Comcast to Become First Cable Operator with Carrier-Grade SD-WAN

Comcast Business announces SD-WAN beta trial for mid-market and enterprise

Comcast Business today announced it is beta testing a new software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) solution for mid-market and enterprise customers. Comcast Business’ SD-WAN solution combines the power of gigabit speeds with the agility of software-defined networks, enabling better application performance, centralized network policy management, and more effective cost controls.

TIA Named to Leadership Role in Smart Cities Standards Development

Work is Part of Broad Effort to Create a Holistic Approach to Implementing Technology Solutions

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, will play a lead role in smart community standards development as the newly-appointed Technical Advisory Group (TAG) administrator for the U.S. National Committee of International Electrotechnical Commission (USNC/IEC).

Vodafone Taps NETSCOUT for Network Performance Monitoring

Multi-year deal across Europe to leverage next-generation real-time information platform

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC., a leading provider of business assurance, a powerful combination of service assurance, cybersecurity, and business intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with Vodafone Group to serve as Vodafone’s passive probing provider in Europe.

Everynet Launches Unique Firmware over the Air Updates for LPWA Networks

Patent-pending FOTA technology reduces time and expense for updating IoT devices

Everynet, an LPWA pioneer that helps businesses quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy and scale IoT solutions, today announced it has launched the industry’s first Firmware Over the Air (FOTA) update capabilities for LPWA networks. The company’s patent-pending FOTA algorithms and Continuous Delivery toolchain help device manufacturers, LPWA network operators and end users overcome the challenges with LPWA’s low data rate networks by simplifying firmware updates for IoT devices.

Fibre to enable Europe’s 5G ambition

FTTH Council hosts debate about investments in 5G infrastructure at European Parliament

The FTTH Council Europe recently organised a lunch debate hosted by MEP Michal Boni in the European Parliament. This debate focussed on Europe’s 5G ambition and investments in 5G enabler infrastructure, while also presenting the latest FTTH market data on where Europe stands in global comparison on fibre deployment and penetration.

Successful Demo of Optical Access Network 'Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network'

Elastic access-metro integrated network, flexible transmission speed and optical frequency

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd., Keio University, KDDI Research, Inc. and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. have jointly challenged the advanced future network for 2030 and beyond by conducting innovative studies on "Elastic Lambda Aggregation Network"(1).

Inmarsat launches BGAN Standard+ pricing for satcom service

Scalable price opens market segments, enabling companies and government to innovate

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has announced a new pricing structure for its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite communication terminals - BGAN Standard+. This pricing provides a dynamic structure that caps additional monthly subscription charges at 30GB taking advantage of unused capacity on the Inmarsat network. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Unlocking the Business Value of 4G

Can MNOs meet demand and escalating dependence on the cloud in their operations?

With ubiquitous superfast broadband still some way in the future, despite additional government investment into new fibre infrastructure, many UK businesses are still struggling to attain a reliable, consistent and fast internet connection. With an ever increasing reliance on cloud based applications to run their businesses, organisations should now be concerned about how to implement essential internet resilience for all of their sites to ensure uninterrupted business operations.

China Telecom and Transatel to Offer 4G-LTE Data for Laptops and Tablets in China

Partners in the UK since 2011, and in France since 2013, providing connectivity options to the Chinese community abroad

China Telecom and Transatel are opening the commercial services in China for inbound roaming LTE data services. Transatel is one of the first operators to benefit from the new infrastructure via its SIM 901, a global data SIM card launched in 2015 and offering seamless cellular coverage in over 100 countries and destinations. This agreement is the latest in the series of successful commercial deals between the two companies. They have partnered in the UK since 2011, and in France since 2013, to provide attractive connectivity options to the Chinese community abroad.

RTI-C and NEC Begin Construction of HK-G Submarine Cable System

Expected to be completed in Q4 2019, 48Tb capacity to serve bandwidth demand growth in Asia

RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI-C) and NEC Corporation announced that construction of the Hong Kong - Guam Cable system (HK-G) has officially commenced. The 3,900 kilometer undersea cable, featuring 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) optical transmission capabilities, will deliver design capacity of more than 48 terabits per second (Tbps), and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.

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