CBNL unlocks 31GHz with new PMP millimeter wave solution

Adds VectaStar solution to portfolio across the 28-39GHz bands for 5G

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the market leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimeter wave, has today launched a 31GHz variant of its VectaStar® solution, broadening the company's coverage of licensed high-band frequencies to accelerate 5G backhaul and fixed wireless.
 
The VectaStar 31GHz solution drives significant innovation into a previously under-utilized band in the US, providing carriers with a unique business case to unlock the vast bandwidth of millimeter wave and deliver next generation services across the country.

PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect to Improve Mobile Services Quality

Allowing MNOs to offer new services including ENUM and VoLTE traffic routing

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, has signed an agreement with SAP Mobile Services now SAP Digital Interconnect to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain.

Sonus and Palo Alto Networks Team to Deliver Advanced Mobile Network RCS Protection

Joint architecture allows MNOs to implement new policies that block unauthorized traffic on EPC networks

Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, today announced a new architecture designed to mitigate the impacts of rogue LTE endpoint devices and erroneous IP traffic crossing 4G-LTE mobile networks.

Gartner Says Detection and Response is Top Security Priority in 2017

Worldwide Spending on Information Security to Reach $90 Billion in 2017


STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2017 — Organisations are transforming their security spending strategy in 2017, moving away from prevention-only approaches to focus more on detection and response, according to Gartner, Inc. Worldwide spending on information security is expected to reach $90 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.6 per cent over 2016, and to top $113 billion by 2020. Spending on enhancing detection and response capabilities is expected to be a key priority for security buyers through 2020.

UN Broadband Commission: Time for a 'New Deal' for Broadband To Reach Everyone

Innovative industry collaboration and new public-private partnership models essential

Geneva, 16 March 2017 - The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR of China, today, and committed to concrete actions that will spur the roll-out of broadband around the world. Currently, some 5 billion people are without mobile broadband access, meaning that the paths to access digital services and applications are currently blocked for much of the world's population, thereby holding back progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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.

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