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HetNet ready ActixOne platform enables operators to converge LTE, small cells, 2G and 3G networks London, October 31, 2012 - The biggest challenge facing mobile operators in 2013 will be surviving the complexity of their networks, as exponential growth in data demand drives the deployment of LTE and small cells to bolster existing 2G and 3G networks, according to Actix. Using insights from over 400 mobile operator customers, Actix predicts that a lack of seamless integration between an increasing number of technologies, sites and cell sizes will significantly raise costs and impact customer experience. In 2013, over 150 mobile operators will roll out LTE and the number of small cells is set to overtake macro cells, as networks are expanded with new access technologies. This will result in the average mobile operator network comprising four access technologies (2G, 3... (more)

AT&T Expands 4G LTE Coverage To Kent & Ottawa Counties

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its continuing network investment and ongoing 4G LTE rollout, AT&T* has upgraded 4 mobile Internet cell sites throughout Grand Rapids to expand AT&T 4G LTE coverage for area residents and businesses.   (Logo: AT&T 4G LTE is the latest generation of wireless network technology and provides several benefits for local residents, including faster mobile Internet speeds —up to 10 times faster than 3G, improved performance and innovative new 4G LTE-compatible devices. AT&T launched its ultra-fast 4G LTE network in Detroit in September 2012. The new cell sites are one part of AT&T's ongoing efforts to expand 4G LTE coverage and to drive investment and innovation to deliver the nation's best, most advanced mobile Internet experience for customers. "As the tra... (more)

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and AirHop Communications Announce a Partnership for Small Cell Gateway With Advanced Interference Mitigation

RICHARDSON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and AirHop Communications today announced that they are partnering to deliver AirHop's advanced eSON™ solution to manage interference and optimize system capacity on Hitachi's ER5000 Small Cell Gateway. Hitachi has virtualized its Small Cell Gateway to enable quick deployments, with support for small to very large systems with unlimited scalability for signaling and data throughput. Mobile operators face many challenges with the mass deployment of small cells to address ever increasing data demands. Major challenges include managing the growth of both signaling and capacity. The innovative architecture of Hitachi's ER5000 Small Cell Gateway enables operators to independently grow signaling and data capacity as the network and data demand evolve. AirHop's eS... (more)

Governor O’Malley Announces Newly Installed Security Enhancements at the Baltimore City Detention Center, Including Tecore Networks iNAC™ Managed Access Solution

Tecore Networks, the inventor of Managed Access technology and a pioneer supplier of American-made 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE mobile network infrastructure today joined Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley along with officials from the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections for the announcement of the newly installed security enhancements at the Baltimore City Detention Center (BCDC) in downtown Baltimore. A major part of this enhancement is the installation of Tecore Networks Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC)™ Managed Access solution targeting the control of contraband cell phones. The BCDC installation is an expansion of the State of Maryland Department of Public Safety and Corrections Services program that initially deployed the iNAC system at the Metropolitan Transition Center (MTC) facility in 2013. Located in the heart of downtown Baltimore, the... (more)

Wireless Carriers 2014 Market Research Reports: SDM meets Big Data, Content Management and Consumer Cloud Services Analysis of Opportunities

DALLAS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- offers "Subscriber Data Management (SDM) meets Big Data: Opportunities for Wireless Carriers 2014 - 2018", "Content is the New Currency: How Wireless Carriers are missing the Boat on Content Management" and "Get Your Head in the Clouds: What Wireless Carriers are missing with Consumer Cloud Services" 2014 market research reports in its store. Wireless carriers utilize Subscriber Data Management (SDM) systems to consolidate data in a single virtual data store with centralized administration, management and reporting.  The "Big" part of Big Data comes from the fact that it is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools.  However, Big Data is also unstructured, meaning that it does not have a pre-defined data model or is not organiz... (more)

Global Femtocells Market is Expected to Reach USD 4,706 Million Globally by 2019: Transparency Market Research

