Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

Inmarsat and Actility Deliver First Global LoRaWAN IoT Network

Asset tracking, agribusiness and oil & gas applications demonstrate power of collaboration

Inmarsat the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced how its LoRaWAN[1] -based network, developed in partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is delivering on its strategy to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe. Early applications in Asset Tracking, Agribusiness and Oil & Gas are helping businesses in remote regions of the world become more efficient, reduce costs and drive new revenue through IoT-based solutions.

Carrier Study Finds Global LTE Roaming Availability Doubles in Two Years

Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe

Brussels – Belgium – More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

Casa Systems Demos 'Industry First' Virtualized Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution

Built to deliver optimal performance and flexible deployment of core and edge access functions

ANDOVER, Mass., February 6, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation fixed, wireless and Wi-Fi access, today announced it will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution that enables cable service providers to offer a full complement of robust mobile services in addition to fixed offerings to subscribers. 
 

Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

Anite's Nemo T&M Suite Uses Geospatial Intelligence to Drive LTE Optimization

Real-time cloud data feeds improve field testing, streamline processes and reduce OPEX

Oulu, Finland – 25th January, 2017 – Anite, now part of Keysight Technologies, today launched a new module for its Nemo Xynergy platform, the Nemo Xynergy Geospatial Intelligence. The solution is targeted at RF/performance engineering teams for driveless optimization through correlated analytics, and customer care and service assurance teams for customer experience management, so that they can efficiently prioritize and resolve issues that degrade network quality and customer experience. 
 

Digi International Reshapes Embedded Cellular Market with the Launch of Digi XBee Cellular

Embedded Modem Delivers a Fast Track for OEM Cellular Designs; FCC Pre-certified and Verizon End-device certified

MINNETONKA, Minn. – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the general availability of Digi XBee® Cellular. Newly developed for the North American market, this addition to the Digi XBee family of products will allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) to quickly and easily integrate LTE CAT 1 cellular connectivity into their designs.
 

Economic and Societal Impacts of 5G Infrastructure Investments Explored in CTIA Report

CTIA commissions Accenture Strategy to conduct analysis which estimates U.S. GDP boost of $500 billion

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA. 
 

Leti to Demonstrate New Multicarrier Waveform for 5G Networks

Multiservice Transmission Field Trials at 3.5 GHz TDD Band with 40MHz Bandwidth

GRENOBLE, France – Jan. 10, 2017 – Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, today announced it will deploy a 5G framework on the MINATEC campus in Grenoble to demonstrate a new post-OFDM (orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing) multicarrier waveform.

Leti recently was granted a six-month license from Arcep, France's telecommunications regulatory agency, to run a field trial with multiservice transmission at 3.5 GHz TDD band with 40MHz bandwidth. 3.5GHz might be the first carrier frequency that will be released for 5G.

GlobalPlatform enables the Web to access Advanced Security Services

Organization standardizes the interface between web applications and secure elements

12 January, 2017 – GlobalPlatform has defined a standardized communications interface between web applications and secure element (SEs), which will enable developers of web services to build in advanced security features to protect online services against many types of attack and fraud.

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