Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei and Cisco's ability to get the most out of capex has lead to the vendors being voted the most important mobile backhaul providers.
Broadcom has unveiled the industry's first Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) system-on-chip (SoC), which it said will help consumers track their health and fitness better by using more accurate fitness trackers on smart watches.
Acision has launched a white-label OTT messaging service for operators and a diameter intelligent signalling controller (DISC) as it looks to capitalise on growing demand for 4G LTE.
Fuze, the US-based vendor's OTT product, is available for both iOS and Android smartphones and can adapted by a network or a brand for its customer base or employees.
Customers of Orange-owned OTT service Libon will be able to chat and share media with contacts who do not have the app following a new update.
Users can interact with anyone who has an HTML5 browser across a smartphone, tablet or PC. Recipients get a link to their chat and can then download the app from there or continue to chat through the web link.
Virgin Media Business and Sub10 Systems have completed a live backhaul small cell trial to show the benefits of millimetre wave technology.
The trial involved Sub10's Liberator-V320, a wireless Ethernet link, which operates in the 60 GHz frequency and guarantees rates of 320 Mbps.
Heavy spending across the United States, China and Japan lead the global VoIP and IMS markets to grow 30 percent to €2.7 billion in 2013.
Infrastructure company Radisys has launched a new range of cloud-ready platforms, which are aimed at operators wanting to deploy software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV).
NSN has added new features to its virtualised Operations Support System to help operators keep their networks running amid spikes in demand, as part of several enhancements to existing products.
Networks will now get real-time updates of issues according to subscriber impact as operators will be able to change the configuration of up to 10,000 base stations automatically within a few minutes, compared to the time required for manual reconfiguration.
Alcatel-Lucent has announced that VoLTE accounts for 70 percent of the more than 125 million VoIP subscriber licences it has shipped.
NSN has launched a new 3D mapping service to aid the deployment of small cells, as well as enhancing its Single RAN Advanced portfolio.