SpiderCloud Wireless to add LTE, concentrate on services

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Spidercloud_logo_LTE_small_cellSpiderCloud Wireless has said that its indoor enterprise wireless system will be LTE-ready from mid-2013.

The small cell vendor sells its E-RAN (Enterprise RAN) solution, a combination of Power-over-Ethernet capable radio nodes with an on site controller node, termed the Small Cells Services Node (SCSN). Until now the radio nodes have offered 3G and WiFi radio capability. From the middle of 2013 SpiderCloud will have an LTE+WiFi radio node available, according to CMO Ronny Haraldsvik. The company will also make the SCSN software-upgradeable to support LTE.

Operators leaving money on the table through sub-optimal optimisation

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network_optimisation_KPIs_flanaganLast week ABI Research reported that an increasing amount of network optimisation would be moving to a managed service model. This would happen because operators will increasingly look to operate network optimisation as an on-going process aimed at improving customer experience, rather than as a project or one-off process aimed at securing certain network level KPIs.

ABI said that this outsourcing will happen as part of a wider transition of network operations into a managed services model, provided by the liked of Ericsson, NSN and Huawei. The danger for operators is that they design contracts and SLAs with their managed service providers that don’t give them enough control over the actual experience of their most high value customers.

Option faces uncertain future as Huawei deal ends

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Option_wireless_huaweiEmbedded wireless and module developer Option has released financial details that cast doubt on the future of the company. The company is facing a 72% drop in revenue as a key licensing deal expires at the end of October, and is cutting costs and trying to access cash to provide working capital while it hopes new product lines come to the rescue.