum.
- Syniverse Delivers Multiple Solutions for Djibouti Telecom
Djibouti Telecom relies on Syniverse solutions to more effectively manage customer experiences, control costs and ensure the network is protected from fraud.
- PCTEL Updates Yagi Line, Supports Client
New antenna from PCTEL covers frequencies in the range of 814-863 MHz and may be optimized to use the 900 MHz band as well.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Vodafone, NB-IoT, AT&T 5G Progress
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community had a decided Internet of Things (IoT) flavor with not one but two items of interest as IoT deployments rise to becoming an important item for signaling community members.
- GSA Says 20 Narrowband NB-IoT Nets in Commercial Operation by Year End 2017
With the IoT era upon us and picking up a substantial head of steam, the interest in the best networking solutions to optimize IoT deployments is gathering momentum as well. The list is in fact getting quite long and includes: 3GPP technologies such as enhancements for Machine Type Communications (eMTC), Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) and EC-GSM-IoT, which in combination with Power Saving Mode (PSM) and Extended Discontinuous Reception (e-DRX), makes GSM/EDGE markets prepared for IoT, and of course the macro-cellular networks.
- Vodafone Gets Ready for NB-IoT Rollout
Vodafone makes known intention to deploy a commercial launch of Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT)by next year.
- AT&T Reports Progress in 5G Lab Trials
For those not familiar with why 5G is seen as a game changer, the objective is that it should be something more than an incremental change from 4G with the ability to deliver multi-gigabit wireless speeds 10-100 times faster than today's average 4G LTE wireless connections.
- Sprints 5G Demonstration Achieves Download Speeds of More than 2Gbps
Sprint demonstrates capabilities of 5G at the 2016 Copa America Centenario tournament in Santa Clara, California.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Project Loon, Galileo PRS and Chipset Interoperability
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community was if nothing else "diverse" in terms of what was newsworthy. Indeed, it reflects the realities that community members are interested in, and appreciate being made aware of a very broad range of communication industry activities.
- Google Project Loon Balloons MayAnswer to Lack of Service in Goa, India
Goa, India interested in Google Project Loon as way to provide Internet access to remote places.
- Demonstration of Galileo PRS is Milestone for Navigation Satellite Technology in Europe
The Ordnance Survey in Southampton conducted several demonstrations of the Public regulated Service (PRS)signal from the Galileo global navigation satellite system (GNSS).
- Wheelings & Dealings: Brocade Finalizes Acquisition of Ruckus Wireless
Brocade will pay around $1.5 billion for completion of Ruckus Wireless acquisition.
- Altair Semiconductor FourGee-3800 Chipset Clears New Interoperability Test
Altair Semiconductor FourGee-3800 Chipset passes NTT DoCoMo interoperability testing for LTE service for M2M apps in industrial sectors.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Wi-Fi Calling, LoRaWAN and Small Cell Amps
Last, but not least, is so something to keep an eye on down the road. The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF demonstrated 6Gbps transmission at greater than 37km for terrestrial radio transmission setting a new world record for such speeds over such distances.
- Wi-Fi Calling and Why Voice Still and Will Matter
There is a tendency for all of us in the communications industry when we think about not just the future but the present of networks and their traffic to, in essence, marginalize, and in some cases write-off, voice communications. After all, as the world goes all-IP, voice becomes a commodity, the next generation workforce appears voice-averse for communicating in real-time (not necessarily true since real-time video should be viewed as just enhanced voice), etc., voice seems to be of little concern. This is a mistaken impression.
- Samsung to Jointly Build SK Telecom's Nationwide LoRaWAN Network Dedicated to Internet of Things
For those familiar with the works of the late Dr. Seuss let me start by saying that the acronym LoRaWAN, is not a relation to the good doctor's Lorax. In fact, it stands for Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN). And, for those involved in Internet of Things solutions and deployments, LoRaWAN is a term you will need to get know.
- Skyworks' New Amplifiers Boost the Small Cell Infrastructure Field
Skyworks' new amplifiers are all geared toward small cell base stations, focusing on the current line of major LTE bands.
- German Researchers Claim World Record in Terrestrial Radio Transmission
The University of Stuttgart and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics IAF demonstrated 6Gbps transmission at greater than 37km.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Drones, IoT and LTE-U
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community really had a decidedly next generation communications flavor with items including the use of drones, enhanced in-door coverage and deployment of LTE-U.
- Nokia Using Drones and Smartphones to Test Mobile Network Optimization
Nokia proof of concept at Kansas City Speedway to test signal strength and find out which radio waves are reachable by drones.
