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.
Fidzup offers a performance mobile marketing solution used by retailers like BMW, Ford, KFC, Mercedes, and Timberland. Its new funding will be employed to help the company expand from its customer base in Europe to address new opportunities in North America, which the company’s CEO and co-founder Olivier Magnan-Sairin said is a massive market for this kind of thing.
While Fidzup is bringing in the dollars, Idea Cellular is spending them. The company has invested $500 million in 4G spectrum, which it purchased from Videocon Industries. The new spectrum should better position Idea Cellular to meet the needs of the massive mobile subscriber base in India.
Speaking of big mobile markets, Ingenu says that Los Angeles is one of them, particularly for the Internet of Things. That’s why the company recently launched a Random Phase Multiple Access IoT network there.
“Los Angeles is outpacing the market in terms of IoT solution development,” said Tom Gregor, president and general manager of Machine Network at Ingenu. “From manufacturing and smart technologies to wearables and transportation applications, Los Angeles has the resources, culture, and infrastructure to support a thriving IoT network.”
Also this week, Telecom Signaling Resource Center contributing writer Steve Anderson reported on how Sprint is using technology from Cequint and TNS to protect its subscribers against robocalls. That capability is available through an Enhanced Caller ID service.
Anderson also this week wrote a piece about how hardware is as important as software in telecom signaling. That article was about the Apivio Liberty L2 handset. The device is a business Wi-Fi phone that supports the HD Codec G.711.1 and G.722, features strong security, and is ideal for use by enterprises with large facilities.