New Optical Short Link Characterization Solution 5X Faster Than Current Software
EXFO Inc has announced a new optical short link characterization solution that it claims is five times faster than currently available software and will accurately test link loss length and high-level link mapping in under 10 seconds per fiber

New CEM Solution Analyzes Subscriber Behavior To Improve Experience
Iraeli analytics company CellMining Ltd today announced its new subscriber experience solution that uses behavior-based network analytics to improve subscriber retention increase ARPU and help set business priorities for network expansion and maintenance

T-Mobile Now Pricing Services To Include All Monthly Fees and Taxes
T-Mobile has announced its T-Mobile ONE plan pricing now includes all monthly taxes surcharges and fees in the quoted price to avoid subscriber bill shock

Remote Russian Markets To Receive 4G/LTE Service Via Satellite
Russian mobile service provider MOTIV is extending its use of US satellite-based IP communications technology provider VT iDirect's satellite services to expand its rural Russian mobile service from 2G to 4G LTE

IoT Botnets Present Unmanageable Cybersecurity Risk, Warns Juniper Research
A new report by Juniper Research released today predicts that the vast scale of embedded connectivity related to the Internet of Things (IoT) will lead to an unmanageable cybersecurity risk created by botnets

Inauguration Streaming Sets Record
Live video streaming of Inauguration coverage on Akamai peaks at 87 Tbps during President's speech

DIRECTV CINEMA With On Demand Coming To A Hotel Room Near You
AT&T today announced it is rolling out DIRECTV CINEMA with On Demand as part of its DIRECTV Residential Experience in hotels nationwide without subscription login or authentication

Americans Hit By 921 Robocalls Per Second in 2016
The first year-long robocall study has been completed by the YouMail Robocall Index and the numbers are staggering -- two and a half billion monthly robocalls that works out to 80 million calls per monthly and 921 calls per second

Europe's Getting Better Connected
The Council of the European Union today announced it has approved the reassignment of the high-quality 700 MHz frequency band to wireless broadband services by June 30 2020 to pave the way for 5G technology

Iowa Becomes First State To Receive All 1 Gb Internet Service
Mediacom Communications has announced it has launched one gigabit internet service across the entire state of Iowa making it the first state in the country to have complete gigabit broadband availability in all communities

Major Philippine Telecom Wants To Go Paperless
Major Philippine telecommunications company Globe Telecom today announced it is pushing the remainder of its customers to sign up for paperless billing after 80 percent have already converted

New Roaming Solution Designed To Help Mobile Users Get Best Overseas Connection
Singapore-based technology company GlobalRoam Group Limited announced today it is launching a new mobile app designed to detect and analyze global calling options to help mobile users make the best connections while overseas

Rural Ireland Gets 50 Mbps Wireless Service
Wireless broadband provider RADWIN today announced it is providing wireless infrastructure enabling Irish CSP Net 1 to boost rural wireless broadband service from 5 Mbps to 50 Mbps for residential and commercial customers in rural areas

Landline-less Households Have Doubled Since 2010
GfK MRI reports that households with cellphones but no landline telephones have doubled since 2010 up to 52 percent from 26 percent seven years ago

Rise Broadband Extends Its Communications Network Into Under-Served Markets
Fixed wireless internet and digital phone provider Rise Broadband today announced it is expanding its high-speed broadband service into ten under-served communities in Texas Illinois Nebraska Iowa and Kansas

Report: Wireless Sensor Networks Driving IoT Growth
A new report from research firm ON World reveals that industrial wireless sensor networks and associated cloud technologies are driving the global growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)

IBM and Bell Transform Enterprise Mobility in Canada
IBM and Bell Canada today announced they are teaming up to provide seamless enterprise mobility that integrates IBM's suite of mobile enterprise apps with Bell's LTE mobile network

New Network Provides 100G Transatlantic Link
Indiana University's International Networks today announced it has flipped the switch on a new 100 Gbps transatlantic link on Aqua Comm's America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system enabling research data-sharing between the US Europe and Africa that is three times faster

New Mobile CEM Solution Improves Subscriber Retention
CellMining Ltd today announced its new behavior-based network analytics and optimization solution for improved MNO and MVNO customer experience management subscriber retention and increased ARPU

New Embedded Modem Provides Easy IoT LTE CAT 1 Connectivity For OEM Devices
Digi International today announced the launch of its Digi XBee cellular embedded modem that is FCC pre-certified and Verizon End-device certified for fast and easy LTE CAT 1 M2M and IoT device connectivity

Viaccess-Orca Acquires BigHill to Strengthen Mobile Video Portfolio
Viacccess-Orca today announced it has acquired Finnish mobile apps developer BigHill for its ability to provide end-to-end content delivery solutions on any device and address the rise of mobile video consumption

Hawaiian Telcom Announces SEA-US Cable Has Secured FCC License
Hawaiian Telcom today announced that the FCC has granted a license enabling a landmark Southeast Asia (SEA-US) cable system connecting Indonesia with the United States

Ericsson And Cisco To Virtualize Vodafone Hutchison Australia's Core And IP Network
Ericsson today announced it is working with Cisco to lead the Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) transformation program build the infrastructure and ensure the delivery of an end-to-end operational system to increase network agility reduce opex and capex deploy services faster and improve customer experience

Procera Reports Record Growth Driven By Virtual Networks and 36 Tier One Wins
Virtualized DPI specialist Procera Networks today announced it saw a 177 percent increase in virtualized network deployments during 2016 with more than 50 new virtualized deployments during the past 12 months as its technology continues to become a vital component of operator NFV strategies

Turkcell and Ericsson Complete Turkey's First 5G Trial
Turkcell in cooperation with Ericsson has completed Turkeys first ever 5G test reaching speeds of 247 Gbps on the 15GHz band and representing one of the first 5G tests in the world


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