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Stalled Smartphone Sales to Get a Lift From New Display Ratios
A new report just released by WitsView, a divison of TrendForce, reveal that smartphone manufacturers are increasing the screen to body ratio and the display's aspect ratio in an effort to boost stalling sales

C Spire Boosting Network Capabilities
The country's sixth largest mobile services provider has announced it is increasing LTE network capacity and peak speeds in selected markets across the country to optimize its mobile experience

EU Ends Roaming Charges
As of June 15, roaming charges no longer apply to mobile accounts in the European Union, enabling European citizens to travel across EU borders and be able to call, text, and connect on their mobile devices at the same rate they would have at home

D-Link Launches New Line of Metro Ethernet Gigabit Switches
D-Link has announced its new family of Managed Metro Ethernet Gigabit Switches in eight, 24 and 48 port versions, with and without Power over Ethernet (PoE), these enhanced Layer 2+ switches are designed to support additional features often required by providers who offer internet and video services to their business customers.

New Omni Antenna Rolled Out For Improved Performance, Coverage For Outdoor Fixed LTE Apps
MTI Wireless Edge Ltd. has introduced a new series of omni-directional antennas it says offers superior performance and coverage due to their high gain, small size, low ripple, high port to port isolation and IP67 ingress protection

Industry's First Integrated SoC Introduced For Completely Connected Car
Connectivity semiconductor provider Marvell has introduced what it claims is the industry's first automotive-grade system-on-chip (SoC) to integrate the latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) capabilities.

Tigo and Ericsson Launch Business Support System as-a-service in Rwanda
Rwandan telecommunication services provider Tigo Rwanda has launched a new Business Support Systems (BSS) ecosystem with an innovative as-a-Service model that leverages Ericsson's BSS portfolio and covers charging, billing, provisioning, mediation and roaming functionality combined with advanced customer care and self-care solutions

First Interoperability Trials Coming Up for LTE Mission Critical Communication
ETSI and the TCCA have announced that the first interoperability test sessions for mission-critical LTE equipment will take place later this month at the ETSI headquarters in Sophia Antipolis, France to ensure that equipment from different vendors designed to support mission-critical users will work together.

Revised 802.11 Wireless Standards Boost Signal Performance
IEEE has announced new revisions for 802.11ai which provides for “Fast Initial Link Set-up” (FILS) methods to enhance end user experience in dense environments and the IEEE 802.11 standard revision enables multi-gigabit throughput in 5GHz and 60GHz spectrum bands

Dalkom and Intelsat Expanding Broadband, Media Options in Africa and Mid-East
Intelsat and Dalkom Somalia have signed an agreement for satellite services to expand Dalkom's broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East

Skyworks Unveils Industry’s First High Efficiency LAA/LTE-U Solution for Small Cells
Analog semiconductor provider Skyworks Solutions has launched a new line of high efficiency power amplifiers targeting License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) spectrum for LTE-Advanced base stations for carriers and telecom manufacturers transitioning from 4G to 5G networks

Turkcell Prepares Network for 5G
Converged telecommunication and technology services provider Turkcell is testing the Massive MIMO technique on a live network for the first time in Europe and Central Asia to make it ready for 5G

Dutch Broadband Market Growth Slows
A new report released by Telecompaper reveals sluggish growth of just 0.2 percent in broadband connections in the first quarter of 2017

New Wireless Public Safety Network Deployed In World's First Intercontinental Tunnel
Cobham Wireless has delivered a multi-band, multi-technology public safety communications system for the new 5.4km Eurasia Tunnel, the first to connect two continents

New Telecom R&D Lab Launched To Help IT Networks, Telecos Go Digital
Communications solutions provider MetTel has announced it is launching a new research and development organization to help technology and carrier partners with digital transformation and creating new customer service solutions

Smart City Networks Completes National System Upgrade to Improve Wi-Fi Capacity and Speed Nationwide
Convention telecom services provider Smart City Networks has just completed a nationwide upgrade of wireless networking services that will enhance speed and flexibility in its wireless offerings at 39 convention centers and other venues managed by Smart City throughout the country

Telia Carrier Expands to Portland, Oregon
Telia Carrier has launched two new PoPs in the Portland, Oregon area to improve service diversity and high speed connectivity in this service hub region for carriers and content providers

New 200G Optical Transport Solution For Telecom Applications
MRV Communications is introducing new 200G muxponders that leverage flexible OptiDriver chassis architecture to address the entire data center and telecom application range

New Mobile Ad Fraud Analytics Platform Launched
Singapore-based Affle has announced the launch of its new Fraud Analytics As a Service (FaaS) platform called mTraction FaaS, designed to help mobile marketers fight mobile ad fraud which costs the industry over 16 billion dollars annually

New VNO Digital Platform Helps MVNOs Deliver On-Demand Experience
Convergent billing and customer management provider MDS has today launched its new VNOnDemand solution that combines monetization and analytics capabilities enabling MVNOs to digitally launch new products and reach multiple customer segments, from consumer to SMBs, enterprises, and IoT

Report: Short, Stealthy, Sub-Saturating DDoS Attacks Pose Greatest Business Security Threat
A new report released by Corero Network Security warns of Trojan horse DDoS attacks that are intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive malware security threats

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda For June Open Meeting
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 22

Bell To Launch LTE-M Network To Support Canadian LPWANs for IoT
Bell says its new LTE-M network will launch in 2018 to improve the operating efficiency of IoT devices by enabling very low power consumption and better coverage in underground and other hard to reach locations

Viavi Solutions Introduces Scalable RF Monitoring for Heterogeneous Networks
Viavi Solutions has launched a new remote RF spectrum monitoring system that enables 24/7 remote monitoring and troubleshooting of RF spectrum of any cell site with fiber fronthaul

New Hierarchical Controller Enhances Orchestration of Multi-Layer, Multi-Vendor Networks
Coriant has announced the launch of a new hierarchical controller designed for enhanced orchestration of multi-layer, multi-domain, and multi-vendor transport networks for rapid service activation and integrated IP-optical efficiencies

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