For those readers in the United States have a happy Labor Day weekend. Hopefully, in a leisure moment during the holiday you will have time to look at some of the interesting developments of the past week in the Next Generation Communications community as we are about to embark on the busy season.
The news this week saw two interesting items relating to industry trends. In the first, information and analytics firm HIS issued a report that noted how the accelerating pace of 4G LTE (News - Alert) deployments in developed nations is giving the wireless infrastructure equipment market a boost.
Attention should also be paid to a thought piece by my colleague Gary Kim who asks the questions, “Will Enterprise Fixed Network Voice Disappear in Five Years?” You may be surprised by the answer.
In other industry news:
- Harris Corp. was awarded a 15-year, $291 million National Airspace System (NAS) Voice System contract to provide the communications network that will serve as the cornerstone of NextGen (News - Alert) — an initiative of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed to transform the U.S. air traffic control system to meet future requirements.
- Altair Semiconductor announced that its FourGee-3100/6200 chipset has been approved to run on Verizon (News - Alert) Wireless' 4G LTE. This is the first time a chipset vendor has been certified by Verizon.
Feature this week included:
- TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke detailed Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) Foundation’s Global Days of Caring initiative exemplifies the company's commitment to volunteerism.
- She also examined how telecom service providers can become vital players in exploding e-books market.
- The need for enterprises to improve business process optimization and customer experiences by enabling collaborative conversations has never been more urgent and the Alcatel-Lucent OpenTouch solution is helping organizations meet the challenge.
- TMCnet Contributing Editor Susan Campbell looked at how Alcatel-Lucent is also assisting leading universities migrate from IPv4 to IPv6 and manage the explosive number of IP address issues confronting them as the average number of network aware devices per college student reaches six and is heading upwards.
Additional weekend reading you should consider includes:
Plus, check out the Resource Center for access to whitepapers, videos and case studies. In particular the featured eBook, Innovating Innovation, and the whitepaper Getting Smart about Smart Cities - Enterprise Market Analysis are definitely worth a read. I also recommend if you have not listened and watched already the recent webinar, Prepare Your Network for the Multi-media & BYOD Revolution.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman