New Semtech LoRa-based Development Kit Enables Fast Prototyping of IoT Applications

LoRa Alliance Members Libelium and Loriot team up to deliver a LoRaWAN connected development environment

Semtech Corporation, a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the availability of a new LoRaWAN™-connected development kit from wireless hardware and software manufacturer Libelium and network services and software provider Loriot that should allow designers to speed up the development and testing of their Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Broadband Forum Brings NFV Home

Landmark technical specification defines industry’s first virtualized Residential Gateway

The first ever specifications for the virtual Residential Gateway were released today, as the Broadband Forum concluded work on a landmark project to bring the potential of virtualization into the home.

Celliboost launches Mobile Technology for Secure Broadband Communications in Rugged Terrain

The Celliboost system is designed for communications in rural and open areas

 Israeli entrepreneurs have developed and begun marketing secure mobile broadband technology for rugged terrain.

New Benchmark Studies Evaluate Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) in the Lab and Live Network

Signals Research Group and Spirent prove the benefits of the EVS codec in their “All Things VoLTE” series

Spirent Communications and Signals Research Group (SRG) revealed their latest collaboration on chapter 5 and 6 in the multi-part study of all things VoLTE. With global interest in the 3GPP-defined Enhanced Voice Services (EVS),the two industry leaders recently executed back-to-back studies to explore the benefits and user experience of this promising voice services codec, both in the lab and on a live commercial network. 

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.


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.

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