Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rethink the IP Core, Part 6 - Cracking the Market





The core routing market is dominated by two incumbent vendors. What will it take for Alcatel-Lucent to crack open this market? Presented by Lindsay Newell, VP of Networks Marketing, Alcatel-Lucenthttp://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Cloud-connected Vending Machines Coming from Everything Everywhere and NSN

Everything Everywhere, the joint venture that operates the networks for T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK), is working with Nokia Siemens Networks to provide vending machine owners with remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods. Through the international partnership, vending machines will be linked to Nokia Siemens Networks’ VendMe application and installed with Everything Everywhere SIM cards, connecting them to both the UK’s largest 3G network and France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom’s international footprint.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ VendMe application is a vending management tool hosted in the cloud, and managed and integrated through a coupling of the company’s Machine to Machine (M2M) platform, Cumulocity, and Everything Everywhere’s M2M Management Platform.http://everythingeverywhere.com http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

NSN Sees up to 40% Data Capacity Gain with EV-DO Advanced

Nokia Siemens Networks introduced a set of EV-DO Advanced features for CDMA network operators that enable more efficient use of network resources. The company said new EV-DO Advanced software can increase data capacity by up to 40% in loaded cells thereby helping operators economically manage greater data traffic volumes, without the need for hardware investment.



"We are fully focused on technologies that enable a superior mobile broadband experience, and EV-DO Advanced is one such development. It is a major driver of CDMA evolution and adding this to our portfolio reflects our strong commitment to the technology standard," said Scott Mottonen, head of the CDMA/LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ EV-DO Advanced software encompasses a number of features that increase network capacity. Those implemented include:



Network Load Balancing (NLB) reassigns mobile devices from heavily-loaded sectors to lightly-loaded sectors, to increase network capacity, reduce backhaul bottlenecks and improve data rates.

Smart Carrier Management maximizes data throughput and overall network capacity by assigning one or more carriers to a device (within the same cell or from an adjacent cell) if they are less loaded or offer better coverage.



Enhanced Connection Management optimizes device connections to the network depending on the type of application being used to improve signaling capacity and reduce latency. It includes new features that will enhance device performance and data speeds and extend battery life.



Other EV-DO Advanced features include:



Adaptive Frequency Reuse ensures seamless coverage by reducing the interference in a capacity-constrained cell so the primary carrier frequency operates optimally.



Distributed Network Scheduler prioritizes and allocates bandwidth to multiple users at a network level, to maximize overall network efficiency.



With Single Carrier Multilink, two carriers using the same frequency can serve a dual-antenna mobile device from different cells/sectors. The user device can thus achieve the benefits of a multicarrier network, even if the user moves to a single carrier network.



The following EV-DO Advanced features are embedded in the device, not in the infrastructure:

Enhanced Equalizers take advantage of uneven loading traffic to significantly increase cell-edge data throughput.



With Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD), the mobile device uses an additional antenna to significantly increase reverse link sector capacity and improve user data rates at the cell edge.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ EV-DO Advanced software is commercially available and is currently being rolled out by a leading operator. In addition to the software, Nokia Siemens Networks also offers global expertise and a complete portfolio of services including consultancy, design and planning, systems integration, deployment, optimization, maintenance and managed services for CDMA networks. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion

Motorola Solutions agreed to acquire Psion Plc., a supplier of ruggedized mobile devices, for 88 pence (US $1.36) in cash per Psion share for an enterprise valued of approximately $200 million.



Psion, which is based in London and has operations in Toronto, has been a pioneer in ruggedized mobile computing products and their application in industrial segments around the world. The company was founded in 1980 and was a pioneer in personal digital organizers but exited the consumer market in 2001. It current has approximately 830 employees, customers in more than 50 countries and delivered 2011 revenues of £176 million (approximately US $273 million).



Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions, said: “Psion is a compelling opportunity to strengthen our industry-leading, mobile-computing portfolio with ruggedized handheld products and vehicle-mount terminals that will deepen our presence in the global markets in which we compete.�?
http://www.motorola.com

Infonetics: 450 Million LTE Subscribers by 2016

Mobile subscribers — including GSM, W-CDMA, LTE, TD-CDMA, cdmaOne, CDMA2000 — are forecast to pass the 6-billion mark in 2012, and to approach 7 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Infonetics.



