SCF Small Cell Awards Look to Honour 5G Pioneers in 2019

New categories to shine light on entrants driving developments in technologies crucial to future 5G networks London, UK 4th February 2019 – Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving densification worldwide, today announced that the SCF Small Cell Awards 2019 are now open for entries. The Awards, recognising outstanding achievement within, and contributions to the global small cell industry, take place on 21 May 2019 during the Small Cells World Summit World in London, the flagship global event for the small cell, Wi-Fi and DAS industry, which is held…

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NGMN paves the way for the development of 5G patent licensing practices across industry segments

Geneva, Switzerland, 31 January 2019 – The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance has jointly organised and executed a successful conference on Licensing Practices in 5G Industry Segments with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), bringing various experts from around the world together to discuss licensing practices and challenges of 5G. The conference featured moderators and speakers from some of the biggest names in telecoms, including AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Ericsson, Nokia and Microsoft. Also in attendance were key stakeholders of vertical industries, including Audi, Bosch, Panasonic and u-Blox,…

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NGMN & Wireless Broadband Alliance join forces to address RAN convergence opportunities

Call for combined 5G and Wi-Fi network resources to address opportunities and use cases London, Frankfurt, 22 January 2019 – NGMN and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) have published the first results of their collaboration to drive the convergence of multi-technology RANs and core networks. The joint report identifies a number of emerging opportunities and use cases that the industry can benefit from through the convergence of 3GPP’s 5G and Wi-Fi, driven by the ever-enhancing capabilities of licenced and unlicensed technologies. It also highlights the key challenges, which must first be…

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Small Cell Forum Research Shows Ease of Deployment a Key Factor in Densification Essential for 5G Networks

Operator small cell deployments set to surge with 92% annual growth in North America and 74% in South-East Asia as restrictions ease following SCF and partner efforts London, UK & Santa Clara, CA – 4th December 2018 Small Cell Forum (SCF), the telecoms organization driving universal cellular coverage, today announced the results of its latest in-depth survey of more than 60 mobile operators from around the world. The research shows that the small cells are currently proliferating in regions where work has been undertaken to lower regulatory barriers relating to…

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MYCOM OSI acquired to accelerate cloud-based service assurance leadership

Leading private equity firm Inflexion invests in market leader of emerging cloud-based telecom operations management market LONDON, UK – 28th November 2018 – MYCOM OSI, the Assurance Cloud Company™ and leading independent provider of Assurance, Automation and Analytics solutions to the world’s largest Communications Service Providers (CSPs), today announced that it has been acquired by leading private equity firm Inflexion, to fuel its growth and capitalize on its leadership position in a market that is transforming from 30 years of traditional legacy OSS solutions to state-of-the art cloud-based solutions. MYCOM…

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HUBER+SUHNER joins NGMN Alliance as partner to meet the challenges of the impending 5G future

Vancouver, Canada, 20 November, 2018 – HUBER+SUHNER, a leading manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity, has announced it has joined the industry body the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance. The NGMN Alliance advocates and seeks to encourage expansion of the communications experience by providing an integrated and cohesively-managed delivery platform that brings affordable mobile broadband services to the end user. The Alliance has a particular focus on 5G, while accelerating the development of LTE-Advanced and its ecosystem. CEO of NGMN, Dr Peter Meissner, said: “We…

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New partnership helps Japanese mobile operators efficiently plan 4G (LTE) and 5G networks for in-building and outdoor dense urban environments

Ranplan Wireless announces reseller agreement with Marubun of Japan 15 November 2018: Ranplan Wireless has today announced a new partnership with Marubun [Tokyo, Japan], to distribute the recently launched Ranplan Professional 5.2, a combined in-building and outdoor network planning tool for dense urban environments. The partnership will enable Japanese industry to plan and deploy 5G New Radio (NR) networks that can cope with the expected demand for data consumption and capacity. Japan is poised to become one of the first countries to leverage the next generation of wireless networks and…

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Does the modern telecommunications CTIO know how to deliver a 5G digital revolution?

New ‘Redefining the CTIO: Essentials for the digital age’ report draws on data gathered at TM Forum’s global CTIO Summit and in-depth interviews with technology leaders across a variety of communication service providers over six months Single biggest challenge is the leadership required to move Operational Support Systems (OSS) to the cloud, with 5% in the cloud today and 50% expected to be there in three years DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION ASIA, Kuala Lumper, Malaysia – November 13, 2018 – Despite a growing number of communications service providers (CSPs) converging CIO and…

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HUBER+SUHNER to celebrate 20 years in Malaysia with exclusive technology forum

The company is set to explore the road to 5G, optical switching and high power charging systems as part of its anniversary in South East Asia Subang Jaya, Malaysia, 09 November, 2018 – HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for electrical and optical connectivity is set to mark a successful twenty years of presence in Malaysia with an exclusive Technology Forum event in the city of Subang Jaya on 29 November. As part of the milestone celebrations, a number of keynote speeches will take place on the day, from…

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Mobile Video Industry Council: 90% of Traffic on 5G will be Mobile Video

Speakers included Hulu, BT Sport, Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and several tier 1 operators at the only event for mobile video strategy and thought leadership REDWOOD CITY, California – October 25th, 2018 – Openwave Mobility’s Mobile Video Industry Council meeting in London, and including Tier 1 mobile operators Deutsche Telekom, EE, KPN, MTS, Orange, Telefonica, Telus and Vodafone, expect that up to 90% of 5G traffic could be mobile video. This projection is based on current trends and the upward trajectory of mobile video traffic, which has grown more than 50%…

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