Category: Test & Measurement


Nokia spreads its IoT WINGs

Nokia is expanding its IoT armoury with service offerings to help mobile operators enter new IoT market segments or expand their footprint geographically.

Exfo set to snap up Astellia

Test and measurement specialist Exfo has announced it will acquire a 33% stake in Astellia, and will soon be launching a voluntary takeover bid of the company.

EE experiences performance anxiety

“This has never happened before; I usually perform so well. I guess the BT relationship has taken its toll on my mojo.”

Nokia and du launch network testing drones in Dubai

Drones equipped with smartphones are being utilised by du to carry out analysis on its network across Dubai. The first test, announced by partner Nokia, took place at the Dubai International Stadium to report on network conditions when occupied by 25,000 attendees.

ANALYSIS: Can commodity hardware cut it in SDN world?

Of late there seems to be an SDN (software defined networks) related announcement every few days, as vendors get their ducks in a row to pitch the next evolution of technology to carriers at MWC. But the concept demands a change in mindset for the vendors as much as it does the operators.

A defining moment for SDN

Software-defined networking (SDN) is the latest acronym to save the day, promising more flexible, scalable and intelligent networks. But what does SDN actually mean?

Ericsson picks up IT services expertise

Swedish equipment manufacturer Ericsson has announced its intention to acquire the IT services capabilities of the Devoteam Telecom & Media operation in France.

Cellular base station shrunk into Raspberry Pi

One of the biggest innovations to come out of the UK in 2012 has been the Raspberry Pi – the sub £30, Linux-based, credit-card sized computer. The aim of the Raspberry Pi Foundation is to educate the next generation of software and hardware engineers in programming, but the device has been hacked for many purposes. Not least by telecoms consultancy PA Consulting, which recently crammed a cellular basestation onto the three inch device.

Vodafone leads Joyn tech investment

A Silicon Valley startup on Wednesday received funding from Vodafone to help make the carrier’s answer to OTT (over the top) services a viable alternative to the likes of Skype and WhatsApp.

UK 4G spectrum award process kicks off

Tuesday marks the next important milestone in the UK’s telecoms market as prospective bidders submit applications for 4G spectrum.

Between 10:00 and 16:00 on December 11, 2012, interested parties are able to submit applications, accompanied by an initial deposit of £100,000 into Ofcom’s bank account. The passing of the deadline takes the UK one step closer to the completion of a highly controversial and long-awaited spectrum action, which is expected to be finalised by February or March next year.

Apple vetting operators on LTE network performance

Apple is not allowing mobile operators to offer the iPhone 5 as an LTE device unless they pass the Californian vendor’s own, independent tests for LTE network performance, Swisscom has confirmed.

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