Friday, June 13, 2014

Huawei Delivers Cloud Data Centers for Phoenix TV Global Broadcasting

Phoenix TV, a leading broadcaster with operations around the world, has activated a distributed cloud data center platform supplied by Huawei.

The "2&7" initiative, covering Phoenix TV's main centers in Beijing and Hong Kong, as well as its offices in Shanghai, Taipei, London, Paris, Washington DC and Los Angeles, will enable the broadcaster to accelerate its content production worldwide away from tape-based production to online, real time availability and provide its viewers with an enhanced user experience. The initiative is the core of Phoenix TV's omnimedia strategy.

Phoenix TV has completed its data centers in Beijing, Hong Kong and London. By the end of 2014, Phoenix TV will have built and integrated its six remaining regional data centers. The new architecture provided by Huawei helps Phoenix TV to logically manage physically dispersed data center resources in a unified manner, enabling Phoenix TV to deliver news on key events from around the world in as little as five minutes.

In addition to the distributed cloud data centers, Huawei is also providing its cloud operating system, called FusionSphere, its USG9500 series firewall, its S9700 switch, OceanStor Enterprise Storage, and modular data center IDS2000.

"The way we create and our users consume our content are changing radically and we are deploying technology to address these changing needs," said Wang Hongbo, Deputy Director of Information and Network Management at Phoenix TV. "The advent of cloud computing has brought new challenges and opportunities to the IT industry. Our transformation to meet the demands of the omnimedia age see us building a resource-sharing platform that converges our corporate resources and serves our scattered institutions, faster and cheaper. We believe that Huawei's distributed cloud data center solution is helping us to deploy a highly secure, reliable and operable IT platform," he added.

http://pr.huawei.com/en/news/hw-345022-ict.htm#.U53xUI1dVSN

Tesla Signs with DOCOMO for Telematics in Japan

Telsa Motors has selected NTT DOCOMO to provide M2M connectivity and mobile communications for the Tesla Model S in Japan.

The in-car telematics include navigation using high-resolution maps, online music such as on-demand Internet radio, and communications via the vehicle's 17-inch touchscreen. Tesla anticipates first deliveries of it its Model S in Japan this summer.

Tesla selected DOCOMO after favorably evaluating its mobile network infrastructure's stable, extra-wide availability, including in downtown areas with skyscrapers and in mountainous regions, and extensive support for corporate customers.

http://www.ntt.co.jp


AT&T Wins Approvals for FTTH in North Carolina Cities

The city of Durham, North Carolina ratified an agreement with AT&T for its FTTH U-verse with GigaPower service capable of up to 1 gigabit per second. The agreement stemmed from a North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN) initiative, which is comprised of six cities, four leading universities, and local business leaders working to encourage development of high-speed broadband networks in the state.

In addition, similar AT&T U-verse with GigaPower plans, related to the NCNGN initiative, are currently approved in Winston-Salem and pending ratification in four other North Carolina areas – Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh.

“We’re pleased that AT&T is choosing Durham to rollout their next round of U-verse with GigaPower,” said Wanda Page, Deputy City Manager of the City of Durham. “Our national reputation as a center for advanced medical research and care is built on cutting-edge technology in the hands of gifted physicians and researchers. A network of this magnitude would expand those capabilities and increase collaboration across industries.”

http://about.att.com/mediakit/gigapower

Texas Instruments Launches New Power Line Platform

Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new power line communication (PLC) modem platform that supports the G3, PRIME and IEEE-1901.2 standards across both CENELEC and ARIB frequency bands.

The company said its new kit provides developers with a smaller low-cost design to evaluate any narrowband orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) PLC technology standard for use in a variety of industrial systems such as smart grid advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), solar energy installations, and building and factory automation systems.

Key features:

  • Incorporates all of the necessary PLC modem circuitry, along with a PLC docking station that includes the circuitry required to couple the modem to the AC mains.
  • Small form factor PLC modules enable rapid prototyping of PLC networks; available for purchase separately so developers can customize PLC systems to meet the needs of smart grid customers.
  • The TMDSPLCKITV4-CEN kit supports CENELEC A (35 kHz to 91 kHz) or CENELEC B (98 kHz to 122 kHz) frequency bands in Europe using TI's C2000™ F28PLC83 microcontroller (MCU) and AFE031 PLC analog front end.
  • The TMDSPLCKITV4-ARIB kit supports the ARIB frequency band (154 kHz to 403 kHz) in Japan using TI's C2000 F28M35H52 MCU and AFE032 PLC analog front end.


http://www.ti.com

ZTE Supplies 100G DWDM/OTN to Telkom Indonesia

Telkom Indonesia has selected ZTE to help upgrade its Java backbone network from 10G to 100G. Financial terms were not disclosed.

