TIA Urges DC to Invest in Connectivity Infrastructure to Advance Smart Communities

Joint Letter Sent Today Welcomes House E&C Subcommittee Focus on 'Smart' Technology at Local Level

Arlington, Va. (March 16, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today  applauded action in the U.S. House on policy measures to enhance the deployment of "smart" technology at the local level. In a letter sent to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, TIA and several other groups offer support for a Smart Communities Bill that promotes the use of advanced technologies and systems.

Broadband Forum launches new Council for NG-PON2

Council will focus on delivering the promise of this new technology

Fremont, California, 16 March 2017. The Broadband Forum today welcomes NG-PON2 Forum members, integrating the NG-PON2 Forum to create the new NG-PON2 Council, which will aim to accelerate the development of NG-PON2 technology as it continues to gain momentum.
 

NAGRA and Samsung Announce World First Launch of TVkey by HD+ in Germany

German satellite operator deploys next-gen direct-to-TV solution without a set-top box

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – March 6, 2017 - NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Samsung Electronics, the market leader in home entertainment for over ten years, today announced the world's first commercial deployment of TVkey at German satellite operator HD+ (a subsidiary of SES).

What Happens along the Road to 5G?

Impact to Network Architecture and Systems may begin with 4G Optimization, HetNets and MEC

What Happens along the Road to 5G ?

Fifth Generation (5G) is anticipated to impact many aspects of telecom Network Architecture and Systems.  There are many things to consider along the road to 5G including 4G Optimization and supporting technologies such as HetNets and MEC.

4G Technology Optimization

FCC Earmarks $450M over 10 Years for Rural Broadband, 4G-LTE and Voice Services

'Mobility Fund II' follows 2011 effort to preserve and extend access in underserved areas

Today, the FCC took steps to help expand and preserve 4G LTE mobile coverage across rural American and in Tribal lands by providing $453 million in annual universal service support through the FCC’s Mobility Fund Phase II for a period of ten years.

Spirent and Nokia Partner to Accelerate 5G Lifecycle Testing

'Lab as a Service'Automates and Streamlines 5G Testing based on DevOps Principles

Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions and Nokia today announced successful deployment of a first of a kind 5G Lab as a Service for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The 5G Lab as a Service (LaaS) enables unprecedented automation of 5G testing with a primary goal of significantly accelerating Nokia’s releases of virtual network functions and physical infrastructure. The 5G LaaS also streamlines the use of shared lab resources across teams and geographies, delivering dramatically improved efficiency and cost savings.

Keysight Technologies, Samsung Electronics Announce 5G Collaboration

New 5G test solutions support early operator trials of 5G devices

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corporation today announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications (www.5gtf.org). Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.

5G Americas and the 5G Forum Announce Memorandum of Understanding

Leading 5G Organizations in Korea and the Americas Agree to Cooperation

5G Americas, a trade association that is the voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and the 5G Forum Korea, a group that aims to become the leading force in the development of next-generation communications technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for cooperation in next-generation (5G) mobile communications.

CSPs Risk Losing Customers to Global Digital Giants, Accenture Survey Finds

Services Can Lead to New Growth; Connected Home and Digital Video Offer Significant Opportunities

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2017 – Accenture's Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Verizon to deliver 5G service to pilot customers in 11 markets across U.S. by Mid 2017

In partnership with Ericsson, company claims to be operating largest proving ground for 5G technology

NEW YORK - Verizon will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network. Verizon's 5G build is the largest proving ground in the world and encompasses several hundred cell sites that cover several thousand customer locations. Verizon will begin offering 5G to pilot customers during the first half of 2017 in the following metropolitan areas: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

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