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Feature Report: Managed Chaos: Diameter to Add Order Across Mobile Broadband Networks

With consumers increasingly tying themselves to mobile networks through smartphones and the hundreds of thousands of applications those devices can support, carriers are in need of ways in which to monitor and insure that the traffic load is handled in a consistent manner across...

Reality Check: Finding a voice for 4G wireless

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.Fourth-generation wireless mobile broadband technologies such as Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and Long Term Evolution...

RCR Feature Report: Carriers prepare for life in a SIP-based world

Mobile networks are evolving on almost every level – devices, bandwidth, services and underlying technology. As service providers leverage the mobile broadband opportunity, the strengths and weaknesses of their legacy network infrastructure are coming under the spotlight. Depending on each carrier's upgrade path and...

Lucent unveils Acuity architecture

CHICAGO-Lucent Technologies Inc. kicked off the Globalcomm trade show with an early morning press conference to introduce its new next-generation network architecture called "Acuity." Speaking to a group of analysts and media, Lucent Chief Marketing Officer John Giere explained that Acuity delivers high-bandwidth Internet...

Lucent unveils Acuity architecture

CHICAGO—Lucent Technologies Inc. kicked off the Globalcomm trade show with an early morning press conference to introduce its new next-generation network architecture called "Acuity." Speaking to a group of analysts and media, Lucent Chief Marketing Officer John Giere explained that Acuity delivers high-bandwidth Internet...

BlackBerry maker unveils WLAN plan for on-campus use

WATERLOO, Ontario-Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled its push into the wireless local area network space with the launch of its BlackBerry WLAN Solution. The service includes a WLAN Solution platform and a Wi-Fi enabled handset, the BlackBerry 7270. The company's WLAN offering is aimed...

BlackBerry maker unveils WLAN plans

WATERLOO, Ontario—Research In Motion Ltd. unveiled its push into the wireless local area network space with the launch of its BlackBerry WLAN Solution. The service includes a WLAN Solution platform and a Wi-Fi enabled handset, the BlackBerry 7270. The company’s WLAN offering is aimed...

Nokia, Telenor team for fixed-mobile convergence

ESPOO, Finland—Nokia Corp. and Telenor R&D announced that after teaming up to develop converged services, they are now able to deliver Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem-based services over Nokia’s broadband platform, along with Voice over Internet calls between mobile and fixed Session Initiation Protocol clients....

Vodafone inks IMS deals with Nokia, Ericsson, adds Bulgaria as network partner

ESPOO, Finland-Vodafone Group plc named Nokia Corp. and L.M. Ericsson as its preferred suppliers for IMS technology, an agreement that could stand as a major boost to both vendors. Nokia said it has a contract to begin deploying its Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem solution...

Weekly infrastructure awards wrap-up

The following list details this week’s infrastructure awards for the cellular, Wi-Fi, and WiMAX industries. The contracts are broken down by transmission technology, country and vendor. The value of the contract is included when available. CellularAustria: L.M. Ericsson signed a contract to supply HSDPA hardware...

Vodafone signs IMS agreements with Nokia, Ericsson

ESPOO, Finland—Vodafone Group plc named Nokia Corp. and L.M. Ericsson as its preferred suppliers for IMS technology, an agreement that could stand as a major boost to both vendors.Nokia said it has a contract to begin deploying its Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem solution to...

SIPquest claims VoIP application first to be optimized for Mobile 5.0

OTTAWA-SIPquest, a developer of Session Initiation Protocol applications, said its Mobile Console application has been optimized for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.The company said the product is the first Voice over Internet Protocol application to be optimized for the new operating system...

IMS-It’s all that, but adoption will be restrained for some time

The very mention of Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem puts a whir in many propeller hats. The whirring is justified to a certain degree, but wireless carriers have approached investment in IMS technology with much caution. To understand their position, it's essential to first understand...

Sanyo, Soma team on last-mile access

OSAKA, Japan-Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. said it entered the wireless broadband arena through a partnership with last-mile wireless broadband technology provider Soma Networks Inc. The companies said they will jointly develop and manufacture consumer and infrastructure products for the wireless broadband wireless access market....

Sanyo, Soma team on last-mile access

OSAKA, Japan-Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd. said it entered the wireless broadband arena through a partnership with last-mile wireless broadband technology provider Soma Networks Inc. The companies said they will jointly develop and manufacture consumer and infrastructure products for the wireless broadband wireless access market.Sanyo...

Israeli carrier uses Tekelec for FMC

MORRISVILLE, N.C.-Israeli-based iDEN network operator MiRS Communications Ltd., selected Tekelec's core convergence switching solution as part of its transition to Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem architecture. Tekelec said the solution provides next-generation capabilities, including fixed-mobile convergence and hosted Session Initiation Protocol services.MiRS also purchased the...

Israeli carrier uses Tekelec for fixed-mobile convergence

MORRISVILLE, N.C.-Israeli-based iDEN network operator MiRS Communications Ltd., selected Tekelec's core convergence switching solution as part of its transition to Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem architecture.Tekelec said the solution provides next-generation capabilities, including fixed-mobile convergence and hosted Session Initiation Protocol services.MiRS also purchased the Tekelec...

GSMA announces SIP/IMS interoperability trials

SINGAPORE-The GSM Association said it successfully completed six months of interoperability trials in Europe and Asia with Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem technologies. Many operators and vendors participated in the trials as basic IMS and SIP compatibility are key success factors...

GSMA announces SIP/IMS interoperability trials

SINGAPORE-The GSM Association announced its successful completion of six months of network interoperability trials in Europe and Asia with Session Initiation Protocol and Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem technology.Many operators and vendors participated in the trials as basic IMS and SIP compatibility are key success...

Huawei embeds Ubiquity SIP technology in IMS products

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Ubiquity Software Corp. signed a partnership agreement to develop end-to-end Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem solutions, pairing Ubiquity's Session Initiation Protocol application server as an embedded part of Huawei's IMS-based portfolio of products.Ubiquity said it expects to deliver...

Convergin wins Tekelec contract

MORRISVILLE, N.C.-Israeli-based Convergin, which provides wireless convergence servers, has won a contract with Tekelec, a developer of next-generation fixed and mobile packet networks, to accelerate Internet Multimedia Subsystem deployments with fixed-mobile convergence solutions.In the deal, Convergin's Accolade platform will be resold as Tekelec's Real...

NMS reaches media server supply deal with Ericsson

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.-NMS Communications, a mobile applications solution developer, reached a deal with Ericsson Inc. to supply its Vision Media Server. NMS said its carrier-grade servers allow enhanced capabilities to be deployed in converged infrastructure and in all-Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem network architecture and are...

European VoWLAN market set for growth

LONDON-The voice over wireless local area network market is poised for huge growth, according to consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. A study by the company found that the introduction of dual-mode handsets and the ratification of 802.11 standards indicate a positive market outlook for...

Voice over WLAN market set for growth, research reveals

LONDON-The voice over wireless local area network market is poised for huge growth, according to consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. A study by the company found that the introduction of dual-mode handsets and the ratification of 802.11 standards indicate a positive market outlook for...

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