Last week I noted that much of the news in the Next Generation Communications Community has been focused on all things wireless. This shortened week, thanks to the July 4th celebration here in the U.S., the trend held true not just for the news but also for several of our featured postings as well.
Indeed, when it came to the news this week it was all about wireless. Items of note included:
- The Deutsche Telekom (News - Alert) operating company customers of its COSMOTE Romania and Slovak Telekom, thanks to Jibe Communications cloud and RCS Hub, are going to be among the first to have next generation RCS services for their personal devices.
- The Wi-SUN Alliance selected TELEC as Authorized Test Laboratory for smart grid tech testing.
- Spirent is purchasing the Radvision (News - Alert) Technology Business Unit to gain new VoLTE tools to augment some of its own offerings in that field.
- Semtech unveiled its SX1238 fully integrated transceiver which is optimized for use in the (FCC (News - Alert) Part 15) 915 MHz band in the US and 868 MHz band in Europe.
As this goes to posting there was also breaking news that EXFO has joined Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert)'s CloudBand Ecosystem Program which is working to accelerate Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) innovation.
Speaking of NFV, our first feature looked at how the move by communications services providers to the architecture creates security challenges. It highlights how with careful implementation these can be overcome adding more security to operator networks and doing so without disruptions.
In other featured articles, TMCnet Contributor Mae Kowalke provided insights into community host Alcatel-Lucent’s options for expanding fiber capacity with TWDM-PON. She also explored how the ITU-T G.8032v2 packet microwave standard is ushering in a resurgence of ring network design.
If you have been following our blogs you know that there is keen interest in how mobile applications are impacting network performance and customer experiences. As guest blogger Josee Loudiadis of Alcatel-Lucent, explains, the mobile app impact rankings have arrived. In fact, don’t just read the blog; download the Mobile Application Rankings report which is designed to increase awareness among consumers and the mobile industry and to promote app optimization.
As always I’d like to encourage you to make full use of the communities’ vast trove of constantly updated news, whitepapers, videos, podcasts and case studies. In fact, for those of you with an interest in optical networking the recently added white paper, The Urgent Need for Agility in Optical Networks, is worth a read.
In addition, there are also links to several eZines with two Alcatel-Lucent TechZine articles on things wireless worth spending some time with:
The other eZines, GRIDTalk
have detailed articles into key market sectors that are equally as timely and informative.