ZTE’s converged DWDM/OTN solutions are being deployed over the existing fiber network.  ZTE’s Guard Band solution enables the new network to coexist the legacy system.

Spanning the island of Java from West Java to East Java and connecting all major cities on the island, the Java backbone is the busiest backbone network in Indonesia, accounting for the largest total exchange capacity and the highest data growth rate.

ZTE has been a supplier for the the Java backbone transmission network since 2004.

http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en/press_center/news/201406/t20140613_424912.html

Thursday, June 12, 2014

HP Helion Network Promises a Commercial Model for Service Providers

At its HP Discover 2014 corporate event this week in Las Vegas, HP introduced its Helion Network, a global, open network that promises a portfolio of services for enterprise customers and the ability to create a secure hybrid IT environment.

The HP Helion Network will feature an OpenStack-based distributed cloud computing model. It will be hardware agnostic and HP promises that it will provide a unique commercial and operating model for service providers. HP hopes to attract a wide ecosystem of independent software vendors, developers, system integrators and value-added resellers.  It will also build on the HP CloudAgile Service Provider program, which has more than 115 service providers worldwide and 1,500 private cloud deployments. HP said its Helion Network will include companies such as AT&T, HKT, Intel and Synapsis.

HP expects to launch a pilot version of the Helion Network in Q4 2014.  General availability for HP Helion OpenStack and the HP Helion Development Platform is planned for the same time frame.

“Global enterprises grapple with a daunting array of cloud products and services across locations, which creates challenges that include security, data sovereignty, interoperability and quality of service,” said Martin Fink, executive vice president and chief technology officer, HP. “The HP Helion Network leverages HP’s expertise gained from running OpenStack technology at scale and our ability to unite service providers and technology partners. Together, we’re building a federated ecosystem that enables organizations to deploy services on the right platform at the right time and at the right cost.”

HP listed the following benefits of the HP Helion Network for enterprise customers:

  • An open, secure and agile hybrid IT environment with no vendor lock-in, which enables workload portability between on- and off-premises environments.
  • Access to an expanded enterprise-grade cloud services portfolio that includes horizontal and vertical applications, as well as network-enhanced services such as secure cloud networking, enabling customers to meet local and multinational hybrid requirements.
  • The ability to meet country-specific data regulations regarding data sovereignty, retention and protection.

Key benefits for partners will include:

  • New revenue streams and lower costs by offering differentiated cloud offerings that harness HP and partner technology and expertise.
  • An expanded portfolio of cloud services, allowing service providers to sell other HP Helion Network service provider vertical and horizontal cloud solutions.
  • Collaborative sales and marketing efforts to enhance market coverage and increase go-to-market efficiencies. This includes access to HP training, collateral and go-to-market support via HP’s direct and indirect channel partners—including value-added resellers and distributors.
  • Access to flexible payment structures that help align IT investment with revenue.

http://www.hp.com

Sprint Chooses ItsOn's Virtualized OSS/BSS

ItsOn, a start-up based in Redwood City, California, announced that Sprint will use its Smart Services Platform to enhance mobile network capabilities and enable new types of mobile services.

Under the multi-year deal, Sprint will use ItsOn’s SaaS cloud solution to design and implement granular service policy control for various data, text and voice services. Sprint will be integrating the ItsOn cloud capabilities into its existing network architecture and the ItsOn Smart Services™ device software will be embedded in all new Sprint Android devices sold through all distribution channels going forward.

“The ItsOn solution provides an end-to-end mobile network policy design, deployment and management platform with intelligent and granular control of mobile network communications,” said David Owens, Senior Vice President Product Development at Sprint. “While other mobile operators stay with traditional solutions that require years to deploy new types of services, Sprint will reduce our deployment cycles down to a few weeks by virtualizing multiple service control capabilities with the ItsOn platform.”

http://www.itsoninc.com


  • ItsOn is already being used by Zact Mobiles, an MVNO that runs on the Sprint networks. Zact provides the user with granular control over their monthly plan. http://www.zact.com/
  • ItsOn is backed by Tenaya Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Vodafone Ventures, Verizon Investments, SV Angel and an investor group led by Jim Davidson.

