With talk of a 5G mobile network slated to launch sometime in 2020, cellular carriers and consumers in the know are equally delighted: 5G will mean more than 10 times the current capacity of even the best 4G LTE. Still, with the announcement of this and other technological advancements, some are concerned about what the debut of new technology could mean for the cellular industry as we know it.
Netcracker Technology announced today that it has been selected to upgrade and extend its relationship with SmarTone. As part of the agreement, Netcracker will upgrade its leading-edge Revenue Management solution and extend its Systems Integration and Professional Services arrangement with SmarTone.
Dublin, Ireland and Dallas, TX
Competition within the telecommunications industry is fueling mergers and acquisitions, albeit at a slower pace than in years past. There were 269 telecom mergers in 2015, down 11.5 percent from the 304 mergers that took place in 2014 and off 20 percent from the 339 in 2013. Since the start of 2010, the industry has seen more than 2,400 M&A transactions. The number of telecom players is dwindling, but industry consolidation is still robust between mobile and fixed line/cable operators, resulting in bigger players occupying more dominant positions.
Hod Hasharon, Israel
Allot Communications Ltd. a leading provider of security and monetization solutions that enable service providers to protect and personalize the digital experience, today announced that a leading communication service provider (CSP) in Latin America providing fixed, mobile and TV cable services, is using Allot WebSafe Business to power its network-based Security-as-a-Service (SECaaS) offerings to thousands of businesses across the region.
La Jolla, CA
Acorn Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor and telecom company, today announced that Sequans Communications, a 4G chipmaker and leading provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers worldwide, has licensed the company’s hellaPHYtm for LTE. Sequans Communications is considering hellaPHYtm for use in future products.
Xura, Inc. a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced that it is working alongside Globe Telecom, a major provider of telecommunications services in the Philippines, to support the operator in its fight against SMS spam. Globe selected Xura’s Spam & Fraud Control solution back in 2015, and is now blocking 300,000 spam messages a day, to protect its customers from unwanted messages.
When the safety of your people is key, organizations want to be sure that their critical communications infrastructure is a cut above.
This year, at the 2016 International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) in Las Vegas, Tait communications will be showcasing the latest innovations that expand the boundaries of the critical communications industry.
Given that 5G is still in its infancy, work also remains relative to channel modeling, radio architecture definition and chipset development before the first commercial systems will be deployed. However, there are certain trends and requirements already agreed upon and problems to be solved that will lead to final 5G systems. Let’s consider 5G access systems at microwave and millimeter wave frequencies. One of the major hurdles in implementing radio access at microwave frequencies is overcoming the unfavorable propagation characteristics.
Historically, network infrastructure is the most expensive component in a mobile operator's overall CAPEX, which holds true in China, the biggest and fastest growing 4G market in the world. This report provides an in-depth overview of market revenue, equipment shipments, and the competitive landscape for carriers. Buy now