Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

3CX Announces Partnership with US-based VoIP Provider, net2phone

Allows customers to reduce legacy infrastructure maintenance and repair OpEx

3CX, developer of the next-generation software-based Unified Communications System, and leading global VoIP provider net2phone, announce a partnership making net2phone an official 3CX VoIP provider following successful interoperability testing.

As one of the world’s largest international voice carriers, net2phone has a global network of partners and thousands of business customers worldwide who will benefit from this partnership with access to cutting-edge, cost-effective and customizable telephony solutions.

Mitani Chooses VeloCloud SD-WAN to Power Unified Communications Solution in Asia

VeloCloud picked for delivering exceptional quality and reliability of voice and video over Internet

VeloCloud Networks Inc., the Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN™ company, today announced that Mitani Sangyo Co. Ltd., a leading provider of information technology services in Japan, has chosen VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN technology to power Mitani’s Unified Communications needs. Mitani chose VeloCloud because VeloCloud Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN provided the best quality video and voice network connectivity as Mitani migrated its internal networks from MPLS to the Internet.

Inmarsat and Actility Deliver First Global LoRaWAN IoT Network

Asset tracking, agribusiness and oil & gas applications demonstrate power of collaboration

Inmarsat the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced how its LoRaWAN[1] -based network, developed in partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is delivering on its strategy to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe. Early applications in Asset Tracking, Agribusiness and Oil & Gas are helping businesses in remote regions of the world become more efficient, reduce costs and drive new revenue through IoT-based solutions.

Spirent Delivers 802.11ac Wave 2 WLAN Testing Capability on Spirent TestCenter

First Multi-Vendor Wave 2 Public Hotspot Evaluation completed in China Telecom’s STTRI Lab

Spirent Communications Plc,an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced the availability of the Spirent TestCenter® WLAN 802.11ac Wave 2 test module. Combined with Spirent’s world’s first 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet products, it is the highest performing and the most realistic 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation testing tool available on the market today.

Trend Micro Joins NEC and Netcracker to Deliver Carrier-Grade NFV Security

Using Deep packet inspection (DPI) for intrusion prevention, URL filtering and application control

Trend Micro Incorporated, a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, today announced that it is joining forces with its long-standing channel partner NEC Corporation and NEC's affiliate Netcracker Technology, the providers of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) solutions, as well as business and operations support systems (BSS/OSS), to integrate NEC and Netcracker's management and orchestration capabilities with Trend Micro's Virtual Network Function Suite.

Carrier Study Finds Global LTE Roaming Availability Doubles in Two Years

Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe

Brussels – Belgium – More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

Casa Systems Demos 'Industry First' Virtualized Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution

Built to deliver optimal performance and flexible deployment of core and edge access functions

ANDOVER, Mass., February 6, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation fixed, wireless and Wi-Fi access, today announced it will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution that enables cable service providers to offer a full complement of robust mobile services in addition to fixed offerings to subscribers. 
 

CITIC Telecom CPC Completes Linx Telecommunications Acquisition

Infrastructure Assets in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe Enable 'One Belt, One Road' Strategy

HONG KONG, Feb 2, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited ("CITIC Telecom") (SEHK: 1883) announced it has finalized the acquisition of the telecommunication business of Linx Telecommunications B.V. (Linx Telecommunications), following completion of all regulatory clearances.

Harmonic and Mirantis Bring Cloud-Native Media Processing to OpenStack

Claims World's First Media Processing Solution for Live and VOD OpenStack Cloud Production

SAN JOSE and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Feb. 1, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and Mirantis, a pure-play open cloud company, today announced a new partnership that is providing media content and service providers with access to the industry's first media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack.

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