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NEC and Netcracker introduced a new collaboration platform that goes beyond virtualized network functions (VNF)

Sercomm Corporation announced the launch of the first Enterprise Small Cell supporting LTE-WAN Aggregation (LWA) enabling telecom service providers to reduce Internet traffic congestion by offloading cellular data traffic more seamlessly for an improved customer experience.

In-building cellular infrastructure provider SOLiD has announced the wireless industry's first scalable, flexible, multi-operator, multiband, vRAN signal source solution that can lower on-demand capacity and coverage costs for wireless service providers. The company claims the new technology lowers cost of on-demand capacity and coverage to wireless service providers.

At Mobile World Congress, Huawei released LampSite 3.0 for indoor mobile broadband (MBB). By removing longstanding technical bottlenecks, this futureproof solution enables full bandwidth on multi-frequency bands and extends digital network sharing among operators. According to the company, it also supports a number of innovative technologies, including flexible multicarrier aggregation, distributed MIMO, and 256QAM, paving the way for evolution to 5G networks.

ZTE Corporation announced it has launched the world's first software defined networking/network function virtualization (SDN/NFV) technology-based 5G RAN solution to help mobile carriers accelerate network deployment and optimization and reduce overall investment cost.

NEC and Netcracker introduced a new collaboration platform that goes beyond virtualized network functions (VNF) onboarding to a digital marketplace of commercially-ready virtualized services that solve operational and monetization issues for service providers. The new platform, called Ecosystem 2.0, covers both the technical and commercial aspects of providing a large and constantly growing ecosystem library of virtualized services.

PGi announced the launch of its new mobile collaboration exchange enabling mobile operators to provide HD audio conferencing on any mobile LTE device anywhere in the world. The exchange enables mobile operators globally, either directly or through an IPX, to interconnect customers in conference calls and collaborations, across operator networks, while preserving HD voice quality with QoS connections.  

A new collaborative connectivity solution launched this month aids MNOs in offering IoT services. Starhome Mach and Stream Technologies announced a new best-of-breed IoT connectivity management lifecycle platform that helps mobile network operators deploy and manage Internet of Things services more quickly and easily. The new solution provides MNOs with complete visibility and control of all IoT device connections, significantly strengthening their local and global competitive advantages.

Increased safety and security

AT&T announced it is launching a next-gen IP-based call routing service for 911 emergency calls to provide enhanced emergency call service based on a majority of 911 calls coming from mobile devices. AT&T ESInet is a new solution the carrier is installing in Raleigh-Wake County, North Carolina that provides IP-based call routing services to 9-1-1 agencies. It will help Raleigh-Wake improve 9-1-1 reliability, enhance emergency responsiveness, and improve disaster recovery.

Smith Micro Software has introduced a new white-label, cloud-based platform that enables wireless carriers and cable operators to offer value-added location and device-monitoring services to corporations, enterprises, and educational institutions. Smith Micro announced the availability of SafePath Family 5.0, the newest version of its white-label cloud platform that enables carriers and cable/MSOs to provide device protection services to their mobile subscribers as a value-added service. In addition, carriers and cable operators can now leverage SafePath Fleet, Corporate and School to provide comprehensive management and monitoring services to enterprise businesses with distributed fleets and workforces, as well as to educational institutions worldwide.

Despite the availability of new and improved ways to keep mobile devices safe, many consumer still do not adequately protect their smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. A new report from Allot Communications reveals that 89 percent of consumers currently do not pay for any protection against mobile malware, 61 percent said they want and are willing to pay for protection services from their service provider.



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