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Test and Measurement: Industrial IoT will have major impact on test, Frost says

The emergence of industrial internet of things applications in "smart testing" will have significant ramifications for the test and measurement space, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan. "Through digital connectivity, the use of test equipment can be maximized, improving the quality of...

Reader Forum: Better authentication methods for mobile payment security

Why don’t consumers wholeheartedly embrace the ease and convenience of mobile payments? Quite simply, they are worried about the security risk. That’s understandable, given that trust in the security of personal

Anite sells travel business to focus on wireless testing

Anite has jettisoned its travel business to focus on the segment which is proving most profitable: its wireless test and measurement business. Anite Travel Ltd. was sold to United Kingdom-based private equity company LDC for about $61 million, making Anite plc a wireless-only player. In announcing...

IP MPLS Tutorials The Five Best Tutorials on IP MPLS and MPLS-TP

MPLS-TP: The Next Evolution of Your Network http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMbaduTHfig This hour-long webinar from IP test company Ixia focuses on MPLS-TP (Transport Protocol) and in the process, gives a good IP MPLS tutorial highlighting the differences from MPLS-TP. Product Manager Peter Atanasovski also spends the last 15 minutes...

Ethernet over TDM: Maintaining Legacy Networks

Wireless carriers need to maintain legacy networks even as they move toward more broadly deploying LTE. Ethernet over TDM is a conversion technology that allows them to provide 2G and 3G services, and analysts expect it to gradually shrink – but still expect it...

LTE User Equipment Testing: Not for the Meek

When it comes to Long Term Evolution (LTE), it's all about the user experience and therefore, user equipment testing is extremely important. LTE is cutting edge in terms of speed and network performance, but according to Aeroflex, in any real-life mobile communications network there...

Redknee joins ETIS to increase software solution availability: Software Review

Redknee Solutions joined ETIS to boost its service footprint in this week's telecom software wrap-up. 

New software offerings from GL, SwitchRay, Qosmos and BT

GL, SwitchRay, Qosmos and BT unveiled new telecommunications software. 

Test & Measurement: Anite boosts LTE-A testing, Anritsu gets GCF nod

It was a busy week in test and measurement, with a number of new products and upgrades, as well as technological advances. --Anite has had a big week, both with its announcement of remote control for field units and its launch today of a major...

Test & Measurement: JDSU adds LTE-A support to base station analyzer

JDSU's CellAdvisor JD780A Base Station Analyzer series now supports LTE-Advanced with the ability to analyze up to five component carriers for carrier aggregation, and MIMO with up to four transmitting branches. JDSU has also added basic PIM detection, so that a tech can tell whether interference is...

Ercom wins Korean customer, addresses LTE network emulation

Ercom said it recently sold its Mobipass network emulation solution to a major Korean player, with Mobipass deployed in the Korean customer's labs for LTE. The Korean customer was unnamed, but described as "always at the cutting edge of technology". "They were looking for a network...

Test & Measurement: Ixia double-checks financials after CEO fiasco

Ixia continues to deal with the fallout of its former CEO falsifiying his credentials. The company is going over its recent financials with a fine-toothed comb -- although it says it has so far found no impact on its financial statements. Victor Alston resigned...

Reality Check: De-risking SON deployments with network emulation

Self-organizing network is a promising new feature defined by the 3GPP standard to help mobile network operators to automate several recurring tasks required for activities such as cells deployment,

Reality Check: Network emulation reduces mobile network operators’ opex

The future of network validation and optimization is in the lab. Think about the plane industry: 100 years ago no one was using flight simulators to build and fly planes. Try for a minute to

Test & Measurement: Anite furthers carrier aggregation testing; small cell plugfest

Anite says it has submitted the first LTE carrier aggregation (CA) protocol test cases for verification to 3GPP's RAN Working Group 5 (RAN5),  key step toward validation that would lead to the test cases being included in both the Global Certification Forum and the...

2013 Predictions: More LTE, OS options and NFC to come in 2013

The one thing that I’ll say about this industry is it never fails to surprise. 2013 will be no exception. Overall, we’ll see much more emphasis on mobile operators trying to take back the subscriber

TelCo Systems unveils 2G/3G/4G backhaul device

TelCo Systems has announced a new mobile backhaul cell site switch which can service sites with 2G, 3G or "4G" technology. The demarcation device can be used with either carrier Ethernet or MPLS network connections. “It will continue our push and support toward both carrier...

GEORGIA BUSINESS SAYS STATE AL LOWS LEGAL CELL PHONE EXTENSIONS: CELL PHONE EMULATION REMAINS MURKY POINT FOR COMPANIES

NEW YORK-In a notable exception to anti-cloning laws, a Georgia statute enacted last year permits authorized owners of analog cellular phones to have extensions made, said John Doumont, president of Cellular Additions. On the basis of that law, the Riverdale, Ga., company has built...

EMULATION HEARING SCHEDULED TUESDAY

OKLAHOMA CITY-A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in the civil lawsuit filed by AT&T Wireless Services against an Oklahoma City medical supply company that provides cellular phone emulation service.AT&T received an emergency restraining order against Safari Communications on Jan. 8, and is seeking an injunction...

CRIMINAL CHARGES FILED AGAINST MAN IN CELLULAR EMULATION CASE

A federal case against a Kentucky man accused of creating cellular extension phones is expected to go to trial in what may be the first U.S. criminal case attacking the emulation business.A four-count indictment was issued against Don Billy Yates by a federal grand...

HE SAYS EMULATION IS FAIR GAME, BUT CARRIERS CRY FRAUD

Michael Snitz of Phoenix-based Cell Phone Extensions says his business is a part of the new "emulation industry," but cellular carriers call his work illegal cloning and fraud."This is a thorn in the paw of the cellular industry," said U S West NewVector Group...

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