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Ericsson first with fibre fronthaul for China Mobile

on 08 July 2014. Ericsson has made the first commercial deployment of its fibre fronthaul solution with China Mobile, as the vendor announced the product is being trialled by several other operators. China Mobile has deployed a C-RAN based architecture for a TD-LTE service but has adopted Ericsson’s wavelength division multiplexing solution, which the Sweden-based company said would lower the ... Read More »

Free Mobile optimises mobile data after TCP/IP project

on 08 July 2014. Free Mobile has optimised its internet protocol suite, as it bids to improve its data performance among customers. The operator recently trialled Teclo Networks’ Sambal TCP/IP optimisation product before rolling it out across its network, which comprises more than 8.6 million subscribers. Teclo said its product reduces the negative effects of packet loss and latency on ... Read More »

Transatel's Affirmed faith in NFV

on 08 July 2014. MVNE Transatel is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation, with plans to offer real time mobile data control and charging to its customers. The company, which has helped to launch more than 150 MVNOs during the past 10 years, has signed a deal with Affirmed Networks for its Mobile Content Cloud product. Transatel said ... Read More »

BT latest to launch NFV trial with Ipanema

on 04 July 2014. BT is the latest company to explore network functions virtualisation after signing a deal with network solutions company Ipanema Technologies. Researchers at BT’s Adastral Park campus will work with counterparts at Ipanema to explore the potential of the latter’s IP engines. The two companies will test virtualised WAN optimisation and application performance functionality, which both companies ... Read More »

Mobile Europe launches SDN/NFV survey

on 04 July 2014. Mobile Europe has launched a survey into the Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualisation markets, as operators gear up with their trials and implementation strategies. The survey, sponsored by Juniper Networks, aims to discover the key trends behind both markets and examine just how convinced operators are by the benefits. A number of operators have ... Read More »

Video: Orange exec outlines connected home strategy

on 04 July 2014. The main challenge facing operators looking to move their business into the connected home is not the threat from Apple or Google, but ensuring the customer experience is solid, Orange has said. The France-based operator’s Vice-President for Innovation, Marketing and Technologies, Pierre Francois-Dubois, was speaking to Mobile Europe at last week’s LTE World Summit in Amsterdam. ... Read More »

Qualcomm gains velocity with Wi-Fi takeover

on 03 July 2014. Qualcomm has completed its takeover of Wilocity, which develops 60GHz WiGig wireless chipsets, as it launches a new range of tri-band platforms to support the likes of 4K video and content sharing. The vendor has invested in Wilocity since 2008 and been working with it on tri-band solutions for the computing sector since 2011. Qualcomm is ... Read More »

Nokia gives its network mapping services a boost with Nice deal

on 03 July 2014. Nokia Networks has bought advanced geolocation functions from Nice Systems, which it said it will use to bolster the planning and optimisation of mobile networks. The vendor said the geolocation functions will be able to provide it with 3D mapping, which will give it better insight into trends in traffic and the performance of networks. In ... Read More »

Commscope in Alifabs deal to meet small cell, LTE demand

on 02 July 2014. Commscope has moved to expand its metro cell and small cell services after buying two businesses of the UK-based Alifabs Group. The businesses make and supply cabinets for the telecoms, utility and energy sectors, as well as supply cellular monopoles, smaller street towers and solutions. Commscope said it would use the businesses to support its metro ... Read More »