UN Broadband Commission: Time for a 'New Deal' for Broadband To Reach Everyone

Innovative industry collaboration and new public-private partnership models essential

Geneva, 16 March 2017 - The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development held its 2017 Spring Meeting in Hong Kong, SAR of China, today, and committed to concrete actions that will spur the roll-out of broadband around the world. Currently, some 5 billion people are without mobile broadband access, meaning that the paths to access digital services and applications are currently blocked for much of the world's population, thereby holding back progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Broadband Forum launches new Council for NG-PON2

Council will focus on delivering the promise of this new technology

Fremont, California, 16 March 2017. The Broadband Forum today welcomes NG-PON2 Forum members, integrating the NG-PON2 Forum to create the new NG-PON2 Council, which will aim to accelerate the development of NG-PON2 technology as it continues to gain momentum.
 

HUBER+SUHNER unveil state-of-the-art RF over Fiber portfolio at SATELLITE 2017

End-to-end connectivity for mission critical satellite ground station applications

Washington DC, 06 March 2017: Global connectivity supplier, HUBER+SUHNER, has unveiled a new RF over Fiber portfolio at SATELLITE 2017, highlighting the company's ability to provide end-to-end connectivity for mission critical satellite ground station applications. 
 
The introduction of this portfolio – which includes 20 GHz RF over Fiber Transceiver – and the acquisition of Polatis now enables HUBER+SUHNER to offer dynamic end-to-end connectivity solutions for distribution of RF signals in ground stations over optical fiber.
 

Cobham partners with China Mobile for dual connectivity demo at MWC

The LTE-Advanced dual connectivity trial marks major milestone in 5G roadmap

STEVENAGE, UK, FEB 21– Cobham Wireless today announced that it has joined forces with China Mobile to trial an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Dual Connectivity system for 4G and 5G networks. The system demonstrates how throughput and capacity can be improved across a network, by utilising radio resources from multiple mobile cells simultaneously. Cobham Wireless, a leader in the provision of advanced wireless coverage and mobile communication systems, will be exhibiting the system at Mobile World Congress 2017.
 

NEC Teams with BT and EE to Test 5G mmWave, and NTT DOCOMO in 5G Massive MIMO Trial

Introduces Wireless Transport Solution with AI Analytics for the 5G era at MWC 2017

NEC Teams with BT and EE to Test Future 5G Millimetre Wave Technology at Salford University

TOKYO, Feb 24, 2017 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701), BT and EE will work with the University of Salford as a research partner to undertake the most thorough testing yet into the performance of vital millimetre wave mobile backhaul technology for 4G and 5G networks.

With smaller cell sites set to play an integral role in meeting the capacity, latency and throughput requirements of future 4G and 5G networks, mobile backhaul is a growing challenge.

Casa Systems Clears the Path to 5G with New Mobile Offerings at Mobile World Congress

Ultra-Broadband small cells, Small Cell Manager, and mobile EPC solutions put operators in the driver's seat

ANDOVER, Mass., February 23, 2017 – Casa Systems, a worldwide leader in next-generation distributed and virtualized architectures in mobile, fixed broadband and cable access networks, today announced the expansion of its mobile solutions portfolio putting network operators on track to deliver 5G services.

Shentel and AT&T in FDD LTE Massive MIMO Commercial Trials with Blue Danube Systems

'Industry First'demonstrates 20X increase in dynamic throughput for enhanced video user experience

Santa Clara, Calif. – February 16, 2017 – Blue Danube Systems, a provider of mobile wireless access solutions that significantly and cost-effectively increase network capacity, today announced that it has completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) LTE spectrum. These trials were conducted using Blue Danube's BeamCraft™ 500 active antenna product for advanced 3D beamforming, which is capable of delivering a record 160W of transmit power for a Massive MIMO system.

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.

Carrier Study Finds Global LTE Roaming Availability Doubles in Two Years

Next generation data roaming now available across nearly 75% of the globe

Brussels – Belgium – More than 140 countries now offer LTE roaming services, allowing subscribers to take advantage of high quality data services as they travel, according to annual research by BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services. The number of operators offering these services has also seen dramatic growth, increasing by over 150% in the same period.

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