FirstNet Partners with AT&T to Build Wireless Broadband First Responders Network

Record-breaking public-private partnership modernizes emergency communications infrastructure

Last week, the Department of Commerce and First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) announced the selection of AT&T to build the first nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to America's first responders.  This record-breaking public-private partnership is a significant investment in the communications infrastructure that public safety desperately needs for day-to-day operations, disaster response and recovery, and securing of large events. It will also make 20 MHz of prime broadband spectrum available for private-sector development.

TIM And Italtel Modernize VoIP Services For Poste Italiane

Infrastructure NFV logic upgrade enables innovative services and functions

 TIM, Italy's leading ICT company, and Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication, have jointly designed and deployed - within a ‘Raggruppamento Temporaneo di Imprese' (temporary group of companies) in which TIM is the lead - an evolved Voice-over-IP (VoIP) infrastructure for Poste Italiane. 
 
Poste Italiane is Italy's largest company operating in postal delivery, logistics, financial and insurance services, and digital communication, with network capabilities across

CBNL unlocks 31GHz with new PMP millimeter wave solution

Adds VectaStar solution to portfolio across the 28-39GHz bands for 5G

Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), the market leader in licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimeter wave, has today launched a 31GHz variant of its VectaStar® solution, broadening the company's coverage of licensed high-band frequencies to accelerate 5G backhaul and fixed wireless.
 
The VectaStar 31GHz solution drives significant innovation into a previously under-utilized band in the US, providing carriers with a unique business case to unlock the vast bandwidth of millimeter wave and deliver next generation services across the country.

First Industrial IoT Programmable Radio (IPR) Enables Process Control and Automation

FreeWave's IPR makes Fog Computing, M2M and the Intelligent IIoT a reality

FreeWave Technologies, Inc. (www.freewave.com), a leader in industrial, secure Machine to Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) wireless networking solutions, today announced the industry's first IIoT Programmable Radio (IPR), which supports third party software applications for Edge and Fog Computing in IIoT communication networks (http://www.freewave.com/products/zumlink-ipr-iiot-programmable-radio/). FreeWave's IPR can support JAVA, Python, C, and C+ and connects to any IP device or sensor.

PCCW Global and SAP Digital Interconnect to Improve Mobile Services Quality

Allowing MNOs to offer new services including ENUM and VoLTE traffic routing

PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong's premier telecommunications service provider, has signed an agreement with SAP Mobile Services now SAP Digital Interconnect to merge their respective Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX) domains into a single IPX domain.

CK Telecom & Shenzhen Sang Fei Enhance Security with TEE

‘Trustonic' integrated in response to Google mandate for hardware security

Device and application security specialist, Trustonic has announced two new partnerships with key players in the expanding Chinese smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Both headquartered in Shenzhen and shipping products to a worldwide customer base, CK Telecom and Shenzhen Sang Fei Consumer Communication Co. will integrate the Trustonic Trusted Execution Environment (TEE)* into their devices.

Mavenir Unveils the Mavenir RCS Cloud Platform and Interconnection Hub

Provides open framework to enable diverse innovation from an industry-wide Ecosystem

Mavenir, the global leaders in software-defined infrastructure solutions with a world-leading installed base of advanced messaging solutions that support more than 3.5 billion of subscribers across 350 operators, today announced the launch of its cloud-based Rich Communication Services (RCS) Platform and Hub, further expanding its globally deployed suite of flagship RCS solutions that support tens of millions of subscribers worldwide.

Netcracker Provides End-to-End BSS and OSS Transformation Program to Telefónica

Enabling Telefónica's wholesale and roaming business to deliver digital services faster

Netcracker Technology announced today that Telefónica Business Solutions is using an end-to-end BSS/OSS stack from Netcracker to help it become a more automated and efficient service provider by enabling the faster delivery of business services and with a significant cost reduction.

Netcracker will provide a complete end-to-end IT stack, including BSS and OSS, for Telefónica’s worldwide Wholesale and Roaming businesses. The company will also use Netcracker’s implementation and consulting expertise to accelerate the delivery and monetization of new services.

Sonus and Palo Alto Networks Team to Deliver Advanced Mobile Network RCS Protection

Joint architecture allows MNOs to implement new policies that block unauthorized traffic on EPC networks

Sonus Networks, Inc., a global leader in securing Cloud and real-time communications, today announced a new architecture designed to mitigate the impacts of rogue LTE endpoint devices and erroneous IP traffic crossing 4G-LTE mobile networks.

Fujitsu Introduces Low-cost, Access-Agnostic Solution for Service Delivery

Virtual Access Network solution replaces costly hardware and cuts long provisioning times

Fujitsu Network Communications will introduce its Virtual Access Network (VAN) solution at the OFC Conference this week. The solution lifts the cost and time barriers to small-to-medium business (SMB) service deployment by eliminating purpose-built routing devices and manual provisioning, while utilizing any access technology to deliver services.

“It increases the accessible market by enabling low-cost expansion to new service areas and customer populations. It also offers long-term opportunity with the potential for innovative future service offerings.”

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