Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

3CX Announces Partnership with US-based VoIP Provider, net2phone

Allows customers to reduce legacy infrastructure maintenance and repair OpEx

3CX, developer of the next-generation software-based Unified Communications System, and leading global VoIP provider net2phone, announce a partnership making net2phone an official 3CX VoIP provider following successful interoperability testing.

As one of the world’s largest international voice carriers, net2phone has a global network of partners and thousands of business customers worldwide who will benefit from this partnership with access to cutting-edge, cost-effective and customizable telephony solutions.

Mitani Chooses VeloCloud SD-WAN to Power Unified Communications Solution in Asia

VeloCloud picked for delivering exceptional quality and reliability of voice and video over Internet

VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Mitani Sangyo Co. Ltd., a leading provider of information technology services in Japan, has chosen VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology to power Mitani’s Unified Communications needs. Mitani chose VeloCloud because VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN provided the best quality video and voice network connectivity as Mitani migrated its internal networks from MPLS to the Internet.

Spirent Delivers 802.11ac Wave 2 WLAN Testing Capability on Spirent TestCenter

First Multi-Vendor Wave 2 Public Hotspot Evaluation completed in China Telecom’s STTRI Lab

Spirent Communications Plc,an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced the availability of the Spirent TestCenter® WLAN 802.11ac Wave 2 test module. Combined with Spirent’s world’s first 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet products, it is the highest performing and the most realistic 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation testing tool available on the market today.

Trend Micro Joins NEC and Netcracker to Deliver Carrier-Grade NFV Security

Using Deep packet inspection (DPI) for intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC Corporation and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), to integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro's Virtual Network Function Suite.

Casa Systems Demos 'Industry First' Virtualized Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution

Built to deliver optimal performance and flexible deployment of core and edge access functions

ANDOVER, Mass., February 6, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation fixed, wireless and Wi-Fi access, today announced it will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution that enables cable service providers to offer a full complement of robust mobile services in addition to fixed offerings to subscribers. 
 

Harmonic and Mirantis Bring Cloud-Native Media Processing to OpenStack

Claims World's First Media Processing Solution for Live and VOD OpenStack Cloud Production

SAN JOSE and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Feb. 1, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and Mirantis, a pure-play open cloud company, today announced a new partnership that is providing media content and service providers with access to the industry's first media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack.

TIA Announces New Senior Leadership, Reaffirms Mission to Advance Connectivity

New Hires Bring Experience from Nokia, Alcatel Lucent, Time Warner and More

Arlington, VA (February 1, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced it has added four new executives as the organization furthers its mission to advance connectivity and accelerate members' business growth. With years of experience in business, government, and at associations, the new staff will expand TIA's effort to help companies navigate rapidly changing technology and policy landscapes.

Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

AXOS Sandbox from Calix Claims to Be First Software Defined Access (SDA) Environment

Expedites back office integration to enable faster innovation and new service introduction

PETALUMA, CA – January 25, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Intelligent Access, today announced AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that dramatically improves the economics of new services introduction by eliminating the need for physical systems in service provider labs. With AXOS Sandbox, service providers can speed up service delivery by reducing the time needed for lab testing, BSS and OSS integration work, and software certification by deploying virtual instances of Calix AXOS systems.

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