The short week because of the celebration of Passover and Easter did not result in a shortage of Next Generation Communications Community news and insights. Last week we concentrated on features and blogs and this week attention is on news that is illustrative of the breadth and depth of community interests.
The news in a word was “expansive.” Community host Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) (ALU) saw Finnish mobile operator Eliza select ALU for an upgrade to its core network. And, Australia’s applied research agency CSIRO and NICTA (National ICT Australia Ltd), Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Research Centre of Excellence, are the newest members of ALU’s technology and services incubator ng Connect Program.
In the category of all things wireless:
Anite (News - Alert), a supplier of software and solutions to the wireless and travel industry with a focus in network testing and application solutions, will be showcasing the latest additions to its product portfolio at the LTE Latin America 2014 Conference.
New Napatech (News - Alert) network analysis adapters are designed to help mobile operators see network performance in real time and help them to provide quality experiences.
IDC (News - Alert) is out with a new report on how Cloud-Managed Wi-Fi could be a game changer for Enterprises.
Qualcomm Technologies, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, launched its new Snapdragon 810 and 808 processors under its next-generation mobile processors series Qualcomm Snapdragon 800.
In other industry news, Alianza, a cloud voice platform provider, launched a cloud-based wholesale VoIP solution to help Canadian cable companies, ISPs, telcos and resellers to minimize costs as well as launch new voice over IP (VoIP) services easily. And, TelePacific Communications (News - Alert), which provides comprehensive connectivity, cloud and continuity solutions to more than 40,000 small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), has signed multiple commercial IP migration agreements with AT&T.
In the features areas we concluded the two-part series on the needs of the mission-critical communications (MCC) markets, specifically public safety. Focus is on how MCC purpose-built IP/MPLS next generation capabilities are serving as the foundation for first responders to be very fast responders. In addition, as Nuage Networks approaches its first birthday, there was an interesting piece on how it is looking to solve the issues of making inter- data center interactions more automated and seamless by extending SDN across data centers.
While not posted this week, I want to call attention to two guest blogs that have been particularly popular already that were published late last week. Guest blogger Ed Elkin, Director, IP Platforms Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent, started the first of what will be a three-part series on The Secret Value of VoLTE. In addition, Bryan R. Davies, Senior Director of Enterprise Communications Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent, contributed the first in a two-part series on How to Kill Shadow IT: Step One - Recognize that Resistance is Futile.
In recognition of the holiday I realize you might be a bit pre-occupied this weekend, but just in case you need a fix of news and insights by all means take full advantage of the links on community home page to valuable news, whitepapers, videos, podcasts and case studies that are constantly being updated.
There are also links to several eZines, and two recent Alcatel-Lucent TechZine articles, are items worth reading:
Retool Metro Transport Networks with Packet-Optimized WDM
WLAN Gateway: The Carrier Wi-Fi Network Engine
The other eZines, GRIDTalk, TRACKTALK and LIFETALK have detailed articles into key market sectors that are equally as timely and informative.
Finally, I continue to recommend a new book by Randee Adams, Consulting Member of Technical Staff, and Eric Bauer, Reliability Engineering Manager, Alcatel-Lucent titled “Service Quality of Cloud-Based Applications.” It should be on your reading list.
Have a great holiday.