Nokia recently announced that it has successfully trialed its Cloud RAN solution on A1 Group’s (A1) commercial 5G network in Bulgaria. The trial, which took place in Sofia, saw the companies successfully perform an end-to-end 5G data call (Layer 3 call) utilizing Nokia’s Cloud RAN solution as well as its AirFrame servers. A1 is testing the capabilities of Cloud RAN technology to assess the value of transforming to the cloud. A commercial 3GPP standard 5G SA device was used during the trial. [Read more…]
Nokia today announced the first deployment of 10G fiber broadband in Vietnam with operator Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications (VNPT). The initial rollout will connect 10,000 homes and businesses in the 8 largest provinces of the country. Nokia is providing fiber access nodes for the operator’s exchanges and fiber modems for end users’ premises. [Read more…]
DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator and home to the largest carrier and data center neutral interconnection ecosystem on the planet and Capcon Networks, an industry leader in carrier agnostic connectivity, today announce a strategic partnership with Capcon in the United States. Capcon is uniquely positioned to address the US rural telecommunications market because they are not limited to specific geographies, making them an ideal reseller to work with nationwide. [Read more…]
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announced the publication of a technical report outlining a new operator-managed Wi-Fi (OMWi) reference architecture. The proposed framework will combine multiple available standards to streamline Wi-Fi data collection, Wi-Fi management, configuration, and optimization of home networks, simplifying the analysis and decision-making process for carriers. The paper, Operator Managed Wi-Fi: Reference Architecture and Requirements, is available as a free public download here. [Read more…]
Today, VOSS Solutions, the award-winning provider of digital workplace management technology shared findings from a recent Metrigy report, entitled: “The Real-World Benefits of UC Management Tools”.
The report, authored by Irwin Lazar, President and Principal Analyst at Metrigy, analyzed data from Metrigy’s Workplace Collaboration: 2023-2024 Global Study of 440 end-user organizations. It explains that IT leaders face ever-increasing UC complexity and consequently, ever-rising costs. Lazar cites many contributing factors, including the move from on-premises to cloud, the need to support hybrid working, the drive for voice and video to be integrated into desktop and mobile devices, and the desire to offer staff multi-vendor UC tools.
The study investigates the use of third-party specialty UC management tools, and how they deliver real-world benefits by increasing visibility into voice and video performance by enabling the rationalization of multiple UC operational teams into a single team. They achieve this by utilizing a single management tool across multiple UC platforms and by delivering higher levels of automation and self-service. This reduces time and costs associated with day-to-day platform management tasks.
Metrigy advises that IT leaders should take a proactive approach to managing their UC applications and services and should opt for management tools that support both UC automation management and UC performance management, which are both multi-vendor centric and can cover the entire UC stack. By doing so, organizations will be able to mix and match technologies to deliver the most business value while minimizing operating costs and managing complexity.
The report explains that UC management tool providers vary in their capabilities, with some only offering performance management and hence visibility into the underlying data network , some offering only provisioning and administrative management. A table is included to compare third party UC management tools, showing VOSS as the only vendor to offer both automation and performance management, overarching multi-vendor UC tools from Avaya, Cisco, Microsoft, and Zoom, and across both UC and contact center estates.
As a conclusion, the report lays out some key findings, advising IT leaders to:
Deploy specialty third-party administrative, performance, and network management tools that deliver unified visibility into performance of multiple applications
Consider tools that unify administration, performance, and network management and that support AI for automation, fault isolation, and recovery
Integrate management tools into IT service management, employee onboarding, identity management, and other platforms to reduce operational overhead
Ensure that management tools support not only UC applications, but also underlying network services as well as PSTN connectivity
To learn more about how VOSS can support an organization’s UC automation and UC performance management requirements, please email [email protected].
