Wireless Broadband Alliance Launches City Wi-Fi Roaming Project

New initiative connects the networks of major cities around the world

The Wireless Broadband Alliance today launches the City Wi-Fi Roaming project, part of the World Wi-Fi Day initiative to accelerate affordable wireless connectivity around the world. The initiative allows consumers and visitors of major cities, including New York, San Francisco, San Jose and Singapore, to automatically and securely roam between the public Wi-Fi networks throughout August and September.

Semtech LoRa RF Technology Adopted by Asia Pacific Telecom for IoT Network in Taiwan

Asia Pacific Telecom to launch LoRa-based LPWAN and application platform in Taiwan

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced a LoRaWAN™ network based on LoRa® RF technology is being deployed by Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), one of Taiwan’s major mobile network operators.

Jupiter Telecommunications Selects Casa Systems for Data and Video Convergence

Casa’s C100G CCAP to power Japan’s largest cable operator’s data and video delivery

Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation ultra-broadband access technology, today announced that Jupiter Telecommunications (J:COM), Japan’s largest multiple system and multiple channel operator, will converge its existing data and video services onto Casa’s C100G Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP). The CCAP deployment, which began earlier this year, is part of J:COM’s strategy to increase bandwidth capabilities and raise the customer quality of experience (QoE), while increasing network efficiency by providing video and data services over a single platform.

New Semtech LoRa-based Development Kit Enables Fast Prototyping of IoT Applications

LoRa Alliance Members Libelium and Loriot team up to deliver a LoRaWAN connected development environment

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of a new LoRaWAN™-connected development kit from wireless hardware and software manufacturer Libelium and network services and software provider Loriot that should allow designers to speed up the development and testing of their Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Broadband Forum Brings NFV Home

Landmark technical specification defines industry’s first virtualized Residential Gateway

The first ever specifications for the virtual Residential Gateway were released today, as the Broadband Forum concluded work on a landmark project to bring the potential of virtualization into the home.

Celliboost launches Mobile Technology for Secure Broadband Communications in Rugged Terrain

The Celliboost system is designed for communications in rural and open areas

 Israeli entrepreneurs have developed and begun marketing secure mobile broadband technology for rugged terrain.

New Benchmark Studies Evaluate Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) in the Lab and Live Network

Signals Research Group and Spirent prove the benefits of the EVS codec in their “All Things VoLTE” series

Spirent Communications and Signals Research Group (SRG) revealed their latest collaboration on chapter 5 and 6 in the multi-part study of all things VoLTE. With global interest in the 3GPP-defined Enhanced Voice Services (EVS),the two industry leaders recently executed back-to-back studies to explore the benefits and user experience of this promising voice services codec, both in the lab and on a live commercial network. 

Broadband Forum and ON.Lab Collaborate on CORD

Alliance to benefit next-gen broadband networks built on SDN, NFV and Cloud technologies

The Broadband Forum today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab), with the aim of accelerating the development of future broadband requirements and standards in close collaboration with open source projects, as well as the production deployment of new services, enabling its stakeholders to realize business benefits of emerging technologies such as SDN, NFV and Cloud.

 

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Applauds Ofcom’s Wi-Fi Spectrum Plan

UK regulator to open two more 80 MHz channels in the 5 GHz band to increase Wi-Fi speeds

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the decision by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, to consult on a proposal to increase the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band.

Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum Members to "Collaborate on 'True Convergence' of Mobile and Fixed Networks to Unlock Full Potential of 5G"

As the Broadband Forum held its quarterly meeting in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom’s 5G Executive Program Manager Antje Williams called for true convergence between fixed and mobile networks so that a seamless experience could be delivered to consumers.

Access-agnostic networks are a vital component in realizing the full potential of 5G, and in order for this to happen, more collaboration is needed between different standards bodies, including open source communities, according to Williams.

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