Ericsson has been selected by Másmóvil to provide a wide array of solutions and services, including core network evolution based on network function virtualization (NFV), enterprise billing, managed and systems support services and deployment, installation, and maintenance of fiber to the home (FTTH).
Through this agreement, Másmóvil subscribers gain access to an improved consolidated network and new services, such as voice-over-LTE, Wi-Fi calling, and fixed VoIP for residential and enterprise use. The unified management of mobile network and the integration of technology by a single vendor will enable top quality standards for Spanish users.
Másmóvil has extended its existing managed and systems support services contracts until the end of 2019, and has the option of extending their scope to include its fixed network.
FTTH deployment, installation and maintenance services from Ericsson will increase Másmóvil’s ability to continue offering a convergent fixed-mobile competitive offering to the Spanish market.
Huawei and Telefónica have announced the opening of an NB-IoT Open Lab to work on the development of products and applications related to Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) technology.
Telefónica’s NB-IoT Open Lab will be opened in Chile in the next few months aimed to boost the IoT business ecosystem and lead the innovation in the IoT space. It will allow IoT players such as equipment vendors, service providers, end-user OEM device makers, and application developers, to deploy faster their services and applications over Telefónica’s networks. They will also have early access to new IoT developments by combining Huawei resources and capabilities with Telefónica Chile’s well-established R&D center’s facilities, resources, and know-how.
Telefónica Chile’s R&D center is a joint initiative between Telefónica and the Chilean government with the goal of promoting an open and participatory Internet of Things ecosystem.
Telefónica and Huawei jointly deployed the first field NB-IoT smart metering service in Chile during 2016. This initiative enables the roll out of such experiences to many other areas and applications.
ZTE Corporation has signed a strategic partnership agreement on 5G and IoT with Telenet, deepening the two companies’ collaboration on next-generation technologies.
Micha Berger, chief technology officer, Telenet, and Xiao Ming, senior vice president, ZTE, signed the new agreement that expands the partnership between the two companies to cover future network innovations.
In August 2016, Telenet selected ZTE to upgrade its national mobile network, deploying ZTE’s world-class Uni-RAN technology. The network modernization project not only resulted in major improvements in performance and service quality for Telenet subscribers but also gave the carrier enhanced capabilities to manage its operations.
With ZTE’s industry-leading technology, Telenet completed field tests and set a new European network speed record, achieving download speeds of 1.3 Gbps, four times faster than existing 4G services.
Together with ZTE, Telenet is exploring technology solutions for IoT services and high-capacity solutions using LTE Massive MIMO and LTE broadcast solutions.
ZTE is committed to investments in research and development of core 5G technologies including Massive MIMO, MUSA (multi-user shared access), FB-OFDM (filter-bank OFDM), virtual cell, and network slicing.
The world’s increasing consumption of data, combined with the trend of businesses and service providers outsourcing their data center facilities rather than owning and managing them, has resulted in significant growth in multi-tenant data centers (MTDCs). To address this shift in the data center market, CommScope has formed a multi-tenant data center alliance as part of the PartnerPRO Network. MTDC alliance members will be able to offer optimal network infrastructure solutions for customers who need to deploy this technology in multi-tenant environments.
MTDC infrastructure makes advanced technologies such as cloud computing and virtualized data centers available to companies of all shapes and sizes, from small- and mid-sized business to large enterprises, while also allowing flexible and easy expandability as the business grows.