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Verizon gains FCC approval for Tracfone acquisition

November 22, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

It’s an early Christmas present, of sorts, for Verizon: The Federal Communications Commission has officially approved the carrier’s acquisition of prepaid MVNO Tracfone, subject to a number of provisions designed to protect consumers. Verizon announced in September of 2020 that […]


Technology, Wireless

Is your business ready for open virtualized RAN? (Reader Forum)

November 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Ask in the abstract, and most operators will say they favor opening up closed technologies. More participants brings more innovation, competitive pricing pressure, what could be bad? Well, more players can also mean more complexity, more complicated interdependencies, more opportunity […]


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Nokia and Orange trial fifth-gen optics for 400 Gbps services

November 19, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

In a recent trial, Nokia and Orange used the Nokia PSE-Vs, the vendor’s fifth generation super coherent optics, to support end-to-end 400 Gbps services across the carrier’s network. The trial was performed in real-world conditions and over a 914 km […]


Mobile Networks

NetSfere, Deutsche Telekom Partner to Deliver Mobile Messaging Platform

November 19, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

NetSfere, a global provider of next-generation secure and compliant messaging and mobility solutions, announced its partnership with Deutsche Telekom to deploy NetSfere’s secure mobile messaging platform in all St. Augustinus hospitals, a leading German healthcare group. Quick, instantaneous communication tools […]


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PLDT, Smart Tap Vesta’s Anti-fraud Solutions for Online Transactions

November 19, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

PLDT and its wireless unit Smart Communications announced that they are utilizing the anti-fraud solutions of Vesta to enhance the protection of online transactions made by customers across their digital channels. Vesta is one of the world’s leading instant, end-to-end […]


Technology, Wireless

Nokia Intros SaaS for CSPs with Multiple Services

November 19, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

Nokia on Thursday announced it is introducing multiple Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) services for communication service providers (CSPs), in an important first step to giving operators a less expensive, more flexible, and more customer-centric pathway for operating their network and delivering new […]


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Survey: Reliability more important to broadband customers than speed

November 18, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Reliability of broadband service is the single most important characteristic to consumers and definitely more important than speed, according to a new survey from the Fiber Broadband Assocation. A full 78% of respondents said that the most important aspect of […]


Technology, Wireless

Dish selects Equinix as connectivity infrastructure provider for 5G network

November 18, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Equinix will provide digital infrastructure services to support Dish’s cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As a result, Dish will have access to the infrastructure company’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the U.S. “Dish is taking the lead in […]


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Rogers expands partnership with UBC to boost 5G research in Canada

November 18, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Canadian operator Rogers and the University of British Columbia (UBC) announced a new partnership for 5G research. Under the extended partnership, researchers at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses and Rogers will seek to develop, explore and test new 5G capabilities […]


Technology, Wireless

WBA, TIP Collaborate to Spur Adoption of 6 GHz WiFi with Open AFC

November 18, 2021

Via: The Fast Mode

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) announced an expansion of its relationship with the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) that will further TIP’s OpenAFC Software Group and help spur global adoption of Wi-Fi in the new 6 GHz unlicensed band. The partnership […]