Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SoftBank Demos Busy Hour Mobile Policy Control with Ericsson

Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile demonstrated a policy-based system aimed at improving the user experience in even the most congested network environments, such as rush-hour in Tokyo.

Ericsson's new software feature, the Mobility-based Policy creates a direct connection between Ericsson SGSN-MME and Ericsson Service-Aware Policy Controller. This connection enables mobility management information from the SGSN-MME to go directly to the Service-Aware Policy Controller, while selected policy decisions from the Service-Aware Policy Controller can then go directly to the SGSN-MME. By off-loading the gateway, Mobility-based Policy supports an enhanced, location-based mobile user experience while reducing signaling traffic in the network.

The SoftBank Mobile network includes both Ericsson LTE Radio Access Network and Evolved Packet Core. Ericsson was also selected by SoftBank Mobile to supply and integrate its end-to-end mobile network solution for VoLTE.

"To accommodate our subscribers and data traffic growth, it is critical to optimize our spectrum. By enabling us to dynamically allocate the best radio resources on a per-user, per-terminal basis, Ericsson Mobility-based Policy has the potential to increase our network flexibility while reducing signaling traffic network wide - this efficiency drives additional opportunities to improve both the user experience and network performance," said Mr. Yoichi Funabiki, Director, Mobile Network Planning Division, Core Network Department SoftBank Mobile.

"Ericsson and SoftBank Mobile work together to consistently enhance the performance and user experience on their mobile network. With this demonstration of Mobility-based Policy, an innovative feature of Ericsson's Evolved Packet Core, we continue to strengthen our strategic partnership with SoftBank Mobile," stated Jan Signell, Head of Region North East Asia, Ericsson.

http://www.ericsson.com/news/1847974
http://www.softbank.jp/en/corp/

Huawei Achieves 63Mbps in 3C-HSDPA Test

Huawei achieved a peak download rate of 63 Mbps in a laboratory test of 3-Carrier-High Speed Downlink Packet Access (3C-HSDPA). The result represents an improvement of 50% increase in downlink user speeds compared with Dual Carrier-High Speed Downlink Packet Access (DC-HSDPA).

Release10 of 3GPP introduces 3C-HSDPA technology, effectively aggregating three carriers for a single downlink subscriber over one or two mainstream UMTS bands at 850-900MHz and 2100MHz.

Huawei said continuous improvement to HSDPA potentially benefits billions of users currently on UMTS networks worldwide.

"This is a timely and important milestone in a fast expanding world of smart phones, growing mobile video demand and real-time large file download expectations," said Wang Yixiang, President of UMTS Domain in Huawei. "The relevance of higher speed downlink is also of significance for a growing number of multi-carrier networks, especially 3G 900 MHz and 2100 MHz band network deployments where improving download speeds through multi-carrier aggregation technology is critical for maintaining user experience and retention."

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-361277-3c-hsdpa.htm#.U-rhb_ldX5w

ShoreTel Continues to Innovate with Mobile Video, Virtualized Router

ShoreTel released a major update to its premises-based mobility solution, adding seamless mobile-enabled video conferencing over Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

ShoreTel Mobility 8 has integration with the ShoreTel Communicator desktop call-control suite. Employees can communicate via video between iOS and Android smartphones and tablets using the ShoreTel Mobility Client, with single touch video calling from the keypad. Users can participate in multi-party video sessions from mobile devices to room-based video communication systems. ShoreTel Mobility 8 also supports video communication from the user’s Windows desktop using ShoreTel Communicator.

The new software also introduces a virtualized ShoreTel Mobility Router.

“We’re making mobile collaboration simple and ubiquitous,” said Pej Roshan, vice president of product management at ShoreTel. “End users want consistency of capabilities regardless of which device they use. Now teams can stay connected and collaborate using the ShoreTel Mobility Client as well as the ShoreTel Communicator desktop client, on any device, and from anywhere.”

http://www.shoretel.com/about/newsroom/press_releases/ShoreTel_Delivers_Brilliantly_Simple_Mobile_Video_Collaboration__with_ShoreTel_Mobility_8.html

Huawei Inks Partnership with Telekom Malaysia

Huawei and Telekom Malaysia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-develop next generation access technologies for both fixed-line and wireless connectivity in Malaysia.

The partnership will see Huawei and Telekom Malaysia's Research & Development arm jointly research the most suitable, customized copper access and 4G solutions for Malaysia’s fixed and broadband landscapes. Through this collaboration, both parties will share research facilities and encourage knowledge transferring, as well as establish a joint lab within the TM Innovation Center, in Cyberjaya within the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) of Malaysia.

"Being a part of Malaysia’s digital transformation has been an exciting experience for us at Huawei. TM’s High Speed Broadband (HSBB) project has become a global reference point of future-oriented smart networks. By jointly developing technologies that utilize TM’s existing copper wires, TM can make efficient use of resources, quickly implement bandwidth strategies, and launch additional new services, including IPTV and HDTV based on the fast broadband to score more commercial success," stated Mr. Mike Wang, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Malaysia.

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-361282-tm.htm#.U-rf3fldX5w

Singtel Adds 2GB Wi-Fi Allowance to Mobile Plans

SingTel will begin offering a 2GB monthly Wi-Fi allowance to many of its 4G mobile plans.

SingTel Wi-Fi connectivity is available at many crowded locations around Singapore including underground MRT stations. Users will be able to access the Wi-Fi network seamlessly without having to input a manual password.

http://info.singtel.com/personal/phones-plans/mobile/postpaid/standard/singtel-wifi

Vodafone India Picks Ericsson's Charging System

Vodafone India will use Ericsson's Charging System in a deployment supporting 75 million prepaid users. The Ericsson Charging System enables a host of new services like flexible refill, community charging and real time balance notifications among several other different voice and data offerings.

As a part of the five-year agreement, Ericsson will be replacing legacy infrastructure with its new Charging System across five new circles of Uttar Pradesh (W), Uttar Pradesh (E), Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, in addition to Mumbai and Maharashtra circles where it was already deployed. The deployment will enable convergence across payment methodologies and devices, and enable Vodafone to activate enhanced data charging via mobile broadband charging in the future. Financial terms were not disclosed.

http://www.ericsson.com

Cyan Posts Q2 Revenue of $24 Million

Cyan reported Q2 revenue of $24.4 million, exceeding its previously issued financial guidance.  The result compares with $19.0 million for the first quarter of 2014 and $31.7 million in the second quarter of 2013. GAAP net loss for the second quarter was $14.7 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to a net loss of $17.8 million, or $0.38 per share, in the first quarter of 2014 and $9.1 million, or $0.33 per share, in the same period last year.

“In the second quarter we remained focused on our key initiatives, announced several new customer and partner collaborations and launched Planet Orchestrate, a significant new addition to our Blue Planet SDN and NFV platform,” said Mark Floyd, Cyan’s chairman and chief executive officer. “We are pleased with our execution this quarter and with the momentum we see in the market.

http://www.cyaninc.com

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