Semtech, ZTE to Launch IoT Demo Bases for LoRa Tech at 2016 China LoRa IoT Summit

China LoRa Application Alliance (CLAA) To Deploy 1st China LPWAN

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, joined ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, today to formally announce the launch of ZTE’s first Internet of Things (IoT) Demonstration Base (CLAA IoT Demonstration Base) dedicated to LoRa Technology in Nanjing, China.

Telefónica Group selects Xura as a Global Messaging Partner

Xura’s Message Controller is NFV ready and incorporates next generation SMS firewall for spam and fraud control

Xura, Inc., a leading provider of digital communications services, today announced an agreement with the Telefonica Group, to become a global messaging partner across all countries operated by the multinational. As part of the agreement, Xura will deploy its Message Controller (MCO) solution across Telefonica’s network, providing an advanced, multifunctional messaging platform that will play a key role in the evolution of the operator’s messaging infrastructure.

Qube Selects Epsilon for White-Label Cloud Connectivity

CloudLX to connect Managed IT and Cloud customers to service providers globally

Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, was selected by Qube Managed Services, a leading international managed hosting provider, to deliver its Cloud Link Exchange (CloudLX) cloud connectivity platform. Qube Managed IT services will offer its customers high-performance connectivity to cloud service providers including Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure as well as other cloud service providers and global internet exchanges.  

Windstream to Expand Fixed Wireless Technology in 40 Markets

Deploying CBNL’s VectaStar 39GHz PMP radios to rapidly extend metro fiber networks

Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a strategic partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and Straight Path Communications Inc. that will significantly expand the last-mile fixed wireless options for Windstream customers in 40 markets across the country. CBNL is the market leader in millimeter wave licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP), and Straight Path is the largest licensed millimeter wave spectrum holder in the U.S.

NETSCOUT's OptiView XG Features Network Health Dashboard and Enhanced Reporting

Portable analyzer extends the power of nGeniusONE into wireless and remote sites

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced the NETSCOUT edition of the OptiView XG network analysis tablet with a new customizable dashboard, enhanced reporting and integration with the NETSCOUT nGeniusONE Service Assurance platform. NETSCOUT’s portable analyzer provides infrastructure diagnostics for both wireless and wired LANs.

Securing CSP Networks from the Next Wave of Threats

As the demand for cloud services rises, opportunities for communications service providers increase. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Industrial IoT (IIoT) open up myriad possibilities, while software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) provide greater efficiencies and tailored service offerings

At the same time, there’s a world of unknowns to conquer and challenges to overcome.

Mobile network operators fear the impact of eSIM

Telecom industry faces biggest change in ecosystem since UMTS licensing in the early 2000s

The introduction of the embedded SIM (eSIM) technology to consumer markets is imminent. Management consultancy Mücke, Sturm & Company shows impressively in their latest expert study that all stakeholders are going to benefit from the technological innovation but one: The mobile network operators. The study participants fear more competition, a lower customer loyalty and a loss of previous relationships through the eSIM introduction for mobile network operators.

O2 Extends Strategic Billing Partnership with Netcracker

Multiyear Commitment Enables O2 to Economically Scale its Operations to Support a Growing Customer Base

Netcracker Technology announced today that Telefónica UK, which operates as O2, has extended and expanded its relationship with Netcracker by signing a multiyear renewal, including an enterprise license for its Revenue Management solution. O2 supports 20 million subscribers in its retail and wholesale business lines using Netcracker software and services.

Ericsson Introduces Customer Experience Management for Multi-Play Networks

Ericsson Expert Analytics Release 16.1 provides a single platform for managing end-to-end customer experiences across services

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced Ericsson Expert Analytics Release 16.1, which extends its market-leading, award-winning Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution to multi-play networks. The new release gives operators a holistic, 360-degree view of multi-play and fixed-line customer experience. The software-based solution will become available in Q4 2016.

Intraway Signs Worldwide Agreement to Globally Measure Quality of Experience at Telefónica

Telefónica improves customer experience by measuring end-to-end customers' OTT applications to enhance IP services across all of its broadband operations.

Intraway​, a global leader in Quality of Experience measuring and reporting solutions, today announced that Telefónica ​(NYSE: TEF) has selected Intraway’s unique Quality of Experience (QX) active probing solution, to deliver a measurement and reporting system for fixed broadband and mobile services across Telefónica’s global footprint. Intraway will provide a real-­time and historical customer experience performance visibility system for OTT and other IP services, relying in a system already being used by other top CSP's in the Americas over the past 5 years.

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