IP

Arm shakes up the IP game

Arm has announced the launch of its flexible licensing model to allow customers to access to its IP without breaking their bank accounts.

Europe curtails frivolous patent wrangling

The European Union’s Court of Justice has set limits and procedures on how competitors in any given market are able to challenge each other on patent infringement grounds.

Cisco says global IP traffic will double in 5 years

The headline forecast from US networking giant Cisco’s annual Visual Networking Index is that global IP traffic will increase from 72.4 exabytes per month in 2015 to 168 exabytes per month in 2019 – more than double.

Mavenir CEO says 2015 will see VoLTE, RCS take off in US

Talking at the Mobile World Congress 2015, Pardeep Kohli, CEO of Mavenir, which is to be acquired by Mitel, said he believes both VoLTE and rich communications services (RCS) will take off in the US by the end of the year, claiming operators are keen to move on these quickly.

Facebook moves to optimise mobile video with QuickFire purchase

Facebook has moved to acquire video optimisation specialist, QuickFire Networks, in a bid to upgrade its mobile video hosting capabilities. The San Diego-based startup utilises bandwidth compression technology to reduce the amount of capacity required to host video online.

France launches government-backed patent agency

Having recently earned its spurs proving the Streisand Effect for its banning of the use of the terms Twitter and Facebook on national television, the French government is now looking to take on the role of National Patent Troll. Last week, government ministers Valérie Pécresse, Eric Besson and commissioner general for investment Rene Nicol launched France Brevets (‘Patents France’), a €100m project that will see the state buying up locally generated patents before turning broker and sub-licensing them on a global basis.

No more numbers: IPv4 exhausted

Early Tuesday morning, internet address authority IANA (the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority) handed out two of the last blocks of freely available IPv4 addresses to APNIC, regional internet registry of the Asia Pacific. The move triggered an automatic distribution of the remaining five blocks to each of the regional registries. There are no more IP addresses to be had from version four.

Cisco pulls out of WiMAX market, almost

IP and core network equipment vendor Cisco has pulled the plug on its WiMAX base station operation, further highlighting the ill health of the sector.

Broadband Forum launches certification programme

Industry forums love launching certification programmes, and the Broadband Forum is no different. On Tuesday, at the MPLS & Ethernet World Congress in Paris, the forum announced its first ever certification programme to help drive multi-service network architectures and equipment interoperability testing.

IPv4 internet addresses almost exhausted

Last week analysts predicted that global mobile data revenues will rise from an estimated $208bn in 2009 to over $330bn in 2013, driven by explosive growth in smartphones and dongles. But with legacy internet addresses almost exhausted, the internet community is running out of time to prepare for future demand.

Ericsson CTO to head up IP business

The executive reshuffle continued at Swedish vendor Ericsson on Thursday, with incoming CEO Hans Vestberg nominating CTO Håkan Eriksson as head Ericsson in Silicon Valley, the centre of the company’s important IP business.

Cisco snaps up Starent in $3bn deal

Networking giant Cisco continues to increase its presence in the telco space, on Tuesday announcing an agreement to acquire IP and multimedia kit vendor Starent Networks for $2.9bn.

Cellular Backhaul over Satellite

Sponsored by: iDirect

This paper looks at the strategies of operators in rural and remote areas as well as available backhaul technologies and how these are enabling profitable networks to be deployed in underserved areas. It includes four case studies from mobile operators that have used satellite backhaul to connect remote areas and generate new revenue.

NSN, Juniper eye up IP-Optical partnership

Kit vendor Nokia Siemens Networks and security and infrastructure firm Juniper Networks cosied up even closer on Tuesday, pooling their respective resources in optical and IP networking.

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