Thursday, February 17, 2011

Huawei Signs LTE Deal with Etisalat

Etisalat has awarded an LTE supply contract to Huawei for its network rollout in the UAE. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Mr. Marwan Zawaydeh, Chief Technology & Information Officer, at Etisalat, commented: "In line with Etisalat's commitment to elevate our customers' broadband experience in the UAE, we are pleased to have selected Huawei as the strategic partner to build the new nationwide LTE network. The advanced technology will deliver a better surfing experience, higher resolution on streamed mobile content and improved interactivity along with other wireless applications which require high bandwidth requirements."

Sprint M2M Supports IDEAL LIFE Home Health Care Devices

Sprint will comarket and support IDEAL LIFE's home healthcare wireless devices.

IDEAL LIFE manufactures in-home health monitoring equipment for individuals with chronic conditions such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, diabetes, asthma and obesity.

The IDEAL LIFE products will work wirelessly utilizing Sprint's machine-to-machine (M2M) platform and the Nationwide Sprint Network to transmit medical data to health care providers to support diagnosis and general monitoring.

U.S. Senate's Cybersecurity Bill Prohibits Internet Kill Switch

A new "Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act" has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that explicitly states that "neither the President, the Director of the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications or any officer or employee of the United States Government shall have the authority to shut down the Internet."

Full text of the 221-page proposed bill is online.

Huawei Shows IP + Microwave Radio

Huawei unveiled its OptiX RTN 980 platform for integrated hybrid and pure packet microwave transmissions. Huawei also announced an upgraded version of its OptiX 900 series that provides a throughput of 1 Gbps per frequency carrier.

The OptiX RTN 980 supports the aggregation of microwave transmission in 14 RF directions and can evolve to support aggregation of microwave transmission in 28 RF directions. The OptiX RTN 980 also supports TDM and packet cross-connections, enabling evolution from TDM to All-IP services. With a 22 Gbps packet cross-connection capacity, the OptiX RTN 980 also supports high density microwave deployment.

The new OptiX RTN 900 series -- which includes the OptiX RTN 910, OptiX RTN 950, and OptiX RTN 980 products -- integrates advanced compression technology to increase throughput per frequency carrier from 400 Mbps to 1 Gbps. In addition, the upgraded series supports All-IP services evolution with multi protocol label switching (MPLS) technology.