- Vodafone Getting Ready for the Internet of Things
Realities are that the challenges NB-IoT addresses are non-trivial in terms of operationally cost effective and efficient IoT that is based on business models that make mass deployments feasible. Range and battery life have long been seen as gating factors and the NB-IoT opens them up.
- Vodacom Deploys LTE-U in South Africa, Technology Expected to Nearly Double in Next Four Years
Vodacom and Huawei recently teamed up to deploy a 5.8GHz LTE-U site located in a small area inside the Sandton City Mall in Johannesburg, South Africa.
- SureCall's Force7 Industrial's has the Sure Cure for Indoor Cell and Wi-Fi Coverage
SureCall introduces Force7 Industrial to provide high-performance cellular, Wi-Fi and HDTV coverage indoors for enterprises.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: IPX, Precision Timing, Signaling and the Customer Experience
This past week in the Telecom Signaling Community had a decidedly IPX leaning, and also unfortunately saw the finger being pointed again (and again) at SS7 being the cause of problems which relate not just to security but also to quality of service (QoS).
- China Telecom Global, HGC Sign IPX Peering Deal
Frequent visitors to the Telecom Signaling Community are aware of the importance placed on IPX agreements for assuring interoperability and the need for global reach. A recent example is the agreement of China Telecom Global Limited (CTG) and Hutchison Global Communications (HGC), the fixed-line division of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings to link a peering agreement in respect of the China Telecom Global IPX (CTG IPX) and HGC Hutch-IPX networks.
- Telenor, Vodafone Combine Efforts to Create New Global Connectivity Benchmark
Telenor and Vodafone have five separate services on one Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) interconnect.
- Qulsar's New Qg 2 Multi-Sync Gateway Offers Better GNSS Use
Qualsar Qg 2 is a precision time portal (PTP) grand master as well as a boundary clock that works with hybrid SyncE/PTP architectures.
- Procera Networks Finds Mobile Users Blame Networks for Poor Service Quality
New report from Procera Networks finds that customers are not happy with their mobile services and blame their service providers.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Cellular Signal Booster, NFC Testing and SatCom Connection
This week in the Telecom Signaling Community was once again a showcase of the diversity of subjects readers need to be aware of.
- Eqo Booster Promises 32X In-Building Cellular Coverage, Quick & Simple Installation
New cellular booster is priced to go and simple for customers to install.
- Global Certification, NFC Forums Partner on Testing
Helping accelerate global adoption of trusted near filed communications (NFC).
- Gilat is Telefonica del Peru's Choice to Connect the Peruvian Countryside
It doesn't matter where you go, from the United States to the South of France to Peru: rural connectivity is a problem that needs to be addressed. Inherently difficult, addressing rural connectivity requires large areas of low population density to be connected in a process that's often expensive with a very long payback period. Telefonica del Peru sought to improve rural connectivity in Peru with Gilat's line of very small aperture terminals (VSATs) to offer connectivity where it couldn't be had previously.
- Syniverse, First Performance Create JV Around Mobile Security
First Performance Global Corp. and Syniverse have formed a joint venture aimed at reducing the incidence of fraud and identity theft related to real-time mobile transaction alerts and dynamic card controls. SyntraPoint LLC is the name of that new venture.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: MobiNEX, Mesh Technology, Network Decomposition
The eclectic nature of the Telecom Signaling Community was in evidence this week with items on service provider performance or lack thereof, an interesting item on what lies ahead and even some industry recognition.
- New Index Holds Mobile Telecoms Accountable for Poor Performance
MobiNEX from Apteligent and STL Partners ranks mobile operators on error rate, latency consistency, download speed, and average latency.
- The Value of 'Decomposing of the Network' and Centralization of Next Generation Signaling
This decomposition also caused an unexpected result, more interfaces to deal with to communicate between the additional entities within the network. It raises the interesting question, "Is an integrated solution more cost efficient than a decomposed architecture?"
- New Mesh Technology Could Extend Internet to Australian Back Country
2pi Software has initiated WISPS project using mesh technology to work signals around barriers by "whispering" a signal between nodes.
- BroadForward Takes Home Best M2M Solution Award at MVNOs World Congress
BroadForward gets recognition for work with CGI and energy company Enexis.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: SS7 Hacking, In-building Wireless, Cell-to-Satcom Switching
Members of the Telecom Signaling Community have a tendency to feel unappreciated because the subject is network plumbing and hence not headline worthy. This week, and the past few, has seen a change in community visibility. Unfortunately, it has not been a case of "there is no such thing as bad publicity."
