Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

Alpha testing of smaller, portable, more feature-rich device commences

Globalstar Inc. announced today that alpha testing of its next generation duplex device, Sat-Fi2, has commenced in preparation to fully launch the highly anticipated mass consumer and enterprise product in early 2017. Building upon its predecessor, Sat-Fi2 allows customers to use their smartphones and tablets to stay connected when beyond cellular.

Telenor Connexion announces increased focus on its Global Partner Program

Partnerships with Tieto, Flex, and LumenRadio create additional capabilities within the IoT

Viavi Delivers Industry-Leading Test Solutions for High-Speed Optical Network Ecosystem

Finisar, Inphi, Ixia and Others Join Collaborative Efforts to Advance 100G and 400G Technologies at ECOC

Viavi Solutions announced last weel several initiatives to advance 100G, 400G and other high-speed optical network technologies at ECOC 2016. Network operators worldwide are facing unexpected demand for bandwidth and new services, and are responding by accelerating deployment of high-speed optical technologies from access to the core. Many of these technologies, especially 400G, are still nascent and require industry collaboration to become standardized.

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

Company to offer new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers

Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). 

The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining access to a large, seamless footprint that extends across the US and many international areas including Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

Strategic Partnership Between Arabsat and NEWTEC

Agreement enables MEA service providers to offer next-gen high-speed services

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers.

Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat with its Newtec Dialog multiservice platform to enhance the operator’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, as well as its offerings in government and telecom markets.

OIF Announces Plans for SDN Transport API Interoperability Demonstration

Host carriers include China Telecom, China Unicom, SK Telecom, Telefónica and Verizon

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) announced today plans for a global Software-Defined Networking (SDN) Transport Application Programming Interface (T-API) interoperability demonstration in the fall of 2016. The OIF is partnering with the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the adoption of open SDN, to take the testing into carrier labs worldwide and lead the industry towards the wide-scale deployment of commercial SDN.

Exalt Wireless Launches 6 GHz Long Range Microwave Backhaul and Access Solution

Claims to Change the Economics of Long-range, Point-to-point Wireless Links

Exalt Wireless, Inc., the leading innovator of next-generation wireless connectivity systems for private networks and Internet infrastructures, today announced the launch of ExtendAir G2 6 GHz. Designed for long range packet microwave backhaul and fixed wireless access applications, this is a new solution that fundamentally changes the economics of long-range, point-to-point links.

Incognito's Broadband Command Center for Provisioning and Automated Fraud Management

End-to-End Device Provisioning with Forward-Facing DOCSIS 3.1 and IPv6 Technologies

Incognito Software Systems, a global provider of solutions for communication service providers, today announced the latest version of Broadband Command Center, an end-to-end device provisioning and management software offering multi-standard support from a single platform.

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