5G Expected to Support Mission Critical Communications, but Narrowband Remains Essential

As Mission Critical LTE becomes fully functional, a unified approach is essential, warns ETELM Director

Now is an exciting time to unify legacy and new technologies for Mission Critical Communications (MCC) to ensure that users retain existing functionality whilst adding new advanced LTE services, says Paul Ward, International Sales Director for ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications infrastructures. 

Huawei First to Complete 5G Network Slicing Tests

Completes China's second-phase IMT-2020 5G R&D test, including 5G New Radio (NR), massive MIMO

Huawei has completed China's second-phase 5G radio technology test in Huairou District, Beijing. During the C-Band test, Huawei adopted 5G New Radio (NR), massive MIMO and other technologies using the entire 200 MHz bandwidth to achieve over 6 Gbps of single-user downlink throughput and over 18 Gbps of cell peak rate.

Keysight 5G Solution Improves Time-to-Market with Accurate 5G Planning Models

Enables field testing of 5G radio coverage to support early radio network planning

Keysight Technologies, Inc. today announced a solution for measuring, analyzing and visualizing the coverage generated by 5G base stations. Keysight’s Nemo Outdoor, combined with FieldFox handheld RF and microwave analyzers, enables mobile operators and network vendors to measure 5G radio propagation and coverage.

Sonus and GENBAND to Combine with Goal for Be Leader in Real-Time Communications

Enhanced Scale and Geographic Reach and Highly Complementary Product Portfolios

 Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in securing cloud and real-time communications, and GENBANDTM, a leading provider of carrier and enterprise network transformation and real-time communications solutions, today announced a definitive agreement under which the two companies will combine to create a leader in next-generation communications networking, with increased scale and market reach across products, customers and geographies. Sonus and GENBAND shareholders will each own approximately 50% of the combined company.

Orange Business Services helps innovative UK start-up Stonelin bring its IoT tracking technology to market

Stonelin on track to launch three tracking devices; Orange to provide Europe and Asia IoT services over five years

Orange Business Services is supporting UK-based start-up Stonelin Communications in launching a trio of tracking devices designed to tap into diverse opportunities in the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) market. The services will improve automotive, patient and worker safety and performance.

 

Comcast to Become First Cable Operator with Carrier-Grade SD-WAN

Comcast Business announces SD-WAN beta trial for mid-market and enterprise

Comcast Business today announced it is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and enterprise customers. Comcast Business’ SD-WAN solution combines the power of gigabit speeds with the agility of software-defined networks, enabling better application performance, centralized network policy management, and more effective cost controls.

TIA Named to Leadership Role in Smart Cities Standards Development

Work is Part of Broad Effort to Create a Holistic Approach to Implementing Technology Solutions

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will play a lead role in smart community standards development as the newly-appointed Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator for the U.S. National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC).

Vodafone Taps NETSCOUT for Network Performance Monitoring

Multi-year deal across Europe to leverage next-generation real-time information platform

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with Vodafone Group to serve as Vodafone’s passive probing provider in Europe.

Everynet Launches Unique Firmware over the Air Updates for LPWA Networks

Patent-pending FOTA technology reduces time and expense for updating IoT devices

Everynet, an LPWA pioneer that helps businesses quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy and scale IoT solutions, today announced it has launched the industry’s first Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update capabilities for LPWA networks. The company’s patent-pending FOTA algorithms and Continuous Delivery toolchain help device manufacturers, LPWA network operators and end users overcome the challenges with LPWA’s low data rate networks by simplifying firmware updates for IoT devices.

Fibre to enable Europe’s 5G ambition

FTTH Council hosts debate about investments in 5G infrastructure at European Parliament

The FTTH Council Europe recently organised a lunch debate hosted by MEP Michal Boni in the European Parliament. This debate focussed on Europe’s 5G ambition and investments in 5G enabler infrastructure, while also presenting the latest FTTH market data on where Europe stands in global comparison on fibre deployment and penetration.

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