Some highlights of the report:

  • Infonetics expects more than 200 million traditional voice access lines to get dropped over the next the 5 years as people continue to ‘cut the cord’


  • China Mobile, Vodafone, and América Móvil are the world’s top mobile operators by number of subscribers


  • The number of LTE subscribers is forecast by Infonetics to near 450 million by 2016


  • Despite some subscriber migration to TD-LTE, WiMAX subscribers are expected to grow at a 35% compound annual growth rate through 2016, when they will top 132 million


  • DSL continues to grow despite competition from cable, FTTH, and LTE, with DSL subscribers accounting for over 2/3 of all wireline broadband subscriptions in 2011.



"The number of mobile broadband subscribers jumped nearly 50% in 2011 to 846 million and we expect that number to reach 2.6 billion by 2016, driven by Brazil, Russia, India, China and others in the developing world,�? notes Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research’s principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics. “We anticipate Asia Pacific to account for over half of the world’s mobile broadband subscribers by 2016, while Latin America will see the fastest growth."
http://www.infonetics.com

Vodafone Wins GSA Contract from U.S. Government

Vodafone Global Enterprise has been granted U.S. Government supplier status under GSA Schedule to supply mobile services to U.S. government employees in several countries. The company will be listed as an approved supplier to provide mobile voice, data and machine to machine (M2M) services to the US Government in eight European countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, and Greece. Services available include central ordering, spend analytics and customer services. http://www.vodafone.com

Columbus Expands with Acquisition of TeleBarbados

Columbus International, which operates a number of undersea cables across the Caribbean, agreed to acquire Antilles Crossing (Barbados) IBC Inc. and Antilles Crossing Holding Company (St. Lucia) Limited from Caribbean Fibre Holdings, LP. The transaction includes the purchase of TeleBarbados Inc., Tele-St. Lucia Inc. and Wamco Technology Group Limited. Financial terms were not disclosed.

TeleBarbados owns and operates a fiber network in Barbados and holds a broad range of licenses as issued under the Telecommunications Act of Barbados to provide domestic and international voice services, backhaul bandwidth capacity services, Internet exchange services, managed data network services, virtual private network services, public Internet access services, fixed wireless telecom services, domestic and international telecom services, and various wireless spectrum services. Tele-St. Lucia holds a series of licenses issued under the Telecommunications Act of St. Lucia to provide similar services throughout St. Lucia.

Columbus International is based in Barbados and operates in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao and provides digital cable television, broadband Internet, digital landline telephony under the brand name, FLOW and corporate data services under the brand, Columbus Business Solutions. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 23 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Its undersea network spans close to 18,000 km. http://www.columbus-networks.com/

América Móvil Seeks 23% in Telekom Austria

América Móvil announced a deal with Marathon Zwei Beteiligungs GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of RPR Privatstiftung, the private trust set up by Mr. Ronny Pecik, to acquire approximately 21% of the outstanding shares of Telekom Austria AG. América Móvil has just acquired 5% of Telekom Austria and is awaiting government clearance to acquire the remaining 16% stake as part of this deal. Taking into account the shares América Móvil already held, this will put the company's total stake in Telekom Austria at 23%.



Telekom Austria, the largest telecommunications company in the country, also provides telecommunication services in Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia. As of March 31, 2012, it had 20.3 million wireless subscribers and 2.6 million fixed lines.



América Móvil is the leading provider of telecommunication services in Latin America. As of March 31, 2012, it had 306 million accesses in the Americas, including 246 million wireless subscribers and 60 million fixed revenue-generating units. http://www.americamovil.com

Mexico's Iusacell and Movistar Agree on Network Sharing

Iusacell and Telefónica México (Movistar) signed a strategic infrastructure sharing agreement that promises to deliver the biggest 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi network in the country.



Both companies have agreed to unite their networks while continuing to operate independently with their own spectrum and competitive services.



