Plume’s product is said to be a deeply distributed WiFi solution that dynamically responds to varying WiFi conditions throughout the whole home, and across multiple apartments in an MDU environment. The solution’s Pods reportedly are designed to plug directly into sockets around the home. Directed by the Plume Cloud, the Pods offer coverage, speed and reliability “far beyond any other solution,” according to the company, using a software defined networking (SDN) framework and Plume’s “Auto-Channel-Hop Wi-Fi” backhaul technology.
Integrated into various Sagemcom gateway platforms, the Plume gateway agent reportedly enables seamless wireless connectivity between the gateway and the Pods. The entire home network and the devices connected to it are actively monitored by the Plume Cloud. The companies say the joint solution makes both reactive and preemptive decisions, which improve signal, speed and resiliency such as allowing mobile devices to seamlessly roam around the home, balancing network loads and mitigating interference. They also point to the comprehensive service provider facing network operations center (NoC) software that they say provides detailed insights and intelligence as to the health, performance and history of the home WiFi network.
Adtran announced it is the prime project vendor in a countrywide G.fast deployment for Israeli incumbent operator Bezeq. The initial phase, involving a suite of G.fast distribution point unit (DPU) and CPE solutions from the Mosaic SD-Access portfolio, will reportedly represent one of the largest ongoing G.fast deployments in the world, and help bring ultrafast broadband capabilities to citizens at a fast pace. Adtran’s IP68 sealed G.fast solutions are said to serve as the foundational element for Bezeq’s G.fast plans.
“Adtran’s advanced G.fast innovation makes it the clear choice for our G.fast rollout, helping us rapidly serve customers across Israel with new, transformative broadband services,” Bezeq CTIO, Yaki Zano says. “Adtran’s collaborative involvement in our strategic development has given us a robust and flexible technology roadmap for the future of our broadband access network, ready to confront new opportunities.”
Global digital business industry association TM Forum revealed that eight technology ecosystem participants – DGIT, EnterpriseWeb, Ericsson, Huawei, IBM, BearingPoint/Infonova, Oracle andUXP Systems – have officially endorsed its suite of Open APIs for digital service management. Nine worldwide service providers − Axiata, Bharti Airtel, BT, China Mobile, China Unicom, NTT-Group, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone reportedly made a similar commitment back in May.
TM Forum’s suite of 18 REST-based Open APIs, which the group says will expand to more than 22 by the end of 2016, have been collaboratively developed within TM Forum’s agile environment over the past 18 months and through a series of Forum Open Hacks and Catalyst proof-of-concept projects. The APIs are being used in a range of scenarios, internally enabling service providers to transform their IT and operational agility and customer-centricity, while externally delivering a practical approach to seamless end-to-end management of complex digital services – including SDN and NFV, according to the TM Forum.
Fujitsu announced the successful completion of its summer internship program with the first group of college students selected in Kentucky. Fujitsu Network Communications recruited on campuses across the eastern part of the state to provide technology education, training and job opportunities for the KentuckyWired Project.
Fujitsu began working with Kentucky universities in November 2015 to develop the internship program, which includes knowledge and training, operational immersion, real-world projects and shared experiences. Interns for the just-concluded summer session were selected from the University of Kentucky and Morehead State University, with students representing a number of degree programs and functional roles including engineering, computer science, telecommunications and network deployment, integration and operations.
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