Spirent and Nokia Partner to Accelerate 5G Lifecycle Testing

'Lab as a Service'Automates and Streamlines 5G Testing based on DevOps Principles

Spirent Communications, a leading provider of lifecycle service assurance solutions and Nokia today announced successful deployment of a first of a kind 5G Lab as a Service for Nokia’s Oulu-based network infrastructure testing labs. The 5G Lab as a Service (LaaS) enables unprecedented automation of 5G testing with a primary goal of significantly accelerating Nokia’s releases of virtual network functions and physical infrastructure. The 5G LaaS also streamlines the use of shared lab resources across teams and geographies, delivering dramatically improved efficiency and cost savings.

Keysight Technologies, Samsung Electronics Announce 5G Collaboration

New 5G test solutions support early operator trials of 5G devices

Keysight Technologies, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Corporation today announced a technology collaboration on 5G development and testing. Keysight and Samsung have entered into a technology collaboration to enable design and deployment of 5G devices to support early operator trials. The initial focus of the partnership is on 5GTF specifications (www.5gtf.org). Future collaboration will include work being done in 3GPP NR.

5G Americas and the 5G Forum Announce Memorandum of Understanding

Leading 5G Organizations in Korea and the Americas Agree to Cooperation

5G Americas, a trade association that is the voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas and the 5G Forum Korea, a group that aims to become the leading force in the development of next-generation communications technology announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today for cooperation in next-generation (5G) mobile communications.

CSPs Risk Losing Customers to Global Digital Giants, Accenture Survey Finds

Services Can Lead to New Growth; Connected Home and Digital Video Offer Significant Opportunities

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2017 – Accenture's Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Verizon to deliver 5G service to pilot customers in 11 markets across U.S. by Mid 2017

In partnership with Ericsson, company claims to be operating largest proving ground for 5G technology

NEW YORK - Verizon will deliver 5G pre-commercial services to select customers in 11 markets throughout the country on its newly built 5G network. Verizon's 5G build is the largest proving ground in the world and encompasses several hundred cell sites that cover several thousand customer locations. Verizon will begin offering 5G to pilot customers during the first half of 2017 in the following metropolitan areas: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville (NJ), Brockton (MA), Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Operators to miss $6.7bn opportunity from consumer demand for managed Wi-Fi

XCellAir™ research reveals lost OPEX saving and revenue opportunity from paid-for managed Wi-Fi in the home

Consumer interest in managed Wi-Fi services represents a $6.7 billion missed opportunity for service providers globally, a new study from XCellAir has revealed. Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their Wi-Fi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party. Furthermore, they would be willing to pay on average $34 per year for such managed services.

Spirent Delivers 802.11ac Wave 2 WLAN Testing Capability on Spirent TestCenter

First Multi-Vendor Wave 2 Public Hotspot Evaluation completed in China Telecom’s STTRI Lab

Spirent Communications Plc,an industry leader in test and measurement, today announced the availability of the Spirent TestCenter® WLAN 802.11ac Wave 2 test module. Combined with Spirent’s world’s first 2.5G/5G BASE-T Ethernet products, it is the highest performing and the most realistic 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation testing tool available on the market today.

Casa Systems Demos 'Industry First' Virtualized Fixed Mobile Convergence Solution

Built to deliver optimal performance and flexible deployment of core and edge access functions

ANDOVER, Mass., February 6, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation fixed, wireless and Wi-Fi access, today announced it will demonstrate a first-of-its-kind virtualized fixed mobile convergence solution that enables cable service providers to offer a full complement of robust mobile services in addition to fixed offerings to subscribers. 
 

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.

XCellAir launches Home Wi-Fi Advisor for ISPs to assess consumer Wi-Fi needs

Calculates optimum configuration to ensure ISPs and MSOs provide reliable performance and coverage

San Diego, - XCellAirTM, the expert in Wi-Fi Quality of Experience (QoE), today announces the availability of its Whole Home Wi-Fi Advisor. The free tool, available on XCellAir's website, demonstrates how internet service providers (ISPs) and multi-system operators (MSOs) can engage residential customers in creating a customised Wi-Fi service. It calculates the optimum Wi-Fi service configuration to ensure ISPs and MSOs provide reliable Wi-Fi performance and coverage to customers in every room of the home.

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