Anritsu Launches Solution to Test Requirements of Next-generation 400 GbE Designs

Solution offers a number of distinct performance advantages for high-speed testing

Anritsu Company launches an integrated test solution featuring its Signal Quality Analyzer MP1800A BERT and G0361A 64Gbaud 2-bit D/A Converter (DAC) with MUX that delivers highly accurate measurements of high-speed interconnects and backplanes under development to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands of current and emerging networks.

Broadband Forum Brings NFV Home

Landmark technical specification defines industry’s first virtualized Residential Gateway

The first ever specifications for the virtual Residential Gateway were released today, as the Broadband Forum concluded work on a landmark project to bring the potential of virtualization into the home.

MEF Envisions Agile, Dynamic and Assured Services as Reality Through New LSO Architecture

Lifecycle services would work within one carrier’s network, or span the globe linking multiple service providers

Lifecycle Service Orchestration: Reference Architecture and Framework (MEF 55). This 57-page document from the MEF is the essential, foundational specification for agile end-to-end communications services that work within one carrier’s network or can span the globe linking multiple service providers.

Epsilon Hosts Cirrus NFV-Based Mobile Core Deployments Across its Global Hubs

Cirrus Core Networks will use Epsilon’s Intelligent Networks and Cloud Connectivity

 Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, was selected by Cirrus Core Networks Inc., an innovator in Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) for Mobile Network Operators (MNO), to support its NFV based LTE mobile core infrastructure platform with intelligent networking and cloud connectivity. Cirrus Core Networks has already deployed two global hubs in Epsilon’s facilities in London and Miami followed by Hong Kong and Singapore in the next two months.

New Benchmark Studies Evaluate Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) in the Lab and Live Network

Signals Research Group and Spirent prove the benefits of the EVS codec in their “All Things VoLTE” series

Spirent Communications and Signals Research Group (SRG) revealed their latest collaboration on chapter 5 and 6 in the multi-part study of all things VoLTE. With global interest in the 3GPP-defined Enhanced Voice Services (EVS),the two industry leaders recently executed back-to-back studies to explore the benefits and user experience of this promising voice services codec, both in the lab and on a live commercial network. 

NEC and Netcracker Provide Virtualized LTE Core Network to ITRI in Taiwan

vEPC solution contributes to ITRI’s Plugfest compatibility testing event

NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology today announced that they have provided a virtualized Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) solution via NEC Taiwan Ltd. to the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), a non-profit research institute working under the Ministry of Economic Affairs in Taiwan.

How 5G and IoT Will Transform Healthcare

Technology and healthcare recently came together as part of a public forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. I was honored to join representatives from the FCC and the health industry at this eminent institution to discuss how the advent of 5G, and the policies that enable it, will affect the future of healthcare.

Broadband Forum and ON.Lab Collaborate on CORD

Alliance to benefit next-gen broadband networks built on SDN, NFV and Cloud technologies

The Broadband Forum today announced it has entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Open Networking Laboratory (ON.Lab), with the aim of accelerating the development of future broadband requirements and standards in close collaboration with open source projects, as well as the production deployment of new services, enabling its stakeholders to realize business benefits of emerging technologies such as SDN, NFV and Cloud.

 

Carrier Ethernet and NFV Use Cases Featured in new MEF White Paper

Explores Options For Adding Virtual Network Functions Onto Foundational CE 2.0 Services

MEF (www.MEF.net) has released a new white paper, Carrier Ethernet and NFV, as part of its broad range of initiatives to accelerate the introduction of agile, assured, and orchestrated Third Network services.

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Applauds Ofcom’s Wi-Fi Spectrum Plan

UK regulator to open two more 80 MHz channels in the 5 GHz band to increase Wi-Fi speeds

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) welcomes the decision by Ofcom, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, to consult on a proposal to increase the amount of spectrum available to Wi-Fi in the 5 GHz band.

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