- 60 Minutes Segment puts Spotlight on Signaling System 7 as Hacker Target of Opportunity
If nothing else, the general public now can appreciate the importance of telecom signaling and understand that we all have a stake in keeping all of our digital assets and communications more secure. In short, while exaggerated and not precisely accurate, 60 Minutes really did provide a valuable public service.
- Third Party-Neutral Hosts will Account for Over Half the In-Building Wireless Market
ABI Research says that by 2020 most in-building deployments will be done by third parties and not CSPs.
- Mitigating Power Outages
Rajant's Kirk Byles highlights how to leverage new mobile technologies to improve power utility operational excellence.
- Globalstar and Manx Partner to Create Integrated Cellular and Mobile Satellite Service
Globalstar and Manx to develop world's first service to switch between multiple cellular nets and a direct-to-user (DtU) mobile satellite network.
- NAVITEL's New NaviTag Allows Easy Means to Find Moving Objects
NAVITEL NaviTag system helps precisely and easily locate personal devices and their owners while they are on the move.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Interoperability Testing, VoLTE and VoWi-Fi Preparedness
After last week's investigation of bad things that can happen when there are signaling issues, this week in the Telecom Signaling Community there is much better news and insights.
- Interoperability Testing and Validation between Agilent and Altair
Frequent visitors to the Telecom Signaling Community are aware of my fascination, bordering on obsession, with news about interoperability testing. It is based on two old phrases that are extremely relevant in the fast-paced world in which we live.
- Are you ready for VoLTE and VoWi-Fi?
There is little doubt, particularly as 4G networks start to blanket the world, that Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Voice over WiFi (VoWi-Fi) are critical capabilities for the future vitality of mobile service operators. These are value-added services that operators are counting on both as generators of new service revenues and as part of their arsenals in fending off competitive offerings from OTTs as well as other mobile operators and increasingly cable MSOs as well.
- GL Updates T1 E1 Analysis Suite with New Products and Enhancements
New GL T1 E1 Analysis suite offers analysis and emulation capability of any traffic sent over T1 E1 lines.
- Syniverse Helps Warid Telecom Achieve Global LTE Roaming Coverage
Syniverse IPX Network Solution and Diameter Signaling Service selected by Pakastan's Warid Telecom to enable worldwide LTE access and roaming.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: ATSC 3.0, Telstra Outages, LTE-M
There is an old saying that there is no bad publicity. However, this week in the Telecom Signaling Community the network outages at Telstra gave the Australian service provider a real black eye, and signaling was a core problem for their problems.
- Getting Ready for ATSC 3.0-Broadcasters Aiming to be CSP Competitors
For those in the Telecom Signaling Community, hopefully there is not myopia when it comes to what is going on in adjacent spaces as the world goes digital in all aspects of interactions.
- Telstra Outages Make Customers Grumpy and Expose Signaling Issues
The Telecom Signaling Community has a very diversified and global audience. It is one of the many reasons why so much of the news highlighted literally comes from the near and far corners of the world. It is also why what happens in one part of the world, unlike Las Vegas, does not stay there. In fact, when challenges arise, understanding their root cause and making sure what happened to a competitor or partner does not happen to you is important.
- KT Invests in LTE-M to Support IoT Rollout This Year
KT puts $130M investment into LTE-M to support Internet of Small Things (IoST) services. 100K IoST modules free for this year.
- SK Telecom and Samsung Successfully Complete 5G Field Trials
SK Telecom with Samsung Electronics has successfully tested its 5G system at 28 GHz in an outdoor environment.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: MIT Wi-Fi, Master Clock Patent, 5G Test Licenses
This week in the Telecom Signaling Community could have just as easily been called something like "Telecom Signaling and the Next Generation of Networking." The news related very much to things coming down the pipe, including about the future role of Wi-Fi.
- MIT Chronos Breakthrough Lets Wi-Fi Locate Us
According to new research, Wi-Fi will be able to locate us with precision instead of vice versa.
- RAD Receives Patent Crucial to its MiCLK Packet Master Clock
U.S. patent 9,276,689, Pluggable Packet Master Clock, is latest addition to RAD timing and synchronization solutions.
- CableLabs Files for Patent to make Wi-Fi Easier to Find using Augmented Reality
CableLabs patent filing points to leveraging augmented reality (AR) to make Wi-Fi locating more accurate and easier.
- Test Licenses Emerge for Verizon and T-Mobile 5G Efforts
Verizon and T-Mobile looking to use 28 GHz and 39 GHz bands to test 5G in the United States.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Wi-Fi to Cell Patent, Benchmarking and APAC MoUs
A short week because of the Easter holiday this week in the Telecom Signaling Community, but there was no shortage of items of interest for community members. In fact, the diversity of subjects is becoming a hallmark of the community as things that impact telecom signaling, and vice versa, continue to expand.
