Making the OTT Threat Work for You

Instead of developing products or services to compete with OTT, operators need to focus on their core

By now, we all know that over-the-top (OTT) apps and companies pose a serious threat to the way Communications Service Providers (CSPs) have been doing business. Operators are steadily losing revenue to communication-over-IP (CoIP) trailblazers providing their services for end users (in most cases) free of charge, using conferencing and collaboration as the lead.

AXOS Sandbox from Calix Claims to Be First Software Defined Access (SDA) Environment

Expedites back office integration to enable faster innovation and new service introduction

PETALUMA, CA – January 25, 2017 – Calix, Inc. (NYSE: CALX), the world leader in Intelligent Access, today announced AXOS Sandbox, a virtual environment that dramatically improves the economics of new services introduction by eliminating the need for physical systems in service provider labs. With AXOS Sandbox, service providers can speed up service delivery by reducing the time needed for lab testing, BSS and OSS integration work, and software certification by deploying virtual instances of Calix AXOS systems.

ZenFi And Cross River Fiber Offer Self-Service, Automated Metro Connectivity

zXc Platform Streamlines Ordering of Network-to-Network Metro Cross-Connects Between Data Centers

New York, NY and Morristown, NJ, January 24, 2017 — ZenFi, New York's carrier-neutral fronthaul fiber provider, and Cross River Fiber, a New Jersey-based fiber optic and telecommunications service provider, today announce a new and innovative partnership focused on streamlining the ability for customers to connect to their resources.

Telcos Need an Over-The-Top Game Plan: What's Your Move?

The fast adoption of new OTT services has a double impact on mobile network operators

Over-the-top (OTT) players that offer innovative services are gaining ground. These players are constantly growing and adding more and more subscribers into their databases.
 
Telecommunication companies have seen the impact that OTT services have on their networks and services. Along the years, less people using text-messaging services available via mobile network operators to communicate; instead OTT messaging players, such as WhatsApp, Skype and Viber (among many others), are replacing them.
 

Sonus Continues Real-Time Communications Leadership with Introduction of New Session Border Controller

SBC 5400 Designed to Address Unique Real-Time Communications Challenges with Security, Interoperability and Scalability

WESTFORD, Mass. – Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in secure and intelligent Cloud communications, announced today a significant addition to its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio with the introduction of the Sonus SBC 5400. Working to increase customer deployment flexibility with the broadest portfolio of SBCs on the market, the SBC 5400 was purpose-built to meet the unique real-time communications challenges large enterprises and service providers face today.

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.

GlobalPlatform enables the Web to access Advanced Security Services

Organization standardizes the interface between web applications and secure elements

12 January, 2017 – GlobalPlatform has defined a standardized communications interface between web applications and secure element (SEs), which will enable developers of web services to build in advanced security features to protect online services against many types of attack and fraud.

5G Americas Says Carriers Should Plan Network 'Slicing'

Makes possible the creation of virtual networks using one common network infrastructure

5G Americas

5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, has published a technical whitepaper titled Network Slicing for 5G Networks and Services that details network slicing implementation relative to 5G technologies.

Senet, STMicroelectronics, and myDevices Showcase the Benefits of LP-WAN at CES 2017

Location-tracking IoT solution streamlines customer interactions and improves event ROI

 LoRa Alliance™ members myDevices, the Internet of Things solutions company; Senet, the first and fastest growing North American provider of public, low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) for long-range Internet of Things (IoT) applications built on the LoRaWAN™ protocol; and STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, today announced that they have collaborated to showcase demonstrations of the first real-time, multi-target location tracking using the LoRaWAN low-power, wide-area network (LPWAN) pro

Leading Digital Security Mobile Hardware Supplier Announces Wins With Major U.S. Carriers

Gemalto launches dedicated LTE Cat. M Module with Verizon, and strengthens AT&T's IoT remote management

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is launching a leading edge LTE Cat. M1 wireless module for IoT solutions. The new Cinterion® LTE Cat. M1 solution takes network efficiency and simplicity to new heights, delivering LTE for Machine-Type-Communication (MTC) and improved power savings that enables battery life of 10+ years, for some use cases.
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