RAD, a vendor of Service Assured Access (SAA) solutions for service providers, has expanded its LTE and LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) backhaul portfolio with a new platform for small cell aggregation.
RAD’s new ETX-2i-10G is a small cell aggregation platform that combines high port density, including 10 Gbps uplinks, in a compact, environmentally hardened enclosure. It has full IP and Carrier Ethernet demarcation and performance monitoring capabilities, as well as flexible IEEE 1588 and Sync-E timing synchronization functionalities.
Aptilo Networks has been selected by a tier-1 carrier in North America to enable Wi-Fi Calling and VoLTE/VoWiFi entitlement.
Aptilo SMP Wi-Fi Calling, a vendor-agnostic 3GPP AAA system, features interaction with iOS entitlement servers for onboarding individual iPhone devices to the VoLTE and VoWiFi services. This adds an additional authorization and security mechanism on top of what is specified in the 3GPP standards. Without the entitlement process in place, all SIM-enabled iOS devices would be allowed access to the VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling services. It also brings additional benefits for the mobile operator such as end-user acceptance of terms and conditions (EULA), emergency address registration, and service activation for secondary devices associated with the subscriber’s mobile account.
Huawei announced it will support Daydream, Google’s platform for high performance mobile VR. Huawei will introduce devices that enable Daydream experiences, integrating new Huawei Kirin and Qualcomm chipsets. Huawei will have Daydream-ready phones, headsets, and controllers to be announced by the end of 2016.
Altair Semiconductor, a provider of LTE chipsets, announced that its FourGee-3800 chipset has successfully completed chipset Interoperability Test (IOT) on the network of NTT DOCOMO, Japan’s largest mobile services provider.
This is Altair’s latest carrier certification, following validation from multiple carriers including AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Korea Telecom.