Epsilon Launches Infiny On-Demand Connectivity Platform

datamena becomes first Middle East ecosystem to offer self-service provisioning

Dubai, 9 March 2017 – datamena, the carrier-neutral data centre and connectivity platform, partners with Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, to deploy Epsilon's Infiny on-demand connectivity platform. In an industry first, datamena will be able to connect its enterprise customers directly to world-leading Cloud service providers and destinations around the world at the click of a button.
 

NAGRA and Samsung Announce World First Launch of TVkey by HD+ in Germany

German satellite operator deploys next-gen direct-to-TV solution without a set-top box

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – March 6, 2017 - NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Samsung Electronics, the market leader in home entertainment for over ten years, today announced the world's first commercial deployment of TVkey at German satellite operator HD+ (a subsidiary of SES).

Digi International Enabling IoT in Space

Space Flight Illustrates 'On-Demand' Payload Deliveries from International Space Station

MINNETONKA, Minn., March 4, 2017 – Digi International®, (NASDAQ: DGII), a leading global provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, announced that on Monday, March 6 at approximately 12:20 p.m. C.T.  its Digi XBee® 802.15.4 modules will be used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as part of a test program for wireless communications within satellites and payloads from the International Space Station (ISS).
 

HUBER+SUHNER unveil state-of-the-art RF over Fiber portfolio at SATELLITE 2017

End-to-end connectivity for mission critical satellite ground station applications

Washington DC, 06 March 2017: Global connectivity supplier, HUBER+SUHNER, has unveiled a new RF over Fiber portfolio at SATELLITE 2017, highlighting the company's ability to provide end-to-end connectivity for mission critical satellite ground station applications. 
 
The introduction of this portfolio – which includes 20 GHz RF over Fiber Transceiver – and the acquisition of Polatis now enables HUBER+SUHNER to offer dynamic end-to-end connectivity solutions for distribution of RF signals in ground stations over optical fiber.
 

FCC Earmarks $450M over 10 Years for Rural Broadband, 4G-LTE and Voice Services

'Mobility Fund II' follows 2011 effort to preserve and extend access in underserved areas

Today, the FCC took steps to help expand and preserve 4G LTE mobile coverage across rural American and in Tribal lands by providing $453 million in annual universal service support through the FCC’s Mobility Fund Phase II for a period of ten years.

KT Selects Viavi’s xSIGHT Customer Experience Analytics for NFV Open Lab

Carrier supports collaboration to develop and standardize SDI core technologies

Viavi Solutions announced last week that KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider, has selected the xSIGHT Customer Experience Assurance (CEA) platform to support collaborative development of innovative network technologies and services.

Spirent and Nokia Partner to Accelerate 5G Lifecycle Testing

'Lab as a Service'Automates and Streamlines 5G Testing based on DevOps Principles

Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions and Nokia today announced successful deployment of a first of a kind 5G Lab as a Service for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The 5G Lab as a Service (LaaS) enables unprecedented automation of 5G testing with a primary goal of significantly accelerating Nokia’s releases of virtual network functions and physical infrastructure. The 5G LaaS also streamlines the use of shared lab resources across teams and geographies, delivering dramatically improved efficiency and cost savings.

Keysight Technologies, Samsung Electronics Announce 5G Collaboration

New 5G test solutions support early operator trials of 5G devices

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corporation today announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications (www.5gtf.org). Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.

5G Americas and the 5G Forum Announce Memorandum of Understanding

Leading 5G Organizations in Korea and the Americas Agree to Cooperation

5G Americas, a trade association that is the voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and the 5G Forum Korea, a group that aims to become the leading force in the development of next-generation communications technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for cooperation in next-generation (5G) mobile communications.

Verizon to deliver 5G service to pilot customers in 11 markets across U.S. by Mid 2017

In partnership with Ericsson, company claims to be operating largest proving ground for 5G technology

NEW YORK - Verizon will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network. Verizon's 5G build is the largest proving ground in the world and encompasses several hundred cell sites that cover several thousand customer locations. Verizon will begin offering 5G to pilot customers during the first half of 2017 in the following metropolitan areas: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

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