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

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.

Lots of Buzz about 5G and IoT at TM Forum This Year

5G Technologist and IoT Wireless Pioneer on his first visit to TM Forum's annual event

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017—TM Forum Live is a substantial event. While not on the scale of Mobile World Congress (MWC) it has over 3,000 attendees, six parallel tracks of presentations, huge exhibition space and much more. These big events have a different look and feel from the typical conferences where the entire audience can fit into one room.

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.

NEC/Netcracker Drives Service Orchestration for 5G IoT Services at TM Forum Live!

Six CSPs Champion the TM Forum Catalyst Which Demonstrates Network Slicing with Service Orchestration

NICE, FRANCE — MAY 16, 2017 — NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology announced today their participation in the 5G Service Operations: Closed Loop Assurance of 5G Network Slices Catalyst project at TM Forum Live! 2017. The goal of the Catalyst is to fully explore operational technology readiness to enable 5G-based IoT services. Championing the project are six service providers: AT&T, BT, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telenor and Vodafone.

The TM Forum Live! 2017 event runs from May 15-18 in Nice, France.

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.

Samsung and Cisco Team with Verizon to Deliver Interconnected Multi-Vendor 5G Trials

Trio showcases flexibility and potential of 5G Network Function Virtualization (NFV) in Michigan

Ridgefield Park, NJ, San Jose, CA, and New York, NY. – Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Cisco, in partnership with Verizon, today announced the successful deployment of the first multi-vendor end-to-end 5G trial network in the field, which took place in Ann Arbor, a suburb of metropolitan Detroit, Michigan.

Lack of Ambition on EU Spectrum Reform will Slow Down 5G's Arrival

Joint Statement by ETNO and GSMA suggests legislators may abandon ambitions for 5G roll-out

Brussels -The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe.

5G and the gigabit society require ambitious spectrum reform

Viavi Introduces NB-IoT Support for Interference and Performance Measurement

'Industry first' enhancement combats signal overlap without significant additional investment

Viavi Solutions today announced its CellAdvisor® Base Station Analyzer will support the unique signal analysis required for narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) connectivity. Available immediately, this capability – which Viavi believes is the first of its kind in the industry – meets the needs of service providers for immediate testing for the overlay IoT infrastructure that must co-exist seamlessly with the traditional mobile communications network.

Fibre to enable Europe’s 5G ambition

FTTH Council hosts debate about investments in 5G infrastructure at European Parliament

The FTTH Council Europe recently organised a lunch debate hosted by MEP Michal Boni in the European Parliament. This debate focussed on Europe’s 5G ambition and investments in 5G enabler infrastructure, while also presenting the latest FTTH market data on where Europe stands in global comparison on fibre deployment and penetration.

Featured Events 

5G North America
May 15-17, 2017
Austin, TX

TM Forum Live!
May 15-18, 2017
Nice, France
TelecomEngine.com in attendance

5G World
June 13-15, 2017
London, UK

TEX
June 20-21, 2017
New York, NY

Communications 2020
July 18 - 20, 2017
Las Vegas, NV