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.

China Telecom and Transatel to Offer 4G-LTE Data for Laptops and Tablets in China

Partners in the UK since 2011, and in France since 2013, providing connectivity options to the Chinese community abroad

China Telecom and Transatel are opening the commercial services in China for inbound roaming LTE data services. Transatel is one of the first operators to benefit from the new infrastructure via its SIM 901, a global data SIM card launched in 2015 and offering seamless cellular coverage in over 100 countries and destinations. This agreement is the latest in the series of successful commercial deals between the two companies. They have partnered in the UK since 2011, and in France since 2013, to provide attractive connectivity options to the Chinese community abroad.

FCC Takes Steps to Promote Wireless Broadband Deployment

Removing Barriers to Investment Needed for America’s 5G Future

The Federal Communications Commission today opened a proceeding to identify and address unnecessary regulatory barriers to wireless infrastructure deployment.  The Commission’s goal is to promote the rapid deployment of advanced wireless broadband service to all Americans. 

FatPipe Networks Collaborates with Wind River to Accelerate NFV Deployment

SD-WAN Platform integrated with 'Titanium Cloud' optimizes SD-WAN and NFV for CSPs and TEMs

FatPipe® Networks, the inventor and multiple patents holder of software-defined networks for wide area connectivity and hybrid WANs, today announced it has integrated its SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN) platform with Wind River Titanium Cloud as the carrier-grade foundation to showcase and validate its Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) solution.

Tech-Policy Think Tank Says US Should Focus Broadband Plan First on Unserved Areas

Rely on mechanisms such as reverse auctions and avoid spending on inefficient

Supporting the deployment of broadband in high-cost rural areas should be a significant component of any infrastructure plan, says the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF). In a new report out today, the leading tech-policy think tank argues new broadband infrastructure support should rely on proven mechanisms such as reverse auctions and avoid pouring more resources into inefficient programs like the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service.

FCC Announces Results of Wireless Spectrum Incentive Auction

175 TV stations, 50 wireless bidders free up 70MHz for mobile broadband

On April 13, the Federal Communications Commission announced the closing of the broadcast incentive auction, which created a first-of-its kind market for repurposing valuable broadcast airwaves for nationwide wireless mobile use. At $19.8 billion in gross revenue for 70MHz of spectrum, the incentive auction is among the highest grossing auctions ever conducted by the FCC. The Commission now commences a 39-month transition period to move broadcast stations to new channel assignments.

NI, AT&T Collaborate on Fast mmWave Channel Sounder for 5G

Utilizing spectrum earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G

NI and AT&T announced their collaboration on one of the world’s fastest and most accurate tools for 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) channel characterization. mmWave frequencies will play a big role in the future of 5G. They have already been earmarked by the FCC, 3GPP and other standardization bodies for 5G mobile networks. Channel measurements capture how wireless signals are affected in a given environment. For instance, channel measurements can show how signals reflect off of, or are blocked by, objects such as trees, buildings, cars and people.

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