Broadband Forum hits 5G milestone

Fremont, California, June 20, 2018: Operators looking to quickly and cost-effectively deliver new 5G services are today a step closer to being able to do so, as the Broadband Forum and NTT successfully demonstrated the disaggregation of time-critical PON functions. Launched with NTT last year, the PON Abstraction Interface for Time Critical Applications (TCAs) project looks at how Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) can be applied to Optical Line Terminals (OLTs) to eliminate the need for operators to rebuild an OLT from the preliminary stage of…

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NGMN Alliance launches new projects to boost 5G success

Updates on first 5G deployment experiences, further technology development and new business models to be shared at the NGMN Industry Conference in Vancouver, November 6-8, 2018. Frankfurt, GERMANY, June 19, 2018 – Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) has confirmed the launch of four new key projects to support the development and deployment of 5G networks. The projects – “Spectrum and deployment efficiencies”, “Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) requirements for vertical industries”, “RAN convergence” and “Extreme long-range communications for deep rural coverage” – have been highlighted as crucial development areas…

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World first as LINX completes migration to new disaggregated LON2 network model using EVPN routing technology on open network hardware

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) have announced that it has completed the migration of its LON2 platform to a new disaggregated network model that uses EVPN technology, the first IXP anywhere in the World to do so. The new LON2 architecture employs EVPN over VXLAN, leaf-spine topology, full automation and is 100G ready. The solution, which uses IP Infusion’s OcNOS™ network operating system and switch hardware from Edgecore Networks, became fully operational on 5th June following an extensive testing, proof of concept, and migration process lasting nearly two years. “By…

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Sterlite Tech unveils 5G, FTTH enabling network technologies at ANGA COM 2018

The new offerings provide both high fibre capacity and reduced deployment time Cologne, Germany and Pune, India – June 14, 2018: Sterlite Tech [BSE: 532374, NSE: STRTECH], a global technology leader in web-scale digital networks, unveiled a bouquet of all new 5G-enabling fronthaul and Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) network technologies at ANGA COM 2018. The global debut of the Airblown Micro cable, Micro cable – 4mm, Micro Bullet Series Cable and the Riser Cable highlights Sterlite Tech’s continuous commitment to disruptive network designs, and innovative research and development. Built on its globally…

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FTTH Council Asia-Pacific reveals new Board of Directors

Closing the digital divide and supporting emerging technologies are among the priorities of the Board Manila, Philippines. June 13, 2018 – Enabling 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart cities through ‘deep fiber’ will become a key focus for the FTTH Council Asia-Pacific, as it today announced a new Board of Directors who will take the Council’s work to the next level. To drive the Council’s Mission of accelerating the adoption of optical fiber access and empowering consumers and organizations through broadband services, six leaders within the Telecom industries…

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Aricent ConvergedOS on Marvell Switching Solutions Enables Scalable Converged Edge, Campus and Enterprise Networks

Aricent ConvergedOS on Marvell Prestera and Link Street devices delivers scalable converged edge SD-WAN, network programmability with in-band telemetry, and low-latency with time sensitive networking Computex, Taipei, and Santa Clara, California – June 7, 2018 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company and a leader in virtualized networking infrastructure, announced its ConvergedOS software framework upgrade at Computex 2018 in Taipei, Taiwan today. With enhanced support for the converged edge SD-WAN, multi-access edge compute, web scale data centers, campus and enterprise, industrial networks and connected homes, the release is designed…

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ProLabs welcomes Matt McCormick as CEO of Halo

McCormick brings over ten years’ experience in the compatibles industry to Halo Technology Cirencester, 5 June 2018 – Optical transceiver specialist, ProLabs, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt McCormick to CEO of Halo Technology, a group recently formed after the forces of ProLabs and AddOn came together in mid-2017. Joining AddOn in 2005 as a sales associate, McCormick gained invaluable expert knowledge in the generation and development of products and education in the market and proved to be a major asset to the AddOn team. Moving up the…

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Aricent launches intent-based networking framework to improve overall efficiency of operations and enhance the customer experience

Unique approach to self-learning networks combines multiple capabilities including transfer learning, smart telemetry and network function orchestration Santa Clara, California – April 10, 2018 – Aricent, a global design and engineering company, announced the launch of NetAnticipate, a self-learning capability for private/public clouds, central offices rearchitected as data centers (CORD), 5G, and satellite networks. The carrier-grade solution combines a library of network Artificial Intelligence (AI) models, semantic telemetry and intent-based orchestration capabilities. With NetAnticipate, a network operations center can improve efficiency and enhance the customer experience from quick troubleshooting, reduced…

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InternetRetailing Expo and eDelivery Expo mark a successful eighth year bringing a record number of retailers and technology vendors together for two days of networking and industry insights

LONDON, April 4th 2018: Five thousand trailblazers from the world of digital, retail and delivery descended on Birmingham’s NEC last week for the eighth annual InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) and eDelivery Expo (EDX). From the IRUK Top500 to SMEs, attendees were treated to thought-provoking discussions on the future of the retail space from ecommerce titans such as Made.com and Google, alongside high-street mainstays like John Lewis and Sainsbury’s Argos. Mobile, payments, innovation and the final mile, no retail and delivery stone was left unturned, and it was all wrapped in the…

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InfiNet Wireless to discuss portfolio evolution plans at 9th annual International Partners’ Conference in Dubrovnik

The two-day event will provide exclusive access into InfiNet’s vision for the future and enable partners from all corners of the world to network with InfiNet’s teams and other attendees Dubrovnik, Croatia. April 3, 2018: InfiNet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will bring together its partners from more than 28 countries as it takes centre stage for the 9th International Partners’ Conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia. This annual invitation-only event, running on April 11th and April 12th, encourages and promotes interaction between the channel partners and InfiNet’s…

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