LTE Standard for Voice, SMS Approved
In a move likely to spur the rollout of Long Term Evolution, a group of carriers, infrastructure suppliers, and device makers has agreed on a standard for the introduction and delivery of voice and SMS services over LTE networks. Called the One Voice initiative, the technical profile standard has defined an optimal set of existing 3GPP-specified functionalities that can serve as a standard for mobile service providers, network vendors and handset makers. More
CDMA Body Joins 3GPP on Road to 4G
from Rethink Wireless
Among incumbent 3G operators, whether CDMA or GSM/HSPA, the trend is to a common LTE platform, ever since Qualcomm dropped its separate 4G path for CDMA, Ultra Mobile Broadband. The shift in the market was signed and sealed last week when the CDMA Development Group joined the 3GPP as a market representation partner, bringing it into the heartland of the GSM community's standards body. More
Sprint Launches 4G Service in 10 Additional Markets
from the Kansas City Business Journal
Sprint on Nov. 2 launched 4G service in 10 more markets. The wireless carrier said in several releases Monday that its ultra-fast mobile broadband service now is available in Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth and the North Carolina cities of Charlotte, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point. Sprint launched 4G service in Philadelphia on Oct. 26. The service is expected to reach San Antonio and Austin, Texas, this month, and to be available in Honolulu and Maui, Hawaii, and in Seattle/Tacoma, Wash., in early December, Sprint said in October. More
Multitasking Your Fiber Network
from Fierce Telecom
Organizers of this year's SUPERCOMM event may have been selling the idea of the broadband connected nation, but one of the offshoots of the show's theme was how service providers are leveraging fiber pipes not just to support broadband, but also enterprise services and wireless backhaul opportunities that come along the path of that fiber. In other words, traditional service providers (Qwest, and Verizon), wholesalers (Level3), cable (Cox Business) and newer competitors (FiberTower) are building out their respective fiber networks to serve multiple tasks simultaneously.
Cisco to Jumpstart Hiring Amid "Profound Opportunity"
Cisco once again is serving as a bellwether for the tech industry. The company's shares climbed in trading on Nov. 5, leading a broad advance among tech stocks, a day after executives reported a fiscal first-quarter profit. The income was lower than the year before, but it still was higher than analysts had expected. Cisco brought in $1.8 billion, or 30 cents per share, down from a profit of $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. However, adjusted income pushed the per-share price to 36 cents -- 5 cents higher than what Wall Street predicted. As Cisco rebounds, expect the San Jose, Calif.-based equipment maker to "remain aggressive" on M&A and partnerships, as well as new hiring. More
Here We Go Again: ISPs as Copyright Police
from Telephony Online
Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement talks are underway in Seoul, South Korea, with proposals on the table that would force ISPs to watch for and ultimately punish illegal downloaders of copyrighted content. For now, reports on the substance of the talks is limited to a few press reports. For service providers, the desire to be good corporate citizens on this issue has to be balanced with the practical issue of how to implement such a scheme and the ongoing battles over the outer bounds of net neutrality. In play is not just the idea of having ISPs track downloaders, but playing "enforcement" cop as well. Options include sending out e-mails/letters to violators or even throttling network bandwidth as a warning, a tactic that Richard Cotton, general counsel for NBC Universal, recently proposed in a SUPERCOMM keynote. More
Smart Meter Installations to Reach 250 Million Worldwide by 2015
Advanced metering infrastructure, integrating two-way communications with energy measurement, is on the front lines of utility Smart Grid deployments, promising energy savings by changing how and when customers use electricity. According to a new report from Pike Research, more than 250 million smart meters will be installed worldwide by 2015, representing a penetration rate of 18 percent of all electrical meters by that time, up from 46 million in 2008. More
Will Smart Grid Power IPv6?
from Network World
Could Smart Grid, the Obama Administration's effort to modernize the nation's electric grid, be the killer app for IPv6? That's what Internet engineers are asking as they see billions of dollars in stimulus funds pumped into smart electric meters, automated utility substations and new sensors networks -- all of which could take advantage of the abundant address space and built-in security offered by IPv6, the long-anticipated upgrade to the Internet's main communications protocol. More
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