Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Nokia and T-Mobile Trim 5G Latency to 1.8 milliseconds

Nokia and T-Mobile US report real-time latency of 1.8 milliseconds while streaming four simultaneous 4K videos over a prototype 5G network in the lab.

The 5G air interface lab test used T-Mobile's 28GHz spectrum and Nokia's commercial 5G-ready AirScale radio platform.

"We've now brought 5G out of the lab and into the field. With Nokia's partnership, we're seeing the kind of astounding data speeds and low latency that are hallmarks of 5G and set the standard for future network performance," stated Neville Ray, chief technology officer, T-Mobile.

http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2016/09/21/nokia-and-t-mobile-showcase-the-real-potential-of-5g-through-network-testing-and-applications

T-Mobile and Ericsson Hit 12 Gbps on 5G

T-Mobile US and Ericsson report a top downlink speed exceeding 12 Gbps using Ericsson's 5G radio prototype system and T-Mobile's LTE network and devices.

The 5G trial occurred on August 3, 2016, at Ericsson's facilities and included test demonstrations of two-directional beam steering, operation of multiple simultaneous 4K video streams and the first test of a voice call connecting between 4G and 5G networks. The test also recorded ultra-low latency connections of less than 2 milliseconds.

In February 2016, Ericsson and T-Mobile announced they would work together to deploy a 5G pre-standards based 28GHz test system for lab and field trials in the United States. The two companies agreed to develop and test selected 5G use-cases and services to enable T-Mobile to evaluate emerging 5G technologies, drive 5G technology development and standardization and to explore new business opportunities.

"We're building towards 5G every single day with advanced technologies in our network, so we can put 5G to work for our customers just like we do with every new innovation. With Ericsson, we've now demonstrated speeds over 12 Gbps," stated Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer of T-Mobile.

https://www.ericsson.com/news/2043477

Telstra Tests 5G in Melbourne with Ericsson

Telstra is conducting outdoor tests on one of the world’s first 5G trial systems in Melbourne, Australia using Ericsson prototype systems.

Telstra's 5G trial system used 800 MHz of spectrum, 10 times more than what the carrier currently use for their 4G network. The companies reported aggregate speeds of greater than 20 Gbps, with an indicative latency of at least half of what is seen in current 4G networks.

“Today we conducted the first live 5G trial on Australia soil, and did so in a real world, outdoor environment. This provided a truly realistic view of what 5G will be able to offer,” Jones says.
“5G enhances existing services with additional capacity, higher speeds and lower latency, while supporting a large number of machine-type connections. We are very excited to be working with Ericsson on this technology and how we can use 5G in the future to further connect and empower Australians,” stated Telstra’s Chief Technology Officer, Philip Jones.

https://www.ericsson.com/news/160920-ericsson-telstra-5g-trial-australia_244039854_c

DE-CIX Tops 5.5 Tbps Across its Frankfurt Internet Exchange

The DE-CIX Internet Exchange in Frankfurt (Main/Germany) hit a new peak traffic load of 5.5 terabits per second (Tbps).

"With the roll-out of Apple's iOS 10 update, we recorded a new peak in traffic on DE-CIX’s Frankfurt Exchange this week,” says Harald A. Summa, CEO of DE-CIX. “In general, our traffic moves along in waves and reflects our usual daily Internet use rhythm, starting at 6:00 am and peaking at 9:00 pm. One should also take into account seasonal changes. For instance, during the summer months, people aren’t online as often as they are in winter.  Overall the data traffic at DE-CIX in Frankfurt is certainly going to increase even more going forward.”


IBM Launches Hybrid Cloud-ready Systems

IBM launched cloud-ready systems, services and solutions that simplify the movement of data, applications and services across a hybrid cloud environment.

Highlights include:

  • Power Systems for cloud. With integrated OpenStack-based cloud management and elastic consumption models, these new enterprise-class IBM Power Systems for the cloud enable clients to transform their IT infrastructure to a local cloud for AIX, IBM i and Linux workloads and extend them with rapid access to compute services in the IBM Cloud.
  • z Systems for cloud. IBM z Systems Operational Insights is a new SaaS-based offering that provides analytic insights on cloud operations for new levels of efficiency and application performance.  It allows users to make better business and application decisions based on trends and embedded expertise on performance data through a GUI dashboard. This accompanies IBM OMEGAMON Application Performance Management, which provides quick identification of problem components through end-to-end visibility for clients’ hybrid workloads that include z Systems applications.  

IBM is pursuing an open ecosystem of partners for the hybrid cloud, including: Canonical, Hortonworks, Mirantis, NGNIX, and Red Hat.

http://www.ibm.com

Ericsson Appoints Ewaldsson as CTO and Qureshi as Head of Region North America

Ericsson has appointed Ulf Ewaldsson as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer and Head of Group Function Strategy and Technology.

In addition, Rima Qureshi was appointed Head of Region North America and will be responsible for the company's strategic partnership with Cisco.

Both Ewaldsson and Qureshi will continue to be Executive Leadership Team members and report to Ericsson's CEO.

https://www.ericsson.com/thecompany/corporate_governance/company_management/ulf_ewaldsson

Adobe's Record Revenue Driven by Cloud Services

Adobe reported record quarterly revenue of $1.46 billion, representing year-over-year growth of 20 percent.

Digital Media segment revenue was a record $990 million, with Creative revenue growing 39 percent year-over-year to a record $803 million. The company cited strong growth in its Creative Cloud and Document Cloud offerings, as more customers adopt a cloud-based software over traditional desktop software.

“We drove strong revenue and earnings performance in Q3, further distancing ourselves from our competitors,” said Shantanu Narayen, Adobe president and chief executive officer. “Our leadership in cloud-based content and data platforms make us a mission critical partner to the world's biggest brands as they transform how they engage with their customers.”

http://www.adobe.com

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