Nimble Storage's News Flash Array Scales to 64 TB

Nimble Storage introduced its Adaptive Flash platform with the performance of flash-only arrays and the capacity of hybrid arrays. Adaptive Flash is based on CASL, Nimble’s patented Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout architecture, and InfoSight, the company’s automated cloud-based management and support system.

The new CS700 Series arrays and All-Flash Shelf boast up to 500,000 IOPS, 64 terabytes (TBs) of flash, and a petabyte of capacity.

Nimble said its Adaptive Flash platform dynamically and intelligently allocates storage resources to meet diverse and stringent application demands on a single platform.  The new All-Flash Shelf provides the flexibility to scale flash gradually up to 16 TBs per node, or 64 TBs in a 4-node scale-out cluster.

http://info.nimblestorage.com/adaptive-flash.html

Qualcomm's Latest Small Cell Chipset Integrates LTE + Wi-Fi in 28nm

Qualcomm introduced its latest chipset for small cells aimed at neighborhood deployments or in small and medium businesses.

Qualcomm's new FSM90xx, which is implemented in 28nm technology, combines LTE functionality from the FSM99xx, which was announced last year and is commercially available now, with Wi-Fi.

To reduce interference and maintain high service quality for dense SMB and neighborhood small cell deployments, the FSM90xx integrates advanced self-organizing networks (SON) techniques through UltraSON software. The FSM90xx can be paired with Qualcomm Technologies’ RFICs (FTR8xxx) to support all LTE bands worldwide and maintains compatibility with the FSM99xx to further ease and speed OEM product development across both product lines.

“Qualcomm is bringing its mobile and networking heritage to bear for consumers, innovative OEMs, wired and wireless network operators,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, senior vice president, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We cannot solve the 1000x data challenge with spectrum alone. Small cells are critical to enhancing network capacity and improving mobile broadband connections. With this latest addition to our small cell family of products, Qualcomm is continuing to be a leader in the industry by delivering a segment-wide solution to enable the deployment of small cells anywhere and everywhere.”

The FSM90xx SoCs are expected to sample in the second half of 2014.

http://www.qualcomm.com


Deutsche Telekom Publishes Legal Intercept Records

Deutsche Telekom published figures on the number of times in 2013 that it was legally obligated to provide information to the security authorities and to enable interception measures in Germany.

The record shows that a total of 49,796 lines were intercepted by German authorities on DT's network. In addition, requests were received for a total of 436,331 data traffic records, the number of requests for subscriber master data totaled 28,162, and requests were received in a total of 946,641 cases for data on IP address owners in connection with civil law proceedings on copyright violations.

http://www.telekom.com/corporate-responsibility/data-protection/More+Articles/239498

NTT DATA and Chunghwa Telecom Lab Collaborate on SDN

NTT DATA and Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Laboratories agreed to collaboration focused on carrier SDN technologies.

In this joint research, NTT DATA will refine the network control system for that purpose and conduct the implementation of the product as software. CHT-TL will mainly organize the requirements for what types of network services should be realized, as well as conduct the application development.

http://www.ntt.co.jp
http://www.chttl.com.tw/web/en/news/news_page_1.php

Radisys, AirHop and Broadcom Offer SON-Ready LTE Small Cell

Radisys, AirHop Communications, and Broadcom have collaborated on a small cell solution that combines AirHop’s eSON software with Radisys' Trillium LTE TOTALeNodeB solution and Broadcom's BCM617xx Series small cell silicon.  The integrated Self-Organizing Network (SON) solution for LTE and LTE-Advanced small cell networks is currently in trial deployments with leading mobile operators.

“Our partnership with AirHop comes at the right time as mobile operators increasingly opt for a third-party SON solution to enable their small cell deployments,” said Todd Mersch, general manager, Software and Solutions, Radisys. “By integrating our TOTALeNodeB small cell software with AirHop’s eSON software and Broadcom silicon, we’re enabling operators to broadly deploy various types of small cells, from residential to urban, at an accelerated pace. We’re excited to see trial deployments already underway.”

