Timing is everything. But 80 percent of success is showing up. And a picture is worth a thousand words.
We addressed all these maxims this week in Next Generation Communications.
On the timing front, I wrote about how Orange Egypt is using a synchronization solution called the OSA 5421 from Oscilloquartz (News - Alert), an ADVA Optical Networking company. It is leveraging this offering in its LTE and LTE-Advanced networks.
“At Orange Egypt, we strive to optimize resources and prepare for a fully convergent network while introducing new technologies such as 4G,” said Orange Egypt’s Chief Officer and Technology and Information Hisham Siblini. “As backhaul traffic increases and demand grows for real-time applications like mobile gaming and videoconferencing, extremely precise synchronization because vital to that task.”
Of course, things like optimization don’t much matter if the service doesn’t stay up and running. That’s why it’s important to have a backup plan in place.
This week, Next Generation Communications contributing writer Michael Guta informed us about the new nxCONNECT solution from Numerex. It provides organizations that depend upon high-speed Internet service with a wireless LTE (News - Alert) backup service.
“We are excited to launch this unique capability to providers of broadband services which allows them to enhance their commercial internet offering with an automatic connectivity backup in the event of a primary service outage,” commented Numerex (News - Alert) Chief Marketing Officer Shu Gan. “It brings peace of mind to their customers, knowing that their business will stay connected even if the primary broadband connection goes down.”
Video is a growing part of the traffic that is running, and will traverse, the broadband connections of both businesses and their network service providers. Next Generation Communications contributing writer Steve Anderson this week examined the latest Cisco Visual Networking Index to understand just how much network data is expanding and how video is contributing to the load.
Anderson this week also looked at another study, this one from Juniper Research (News - Alert). In the report, the firm projects voice over LTE will see about 3 billion users by 2021.
In a separate piece, Anderson offered details on a new 4.5G Pro partnership between Ooredoo Qatar and Nokia (News - Alert). And contributing writer Andrew Bindelglass informed us about another Nokia partnership, this one with Russia’s VimpelCom.