The companies said their alliance will modernize and transform the telecom sector in Mexico, benefiting their 27 million users. The sharing is expected to accelerate the entrance into LTE. http://www.gruposalinas.com http://www.telefonica.com

Telefónica Partners with Atos Worldgrid on Electric Car Charge Points

Telefónica announced a partnership with Atos Worldgrid to provide connectivity at electric car charge points. The companies are participants in Project MOVELE, which is promoting the rollout of public electric car charge points in Mardrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla. Telefónica will supply an M2M system with real time intelligence on the performance of the facility. http://www.telefonica.com

Rethink the IP Core, Part 6 - Cracking the Market





The core routing market is dominated by two incumbent vendors. What will it take for Alcatel-Lucent to crack open this market? Presented by Lindsay Newell, VP of Networks Marketing, Alcatel-Lucenthttp://www.alcatel-lucent.com

Cloud-connected Vending Machines Coming from Everything Everywhere and NSN

Everything Everywhere, the joint venture that operates the networks for T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK), is working with Nokia Siemens Networks to provide vending machine owners with remote stock monitoring, increased customer interaction and multiple payment methods. Through the international partnership, vending machines will be linked to Nokia Siemens Networks’ VendMe application and installed with Everything Everywhere SIM cards, connecting them to both the UK’s largest 3G network and France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom’s international footprint.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ VendMe application is a vending management tool hosted in the cloud, and managed and integrated through a coupling of the company’s Machine to Machine (M2M) platform, Cumulocity, and Everything Everywhere’s M2M Management Platform.http://everythingeverywhere.com http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

NSN Sees up to 40% Data Capacity Gain with EV-DO Advanced

Nokia Siemens Networks introduced a set of EV-DO Advanced features for CDMA network operators that enable more efficient use of network resources. The company said new EV-DO Advanced software can increase data capacity by up to 40% in loaded cells thereby helping operators economically manage greater data traffic volumes, without the need for hardware investment.



"We are fully focused on technologies that enable a superior mobile broadband experience, and EV-DO Advanced is one such development. It is a major driver of CDMA evolution and adding this to our portfolio reflects our strong commitment to the technology standard," said Scott Mottonen, head of the CDMA/LTE business line, Nokia Siemens Networks.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ EV-DO Advanced software encompasses a number of features that increase network capacity. Those implemented include:



Network Load Balancing (NLB) reassigns mobile devices from heavily-loaded sectors to lightly-loaded sectors, to increase network capacity, reduce backhaul bottlenecks and improve data rates.

Smart Carrier Management maximizes data throughput and overall network capacity by assigning one or more carriers to a device (within the same cell or from an adjacent cell) if they are less loaded or offer better coverage.



Enhanced Connection Management optimizes device connections to the network depending on the type of application being used to improve signaling capacity and reduce latency. It includes new features that will enhance device performance and data speeds and extend battery life.



Other EV-DO Advanced features include:



Adaptive Frequency Reuse ensures seamless coverage by reducing the interference in a capacity-constrained cell so the primary carrier frequency operates optimally.



Distributed Network Scheduler prioritizes and allocates bandwidth to multiple users at a network level, to maximize overall network efficiency.



With Single Carrier Multilink, two carriers using the same frequency can serve a dual-antenna mobile device from different cells/sectors. The user device can thus achieve the benefits of a multicarrier network, even if the user moves to a single carrier network.



The following EV-DO Advanced features are embedded in the device, not in the infrastructure:

Enhanced Equalizers take advantage of uneven loading traffic to significantly increase cell-edge data throughput.



With Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD), the mobile device uses an additional antenna to significantly increase reverse link sector capacity and improve user data rates at the cell edge.



Nokia Siemens Networks’ EV-DO Advanced software is commercially available and is currently being rolled out by a leading operator. In addition to the software, Nokia Siemens Networks also offers global expertise and a complete portfolio of services including consultancy, design and planning, systems integration, deployment, optimization, maintenance and managed services for CDMA networks. http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Motorola Solutions to Acquire Psion

Motorola Solutions agreed to acquire Psion Plc., a supplier of ruggedized mobile devices, for 88 pence (US $1.36) in cash per Psion share for an enterprise valued of approximately $200 million.



Psion, which is based in London and has operations in Toronto, has been a pioneer in ruggedized mobile computing products and their application in industrial segments around the world. The company was founded in 1980 and was a pioneer in personal digital organizers but exited the consumer market in 2001. It current has approximately 830 employees, customers in more than 50 countries and delivered 2011 revenues of £176 million (approximately US $273 million).



