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Test and Measurement: Keysight posts double-digit growth in revenue, orders

Keysight Technologies had a record quarter, turning in its all-time highest quarterly revenue and record orders. Revenues were at $1.25 billion for the quarter, up 23% year-over-year; orders were similarly up 23% from the same time last year and reached $1.31 billion. Profits...

ETSI mission-critical plugtest achieves 95% successful interoperability

Remote testing event included Rel. 15 rail transportation capabilities 1,350 tests. 169 test sessions. 50 new test cases. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute's most recent plugtest event for mission-critical technologies achieved an interoperability rate of 95%, which the organization says gives the industry "a reliable...

Who disaggregated my RAN? Part 7: Virtualized RAN: Closer than you think

In previous blogs in this “Who Disaggregated My RAN? series, we have looked at the benefits of a disaggregated Open RAN, including the growth of an ecosystem to support the deployment of an Open RAN. We have also looked at how these disaggregated solutions...

ETSI expands focus on remote testing events

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute is teeing up remote testing events as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to shifting meetings for standards work online and conducting more webinars. ETSI said this week that it will hold its second Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything...

Rohde & Schwarz White Paper: Network Performance Score – The single score for network Quality of Experience (QoE)

Many different and fragmented proprietary scores have swept the market over the years and the methods of scoring are not transparent. Therefore, ETSI STQ group have came about and harmonize the process, they then released the technical report TR 103559 which defines best practices...

GCF, TCCA to tackle mission-critical certification

The Global Certification Forum and mission-critical standards and interoperability group TCCA are jointly launching a task force focused on certification for 3GPP-based mission-critical services, including push-to-talk, video and data. The focus on cellular services delivered via mobile broadband networks is a shift for TCCA, which...

Five use cases for IoT in public safety and emergency response

How could IoT be used to support public safety? The European Telecommunications Standards Institute recently examined the potential use of IoT devices in emergency situations, as well as the state of standards development for such use. ETSI identified a number of use cases in which IoT...

Hosting an ETSI plugtest: 31 VPNs, 120 engineers, 2,100 test cases

LAS VEGAS -- What does it take to host an ETSI plugtest event? A whole lot of bandwidth -- literally and figuratively -- months of planning, and a trio of adorable puppy mascots. During a session at the International Wireless Communications Expo, Walt Magnussen, director...

ETSI forms specification group as blockchain makes inroads in telecom

Ericsson, Huawei, Intel among companies studying blockchain for telcos Best known for providing the ledger behind various cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology is being eyed from multiple sectors as potentially useful for, from a high level, facilitating secure data transactions. In the telecoms world, ecosystem players see...

What is MEC and why does it matter?

What is MEC? The Radio Access Network is only one of multiple pieces that will enable 5G. Virtualization is another, as is multi-access edge computing: MEC. MEC is entwined with 5G, but it’s not exclusive to 5G. MEC can be implemented in LTE networks as well,...

Key points from ETSI on the role of MEC in 5G

ETSI lays out the role of MEC in 5G In a recent white paper, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute outlined the role of multi-access edge computing in 5G.  “Edge computing is acknowledged as one of the key pillars for meeting the demanding Key Performance Indicators of...

Test and Measurement: ETSI’s mission-critical test event sees 92% success rate

ETSI plugtest event was the first to test mission-critical data, video interoperability More than 2,000 tests of LTE mission critical push-to-talk, MC data and MC video at a Texas plugtest event resulted in a 92% test success rate, according to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute....

ETSI’s more mature OSM Release 4.0 now available

ETSI's Open Source MANO (OSM) release 4.0 is lighter weight, more mature The European Telecommunications Standards Institute responsible for European Union telecom standards, announced Release 4 of its Open Source MANO (management and orchestration) standard last week. ETSI is billing OSM 4.0 as a lighter,...

What is MCPTT over LTE?

What is MCPTT over LTE? Mission-critical push-to-talk over LTE, or MCPTT over LTE, is an LTE feature that was first introduced in Release 13 in 2016 as the Third Generation Partnership Project sought to include LTE features that allowed the technology to better address the...

ETSI offers peek at OSM Releases 4 and 5

ETSI-based open source NFV platform tips OSM Releases 4 and 5 that bring more stability, testing and convenience. The Open Source Management and Operations (OSM) project, an initiative hosted by the standards group ETSI, gave workshop attendees at NFV-Zero Touch World Congress a sneak peek...

The role of network interoperability in telecommunications

The need for interoperability Network interoperability has become increasingly important in the telecommunications industry with the emergence network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined network (SDN). These sorts of technologies have freed customers from vendor lock-in by replacing proprietary hardware with open source software, which allow...

Using NFV and SDN to get to ‘zero touch’ network management

New ETSI group focuses on end-to-end network slicing As networks become increasingly complex, operators are tapping into network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) solutions to automate network operations. As the industry looks to the commercialize of 5G networks in the coming years, the...

Nokia provides data context with processing software solution

Nokia unveils Data Refinery solution Nokia premiered a new data processing software today called Nokia Data Refinery, formerly Comptel Data Refinery, which aims to provide real-time data for context-aware intelligence. According to the company, Nokia Data Refinery provides intelligent fast data processing to power complex event...

New ETSI group tackles 5G network and service management

ETSI creates ZSM group centered on management and automation ETSI announced it has created a new branch dubbed Zero touch network and Service Management Industry Specification Group (ZSM ISG), which will focus on 5G end-to-end network and service management. The aim of the ZSM group,...

Augmented reality framework materializing through ETSI spec group

ETSI premieres new augmented reality group Rolling into the augmented reality (AR) space, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) launched a new Industry Specification Group called Augmented Reality Framework (ISG ARF) yesterday. The purpose of the group is to define a framework for the interoperability...

Operational challenges encumbering NFV deployment, says report

Cartesian report highlights challenges thwarting NFV adoption among service providers Operational challenges and immature virtualized technologies are hindering NFV deployments among communications service providers (CSPs). That is at least the conclusion of a recent report titled “The Future of Networks: Dealing with transformation in a...

Production environment adoption hastened via ETSI MANO three release

ETSI Open Source rolls out Open Source MANO THREE ETSI Open Source MANO (ETSI OSM) group announced the general availability of Open Source MANO (OSM) THREE yesterday, keeping up to pace with the organization’s goal to release a new OSM every six months. ETSI is the...

Global NFV adoption crystallizing with ETSI specifications

ETSI NFV ISG completes specifications to accelerate NFV interoperability and adoption The ETSI NFV Industry Specification Group (ETSI NFV ISG) said it is working to accelerate global network functions virtualization (NFV) adoption with the completion of a series of key specifications. The group said it has...

Fog applications get boost from ETSI and OpenFog partnership

ETSI and OpenFog Consortium work together to bring mobile applications to the network edge European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the OpenFog Consortium announced they are working together to develop fog-enabled mobile edge applications. The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pave a...

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