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

Open NFV Testlab from China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea

Close collaboration to enable NFV infrastructure and key VNFs

China Mobile, ARM, Cavium and Enea® today announced an agreement on collaboration in the China Mobile Open NFV Testlab. The collaboration will use Enea's OPNFV based commercial, Enea® NFV Core platform, and Cavium's ARM based ThunderX workload optimized datacenter server processors.

China Mobile's Open NFV Testlab will host the platform as part of China Mobile's Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC). The work will include validation of a variety of NFV tests cases - vCPE, vBRAS, vEPC, vIMS - while supporting Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project development and integration.

TIA Named to Leadership Role in Smart Cities Standards Development

Work is Part of Broad Effort to Create a Holistic Approach to Implementing Technology Solutions

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will play a lead role in smart community standards development as the newly-appointed Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator for the U.S. National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC).

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.

Vodafone Taps NETSCOUT for Network Performance Monitoring

Multi-year deal across Europe to leverage next-generation real-time information platform

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with Vodafone Group to serve as Vodafone’s passive probing provider in Europe.

CITIC Telecom CPC Becomes First Hong Kong IaaS to Receive new Cloud ISO

Demonstrates dedication to providing cloud with high security standard

CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, has been receiving local and international attention over the recent years due to its remarkable achievements in the industry.

Everynet Launches Unique Firmware over the Air Updates for LPWA Networks

Patent-pending FOTA technology reduces time and expense for updating IoT devices

Everynet, an LPWA pioneer that helps businesses quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy and scale IoT solutions, today announced it has launched the industry’s first Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update capabilities for LPWA networks. The company’s patent-pending FOTA algorithms and Continuous Delivery toolchain help device manufacturers, LPWA network operators and end users overcome the challenges with LPWA’s low data rate networks by simplifying firmware updates for IoT devices.

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.

Keysight, Spreadtrum Announce Next-Gen Mobile Innovation Center

Supporting 5G, NB-IoT, MIMO OTA design and test scenarios at higher frequencies

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”) today announced the Spreadtrum-Keysight Innovation Center, located in Shanghai. The Center further strengthens the strategic partnership between the two companies, first announced in 2016. The Center will provide mobile module design and test services for designers aiming to move forward the next generation of mobile communications innovations.

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