This week in the Next Generation Communications Community really demonstrated the diversity of the community’s activities ranging from the usual myriad of wireless news and features to items relating to cable TV network upgrades and optics.
Exemplifying the breadth and depth of the community were items that made significant news. These include:
- Sprint selecting community host Alcatel-Lucent’s (News - Alert) TDD-LTE to enable completion of its 4G rollout in the U.S., and ALU also being selected by Mongolian operator G-Mobile for deployment of the lightRadio small cells in Mongolia’s capital city.
- The FCC’s (News - Alert) recently approved industry plan that will lead to interoperable LTE service in the lower 700 MHz band which should help smaller mobile service providers extend coverage.
- Speaking of LTE, Telstra (News - Alert) completed the world’s first LTE Broadcast Session on a live commercial LTE (News - Alert) network.
Also in the wireless news, were Epiq Solutions launch of its software defined radio solution Maveriq, and an item on how Mobile carriers can use RCS and VoLTE to keep customers from using OTT services as outlined in a new report by ABI.
It is also important to note that ZTE and China Telecom (News - Alert) broke a world record in terabit optical transmission going over 3200 kilometers without errors.
As noted at the top, our features also highlighted all of the places where next generation capabilities are being applied. These included pieces on:
- How public safety entities can improve responsiveness leveraging LTE backhaul.
- The use of innovative solutions such as those of Motive to deliver unobtrusive in-browser notifications as a means for service providers to improve interactions with customers.
- TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke looked at the challenges and opportunities enhancing the network edge can provide cable MSOs.
Kowalke also had an insightful piece on how WebRTC is poised to transform real-time communications and it will do so rapidly.
From the Blogs
While not from this week, attention should be paid to two interesting blogs which if you have not read are worth spending time with. These are the blogs on cooling for core routers, and what can be done to mitigate the costs. And, from a few weeks back:
If you have the time this weekend, recommended items for review include all of the resources accessible from the community home page, especially the “Resource Center” which is constantly updated with whitepapers, videos, podcasts and case studies.
In addition, and also accessible from the home page are the Alcatel-Lucent TechZine articles:
Plus, Alcatel-Lucent’s ezines GRIDTalk, TRACKTALK and LIFETALK contain insights into key market sectors, and you also might wish download the insightful webinar Unified Access Cannot Be Ignored – But Can You Afford to Do It? which was held October 30.