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.

CenturyLink taps Aqua Comms for High-Capacity Connection Between New York and London

Generation Transatlantic Subsea Cable System America-Europe Connect Supports International Ops

Aqua Comms Limited, a provider of scalable, subsea capacity-based network solutions, and CenturyLink, Inc. announced today that CenturyLink has activated two 100 Gigabit waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and London on Aqua Comms’ America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system.

Upshot Briefing: Spectrum Management

Interview with Karl Nebbia, Director of Spectrum Solutions at Alion Science and Technology

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Top Down or Bottom Up, FCC's 5G Broadband Wireless Ruling Looks Good Either Way

Even as 5G Standards Remain Undefined, FCC's 'Spectrum Frontiers' Illuminates a Path Forward

Last week, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in favor of a new wireless broadband roadmap, aka "Spectrum Frontiers, which designates 11 GHz of licensed high-speed spectrum for LTE and 5G infrastructure, and which set rules use of 7GHz of unlicensed airwaves. Even as debates continue over the definition and standard of what is 5G, the FCC has stepped up to the plate and shown it is ready to work with industry to meet grand new goals the entire ICT ecosystem has come to expect from the next era of LTE and broadband wireless.

Telepacific Rolls Out Advanced SD-WAN Connectivity in Nationwide Pilot

Delivers Guaranteed Performance and Leading-Edge Managed Services on Any Network

The constraints of location, network and uneven performance are rapidly fading into irrelevance as communications moves from a world dependent on proprietary hardware to one defined  – and unbound – by software.  TelePacific Communications, which announced in March that it was acquiring Unified Communications and managed IT services leader DSCI in a move creating a premier national managed services carrier, is leveraging Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) capabilities to rapidly take full advantage of that sea-change in communications.

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