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.

5G Americas Says Carriers Should Plan Network 'Slicing'

Makes possible the creation of virtual networks using one common network infrastructure

5G Americas

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has published a technical whitepaper titled Network Slicing for 5G Networks and Services that details network slicing implementation relative to 5G technologies.

CES 2017 Keynotes and Conference Highlights - 5G, V2V, IoT, and OTT

Not just abuzz about one new thing this year, noise floor elevated as buzzing came from all corners

CES 2017 Special Report
CES 2017 marked the 50th occasion of the event, which has grown to become one of the largest tradeshows in the world, and which now more than ever showcases the demand from consumers and suppliers for digital products, systems and processes to be connected. Twenty years ago, perhaps we could have predicted that the latest and greatest TV sets and products for the home featured at this event would feature network connectivity, that Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence would become increasingly viable technology platforms, and that electronic commerce would be commonplace.
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