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.

Deutsche Telekom calls on Broadband Forum Members to "Collaborate on 'True Convergence' of Mobile and Fixed Networks to Unlock Full Potential of 5G"

As the Broadband Forum held its quarterly meeting in Berlin, Deutsche Telekom’s 5G Executive Program Manager Antje Williams called for true convergence between fixed and mobile networks so that a seamless experience could be delivered to consumers.

Access-agnostic networks are a vital component in realizing the full potential of 5G, and in order for this to happen, more collaboration is needed between different standards bodies, including open source communities, according to Williams.

Role and Importance of HetNets in 4G and 5G

Based on a combination of Macro Cells and various Small Cell technologies, HetNets have gained relevance and importance, more than ever before, from the MNO's perspective for offering the mobile broadband capacities in their networks. Given this ground reality, MNOs today need have a clear vision and direction on their strategies for establishing these HetNet solutions in their networks.

Keysight joins Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance to Advance 5G Technology

Keysight Technologies Inc. announced that it has joined the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. As a member of NGMN, Keysight will work closely with the growing community of innovative global mobile network operators, manufacturers and research institutes involved with 5G development and deployment.

New LoRaWAN Network in Japan Now Open for Field Testing IoT Applications

Semtech LoRa Technology to be Used by NTT West in Its New Low Power, Wide Area Network for Field Tests

Semtech Corporation a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced that its LoRa® wireless RF technology will be featured in a new low power, wide area network (LPWAN) deployed by regional telecom carrier Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West (NTT West) in the Kansai area of Japan to field test a wide range of Internet of Things (IoT) applications such as smart metering and agriculture, system monitoring of networks and equipment, asset and people tracking, and environmental warning systems.

Satellite Internet Hails BDUK Better Broadband Access Scheme as a “Game Changer”

Scheme Enables Nationwide Low-Cost Satellite Broadband Access for People with Limited Connectivity

Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP), has welcomed the decision by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to revise its connectivity program - now retitled the Better Broadband scheme - meaning that all properties with inadequate internet speeds can be set up for connection to its services at a heavily subsidised rate.

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.

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