AirHop’s eSON is a cloud-based client-server architecture enabling coordinated optimization across small cell layers as well as between small cells and macrocells. It provides real-time optimization of available radio resources via multi-cell coordination to effectively provide optimal coverage, capacity for each cell, and quality of service for individual users. Radisys’ TOTALeNodeB software is a turn-key, deployment proven small cell solution that dramatically simplifies the development and integration of LTE small cells while cutting the typical product development time in half.By integrating AirHop’s eSON within its TOTALeNodeB solution, optimized on Broadcom silicon, Radisys delivers a distributed SON solution that enables:

htttp://www.radisys.com
http://www.airhopcomm.com

Asia Submarine-cable Express to be Extended to Cambodia

NTT Com has reached an agreement with Chuan Wei (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. to extend the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE) will be extended to Cambodia to provide reliable, high-capacity communication infrastructure for the increasing number of multinational companies operating in the Mekong region.  Under the agreement, NTT Com will lay Cambodia’s first submarine optical fiber cable.

The ASE submarine cable, which spans 7,800 km, is routed away from the Bashi Channel and the south coast of Taiwan, areas that frequently experience earthquakes and typhoons. The ASE also takes the shortest route of any submarine cable connecting Japan to Hong Kong and Singapore.

Participants in ASE include NTT Com, Telekom Malaysia, PLDT and StarHub.

http://www.ntt.com

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Brocade Unveils its Open Platform for NFV/SDN

Brocade outlined the first phase of a long-term corporate strategy to develop an open and modular networking platform for cloud and telecommunications service providers.

The Brocade Vyatta Platform, which is the first phase this strategy, encompasses proven Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and emerging SDN technologies based on open standards and open source initiatives. It utilizes established core components, including as the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and Brocade vADX products, along with the open source software projects such as OpenDaylight and OpenStack.

The architecture of the Brocade Vyatta Platform is comprised of three core layers: NFV Connection Services, SDN Structural Services and Functional Orchestration. Each layer of this open architecture is modular and enables customers to select the products and/or solutions that fit their particular data center requirements:
  • NFV Connection Services: Deploy Layer 3-7 network functionality with the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and the Brocade vADX products, along with service chains including third-party elements where needed.
  • SDN Structural Services: Leverage the rapid advancements of the multivendor OpenDaylight Project to simplify management through centralized control.
  • Functional Orchestration: Engage a vast range of capabilities from OpenStack and widely interoperable third-party provisioning and orchestration layers.
Communication between the layers utilizes transparent standards-based protocols and methods, including REST APIs and the NETCONF/YANG model, to ensure configuration interoperability. 

"The growing complexity of today's virtualized networks has made it no longer feasible to rely on a single vendor to deliver an end-to-end solution that fits every customer's requirements of service agility and scalability," said Kelly Herrell, vice president and general manager of Software Networking at Brocade. "The Brocade Vyatta Platform is the industry's first truly open platform to embrace a growing vendor ecosystem dedicated to open standards and open source projects for cloud and telco providers seeking software-based solutions to achieve new revenue streams and regain control over their networks."

For example, the NFV Connection Services components of the Brocade Vyatta Platform are anchored through the Layer 3-7 capabilities of the Brocade Vyatta vRouter and Brocade vADX products, which are available today and deployed worldwide. For more information on Brocade SDN and NFV products, visit

http://www.brocade.com/NFV

In May 2013, Brocade announced a series of networking hardware and software products including the Brocade Vyatta vRouter, the Brocade Virtual ADX Application Delivery Switch, the Brocade MLXe 4×40 GbE Core Router module, Brocade the NetIron CES/CER Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router modules and a Brocade NetIron OS update.

Building on its acquisition of Vyatta in 2012, the Brocade Vyatta 5400 vRouter family is a software networking solution for highly virtualized data centers. The latest software release (6.6) adds support for Multicast routing and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN).  The platform- and hypervisor-agnostic Brocade Vyatta vRouter is already deployed in environments ranging from virtual private data centers to public clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), and supports all major hypervisors, including VMware, Microsoft, Citrix and Red Hat.

The Brocade Virtual ADX is a virtual application delivery platform that increases the speed of application resource deployment and differentiated services for dynamic cloud environments. It enables rapid application delivery service provisioning via the SOAP/XML API, enabling integration with third-party or homegrown orchestration and automation tools.  Brocade said this is especially useful to validate, test and replicate production or QA environments on demand.  Brocade also enhanced its cloud provisioning capability with an update to Brocade Application Resource Broker and continued work on the OpenStack plugin for load balancing as a service.

Overture's 65vSE Micro Server Runs VNF at Service Edge

Overture introduced an open, Carrier Ethernet platform that enables virtualized network functions to be controlled dynamically at the service edge.

