China Mobile selects Spirent for fibre channel switch testing

China Mobile, China's largest mobile operator, has selected Spirent Communications to evaluate the performance of high density Fibre Channel Director Switches from major vendors in its evaluation lab. China Mobile will use Sprient's testing solution to ensure scalability, performance and reliability of storage area networks (SAN) for data centers in the selection of Fibre Channel switches.

Athena's 60 GHz millimeter-wave radio designed to beat cellular backhaul crunch

Athena Wireless releases all-digital, multi-gigabit capacity mini radio

A data transfer problem of the near future can soon become a thing of the past, according to Athena Wireless Communication, Inc. The company's new A060 Mini Radio, "the world's first all-digital, multi-gigabit capacity, 60 GHz millimeter-wave radio which transfers data at fiber-like rates" could be "the perfect, cost-effective solution" to telecommunication operators' needs for backhaul capacity, Athena Wireless said in a press release Tuesday.

Metaswitch acquires Colibria, helps keep voice calling relevant

SIP-oriented converged apps enhance offerings for mobile operators

Metaswitch Networks, supplier of network infrastructure and applications to network operators, today announced the acquisition of Colibria, provider of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions. The acquisition will allow the companies to better provide Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)-oriented converged applications for operators.

FiberTower selects DragonWave to deliver packet-backhaul services for major wireless carriers

Booming bandwidth demand for backhauling major wireless carriers 3G, 4G and Long-Term Evolution (LTE) services has turned FiberTower, one of the largest alternative backhaul providers in the United States, to DragonWave Inc. products for high-capacity packet microwave. DragonWave's Horizon Compact is being deployed to support FiberTower's microwave-based packet backhaul services.

Openet releases policy management solution, partners with Juniper

Openet, provider of Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS) to tier one communications and media service providers, today announced that Juniper Networks has selected the company as a strategic partner, and will resell Openet’s policy management and charging platforms as part of Juniper’s MobileNext solution announced in February. Yesterday, Openet announced the latest version of its policy management software, Openet Policy Manager 4.0.

Telco Systems offers DPoE-tested Ethernet demarcation solution

Telco Systems, a BATM company and provider of multi-service Carrier Ethernet access and demarcation solutions, announced today it has tested its Ethernet demarcation device against the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE 1.0) specifications as defined by CableLabs. The solution enables providers to offer commercial services and wireless backhaul over Ethernet Passive Optical Networks (EPON) with advanced operations, administration and maintenance mechanisms using their Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) back office.

New York Attorney General to review AT&T, T-Mobile merger

Largest wireless merger in history inspected for potential anti-competitive impact

The office of Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will undertake a thorough review of AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile. The proposed merger would create the nation's largest wireless company with a total of 130 million subscribers nationwide, opening the door to a near duopoly shared by the merged firm and Verizon. The Attorney General will analyze the merger for potential anti-competitive impacts on consumers and businesses across New York State, he announced yesterday.

LightSquared 4G service stalled by federal GPS interference concerns

Concerns about potential GPS interference continue to haunt LightSquared Wireless, the Wall Street Journal reported today. In the latest news, the Defense Department and federal transportation officials have expressed concerns that LightSquared mobile broadband service, which operates on frequencies originally intended for satellite phones, could potentially interfere with military GPS devices, because LightSquared is proposing to operate on spectrum frequencies very close to those used by GPS services.

DragonWave brings wireless network service to rural U.S. markets

DragonWave Inc. is helping bring mobile services to under-served areas of the United States. The Canadian provider of high-capacity packet microwave solutions announced last week at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, multiple rural U.S. deployments.

mBlox introduces secure text message delivery product

Mobile transaction network provider mBlox last week at CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida, announced the launch of their secure text product for enterprises in both consumer goods and services and 
compliance-heavy industries.

The mBlox product enables firms in areas 
such as retail, financial services, and healthcare to send secure text 
messages that appear in a user's regular SMS inbox on their mobile 
device. Firms can set controls for time-defined expiration of text 
messages and can also use their own encryption controls to tailor 
privacy and security of transmission.

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