Survey Finds ATSC 3.0 Increases Consumer Spend on Smart TVs

Features of next generation of Smart TV standards shown to accelerate purchase cycle

Results of a nationwide SmithGeiger consumer survey conducted on the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s new ATSC 3.0 features, including those enabled by Verance® Aspect™, demonstrate significant increases in willingness to spend more on a smart TV and accelerate purchase windows. 
According to the international market and research firm’s online survey of 1,201 broadband subscribers, these Aspect-enabled ATSC 3.0 features compel respondents  to spend $205 more than they originally planned on a smart TV, with purchase intent over the next 12 months increasing to 74

Tata Communications Chooses Oasis Smart SIM as SIM, eSIM and Remote SIM Provider

Part of the Tata's MOVE mobility and IoT platform to support seamless connectivity

Oasis Smart SIM, the expert in (e)SIM embedded Operating System and mobile networks connectivity and activation solutions, announces today that it has been collaborating with Tata Communications to implement an end-to-end embedded connectivity solution in the recently-unveiled Tata Communications MOVE mobility and IoT platform.

ETL Systems to showcase its latest RF technology at CommunicAsia2017

Brings momentum of recent orders from MEASAT, other major regional satellite operators

ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of custom build RF equipment for satellite communications, will showcase its latest RF technology at CommunicAsia2017, taking place May 23-25 at the Marina Bay Sands Singapore.
ETL’s presence at the show highlights ETL’s commitment to the Asia-Pacific region and follows recent, major orders placed by operators in the region. Among these operators is Malaysia-based regional communications satellite operator MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd.

Comcast to Become First Cable Operator with Carrier-Grade SD-WAN

Comcast Business announces SD-WAN beta trial for mid-market and enterprise

Comcast Business today announced it is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and enterprise customers. Comcast Business’ SD-WAN solution combines the power of gigabit speeds with the agility of software-defined networks, enabling better application performance, centralized network policy management, and more effective cost controls.

ZenFi to Speak at Wireless Infrastructure Show 2017

CEO Discusses Deployment of Dark Fiber Networks, Backhaul Challenges and Opportunities

 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, taking place May 22-25, 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL.  During the event, Mr. LaChance will also be available to meet with attendees to discuss how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables enhanced connectivity with innovative wireless networking solutions.
On Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in room Gatlin A2, Mr.

Telenet Selects Netcracker for Comprehensive Digital BSS Transformation

End-to-End Digital Transformation to Drive Multiplay Service Delivery and Experience

Netcracker Technology announced today that Telenet has selected Netcracker to be its strategic partner and initiate a comprehensive digital transformation to leverage its cable and wireless assets and deliver the most innovative services and outstanding customer experience to its more than 2 million customers. 
This digital transformation program aims to:
 
Integrate its recent acquisition of BASE's 3 million wireless subscribers to create seamless, innovative multiplay offerings.

TM Forum Launches Digital Maturity Model to Accelerate Industry Digital Transformation

Endorsed by leading CSPs including BT, China Mobile, China Telecom, Orange, and Vodafone

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017TM Forum, the industry association driving digital transformation through collaboration, today announced the launch of its Digital Maturity Model (DMM) – a new tool that allows communications service providers (CSPs) to assess their digital maturity and plan their digital transformation across their entire organization.

Nokia Bolsters Software Offering with Increased Intelligence

Improves digital customer care and can drive new service provider revenue streams

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled new machine learning capabilities and expertise to help service providers strengthen the digital customer experience.

Designed to help service providers improve business processes and deliver greater value to subscribers, Nokia's new solutions include Nokia Autonomous Customer Care and Nokia Cognitive Analytics for Crowd Insight software, and the Nokia Analytics Office Services suite, each targeting high-growth segments of the software and services market.

The Keys to Meeting Global Broadband Demand

Success requires hybrid networks and flexible services

The vision of a truly connected world – where broadband connectivity is accessible anywhere, anytime and to any device – is driving new perspectives and service concepts in the telecommunications arena.

To meet today’s global broadband demands, hybrid networks including wireline, wireless and satellite are required. Satellite operators are developing new solutions to deliver increased throughput, while also embracing their role as an integral part of the hybrid networks of today and in the future.

Open NFV Testlab from China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea

Close collaboration to enable NFV infrastructure and key VNFs

China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea® today announced an agreement on collaboration in the China Mobile Open NFV Testlab. The collaboration will use Enea's OPNFV based commercial, Enea® NFV Core platform, and Cavium's ARM based ThunderX workload optimized datacenter server processors.

China Mobile's Open NFV Testlab will host the platform as part of China Mobile's Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC). The work will include validation of a variety of NFV tests cases - vCPE, vBRAS, vEPC, vIMS - while supporting Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project development and integration.

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