Alcatel-Lucent has formed the CloudBand Ecosystem Program, an open community of service providers, developers and vendors, designed to drive the adoption of network function virtualisation (NFV) technology.
The vendor said NFV, which supports the flexible network infrastructure needed to move complex applications and services to the cloud, will bring agility and efficiency along with “the economics of the cloud” to operators networks and business operations.
Five wireless entrepreneurs won out at the finals of the UK's Discovering Start-Ups 2013 competition, earning praise from leading venture capitalists, angel investors and wireless industry experts.
The winners Chirp, Ether Books, Simpalarm, SQR Systems and White Space Water showcased a range of wireless technologies.
Ericsson has unveiled a new small cells radio system that aims to solve the challenges mobile operators face with in-building coverage.
The vendor’s Radio Dot System is small enough to fit into a person’s hand, weighs 300 grams and features an antenna element, or “dot,” which delivers mobile broadband access to users.
Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has announced it is working on enhancements in LTE-Advanced, TD-LTE and HetNets by virtualising control of its products into a “telco cloud” environment in a bid to relieve traffic on operator networks.
The first such product to be modernised is NSN’s Operations Support System (OSS), which will now become NetAct 8 – a virtualised, single OSS for managing radio, core and transport networks – that provides off-the-shelf management of Network Function Virtualisation (NFV).
Growth in the small cells market is not happening as fast as expected, a new report has claimed.
Infonetics’ latest Small Cell Equipment survey shows that the small cell market will grow at a 48 percent compound annual growth rate, to €1.77 billion, from 2012 to 2017.
In the same survey last year, however, the research firm predicted that the market would grow at a 73 percent CAGR.
UK regulator Ofcom has named the firms participating in Europe’s first key pilot of “white space” technology.
The UK will be one of the first countries in the world to test the technology, which Ofcom said aims to boost the next wave of wireless innovation.
Nokia Solutions and Networks has demonstrated the usefulness of Authorised Shared Access (ASA) technology in a new live TD-LTE 4G network trial in Finland.
ASA is a concept currently being defined by the GSMA that enables spectrum that has been licensed for international mobile telecommunications (IMT) to be used by more than one entity, such as TV broadcast networks or government agencies.
Pattern Analytics, a UK-based biometric and identity management start-up, has unveiled software that it claims can distinguish between real and counterfeit fingerprint images.
The solution has come to light following the news earlier this week that the fingerprint sensor on Apple’s new iPhone 5S smartphone was hacked by the Chaos Computer Club (CCC).