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Ovum and Internet of Things World Announce The Five Key IoT Trends to Watch in 2017
According to new research released by Ovum in partnership with Internet of Things World 2017 the rise of LPWA technologies a focus on machine learning and the growth of new business models are among the top IoT trends for 2017

Sprint Debuts Gigabit Class LTE in New Orleans
Sprint Qualcomm and Motorola have debuted the first Gigabit Class LTE deployment in the US on a live commercial network with a soon-to-be-launched flagship premium tier smartphone

New Mobile App Blocks Robocalls, Reports Scammers Directly To FTC
First Orion today announced the launch of its newly redesigned Android mobile app that blocks robocall calls identifies scammers and reports them directly to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

New Optical Service Solution Provides CSPs with Encryption at Line Rates Up To 200Gbps
ECI today introduced the first Layer 1 optical encryption-as-a-service solution with line rates up to 200 Gbps suitable for communications services providers as well as financial medical and government institutions

New Hardware Management Solution Helps CSPs Optimize Resources Across Multiple Datacenters
Radisys today introduced its DCEngine Release 1-point-0 Management Software that will help communications service providers (CSPs) optimize resources across multiple new virtualized data center environments providing key hardware management capabilities necessary for hyperscale data center solutions

Northwest Alaska Gets High-Speed, Reliable Broadband Service
A new agreement between Alaska Communications and Quintillion will for the first time provide competitive high-speed reliable broadband and managed IT services to education healthcare native corporations and government sectors in northwest Alaska

Number of Streaming Video Viewers Now Equal To Paid TV Subscribers
New research released today by the Consumer Technology Association shows that video consumption of TVs is now equaled by consumption on all other consumer tech devices including laptops tablets and smartphones

New Satellite Service to Sell Mobile Connectivity Like Cellular Service
Kymeta and Intelsat today announced their new KALO satellite service that will sell mobile connectivity like cellular service for consumers unreached or underserved by terrestrial networks

New Telecom Collaboration To Expand 3G and 4G Services in Eurasia, Middle East
iBasis and Turkcell today announced they are collaborating to open an IPX point-of-presence (PoP) in Istanbul to expand 2G/3G and LTE Signaling and Roaming services as well as stimulate further LTE services growth throughout Eurasia and the Middle East

New Connectivity Solution Connects Europe and Asia Via AAE-1 Submarine Cable System
Retelit and BICS today announced a joint connectivity solution to improve diversity and latency between Europe and Asia by combining their respective European infrastructures and connecting through the AAE-1 subsea cable system in Italy

Mobile VoLTE Predicted To Overtake OTT Apps By 2021
Juniper Research released a new report today that predicts Voice over LTE (VoLTE) mobile subscribers will surpass over-the-top (OTT) app users in five years thanks to widespread 4G infrastructure rollouts and HD voice service availability

First Fully Digitized, Independent Mobile Payment Solution Launched
Wirecard today announced the launch of Boon the first fully digitized mobile payment app that offers customers mobile payments that are independent from any bank or telecom operator

New Self-Service Platform Provides On-Demand Global Connectivity
Epsilon today announced the launch of its new Infiny on-demand connectivity platform that provides a comprehensive set of enterprise voice local access cloud and global connectivity services from a single self-service platform

NFS and Telecel Merge to Expand African Carrier Business
NFS holding company of Telecel mobile operations has announced its merger with Telecel Global (formerly Exxon Telecom) paving the way for the launching later this year of the quadruple play operator in South Africa under Telecel brand in addition to closing acquisition talks currently underway with different mobile network operators across Africa

ICFLIX-Orange Egypt Partnership Brings Entertainment to Mobile Customers
ICFLIX and Orange Egypt today announced their strategic partnership to bring original ICFLIX productions and other digital content including Jazwood (Arabic) blockbuster movies and TV series as well as award-winning Hollywood titles and Bollywood classics to Orange Egypt mobile customers

A New Industry Standard Is Being Developed for LSO APIs
MEF today announced that a new transformative initiative is being developed to standardize Lifecycle Services Orchestration (LSO) application programming interfaces (APIs) for orchestrating connectivity services across multiple global networks

Chevy Launches Unlimited Data Plan with AT&T
Chevrolet today became the first mass-market automaker to offer a prepaid unlimited data plan when it announced vehicle owners with in-vehicle OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspots now have access to an unlimited plan through AT&T

Huawei Launches the Industry's First 4T Router Line Card for Ultra-High Bandwidth Backbone Networks
Huawei has announced the industry's first 4T router line card and a new backbone router capable of reaching 80T capacity to support ultra-high bandwidth demands and help operators address data flow challenges in the cloud era

Millicom and Airtel Sign Agreement to Combine Operations in Ghana
Millicom and Airtel today announced their subsidiaries Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited are combing operations with equal ownership to become one of the largest communications companies in Ghana with nearly 10 million customers

New Networks Analytics Solution To Provide Better Mobile Highway Experience
CellMining Ltd today announced its Unique Behavior-Based Network Analytics solution it claims provides proactive quality analysis and optimization across all major road and rail routes with no drive tests probes or traces required

New Data-Masking Solution Ready For Tighter European Personal Data Regs
DigitalRoute today announced it is integrating a new data-masking function into its data management technology in advance of the tighter European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) for sensitive personal data set to go into affect in May 2018

Fujitsu Brings Mobile Network Product Manufacturing to its U.S. Plant
Fujitsu today announced it is partnering with South Korean telecom technology provider HFR Inc to produce its network equipment at Fujitsu's Richardson Texas manufacturing facility which will increase its workforce to meet the need

Report: High-Speed Broadband and IoT Driving Global LTE Base Station Growth
A new report released today by Technavio indicates that the global LTE base station market will experience double-digit growth over the next five years driven by rising demand for high-speed broadband services and growing use of IoT applications

EXFO Acquires Ontology Systems
EXFO has announced it has acquired privately-held Ontology Systems for US$76 million in a deal that will provide EXFO with agile real-time visualization and troubleshooting solutions that enable communications service providers (CSPs) to manage their networks more efficiently and ensure heightened quality of experience and scalability for next-generation networks

ZTE Successfully Demonstrates Industry's First Commercially Available Carrier DevOps Platform
ZTE Corporation today announced that it has successfully launched the first commercially available Carrier DevOps platform based on open virtual network function (VNF) micro-service components DevOps tools and Docker technology

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