Wireless Broadband Alliance Calls for Industry to Capitalize on Wi-Fi Calling in Latest Whitepaper

Wi-Fi Calling Can Reduce Costs and Deliver a Universal Mobile Communications Service to Consumers Worldwide

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has today published its latest whitepaper, outlining the opportunities Wi-Fi calling presents for mobile operators, mobile broadband service providers and consumers. The paper discusses the significant role Wi-Fi calling can play in addressing industry issues such as coverage, as well as highlights the gaps in the market to help promote the deployment, use and growing momentum of Wi-Fi calling.

Leading Israeli Telecom Group Cellcom Israel Chooses RAD’s Service Assured Access Solutions

Cellcom Puts Emphasis on Service Quality

Cellcom Israel has deployed RAD’s award-winning Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions to boost service quality for its customers.

Cellcom Israel is the largest mobile operator in Israel and also offers fixed-line services. Cellcom Israel has chosen RAD’s performance monitoring overlay solution as an add-on to its existing network to constantly monitor service performance and solve issues before they turn into problems that affect its customers. This allows Cellcom Israel to identify and segment performance degradation for mobile and IPTV services.

Mobile Network Operators Can Now Offer Their Customers Wi-Fi Calling, Messaging and Internet

Industry First Wi-Fi+ Creates a Seamless Mobile Experience With More Than 21 million Hotspots Globally

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, launches Wi-Fi+, a new Wi-Fi cloud communication solution, which enables mobile network operators’ customers to access the internet for calling, messaging, and data applications more seamlessly than ever. Through access to more than 21 million Wi-Fi® hotspots globally, the new solution allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to offer their customers a high-quality mobile experience – whether at home or abroad – and generate additional revenues from Wi-Fi services.

Satellite Ecosystem Advancements Extend Broadband Benefits to Unconnected

With HTS, satellite is poised to play an even more important role in the expansion of wireless networks

The requirement to close the connectivity gap – through cellular penetration and increasing demand for mobile broadband services – is driving mobile network operators (MNOs) to upgrade network infrastructures.

The challenge is finding a solution that cost-effectively expands networks to enable delivery of affordable services for end users today – while at the same time building infrastructure flexibility that can scale to address the potentially explosive demands in the future.

Telia Carrier and Ericsson Sign Global IoT Backbone Agreement

IoT Operators Can Connect Directly to Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform

As the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem continues to evolve, Telia Carrier and Ericsson have signed an agreement that highlights the critical role international carriers have to play. Telia Carrier will provide backhaul and interconnect solutions to Ericsson’s Device Connection Platform via a dedicated IoT backbone.

SEAT, the UPC and Volkswagen Group Research Select Barcelona

City to Create the Mobility of the Future with CARNET

Barcelona

SEAT, the Universitat Politècnica de Cataluña (UPC) and Volkswagen Group Research are kicking off CARNET –Cooperative Automotive Research Network–, the first major research and innovation hub to focus on the automotive field and urban mobility of the future of Barcelona. This knowledge and cooperation platform between industry and university has selected the city as a proving ground to test new technological solutions and concepts that will improve the quality of life of the members of the community in the field of mobility.

Semtech LoRa Wireless RF Technology Adopted by Metering Companies throughout China

LoRa RF technology’s unique feature set offers cost-optimized, scalable solution for automated metering services

Camarillo, CA

Wireless Broadband Alliance and UCLG liaise on development of Connected Cities

Partnership will play key role in development of Wireless Global Congress and Connected City Advisory Board

Singapore

The Wireless Broadband Alliance today announced that it has signed a formal agreement with United Cities and Local Governments Committee of Digital and Knowledge-based Cities (UCLG-CDC) to work closely together on the development of Connected City initiatives. The partnership will play an integral role in the development of the Connected City Summit at the WBA Wireless Global Congress, taking place on 28th June in Liverpool.

Senate Commerce Committee Approves Mobile Now Act to Increase Spectrum

Bill increases the development of 5G wireless broadband

Today, the Senate Commerce Committee voted to approve the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 2555) with amendments for consideration by the full Senate. This bill, introduced by Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), would increase the development of next-generation 5G wireless broadband by freeing up more spectrum for both commercial licensed and unlicensed use and improving broadband infrastructure deployment.

The following can be attributed to Phillip Berenbroick, Counsel for Government Affairs at Public Knowledge:

Samsung Electronics to produce new Qualcomm chips in blow to TSMC

Samsung could gain more than $1B from the Snapdragon 820 orders at its Taiwanese rival's expense

Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, a major boost for the South Korean tech giant as it vies for deals with bigger rival TSMC.

The deal, which some analysts estimate is worth over $1 billion, comes as Samsung, a major Apple Inc supplier, is heading into another profit drop this year due to slowing demand for consumer electronics and components.

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