Tech-Policy Think Tank Says US Should Focus Broadband Plan First on Unserved Areas

Rely on mechanisms such as reverse auctions and avoid spending on inefficient

Supporting the deployment of broadband in high-cost rural areas should be a significant component of any infrastructure plan, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). In a new report out today, the leading tech-policy think tank argues new broadband infrastructure support should rely on proven mechanisms such as reverse auctions and avoid pouring more resources into inefficient programs like the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service.

NI, AT&T Collaborate on Fast mmWave Channel Sounder for 5G

Utilizing spectrum earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G

NI and AT&T announced their collaboration on one of the world’s fastest and most accurate tools for 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) channel characterization. mmWave frequencies will play a big role in the future of 5G. They have already been earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G mobile networks. Channel measurements capture how wireless signals are affected in a given environment. For instance, channel measurements can show how signals reflect off of, or are blocked by, objects such as trees, buildings, cars and people.

Wireless Broadband Alliance Fosters Industry Standards for Carrier Wi-Fi QoS

WBA calls for ecosystem collaboration and inputs to standardize Quality of Service on Carrier Wi-Fi

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has today published a new white paper outlining the need for standardization and industry collaboration to enable Quality of Service (QoS) on Carrier Wi-Fi. While Carrier Wi-Fi deployments are on the rise, current industry standards disseminate QoS on variety of different standards what do not facilitate the implementation.

Leti Announces Europe-South Korean Project for World's First 5G-system Prototype

5G CHAMPION to deliver fully integrated and operational prototype in conjunction with 2018 Olympics

Leti announced a European and South Korean project, 5G CHAMPION, to deliver the world’s first fully integrated and operational 5G prototype in conjunction with the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Is Europe Aligned with Global 5G Spectrum Policy?

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation 

Three spectrum bands have been identified by European regulators for the introduction of Fifth Generation Mobile Network (5G) licensing, but they are not globally harmonised and not available throughout Europe. This note looks at the linkages between bands and generations and asks whether there are benefits or issues in coupling 5G so strongly in Europe to the availability of new frequencies.

Comcast introduces Xfinity Mobile

Claims 'America's largest, most reliable 4G LTE network and the largest Wi-Fi network'

Comcast today introduced Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless service designed for the way people use their phones today, with the internet and data at the center of the experience. Up to eighty percent of smartphone data traffic in the U.S. travels over Wi-Fi,1 not cellular networks, making Wi-Fi a key solution to today's mobile data consumption. Xfinity Mobile uses America's largest, most reliable 4G LTE network along with Comcast's 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots to provide consumers with a better wireless experience, for less money, on today's most popular devices.

SIMalliance Reports 5% Growth in 2016 Global SIM Shipments

Highest ever SIM shipment volume; strong growth in Asia behind positive global outlook


The SIMalliance membership, which represents approximately 90% of the global SIM market, has reported a 5% year-on-year growth in its 2016 shipment volumes, with a total 4.9 billion units shipped during that period. This is the highest annual volume of shipment units reported yet by the organisation. SIMalliance members estimate that the total available global market for SIM cards also grew in 2016 by 2.8% to 5.45 billion units.

SD-WAN Takes Global Capacity One Marketplace Hybrid WAN to Next Level

Global Capacity Partners with VeloCloud to Deliver Managed SD-WAN Services

Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces a partnership with VeloCloud™ Networks, Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, and industry-leading SD-WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) technology provider to offer managed SD-WAN services. The partnership is part of Global Capacity’s strategy to expand its global Enterprise networking portfolio with software defined services that deliver flexibility, performance and reliability.

FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build Wireless Broadband First Responders Network

Record-breaking public-private partnership modernizes emergency communications infrastructure

Last week, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America's first responders.  This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events. It will also make 20 MHz of prime broadband spectrum available for private-sector development.

TIM And Italtel Modernize VoIP Services For Poste Italiane

Infrastructure NFV logic upgrade enables innovative services and functions

 TIM, Italy's leading ICT company, and Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication, have jointly designed and deployed - within a ‘Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Imprese' (temporary group of companies) in which TIM is the lead - an evolved Voice-over-IP (VoIP) infrastructure for Poste Italiane. 
 
Poste Italiane is Italy's largest company operating in postal delivery, logistics, financial and insurance services, and digital communication, with network capabilities across
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