The 65 Virtual Service Edge (65vSE), which is part of the Overture 65 product family, is a carrier-grade platform based on Intel x86 micro-server technology.  It comes comes pre-loaded with Overture’s CE2.0 Ethernet Access Device (EAD) software and is designed to dynamically host multiple third party virtual network functions (VNFs). Additionally, the Overture 65vSE supports multiple wireline and wireless connections to the WAN, allowing access to all end customer locations.

The new platform is enabled the company's Ensemble Open Service Architecture (OSA) for software-defined services at the metro service edge. As an integrated platform for Carrier Ethernet access and virtualization, the Overture 65vSE enables virtual network functions to be turned up, turned down, expanded and removed dynamically at the service edge.

Overture previously introduced a centralized model for hosting virtual network functions in data centers, points of presence, and central offices. The new 65vSE enables these virtual network functions at the service edge.  Overture said this provides another choice in network architecture that may enable faster time to market for new service revenue and customer adoption. For instance, there are times when the security, latency, or other requirements of specific functions dictate optimal placement is on the customer premise, or service edge.

“Openness directly benefits our customers and positions them for growth and success. We have combined our Carrier Ethernet expertise with the first truly open platform for hosting best-of-breed network functions from third party developers.” said Prayson Pate, CTO and senior vice president of engineering, Overture. “The 65vSE along with the other components of Ensemble OSA and our Carrier Ethernet portfolio, together bring the speed and agility benefits of the cloud to the metro service edge.”

http://www.overturenetworks.com/products/overture-65vSE

In April 2014, Overture stepped up its game in software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) with the commercial release of its Ensemble Service Orchestrator (ESO) and Ensemble Network Controller (ENC), two key pieces of its open architecture for service automation.

Overture said its goal is to bring together open automation and management of both the physical Carrier Ethernet and virtual infrastructure.  The will use open APIs for deployment into third-party infrastructure.any service provider architecture, Ensemble Service Orchestrator and Ensemble Network Controller may be deployed together as a system or integrated independently.

·       The Ensemble Service Orchestrator is an open, extensible carrier-class NFV service lifecycle management and orchestration system that coordinates virtual resources and physical network elements to create, activate and assure services using one or more virtual network functions. ESO uses the OpenStack™ cloud controller – bundled with ESO – to manage the virtual compute environment, including virtual machines, virtual switches and top-of-rack datacenter switches. For management of the physical wide area network traffic flows, ESO leverages Overture’s Ensemble Network Controller but can also be integrated with other third-party network controllers.
·       The Ensemble Network Controller is a service-aware network controller and management system for the Carrier Ethernet metro service edge. With native support for all Overture network elements, ENC is extensible to support third-party network elements and automates service creation, service activation, device detection, fault management and performance monitoring. By presenting a complete network picture, ENC helps service providers add new services and virtualized network functions without compromising existing network operations.

CenturyLink Sponsors Distributed NFV Proof-of-Concept

CenturyLink is sponsoring an ETSI NFV ISG-approved proof of concept (PoC) solution based on RAD’s dedicated customer-edge D-NFV equipment running Fortinet’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Certes Networks’ virtual encryption/decryption engine as Virtual Network Functions (VNFs) with Cyan’s Blue Planet system orchestrating the entire ecosystem.

The companies said their D-NFV allows the placement of VNFs where they will be both most effective and least expensive, including at the customer edge. The model enables service providers to quickly and easily roll out new services and implement advanced capabilities without having to put capital expenditures upfront into the data center or redesign the network.

Cyan's Blue Planet can orchestrate both NFV and multi-vendor Ethernet services.

VNFs at the customer edge are implemented with RAD’s ETX-2, a D-NFV empowered NID, the cornerstone of RAD’s Service Assured Access solution. RAD's solution integrates an x86 server platform to host value-added service capabilities, as well as network functionalities that run on virtual machines.

Fortinet and Certes Networks provide VNFs that are instantiated on RAD’s ETX-2 by Cyan’s Blue Planet SDN Platform. Fortinet’s FortiGate-VM enforces next-generation firewall security functions that provide network and application layer protection. Real-time security updates are pushed to the FortiGate-VM by FortiGuard subscription services to ensure it is aware of and enforcing protection from the latest security threats. FortiGate-VM is managed by Fortinet’s FortiManager-VM and FortiAnalyzer-VM, which provide centralized configuration, control and security analytics.