ALBANY, New York, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Global Femtocells Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global femtocells market was USD 420 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 4,706 million in 2019; growing at a CAGR of 37.1% from 2013 to 2019. In recent years, increasing femtocell deployments by a large number of mobile operators such as Sprint, Verizon and AT&T in North America, helped North America to dominate the market in 2012. Europe was the second largest market for femtocells as a large number of operators including Vodafone and Telefonica Group have rolled out femtocell services in this region. Browse Global Femtocells Market Report with Full TOC at The fem... (more)

Demo Day is June 12 for the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars

June 12 is Demo Day. After three months of intense learning, creating, mentoring and collaborating, the 10 companies participating in the Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator powered by Techstars will gather at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City to deliver their Demo Day presentations. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Techstars CEO David Cohen will deliver opening remarks, followed by presentations by each company. Successful entrepreneurs from around the country, along with regional health care and community leaders, are expected to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Register at this link. The track record for companies completing a Techstars accelerator program is unmatched in the startup world. Since the first Techstars program in 2007, 80 percent of all Techstars teams are still active, while roughly another 10 percent have been acquired... (more)

Tecore Network’s Managed Access Unveils New Value-Added Capabilities at the Corrections Technology Association (CTA) Expo

Tecore Networks, the inventor of Managed Access technology, will be showcasing the next generation Intelligent Network Access Controller (iNAC)™ with new capabilities focused on providing funding opportunities and enhanced security through value-added features that include secured Wi-Fi connectivity and interoperability for emergency communications. Tecore’s iNAC Managed Access system has been proven effective in large downtown facilities, as well as rural installations controlling the use of contraband cell phones while legally operating within the context of the commercial networks. Our executives will be available at the show to share Tecore’s unique industry experience, as well as identify the key features for a successful deployment of managed access technology. The Corrections Technology Association’s (CTA) 15th Annual Technology Summit will be taking place ... (more)

Sprint Launches Neurodiversity ID Pack, Offers Mobile Solutions for Customers with Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Today Sprint (NYSE: S) launched the Neurodiversity ID pack, a unique bundle of best-in-class mobile applications targeted at helping individuals with cognitive and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, dyslexia and dyspraxia. The ID pack is a collection of apps that can be downloaded with a single click that aims to help improve math and reading skills, provides educational tools, and offers developmental games for children in kindergarten through 12th grade, in addition to providing support apps for parents. Sprint CEO Dan Hesse announced the new ID pack yesterday at the annual Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) gala, where he also accepted the 2014 Change Maker Award on behalf of Sprint. The ID pack is currently available for select Android smartphones from Sprint and Boost Mobile. “Sprint delivers innovative solutions that help to improve ... (more)

AT&T and EPIX Reach Carriage Agreement

AT&T U-verse TV® and the EPIX Premium TV network have reached a distribution agreement to deliver thousands of movies, original documentaries, concerts and comedy specials to AT&T U-verse customers. Starting today, AT&T will begin distributing EPIX as a premium offering across its U-verse TV platform. AT&T will carry four new channels: EPIX, EPIX 2, EPIX 3 and EPIX Drive-In. To celebrate the launch, AT&T U-verse will offer customers a free preview of the network the weekend of July 25-27. “We know that AT&T holds innovation and the consumer experience in the highest regard and we are very pleased to embark on this new relationship,” said Mark Greenberg, President and CEO of EPIX. “Working together with AT&T provides EPIX with access to consumers nationwide and brings Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films, documentaries, concerts and comedy specials to a brand new a... (more)

C Spire opens new state-of-the-art retail store in D’Iberville to showcase customer inspired communication services and technology products

C Spire unveiled its new 3,458 square foot, customer-inspired store in D’Iberville today – promising to transform and redefine the retail shopping experience with a new, fresh approach that captures the imagination, discovery and excitement associated with shopping. C Spire's new 3,458 square foot retail store in D'Iberville, Miss. promises to transform and redefine the retail shopping experience with a new, fresh approach that captures the imagination, discovery and excitement associated with shopping. The D'Iberville store is the third of its type to be debuted by the Mississippi-based diversified telecom and technology services company. (Photo: Business Wire) The new store, located at 3822 Promenade Parkway in the Promenade Shopping Center, is the result of more than a year of exploration and research by C Spire - all designed to deliver on the company’s customer... (more)