ZTE has released a capacity planning tool (CPT) for LTE radio access networks. The company said the software incorporate system modelling and simulation features developed by accessing real world data from networks. The tool can model scenarios for dense urban, urban, suburban and rural environments.
Two years after it outlined its concept for a SingleSON solution, Huawei has launched a product. The solution is aimed at the demand from operators for increased automisation and real time (or near real-time) operation in the optimisation of multi-layer, multi-mode networks.
Ofcom has announced that the four operators likely to win 800MHz spectrum have agreed to form a joint company to speed up clearance of TV channels in the 800MHz frequency bands, but deployments in 2.6GHz also face their own spectrum challenge - rickety airport radars.
Video performance fluctuates by as much as 30% on a daily basis, according to stats presented in Citrix ByteMobile's 4Q 2012 Analytics Report.
Acme Packet has announced a major upgrade to its Session Border Controller (SBC) portfolio, with the launch of the Net-Net 6300 appliance. Acme Packet said that its latest product addresses two key developing operator requirements in the sector – for increased throughputs and capacities driven by certain applications and for flexibility of architecture and deployment in the network.
The SBC product sector addresses the need for operators to be able to maintain session control of IP services as they cross network borders - something that it is forecast to increase as operators roll out more IMS and SIP-based services such as VoLTE, video calling, RCS, unified communications and other IP and OTT services.