Once again, the things relating to wireless communications dominated both the news and the featured items this past week in the Next Generation Communications community. Although, make sure you also take a look below at the features relating to IP telephony and BYOD.
As noted it is not just things wireless, but specifically relating to LTE that drew lots of attention:
- For example, Contributing Editor Gary Kim (News - Alert), had a nice piece on how in the U.S., landline network operators are increasingly looking at LTE as a less expensive alternative for providing broadband service to rural customers.
- Recently, Syniverse's (News - Alert) LTE Solution Portfolio, which comprises IPX Network and Diameter Signaling Service, was selected by Hong Kong mobile network operator, SmarTone.
- Africa's Smile Telecoms extended its LTE partnership with Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) to quickly bring broadband LTE services to Tanzania, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
- Research house issued a report that had good news. The good news is spending on LTE is robust. The bad news is that the overall radio access network (RAN) market has been declining.
In non-wireless news, Mellanox (News - Alert) Technologies introduced a new series of it InfiniBand switching portfolio. The latest addition is MetroX which as the name implies is for metro area networking. And, Alcatel-Lucent will be supplying Angola Cables, a consortium of Angolan telecommunications operators, to enhance the availability of high-speed Internet access and data services in Angola.
While wireless in the form of Wi-Fi topped the featured stories but there were also interesting developments on other fronts that caught the attention of our editors. .
- TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke wrote about a recent Alcatel-Lucent white paper that detailed how optimized small cell deployments that emphasize Wi-Fi are key to increasing mobile service provider profits.
- A recent case study on Swedish energy company, Mariestad Töreboda Energy AB upgrades, explored how the utility is leveraging its upgrade next-generation IP telephony capabilities.
- Mae also delved into the strategies necessary for enterprises to successfully deal with the BYOD phenomenon as well as the Cloud
- Contributing Editor Susan Campbell had a very interesting item about how and why wireless LANs are improving the customer experience for people in assisted living situations, as well as helping facility owners streamline their operations.
If you have time this weekend, or for those in the U.S. who want something to read over next week’s Thanksgiving holiday, I have a couple of suggestions. For example, and in keeping with the concentration on wireless, check out two Alcatel-Lucent TechZine articles:
And, if you have some quality time to spend, by all means if you missed the webinar, SDN: Let’s Cut The Hype, What is the Reality?Embedded OTDR.
, was very educational. In addition, do not forget the community Resource Center. It is constantly being updated with whitepapers, videos and case studies. The featured eBook, Innovating Innovation, and the whitepaper Creating Your Smart Grid: A How-To Guide are extremely useful. Finally, take some time to enjoy the featured video on
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