Greg Brown, chairman and CEO of Motorola Solutions, said: “Psion is a compelling opportunity to strengthen our industry-leading, mobile-computing portfolio with ruggedized handheld products and vehicle-mount terminals that will deepen our presence in the global markets in which we compete.�?
http://www.motorola.com

Infonetics: 450 Million LTE Subscribers by 2016

Mobile subscribers — including GSM, W-CDMA, LTE, TD-CDMA, cdmaOne, CDMA2000 — are forecast to pass the 6-billion mark in 2012, and to approach 7 billion by 2016, according to a new report from Infonetics.



Some highlights of the report:

  • Infonetics expects more than 200 million traditional voice access lines to get dropped over the next the 5 years as people continue to ‘cut the cord’


  • China Mobile, Vodafone, and América Móvil are the world’s top mobile operators by number of subscribers


  • The number of LTE subscribers is forecast by Infonetics to near 450 million by 2016


  • Despite some subscriber migration to TD-LTE, WiMAX subscribers are expected to grow at a 35% compound annual growth rate through 2016, when they will top 132 million


  • DSL continues to grow despite competition from cable, FTTH, and LTE, with DSL subscribers accounting for over 2/3 of all wireline broadband subscriptions in 2011.



"The number of mobile broadband subscribers jumped nearly 50% in 2011 to 846 million and we expect that number to reach 2.6 billion by 2016, driven by Brazil, Russia, India, China and others in the developing world,�? notes Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research’s principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics. “We anticipate Asia Pacific to account for over half of the world’s mobile broadband subscribers by 2016, while Latin America will see the fastest growth."
http://www.infonetics.com

Vodafone Wins GSA Contract from U.S. Government

Vodafone Global Enterprise has been granted U.S. Government supplier status under GSA Schedule to supply mobile services to U.S. government employees in several countries. The company will be listed as an approved supplier to provide mobile voice, data and machine to machine (M2M) services to the US Government in eight European countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, and Greece. Services available include central ordering, spend analytics and customer services. http://www.vodafone.com

Columbus Expands with Acquisition of TeleBarbados

Columbus International, which operates a number of undersea cables across the Caribbean, agreed to acquire Antilles Crossing (Barbados) IBC Inc. and Antilles Crossing Holding Company (St. Lucia) Limited from Caribbean Fibre Holdings, LP. The transaction includes the purchase of TeleBarbados Inc., Tele-St. Lucia Inc. and Wamco Technology Group Limited. Financial terms were not disclosed.

TeleBarbados owns and operates a fiber network in Barbados and holds a broad range of licenses as issued under the Telecommunications Act of Barbados to provide domestic and international voice services, backhaul bandwidth capacity services, Internet exchange services, managed data network services, virtual private network services, public Internet access services, fixed wireless telecom services, domestic and international telecom services, and various wireless spectrum services. Tele-St. Lucia holds a series of licenses issued under the Telecommunications Act of St. Lucia to provide similar services throughout St. Lucia.

Columbus International is based in Barbados and operates in Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada and Curacao and provides digital cable television, broadband Internet, digital landline telephony under the brand name, FLOW and corporate data services under the brand, Columbus Business Solutions. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Columbus Networks, the Company provides capacity and IP services, corporate data solutions and data center hosting throughout 23 countries in the greater Caribbean, Central American and Andean region. Its undersea network spans close to 18,000 km. http://www.columbus-networks.com/

Mexico's Iusacell and Movistar Agree on Network Sharing

Iusacell and Telefónica México (Movistar) signed a strategic infrastructure sharing agreement that promises to deliver the biggest 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi network in the country.



Both companies have agreed to unite their networks while continuing to operate independently with their own spectrum and competitive services.



The companies said their alliance will modernize and transform the telecom sector in Mexico, benefiting their 27 million users. The sharing is expected to accelerate the entrance into LTE. http://www.gruposalinas.com http://www.telefonica.com

Telefónica Partners with Atos Worldgrid on Electric Car Charge Points

Telefónica announced a partnership with Atos Worldgrid to provide connectivity at electric car charge points. The companies are participants in Project MOVELE, which is promoting the rollout of public electric car charge points in Mardrid, Barcelona, and Sevilla. Telefónica will supply an M2M system with real time intelligence on the performance of the facility. http://www.telefonica.com

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