AT&T Completes MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification and Sets Service Innovation Tone

AT&T's network now supports the industry standard Ethernet interconnection with other Ethernet operators

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEF is pleased to recognize AT&T as the Host Operator Sponsor for the GEN15 global networking event taking place this 17 – 19 November at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Communications service, technology, and other industry professionals from nearly 300 organizations around the world have lined up to attend the conference, which is focused on the future of advanced networking solutions that underpin and power the global digital economy. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink Conducting Application-Aware Networking with SLA Assurance Joint Proof of Concept

Form factor ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades

GEN15 Event Coverage

DALLAS, November 16, 2015 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access solutions and virtualization at the customer edge, in collaboration with Sandvine, (TSX: SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators and CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, announced that they are conducting a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration at the 2015 MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN15) conference and exposition here this week.

IntelePeer Partners with Global Capacity to Deliver CoreCloud(TM) SIP Trunking Service

Interconnection to One Marketplace(TM) Provides Reliability, Speed to Market and Extended Reach for SIP Trunking

GEN15 Event Coverage

Chicago, IL, USA, November 16, 2015 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been selected by IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, to help extend the capacity and reach of its network and enable the efficient delivery of its CoreCloud(TM) SIP trunking service to end-user locations.

Understanding Location Based Services on Mobile WANs

Grasp the concepts of Brokering, Mediation, and Federation

Learn about LBS in the Mobile WANThis primer on Location Based Services (LBS) provides basic descriptions of building blocks for deploying location aware applications on mobile operators’ networks, perhaps most easily understood in today’s terms as Location as a Service (LaaS).

Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom to offer in-flight broadband in Europe

DT to deploy 300 dedicated high-capacity 4G base stations, with Inmarsat satellite coverage over the sea

Reuters

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Passengers on European short-haul flights are to be offered high-speed internet access using a combined satellite and air-to-ground network to be built by Britain's Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom.

The platform will cater for travellers in Europe, which includes some of the highest density air-traffic routes in the world, and provide levels of speed and coverage comparable to home broadband services, the companies said at a joint press conference.

Mobile Commerce, Payments, NFC/RFID and Big Data

The role of Near Field Communication (NFC) in mobile payments continues to divide the industry

There has been an explosion in mobile payment service launches, joint ventures, and partnerships in the past two to three years.  Merchants are starting to appreciate the benefits that mobile payments can bring, with major chains including Starbucks and McDonald’s launching services on a national basis.

New SAP software aims to help companies make sense of data deluge

Handles data from customer feedback, and from sensors in products, vehicles and networks

Reuters

TUEBINGEN (Reuters) - SAP unveiled a new product on Tuesday that promises to help businesses make sense of a deluge of real-world data from retail transactions, transport systems and social media, hoping to persuade customers to switch from rival database suppliers. SAP HANA Vora, as the database query software will be known, aims to give businesses greater insights into the vast volumes of data organizations are collecting from customer feedback, along with sensors installed in products, vehicles and networks.

Internet of Things (IoT) and Telecom APIs

IoT represents the logical evolution of the cloud and big data

A huge category, the Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects and their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure.  IoT represents the logical evolution of the cloud and big data: the idea to enable sensor-equipped "things" to communicate with one another in meaningful, actionable ways, such as the following examples:

Telecom API Aggregator Companies to Manage Core APIs

The aggregator role is gaining momentum as developers create more innovative services

Aggregators of telecom Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) connect multiple carrier APIs with various other resources.   The main interest groups are API providers and third-party developers. The API aggregator role is gradually gaining momentum within the market as developers create more innovative services, and as operators can also provide mash-ups as end-products. Carriers may perceive aggregators as a threat, as an operator may suffer from a dependency on third-party services, and uncertainty in the provided services and APIs.

Understanding the Telecom API Value Chain

For an API to be successful, everyone in the value chain must benefit

The value chain for telephony APIs takes many forms depending on the specific capabilities of an API. Generically, the network API value chain initiates from carrier which serves as the primary resource pool for assets and capabilities. Through network APIs these assets are exposed to developers.

Developers may have to work in conjunction with Web/Enterprise asset providers to integrate functionalities with other applications or web interfaces.

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