TIA Announces New Senior Leadership, Reaffirms Mission to Advance Connectivity

New Hires Bring Experience from Nokia, Alcatel Lucent, Time Warner and More

Arlington, VA (February 1, 2017) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today announced it has added four new executives as the organization furthers its mission to advance connectivity and accelerate members' business growth. With years of experience in business, government, and at associations, the new staff will expand TIA's effort to help companies navigate rapidly changing technology and policy landscapes.

NEC Supplies Submarine Cable for System Connecting Hong Kong and Guam

Facilitates network expansion between China, Hong Kong and US, and between Southeast Asia and US

TOKYO, - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) today announced the signing of a contract with RTI Connectivity(1) to supply a high capacity optical submarine cable for a new system connecting Hong Kong and Guam.

Economic and Societal Impacts of 5G Infrastructure Investments Explored in CTIA Report

CTIA commissions Accenture Strategy to conduct analysis which estimates U.S. GDP boost of $500 billion

WASHINGTON; Jan. 12, 2017 – Deploying the next generation of high-speed 5G wireless networks could create up to three million jobs and add approximately $500 billion to U.S. GDP through direct and indirect potential benefits, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN), commissioned by CTIA. 
 

What Drives Wireless Data Usage and Customer Satisfaction in the U.S.?

Nielsen mobile user survey finds it is no longer a one-size fits all market

Some say talk is cheap, but data overages sure aren't.

Exceeding the limit on a smartphone data plan is a monthly headache for many Americans. However, that doesn't stop consumers from using their phones round-the-clock to stream their favorite TV shows, download music and hail cars. Data has now become a huge, often costly, obstacle for consumers to overcome.
 

The FCC’s Broadband Progress, a Ways Yet to Go

Regulators release second report based on a controversial 25 Mbps threshold

In late January, the Federal Communications Commission voted on a Broadband Progress Report, which once again reaches the erroneous conclusion that the United States is not making reasonable and timely progress toward deploying “advanced telecommunications capability” (a.k.a. broadband). The report’s conclusions rest on a highly strained reading of the evidence, and do not conform to the statutorily-directed purpose of the report.

Equinox Equips Frontier Communications with Business Assurance Tools

Company adds Case Manager Portal (CMP) application to its protection portfolio

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Verizon to Trial SpiderCloud LTE-U In-building System for Enterprises and Venues

Trial of the LTE-U system to begin in the third quarter of 2016

San Jose, California:

SpiderCloud Wireless, the leading provider of scalable small cell systems for enterprises and venues, announced that Verizon will trial its LTE-U system for delivering capacity over unlicensed spectrum in high-density indoor environments. LTE-U (LTE-Unlicensed) uses the unlicensed 5GHz band to increase throughput via carrier aggregation with licensed bands.

AirHop's Self-Organizing Network Solutions Uses Open Source SDN & NFV Platform

AirHop Joins Open Networking Lab as a collaborator and brings real-time SON expertise to ONOS project

San Diego, California:

RAD’s MiNID is First Miniature NID to Receive MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification

MiNID easily adds powerful PM capabilities to any existing device

MAHWAH, New Jersey:

RAD’s award-winning MiNID®, part of its Service Assured Access (SAA) solution portfolio for communications service providers, has become the first miniature network interface device to receive MEF CE 2.0 certification.

With this certification, operators can now instantly upgrade their infrastructure to support premium Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certified offerings for business, mobile backhaul and wholesale services without expensive investments in network forklifts.

The Future of IoT Connectivity

The Availability of Mobile Data Connectivity is Key

As the Internet of Things (IoT) matures, and begins to mean more than the oversimplified (and over-hyped) early examples, such as the much maligned connected fridge, it has become clear that mobile networks will be crucial for ensuring connectivity of devices. It’s beyond doubt that mobile data connectivity (3G/4G) will be key to this, until the arrival of 5G at least.

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