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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Inmarsat launches BGAN Standard+ pricing for satcom service

Scalable price opens market segments, enabling companies and government to innovate

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced a new pricing structure for its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite communication terminals - BGAN Standard+. This pricing provides a dynamic structure that caps additional monthly subscription charges at 30GB taking advantage of unused capacity on the Inmarsat network. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

BICS Enters Definitive Agreement to Acquire TeleSign Corporation

Adds cloud platform and mobile authentication solutions, creates end-to-end 'CPaaS'

BICS, a global provider of international wholesale connectivity and interoperability services, today announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire privately held TeleSign Corporation, a United States company active in the provision of authentication and mobile identity services to Internet and digital service providers, for $230 million. The acquisition creates the world’s first end-to-end CPaaS provider, bridging the market leading TeleSign cloud communications platform with one of the largest global carriers in the world.

Unlocking the Business Value of 4G

Can MNOs meet demand and escalating dependence on the cloud in their operations?

With ubiquitous superfast broadband still some way in the future, despite additional government investment into new fibre infrastructure, many UK businesses are still struggling to attain a reliable, consistent and fast internet connection. With an ever increasing reliance on cloud based applications to run their businesses, organisations should now be concerned about how to implement essential internet resilience for all of their sites to ensure uninterrupted business operations.

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