It may be the “summer doldrums” time in the northern hemisphere but activity in the Next Generation Communications features and news of this week points to the fact that this community is vibrant even during what are supposed to be quiet times. Activities ranged from solutions in the enterprise space to integrated circuits to HD voice on wireless and the challenges of BYOD.
The Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) signing of a partnership agreement with popular instant messaging (IM) provider Nimbuzz which will see the IM functionality pre-installed on the Alcatel One Touch 3G Dongle starts us off. In other Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) news two of our senior writers detailed what is a significant development relating to Sprint’s decision to deploy ALU’s lightRadio Metro Cell solution as a key component of their rollout of 4G LTE.
LTE was also a highlight of two other interesting developments:
Even the components part of the community got in the act with Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation’s revelation that nine high profile OEMs would be using the company’s VeriTime solution in the IP Edge microwave/millimeter-wave backhaul networking equipment market.
And, as TMCnet Contributor Ed Silverstein highlighted, new findings from market research firm Dell’ (News - Alert)Oro Group that the market for wireless packet core equipment will increase to almost $6 billion by 2016 – more than twice the current amount.
As noted previously, as part of our recent redesign of the community we have new tabs to make your search for feature articles of interest easier. This week the focus was on the following:
- Enterprise: TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke looked at the security challenges that enterprises are facing as a result of the bring your own device (BYOD) challenge and highlighted seven best practices the Enterprise Business Group of Alcatel-Lucent is recommending.
- Service Provider: TMCnet Contributor Susan Campbell turned her attention to two critical areas that service providers are facing that have important long term and short-term implications. In the first feature she devolved into why small cell deployments are complicated and what can be done to ameliorate the complexities. And, in the second the focus was on the critical area of IPv4 to IPv6 migration.
Eco-sustainability was the subject of Mae Kowlke’s insightful piece on the effort of the EARTH (Energy Aware Radio and neTwork tecHnologies) consortium. The finding that there can be a 70 percent energy saving in the proper deployment of wireless networks is illuminating to say the least.
For additional weekend reading that a look at:
Finally, I’d like to make my weekly pitch to take advantage of all the features of our redesigned site including the Resource Center for access to whitepapers, videos and case studies. And, once again if you missed it, check out the recent webinar, Prepare Your Network for the Multi-media & BYOD Revolution.
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