Orange acquires Log’in Consultants

Company Strengthens its Desktop Virtualization Activities in Europe

Orange announced today that it has completed the acquisition, through its Orange Business Services entity, of Log’in Consultants, a specialist in desktop virtualization integration services and subsidiary of the Log’in International group. Founded in 2002, Log’in Consultants consists of three entities located in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, which offer VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure) consultancy and infrastructure management services to companies of all sizes.

CenturyLink taps Aqua Comms for High-Capacity Connection Between New York and London

Generation Transatlantic Subsea Cable System America-Europe Connect Supports International Ops

Aqua Comms Limited, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, and CenturyLink, Inc. announced today that CenturyLink has activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and London on Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system.

Sonus Leads in NFV with Cloud-Optimized Session Border Controller

Enables Service Providers to Offer Real-Time Communications in Public and Private Clouds

Sonus Networks, Inc a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today key enhancements to its Session Border Controller Software edition (SBC SWe). With these updates, Sonus’ industry-leading SBC SWe allows service providers to break free from proprietary hardware and accelerate real-time communications in public and private Clouds.

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Interview with Karl Nebbia, Director of Spectrum Solutions at Alion Science and Technology

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Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

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5G — To support the development of 5G in the U.S., the FCC allocated almost 11 GHz of licensed and unlicensed spectrum above 24 GHz. The commission is also asking for comments on allocating an additional 18 GHz, including E-Band.

Verizon released a 5G radio specification that defines guidelines for testing and validating technical components. Read it here.

Vodafone Report Shows Strong Revenue Growth From IoT Adopters in the Americas

74% of American Respondents View IoT as Critical for Future Business Success

Vodafone announced today Americas findings from its fourth annual Internet of Things (IoT) Barometer Report, the leading global survey of the IoT sector. This year’s survey results show the business impact IoT technology can achieve, as 55% of IoT adopters in the Americas have seen revenue growth by greater than 20% following IoT implementation.

FCC Takes Stance on Broadband Wireless Spectrum and TDM Voice Transition

US becomes first to open high-band spectrum for 5G networks; FCC Also Announces Expedited Legacy Voice Transition for CSPs

FCC TAKES STEPS TO FACILITATE MOBILE BROADBAND AND NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES IN SPECTRUM ABOVE 24 GHZ

New rules will enable rapid development and deployment of next generation 5G technologies and services

Semtech to Participate in LoRa Alliance Member’s Meeting and Open House on July 19-21

LoRa Alliance Members From All Over the World to Meet and Showcase LoRaWAN Solutions in Munich

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, will demonstrate its LoRa wireless RF technology, including its recently announced LoRa geolocation solution, at the LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting and Open House on July 19-21 at the Hilton Munich.

Telepacific Rolls Out Advanced SD-WAN Connectivity in Nationwide Pilot

Delivers Guaranteed Performance and Leading-Edge Managed Services on Any Network

The constraints of location, network and uneven performance are rapidly fading into irrelevance as communications moves from a world dependent on proprietary hardware to one defined  – and unbound – by software.  TelePacific Communications, which announced in March that it was acquiring Unified Communications and managed IT services leader DSCI in a move creating a premier national managed services carrier, is leveraging Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) capabilities to rapidly take full advantage of that sea-change in communications.

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