Optiva Inc. (“Optiva” or the “Company”) (TSX: OPT), a leader in providing communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide with cloud-native revenue management software on the private and public cloud, is proud to announce that it was selected as a nominee for TM Forum’s 16th Excellence Awards 2023. Optiva and lifecell are recognized in the Excellence in Serving People & Planet category for their project “Supporting connectivity, the lifeblood of daily life, with expanded protection in dangerous times.” [Read more…]
Nokia recently announced a trial with Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories (CHT-TL) which verified 25G PON’s capability for small cell fronthaul. In 5G, transport networks that carry mobile traffic from small cell sites to the core are typically split into fronthaul and backhaul transport. Operators are already using fiber broadband networks to carry backhaul traffic. This industry-first trial demonstrates that these same networks using 25G PON technology can support stringent capacity and low latency demands needed for fronthaul. [Read more…]
Enea together with ten world-class vendors in a project led by Telenor, developed an innovative end-to-end automated deployment solution with 5G Standalone (SA) Core. The solution substantially accelerates the deployment time of a network slice from days to minutes, increasing the deployment speed by 70%. [Read more…]
DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange (IX) operator, recently announced its market entry into Mexico. The company-owned distributed Internet Exchange will be located in Mexico City and Santiago de Querétaro, and will provide a data center and carrier neutral, secure, and high-performance interconnection platform for ISPs, content delivery networks, network operators, cloud service providers, and enterprises of all sizes. [Read more…]
DE-CIX, the world’s leading operator of Internet Exchanges (IXs), and Connected Nation Internet Exchange Points (CNIXP), a joint venture between nonprofit Connected Nation and Newby Ventures, recently announced a strategic partnership for the establishment and operation of edge IXs in unserved and underserved markets across the US to significantly improve regional Internet performance. CNIXP’s objective is to build new carrier-neutral interconnection facilities in at least 125 regional hub communities in 43 states and 4 U.S. territories with the primary support of public funding. [Read more…]
Nova Energy, a leading energy company currently offering nationwide electricity, natural gas and broadband services, is leveraging Optiva BSS to launch its MVNO services in New Zealand. [Read more…]
Nokia recently announced a first-of-its-kind contract with Belgian telecom operator Citymesh to supply its Nokia Drone Networks platform with 70 Drone-in-a-Box (DiaB) units. This is enough to blanket Belgium with a 5G automated drone grid that informs and speeds resource mobilization in emergency events. [Read more…]
STL [NSE: STLTECH], a leading optical and digital solutions company today shared its progress and achievements in one of its largest markets – the US, along with the company’s annual results for FY23. In the US, the company ably supported the region’s broadband ambitions and closed the financial year with deep engagements with top service providers. [Read more…]
Nokia and Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat) announced that they have successfully completed a network consolidation program ensuring a superior experience for Indosat’s growing subscriber base. The program, which covers major cities in Java (Surabaya, Semarang and Yogyakarta), and the regions of Sumatera and Kalimantan, will improve Indosat’s network performance and capacity helping them to play a vital role in Indonesia’s digital transformation agenda to unlock economic growth.
Nokia is Indosat’s strategic partner and has helped it to optimize the total number of physical sites across its sub-brands, IM3 and Tri by 30 percent. Indosat has deployed sites in new regions, providing better indoor coverage and faster speeds. The combined spectrum assets from both service providers were leveraged, improving the performance for IM3 by up to 42 percent and up to 170 percent for Tri.
Nokia’s latest AirScale portfolio helped Indosat modernize its network, enhancing the capacity and operational efficiency which will support 5G services and accelerate time to market. Nokia also supported with the design process enabling Indosat to maximize the benefits of network consolidation.
Rimes has announced the appointment of Justin Brickwood as Chief Product Officer. In this new role, Justin now has global responsibility for new product development, roadmap and the go-to-market strategy for the entire Rimes data management solutions portfolio. Justin joined Rimes in 2021 having held senior technology and business management roles in major financial institutions such as Barclays and Goldman Sachs. [Read more…]
The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) today announced the publication of a detailed report on the importance of 5G and Wi-Fi convergence in the deployment of seamless, access-agnostic connectivity for enterprise organizations. The report, titled Private 5G and Wi-Fi Convergence: Key Use Cases and Requirements, outlines the critical role new and existing Wi-Fi infrastructure has yet to play in maximizing the potential of 5G, allowing organizations to move to fully converged platforms that offer broad, frictionless coverage and effortless user onboarding. [Read more…]
Cellular One, a leading provider of mobile technology and wireless communications to tribal lands and communities in the American Southwest, has selected Optiva to support the modernization of its network and mission-critical launch of VoLTE. Cellular One partners are phasing out their 3G networks to free up spectrum and infrastructure to support new network services. In response to this phase out, Cellular One is transitioning its subscribers to VoLTE service for both in-network and roaming coverage. [Read more…]
As mobile data consumption increases exponentially and networks get strained with high-resolution video, telcos, and content providers continue to debate the “fair share” of responsibility for the carriage of data services. “Fair share” was a central theme at the Mobile Video Industry Council (MOVIC) live cast on April 18, an initiative led by Enea and attended by more than 90 operators and vendors from around the world, including Orange, Deutsche Telekom, and STC. Speakers included Matthias Sauder, Director of Access and Transport Networks at O2 Telefónica in Germany, Amy Cameron, Research Director at STL Partners, and Santiago Bouzas, Director of Product Management at Enea. The event titled “Video Shouldn’t Have to Cost the Earth” was moderated by Annie Turner, and guests shared their thoughts on the increasing demand video streaming is placing on mobile networks – and whether media and content players such as Netflix, Meta, and Google should contribute to infrastructure costs. [Read more…]
VOSS Solutions, the award-winning provider of digital workplace management technology announced that Christopher Martini has joined the VOSS Executive team, as VP Microsoft Strategy and Business Development. [Read more…]
Comarch’s full ODA-compliant portfolio currently has 10 APIs in accordance with Open API. The architecture of the systems and the company’s approach is already in line with Open Digital Architecture (ODA), and the organization remains motivated to continue with the certification. [Read more…]