Category: Software

Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase

Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase

Ericsson said it plans to acquire U.S.-based billing and settlement provider MetraTech in a move designed to bolster its suite of services beyond traditional network equipment. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but Ericsson said it will take on all 140 MetraTech employees and contractors. Those employees and MetraTech’s platform are set to […]

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AT&T, IBM, ACS tout progress in bolstered cloud services

Telecom giant AT&T continues to push its software agenda, announcing this week a proof-of-concept cloud technology in partnership with IBM and Applied Communication Sciences. The proposed concept is expected to cut set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from “days to seconds,” which the companies said could lead to sub-second provisioning when used with IP and […]

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IDC: NFV, SDN set to ‘revolutionize’ telecom space

IDC: NFV, SDN set to ‘revolutionize’ telecom space

International Data Corp. is the latest research firm to back the idea that network virtualization is set to revolutionize the telecom industry. This includes the move towards software-defined networking and network function virtualization, better known as SDN and NFV. In a new report, IDC predicts that the ongoing “shift to the [third] platform, built on […]

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Verizon Wireless expands ‘network optimization’ to LTE network

Verizon Wireless expands ‘network optimization’ to LTE network

Verizon Wireless is reportedly set to expand its “network optimization” program to customers with “unlimited” data plans running across the carrier’s LTE network. According to a report by Droid Life, Verizon Wireless plans to begin limiting data throughput of customers on unlimited data plans should they meet certain parameters. Those conditions include being in the […]

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Software: AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu to cloud program

Software: AT&T adds Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu to cloud program

AT&T continues to bolster its User-Defined Network Cloud program, this week announcing the addition of Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu Network Communications to the program.

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Microsoft ends fiscal year strong, boasts new focus moving forward

Microsoft ends fiscal year strong, boasts new focus moving forward

Less than one week after announcing plans to cut 18,000 jobs, software giant Microsoft announced financial results for its fourth fiscal quarter showing robust revenue, margins and net income, but a dip in earnings per share. The company, which during the quarter finalized its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, posted an 18% increase in quarterly […]

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IBM set for serious run into mobile enterprise space

IBM set for serious run into mobile enterprise space

IBM has been a stalwart in the computing and software industry for as long as there has been a computing and software industry. This leadership has greatly profited the company, but at the same time left it with a stale reputation as an old-school player in a rapidly evolving game. In a move to shake-up […]

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NEC, Meru Networks tap SDN to target enterprise Wi-Fi

NEC, Meru Networks tap SDN to target enterprise Wi-Fi

Software-defined networking solutions continue to push across the wireless telecommunications space, with the latest push targeting wireless local area networks. NEC’s American operations announced an agreement with Meru Networks to work on integrating SDN-enabled wired and wireless enterprise access networking solutions. The deal calls for the companies to collaborate on supporting the OpenFlow standard to […]

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Matrixx on the growth and unpredictability of LTE sessions

Jennifer Kyriakakis, founder and VP of marketing for Matrixx Software, talks about what her customers are seeing in LTE and LTE-Advanced session growth and how her company is helping them cope with the quickly increasing growth. As LTE networks are deployed, Kyriakakis said, the number of LTE sessions grows exponentially and include very high diameter […]

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Reverb claims tier-one carrier contract in heated SON market

Reverb claims tier-one carrier contract in heated SON market

The increased focus on software to enhance network performance continues as Reverb Networks said it had installed its InteliSON centralized self-optimizing network platform with a North American tier-one mobile operator. To further tease the deployment, Reverb noted the offering was launched in “one of North America’s largest cities,” so go ahead and begin guessing. The […]

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