Optical, cloud and wireless, as has been the case for several months, were at the top of next-generation communications this past week. In fact, it has not just been on this community, but throughout the industry, especially in the area of migration of both landline and wireless networks to all-IP from the edge to the core.
The news reflects industry focus very well:
- European mobile giant Telenor has teamed with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) to let Telenor provide personalized digital media services through its own digital content store.
- Spirent’s VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator was chosen by China Telecommunications Technology Labs for TD-LTE testing.
- Also in the testing area, Anite (News - Alert) announced its LTE device test solution was selected by 7Layers, an international group of independent test laboratories, for its conformance and operator acceptance testing in the U.S.
- Wireless is not just terrestrial; it is satellite too, and that part of the industry made significant news with the announcement that ASC (News - Alert) is expanding the capabilities of its next-generation controller.
- In a move that strengthens its capabilities in the first responder space, General Dynamics completed the acquisition of IPW Holdings Inc., the parent company of IPWireless, Inc. IPWireless will now be a subsidiary of General Dynamics C4 Systems, and IPWireless has been renamed General Dynamics Broadband.
- Frost & Sullivan (News - Alert) has honored Alcatel-Lucent with the “Asia Pacific Optical Vendor of the Year” award at F&S’s 2012 Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony, held in Singapore.
The featured articles amplified the interest in the cloud, as well a shown a light on how communications helps governments create safer cities, and how dynamic policy control can help mobile operators monetize their networks.
Applications Enablement: What are the challenges of cloud services adoption? TMCnet Contributing Editor, Susan Campbell, had an interesting feature on Alcatel-Lucent’s recent research study of nearly 4,000 IT professionals. The answers may surprise you.
Dynamic Enterprise: In our continuing look at how next-generation communications can help make cities safer in the future, attention was focused on the role of LTE (News - Alert).
High Leverage Network: Monetization of Mobile Networks Gets Boost from Dynamic Policy Control. Dynamic policy control is a key in enabling mobile operators to monetize their services.
Wireless All Around: TMCnet Executive Editor Erin Harrison looked at how dynamic policy control is fostering opportunities for mobile service providers in the hot M2M area, including providing access for indirectly connected devices.
You also should read the blog by Mae Kowalke to find out what the term “main-streaming” means and why it is important in changing the game in the delivery of video content.
Finally, I recommend for weekend reading Alcatel-Lucent’s e-zine Enriching Communications, Wi-Fi: The Cable Opportunity, and the Alcatel-Lucent TechZine article, Building a Core Router for the Next Decade.