The virtual Certes Enforcement Point (vCEP) is a virtual encryption solution that secures data in motion over any public or private network. vCEPs can be dynamically provisioned to create Certes’ CryptoFlow VPNs, fully meshed multi-point VPNs safeguarding data in physical, virtual and Cloud environments. CryptoFlows protect critical data for any application with automatically enforced policies and simplified control of encryption keys.

The solution will be demoed next week at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event in Chicago (June 17-18, 2014)

 “The Distributed NFV concept supports CenturyLink’s managed services strategy by providing a platform for developing unique NFV-enhanced network services and bringing desired functionality directly to the customer premises,” said James Feger, Vice President of Network Strategy and Development at CenturyLink.

http://www.cyaninc.com
http://www.rad.com
http://www.fortinet.com
http://www.certesnetworks.com

Verizon Confirms VoLTE Rollout this Year

Verizon Wireless confirmed that Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will roll out on its nationwide network later this year.

Verizon said its VoLTE service will offer an HD Voice experience from the outset using the AMR-wideband standard.  The company promises a robust line-up of VoLTE-enabled smartphones available when the service launches. VoLTE software upgrades will also be available for certain handsets already in service, although Verizon did not elaborate on which current smartphones will be upgradeable.

Verizon’s VoLTE will also offer video calling options, including making and receiving video calls directly from contact lists. As part of the VoLTE video calling experience, customers have the ability to change their calls instantly from voice-only to voice and video. The rollout also sets the stage for future enhancements through Rich Communications Services (RCS).

http://newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/news-articles/2014/05-20-verizon-announces-volte/


Nokia Tests 10 Channel TDD-FDD LTE Carrier Aggregation

Nokia and SK Telecom have tested the aggregation of ten 20 MHz spectrum bands to achieve a record LTE throughput speed of 3.78 Gbps.


The test used Nokia’s Single RAN solution including the high-capacity Flexi Multiradio 10 Base Station, enhanced with software to aggregate carriers on both TDD and FDD LTE spectrum and to implement LTE-Advanced Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology.

The companies noted that their record performance demo utilized twice the amount of carriers and bandwidth specified by 3GPP, which foresees the aggregation of 5 carriers up to a total bandwidth of 100 MHz.

“This significant throughput achievement builds on our long-term collaboration with Nokia to make the most of TDD-FDD converged technologies. It is also a proofpoint of our continued leadership in providing the fastest connections and the highest quality for subscribers who use advanced data services,” said Alex Jinsung Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of ICT R&D Division at SK Telecom. “Once again, SK Telecom and Nokia have set a benchmark for the global telecoms industry.”

“This amazing speed record shows that Nokia continues to maintain its position as a clear throughput leader in the TD-LTE arena”, said Zhang Qi, vice president of TD-LTE at Nokia. “Operators worldwide can be confident in our capability to tackle the increasing demands for not only faster download but also data upload speeds.”

http://www.nsn.com


ADVA Delivers Global Network Operations Center Support for a.s.r.

a.s.r., one of the largest insurers in the Netherlands, is using ADVA Optical Networking Global Network Operations Center (GNOC) for 24x7 monitoring.  ADVA's GNOC team is working alongside TrueCom, to provide a.s.r. with rapid onsite support.

ADVA Optical Networking’s GNOC is based primarily in Atlanta, USA, and is responsible for monitoring some of the world's most critical network infrastructures. One of the first facilities of its kind to be TL9000 certified within the USA, GNOC offers a range of services tailored to specific networking needs. These services include monitoring, maintenance and management.

http://www.advaoptical.com/en/newsroom/press-releases-english/20140611.aspx

Huawei to Supply 400G Routers to Etisalat Misr in Egypt

Huawei announced a deal with Etisalat Misr, a mobile operator in Egypt, to deploy its NE5000E 400G core router as core nodes for its national IP backbone network (IPBB) in Egypt.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Huawei said Etisalat Misr aims to build a next-generation convergence network platform in Egypt.  Huawei's NE5000E 400G solution provides 100G/400G/1T/2T slots that ensure smooth capacity expansion.

"Huawei will utilize its global commercial deployment experience of 400G core routers to provide Etisalat Misr with a converged backbone network solution that supports multi-service access. Based on the innovative chips and software/hardware platform, Huawei's 400G solution provides a large capacity and enables smooth capacity expansion and low power consumption, empowering operators to reduce TCO while meeting the challenges of future network,” said Zha Jun, president of Huawei Fixed Network Product Line.

http://www.huawei.com