Lack of Ambition on EU Spectrum Reform will Slow Down 5G's Arrival

Joint Statement by ETNO and GSMA suggests legislators may abandon ambitions for 5G roll-out

Brussels -The telecoms industry is concerned about the current legislative debate on the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe. As the European Parliament and Member States discuss amendments to the draft European Electronic Communications Code, ETNO and the GSMA fear that legislators have abandoned their ambitions for 5G roll-out in Europe.

5G and the gigabit society require ambitious spectrum reform

Is Europe Aligned with Global 5G Spectrum Policy?

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation 

Three spectrum bands have been identified by European regulators for the introduction of Fifth Generation Mobile Network (5G) licensing, but they are not globally harmonised and not available throughout Europe. This note looks at the linkages between bands and generations and asks whether there are benefits or issues in coupling 5G so strongly in Europe to the availability of new frequencies.

Oracle Enables Telefónica Spain to Power New Services

Swisscomm Transitions to All-IP Network with Help From Oracle Solutions

Redwood Shored, Ca:

In a move to evolve its network to provide converged communications, leading European communications service provider (CSP) Telefónica Spain has chosen Oracle as a supplier of session border controller and will use the Oracle Communication Session Border Controller for its full portfolio of services which include residential services, mobile rich communication services (RCS), business services including SIP trunking, interconnection to support agreements with other CSPs, and Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Gemalto launches IoT solution to monitor smart objects in real time

Demo of the new LinqUs IoT QoS platform to occur at Mobile World Congress 2016

Amsterdam:

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, announces the launch of its LinqUs IoT Quality of Service (QoS) offer, a comprehensive solution that enables mobile operators to monitor the cellular QoS of smart objects in real time. This ensures the most reliable connectivity, which is essential for any successful Internet of Things and M2M application. LinqUs IoT Quality of Service provides instant network status and analysis, and immediately highlights any issue by ensuring a rich array of data is readily available and accessible.

AdaptiveMobile partners with operators to secure US RCS messaging platforms

ZipWhip Chooses Company to Secure E2P Messaging Across North America

DALLAS and DUBLIN:

AdaptiveMobile, the world leader in mobile network security, today announced that the Company has signed landmark deals with three Tier-1 carriers in North America to protect their strategic RCS messaging infrastructures.

Italtel Partners with Telarix to Launch Solution for Controlling Complex Networks

Integrated architecture has already been deployed for one of the top five global service providers worldwide

Milan, Italy

Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), managed services and all-IP communication, and Telarix, a market leader in interconnect business optimization solutions, today announced they have jointly defined a complete end-to-end solution for controlling large networks.

The solution integrates Telarix’s wholesale business automation suite iXTools and Italtel’s centralized routing and policy server i-RPS to enable easy provisioning of complex services, accelerated network deployment and reduced operating costs.

Intelsat 29e, the First Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Successfully Launched into Orbit

Launch begins a new era of high throughput satellite services

Luxembourg:

Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:20 pm EST. The Intelsat 29e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 38 minutes after launch, at 6:58 pm EST, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Leti to Present at 5G Symposium, ‘From Challenges to Standardisation’, in Tokyo

February event is part of EU-Japanese Collaboration on 5G Systems and Networks

Grenoble, France:

CEA-Leti will make two presentations during the EU-Japan Symposium on 5G, ‘From Challenges to Standardisation’, in Tokyo, Feb. 8-10. The purpose of the gathering of European and Japanese stakeholders such as the European Commission, industry manufacturers, telecommunication operators, service providers, regulators, research organizations and government ministries is to discuss Japanese and EU perspectives for development of 5G communications systems and networks.

Sony says bracing for smartphone slowdown after sensor sales dip

Company struggling to compete with rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd

Reuters

Tokyo (Reuters) -Sony Corp , widely regarded as a key supplier of image sensors for Apple Inc's iPhones, said on Friday it was bracing for a slowdown in the premium smartphone market after sales of its sensors fell in the third quarter.

EU, U.S. officials tackle last hurdles in data pact talks ahead of key deadline

New deal is crucial for the thousands relying on "Safe Harbor" to move data from the EU to the U.S

Reuters

Brussels (Reuters)- European and U.S. officials are rushing to finalize a key data transfer pact days before a meeting of EU regulators who are poised to start restricting transatlantic flows of personal data used by firms in the billion dollar online advertising industry.

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