EC urges more women to enter tech sector

The European Commission has launched a campaign to find female role models in the technology sector, after a new survey found only one in five ICT managers is female.

The EC is concerned about underrepresentation of women across various technology sectors. It found only nine percent of European app developers are female and only 19 percent of ICT managers are women, compared to 45 percent in other service sectors.

Broadsoft, OpenPeak release new Dual Persona for UC product

Broadsoft and OpenPeak have developed a new Dual Persona for Unified Communications product, allowing workers to access both work and personal communications from a single device.

The product uses BroadSoft's VoLTE compliant UC-One platform, as well as OpenPeak's Sector, which gives an employee secure access to encrypted work data and unified communications services while they are logged onto the password protected “work” side of their device. Employers can use the product to remotely manage their workers' app and device policies.

HCE, NFC and security dominate m-payments debate

Visa and Mastercard throwing their weight behind Host Card Emulation (HCE), Samsung and Paypal offering secure payments and Tech Mahindra launching an NFC testing lab were among the notable stories in the m-payments space at Mobile World Congress.

HCE allows consumers to make payments and use other NFC-enabled services, such as loyalty, ticketing and travelling on transport, without using a Secure Element. 

Huawei revs up Flow Engine for traffic management

Huawei has launched what it is calling the first SDN traffic optimisation engine for carrier-grade networks, which it said can improve network throughput by up to 60 percent.

The Flow Engine has been trialled with several operators and is part of the vendor's wider cloud-based SoftCOM strategy. Huawei's proprietary algorithm suite uses the likes of graph transformation, linear programming decomposition and matrix reduction to reduce the time it takes to make traffic management decisions on carrier grade networks to seconds.

Radisys signs Mavenir VoLTE deal

Radisys has signed a deal for its products to be integrated into Mavenir Systems' rollout of Voice over LTE among operators including Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom and Tele2.

The company's Media Resource Function (MRF) portfolio is being used in Mavenir's IMS mOne Convergence Platform. The software allows the platform to support real-time processing of VoLTE and other video-based value added services.

Subscribe to Newsletter

Sign up to receive our FREE weekly newsletter, which delivers exclusive features and the latest news direct to your inbox.


Much of our content is available as RSS feeds. To find out more about RSS click here.

Follow us on Twitter

Instantly connect to what's most important to you.  Follow Mobile Europe here


Click here to join our group.