Mobile Reception Not Up To Scratch On UK Trains
Mobile communications systems provider Cobham Wireless has released a new study that reveals half of UK train commuters face poor and unreliable mobile connectivity.

Ericsson Sues Wiko For Patent Infringement
Ericsson has announced it is suing smartphone maker Wiko in the regional courts of Dusseldorf and Mannheim, Germany, for infringement of patents essential for 2G, 3G and 4G cellular technology, as well as implementation patents, claiming Wiko has been infringing Ericsson’s intellectual property rights for several years without any license or compensation.

EXFO's New Gfast, DSL Copper Test Set Declared a Gfast Certified Interoperable Product
Following an extensive testing process, EXFO has announced that its MAX-635G Gfast, DSL and copper test set has been declared a Gfast Certified Interoperable product as per Broadband Forum (BBF) IR-337.

Report Shows Header Bidding Thriving in Mobile Channels
PubMatic has released a study that shows publishers are seeing significant mobile lift as mobile web header bidding eCPMs rose nearly 150 percent year-over-year in Q2 2017

T-Mobile Lights Up Worlds First 600 MHz LTE Network
T-Mobile has announced it is starting to light up new 600 MHz spectrum, accelerating network expansion in rural America, leveraging the large amount of super-premium low-band spectrum the carrier won in the government broadcast incentive auction concluded earlier this year.

Network Tech Companies Partner to Provide End-To-End 5G Platform For Malaysian Telcos
NEC Corporation of Malaysia/Netcracker Collaborates with Red Hat, Juniper Networks and Dell EMC to offer end-to-end, multi-vendor 5G-ready platform for Malaysian telcos and enterprises.

New Signaling Test Solution Enables User Experience Testing of LTE Cellular Devices
Wireless testing solution provider LitePoint has introduced a new multi-device cellular signaling test solution for real-world testing of cellular voice, internet browsing, streaming video and other services.

TNS Powered CCA LTE Roaming Hub Grows to over 65 Million Subscribers
The CCA LTE Roaming Hub, powered by Transaction Network Services (TNS), has reached a major milestone, now covering over 65 million subscribers across 25 countries and including an extensive range of operator members of different sizes in the US, Mexico, Caribbean, Russia, Belgium, Taiwan, Armenia, Iceland and Bolivia, among others.

New Smartphone Telematics Solution To Improve Commercial Driver Safety, Performance
Global smartphone telematics provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics has launched a new behavior-based smartphone telematics solution to help fleet owners and insurers significantly improve driver behavior, safety, and performance.

IBM Supercomputer To Evaluate and Report on Automated 911 Call Responses
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International will tap IBM Watson capabilities to evaluate and report on pre-scripted content used nationwide by public safety answering points (PSAPs) during emergency calls and analyze them for valuable insights.

NetComm Wireless and Openreach Demonstrate World First Reverse Powered Gfast DPU
NetComm Wireless Limited and Openreach have successfully completed a world first Fibre-to-the-Distribution-Point (FTTdp) based Gfast demonstrationthat achieved Gigabit speeds using a reverse power fed Gfast Distribution Point Unit (DPU) engineered by NetComm Wireless.

Motorola Introduces New Broadband-Based Apps and Multi-Platform Comms Capabilities for First Responders
Motorola Solutions introduces a new suite of broadband-based applications, infrastructure, and PTT/LTE communication capabilities built for the mission-critical needs of first responders.

PCTEL Launches Multi-Band LTE/Wi-Fi/GNSS Antenna with Sub-Inch Profile
Antennas and wireless network testing solutions provider PCTEL has introduced a sub-inch profile antenna that supports multi-band LTE MIMO and dual-band 2.4/5 GHz Wi-Fi for data connectivity, as well as GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo GNSS satellite technologies.

Altice USA’s Fiber-to-the-Home Network on Track to Reach One Million Homes Constructed in 2018
Broadband CSP Altice USA has announced that network design and construction have commenced for several hundred thousand homes concurrently in areas of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and the company is on track to reach one million homes constructed by year end 2018.

5G Connections Predicted To Exceed One Billion by 2025
Juniper Research has released a new report that predicts wireless technology will become a fiber competitor as 5G connections reach 1.4 billion by 2025.

New Sub-GHz Radio Module Designed To Overcome Noisy Wireless Environments
Digi International has introduced a new sub-GHz radio module for use in Europe, the Middle East and Asia that the company claims delivers extremely reliable long-range, low-data rate connectivity for industrial IoT applications in noisy wireless environments.

Nokia Contracting To Provide Infrastructure To Major Egyptian Mobile Operators
Nokia Networks in Egypt has revealed the company is working to provide the development and construction of mobile networks and infrastructure to Vodafone, Etisalat, Orange, and Telecom Egypt.

New Report: Analytics Emerging as a Major Shaping Force in APAC Telco Sector
Research and Markets has released a new report predicting that cloud technologies and analytics will emerge as a major Asia-Pacific shaping force transforming the telecommunications customer experience in 2017.

Sprint LTE Plus Data Speeds Up 28% in Seven Months
Sprint has announced its national average download speed is up 28 percent in seven months, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data and that in the past six months its 4G LTE availability has improved to nearly rival AT&T.

Luna Announces Sale of High-Speed Optical Receivers Technology
Luna Innovations has announced that it is selling its high-speed optical receiver technology used in telecommunications and other industries, along with other assets, to MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings for $33.5 million.

Hudson Fiber Network Selects Epsilon to Extend Network Reach
Global CSP Epsilon has announced it is partnering with Hudson Fiber Network (HFN) to help the data transport provider extend its high-bandwidth, low-latency fiber network in London, New York, and Hong Kong.

Scientist Warns of Emissions Risks From 4G/5G Wireless Antennas
A scientist at Washington State University has notified California state legislators of the health risks involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and antennas envisioned in SB.649 and similar legislation underway in other states and Washington, DC that could facilitate massive new wireless radiation emissions.

Consolidated Smart Systems Selects Zayo for Dark Fiber
Private broadband provider Consolidated Smart Systems has selected Zayo for high-performance dark fiber to provide 10G of bandwidth to multiple dwelling unit communities in Southern California.

Clearfield Telcordia-Certified for Major Service Provider Market Applications
Fiber management solutions provider Clearfield, Inc. has announced its fiber termination process has been certified compliant to the Telecordia GR-326-Core manufacturing quality standards requirements for the Tier 1 telecommunications market.

Leading Israeli CSP Begins Major Fiber Network Deployment
Partner Communications Company Ltd., a leading Israeli communications operator, has announced that following a pilot stage, it has begun the commercial phase and acceleration of its fiber optic network deployment in various cities throughout Israel.


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