ZenFi to Speak at Wireless Infrastructure Show 2017

CEO Discusses Deployment of Dark Fiber Networks, Backhaul Challenges and Opportunities

 ZenFi, New York’s carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, announces today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray LaChance, will speak at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, taking place May 22-25, 2017 at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, FL.  During the event, Mr. LaChance will also be available to meet with attendees to discuss how ZenFi, an event sponsor, enables enhanced connectivity with innovative wireless networking solutions.
On Tuesday, May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in room Gatlin A2, Mr.

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

The Keys to Meeting Global Broadband Demand

Success requires hybrid networks and flexible services

The vision of a truly connected world – where broadband connectivity is accessible anywhere, anytime and to any device – is driving new perspectives and service concepts in the telecommunications arena.

To meet today’s global broadband demands, hybrid networks including wireline, wireless and satellite are required. Satellite operators are developing new solutions to deliver increased throughput, while also embracing their role as an integral part of the hybrid networks of today and in the future.

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.

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