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.

Ixia and DataArt Join to Deliver Carrier NFV Automation Solution

Collaboration speeds time-to-market of NFV-based services with test capabilities

Ixia a leading provider of network test, visibility, and security solutions, and DataArt, the global technology consulting firm that creates end-to-end solutions, have joined together to develop an automation solution that accelerates the delivery of fully tested Network Function Virtualization (NFV) based services for carriers around the world.

Netrounds Partners with NEC/Netcracker to Drive Network Analytics for Agile Networks

Accelerates SDN Automated Service Assurance and Active, Full Service Lifecycle Testing

Netrounds, a leading provider of active network analytics and software-based test and service assurance solutions for communications service providers (CSPs), announced today that it has joined the NEC/Netcracker SDN Partner Space ecosystem and is collaborating with NEC and Netcracker, providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS).

Infinera, OIF and ONF to Demonstrate Multi-Vendor Transport SDN Interoperability

Enables service providers to create new revenue streams and automate network operations

Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced it has joined the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) to demonstrate multi-vendor, multi-layer software defined networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) interoperability with the Infinera Xceed Software Suite and the DTN-X Family of packet optical transport platforms.

Leti & Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan Partner on IoT, 5G

Collaboration to include work on platforms to provide real-world validation of solutions

Leti, an institute of CEA Tech, and the Institute for Information Industry of Taiwan (III), a non-profit non-governmental technology development organization, today announced an agreement for mutual exploration of a wide range of information and communications technology (ICT) related to the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G wireless connectivity.

IItaltel Showcases Enhanced SDN & NFV Products at SDN & Openflow World Congress

Dynamic Admission Control allows smart allocation of business critical network resources

Italtel – a leading telecommunications company in all-IP communication, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) – today announced it will demo both its SDN application Netwrapper and the enhanced version of its Session Border Controller NetMatch-S Cloud Inside with Virtual Network Function (VNF) Manager at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

ETSI Announces NFV Release 2, Signaling Progress toward Virtualized Telecom Networks

European Commission study estimates total cost of 5G deployment will be €56 billion by 2020

ETSI has announced the availability of the NFV Release 2 specifications, delivering requirements, interfaces and information models for Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV). This underlines the significant progress made in the development and future utilization of NFV technology.

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.

PCCW selects Edgeware TV DELIVERY SERVER to deliver 4K content

Multiple content services for PCCW to deliver over a single TV delivery network

Edgeware, the pioneer of TV Content Delivery technology, has been selected by Hong Kong’s PCCW to deliver 4K VoD content to its pay-TV service, Now TV and Now Player app, as well as HD content to ViuTV’s mobile OTT service. ViuTV is a free TV service provided by PCCW in Hong Kong.

Benefits From 5G in Europe Estimated to Reach €113.1bn Annually by 2025

European Commission study estimates total cost of 5G deployment will be €56 billion by 2020

Findings from a new study completed for the European Commission has identified a potential annual benefit to its member states of €113.1 billion annually as early as 2025 from deploying 5G, with trickle-down benefits from 5G investment totaling as much as €141 billion. The findings come from a major new study entitled “Identification and quantification of key socio-economic data to support strategic planning for the introduction of 5G in Europe,” prepared for the European Commission by InterDigital Europe, Real Wireless, Tech4i2 and CONNECT (Trinity College Dublin).

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