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New BI Solution Provides CSPs With Improved BSS/OSS Insights
Sigma Systems has released a new out-of-the-box business intelligence (BI) solution designed to provide communications services providers (CSPs) with in-depth insights into business and operational data to improve provisioning and customer conversion, reduce churn, and streamline processes

Aviat Networks More Than Doubles Capacity of IRU 600 Microwave Platform
Microwave networking solutions provider Aviat Networks has announced it has increased the capacity of its Eclipse radio platform used by communications services providers, utilities and government agencies from 188Mbps to over 450Mbps in the 6GHz band

Smart Streetlights Double as Wi-Fi Network
A new pilot project in central Minnesota leverages high-efficiency smart streetlights to expand mobile coverage through carrier-grade Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) and Wi-Fi data offloading

Verizon and Cisco Teaming Up To Improve Government Communications
Verizon and Cisco have announced a joint initiative to provide federal agencies with a secure virtual meeting room solution and unified communications and collaboration as a service (UCCaaS) to help the federal government utilize the latest cloud-based and mobile technologies

Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Viptela
Cisco has announced plans to acquire privately-held cloud-based SD-WAN solutions provider Viptela Inc to expand Cisco's software-defined wide area network portfolio for telecom carriers and global enterprises

Telcos Rank Second For Potential Data Breaches
A new FICO survey reveals that fraud managers at major banks in the Asia Pacific region regard telecommunications companies as the second largest target for cyber data breaches and threaten to stop doing business with telcos if they fail cybersecurity audits

Sprint Opening Over 100 New Stores, Adding 500 New Jobs In Chicago Area
Sprint has announced it is substantially increasing its presence in the Chicago area by adding over 100 Sprint and Boost Mobile retail locations and 500 new jobs along with a large number of network enhancements

Comcast and Charter Exploring Joint Wireless Opportunities
Comcast and Charter have announced they are exploring joint operational opportunities for their separate MVNOs to work together in the wireless space including creating common operating platforms and developing innovative products

Global Mobile Value-Added Service Expected To Grow 18% CAGR Thru 2021
Industry analyst firm Technavio has released a new report that predicts the global mobile value-added services (VAS) market including mobile internet services and mobile messaging will grow at a CAGR of 18 percent over the next 5 years

Afghan Wireless Launches Afghanistan's First 4G/LTE Communications Network
Afghan Wireless Communications Company Afghanistan's first mobile communications company has announced the launch of the country's first 4G/LTE network starting with Kabul City

SevOne, Red Hat Join Forces To Provide Greater NFV Automation and Visibility
SevOne has announced it is collaborating with Red Hat to introduce a new network functions virtualization (NFV) solution that enables CSPs to implement and operate an NFV-based infrastructure with improved efficiency and reduced costs

ADVA Demonstrates Industry-First 32G Fiber Channel Transmission Over 100km
ADVA Optical Networking has announced that it has successfully completed field trials for 32Gbps Fiber Channel transmissions over 100km enabling enterprises to utilize higher data center speeds and transition to flash-based storage solutions

New Signal Analysis Solution Will Help CSPs Test 5G IoT Infrastructures
Viavi Solutions is introducing a new base station analyzer that is designed to help service providers quickly test 5G IoT infrastructure overlays on mobile networks

T-Mobile Announces Plans for Nationwide Mobile 5G
T-Mobile has announced its plan to deploy the nation's first nationwide 5G wireless network in all spectrum bands after taking the lion's share of the 600 MHz spectrum during the FCC's recent auction

Lack of Ambition on EU Spectrum Reform Will Slow Down 5G Roll-out
The ETNO and GSMA have released a joint statement in which they express concern about the current legislative debate and level of interest in the future of mobile connectivity and spectrum management in Europe

Sprint Introduces World's First All-Wireless Small Cell
Sprint has launched its new low-cost plug-and-play LTE small cell solution designed to improve indoor data coverage and speeds for businesses and consumers and enable the carrier to rapidly densify its LTE Plus network

New VNF Management Platform Enables Carriers To Configure, Deploy VNFs Faster
Cloudify has announced the recent launch of its new virtual network functions (VNF) management platform which carriers are now using to configure and deploy VNFs in days rather than weeks or months

Tiny Quad Band LTE Cat M1 Module Introduced for Direct M2M IoT Connectivity
Swiss wireless and positioning products provider u-blox has introduced what it calls the world's smallest quad-band LTE Cat M1 module for connecting remote devices directly to 4G networks

Verizon Launches Software-Defined Perimeter Service to Help Enterprises Proactively Prevent Cyberattacks
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has launched a new Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) service that enables enterprise customers to proactively identify and block cyberattacks by creating a virtual boundary around their network

LPWAN Firmware Over The Air Updating Solution Now Available
LPWA solutions provider Everynet has announced the launch of what it claims is the industry's first firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) updating capability for low-power-wide area networks

New SD-WAN Solution To Help CSPs Roll Out New Tiered, Virtualized Services
Telco Systems and Silver Peak are introducing a joint plug-and-play vCPE SD-WAN solution to provide telcos and managed service providers with the flexibility to quickly roll-out and monetize new tiered VNF managed services

Cable ONE Completes Acquisition of NewWave Communications
Seventh-largest US cable service provider Cable ONE has completed its 735 million dollar acquisition of cable operator NewWave Communications serving Arkansas Illinois Indiana Louisiana Mississippi Missouri and Texas

Verizon: We Didn't Bid on 600 MHz Spectrum Because We Don't Need It
Verizon Wireless chief network officer Nicola Palmer states the future use of 600 MHz spectrum is only good in the US and will take some time to figure out and deploy widely especially in busy urban locations

Ultra Low Latency Pipeline Now Available For The Financial Industry
Anova Technologies has announced the launch of its ultra-low latency 40Gbps lit fiber service offering the same latency as current 10Gbps lit services for the financial industry

Vodafone Spurs Wireless Innovation
The Vodafone Americas Foundation announced the finalists for its ninth annual Wireless Innovation Project (WIP) The eight finalists who span non-profits universities and social entrepreneurs were chosen as solutions with the highest potential to make a difference for communities around the world and create lasting social change

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