- Peerless Network Granted New WiFi to Cellular Handoff U.S. Patent
Peerless Network's Patent No. 9,264,944 manages the transfer of data from Wi-Fi to cellular networks.
- Turkcell Leverages Anite Solutions for Wireless Network Benchmarking
Anite selected by Turkcell to provide end-to-end wireless network benchmarking.
- China Mobile, StarHub Mobile, True Corporation to Collaborate on 5 Goals
APAC memoranda of understanding (MoUs)highlight need for telecom service provider collaboration going forward.
- Network Access Control Market to Reach $2.65 Billion by 2020
New market study forecasts global Network Access Control (NAC) market to grow from $681.3M in 2015 to $2.65B by 2020.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Globe Telecom, BICS, Ayuda, Public Safety Network Testing
It was another brisk week in the Telecom Signaling Community providing us plenty to consider. Fresh news emerged detailing new solutions advances in the area of testing, for example, and for addressing security challenges with protection against new and old threats.
- Anite, Bittium Integrate Solutions to Address Public Safety's Move to LTE
Anite partnership with Bittium looks to ensure optimized public safety communications through enhanced testing.
- Ayuda Taps AirSage for Real-Time DOOH Ad Serving and Attribution
Ayuda uses AirSage and raw mobile data for real-time DOOH ad serving and attribution.
- BICS Leverages New AMS-IX Hong Kong IPX Exchange
Wholesale carrier services entity BICS is the inaugural customer on the new AMS-IX Hong Kong IPX exchange, the companies announced today.
- Globe Telecom Extends Partnership with Xura on Blocking Spam and Fraud
Philippines service provider Globe Telecom expands use of Xura Spam and Fraud Control software.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Telecom APIs, Signaling Security and VoLTE on the Way
Not that any week is dull in the Telecom Signaling Community, but in terms of subject matter covered this week the interest level in each of the items should be high. From the coming impacts of APIs accelerating the introduction of new services to security issues surrounding signaling the subjects touched upon are extremely relevant when examining telecom signaling challenges both short and longer term.
- Telecom API Platforms Market to Nearly Double by 2020
Telecom API platforms set to reshape the market by accelerating development and delivery of new services.
- Protecting the Signaling Network is Key
Having recently returned from the packed RSA 2016 security event, it is hard to imagine that there is a hotter topic than the detection and prevention of cyber threats. Much of the focus of the show was on the expanding vectors of vulnerability enterprises are experiencing.
- Survey Finds 8 Out of 10 Mobile Operators Agree VoLTE is Coming This Year
iBasis survey conducted by Ovum finds 2016 will see major roll-out of VoLTE.
- Baicells First to Release LTE-U/LAA Small Cell
Baicells showcases first LTE-U/LAA small cell at Mobile World Congress based on Intel Transcede SoC.
- Telecom Signaling Week in Review: Cisco, Anritsu and GL Communications
The telecom signaling space was pretty busy this week, so let's dive right in and examine the highlights.
- GL's WAN Emulators More Accurately Reflect Real-World Conditions
The new Random Packet Reordering Model, Random Packet Duplication Model and Random Packet Error Insertion models join the existing period versions of each model, which again allows for randomization of which packets are selected while maintaining the specified rate. There is similarly a manual feature for reordering, duplicating and inserting errors into a single packet whenever the user wishes.
- The Best Network Quality in Northeast is Verizon Wireless, Says J.D. Power
It's the tag line that launched a thousand ad campaigns, and J.D. Power recently handed it over to Verizon Wireless. Following its 2016 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study, the group awarded Verizon Wireless highest marks for several key points, adding up to an impressive network experience.
- Anritsu Delivers Exclusive 4x4 MIMO Support for Major US Carrier
As the deployment of 4G networks moves full steam ahead, carriers are struggling to keep up with the incredible demand new generation services are placing on their infrastructure. Until 5G comes along, the systems that are in place have to be optimized to provide these services, which requires rigorous testing in order to ensure they will be working properly when fully deployed. Anritsu Company, provider of communications test and measurement solutions, just announced it will be supporting a major U.S. carrier for LTE 4x4 Multiple-In-Multiple-Out (MIMO) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements.
- Actility and Cisco Help Accelerate the Development of IoT
Connectivity and security are two of the persistent issues facing the Internet of Things (IoT) as the technology continues to be deployed in increasing numbers around the world.