MWC17 News from Fira Gran Via: Huawei/Vodafone V2X demo, Comptel/Salesforce collaboration, Mycom OSI assures DT EVPL, Sonus adds LTE calling
Huawei and Vodafone demo cellular V2X at Barcelona race track
Huawei and Vodafone, with the support of Audi, demonstrated the use of cellular technology to connect cars to each other, to people, and to roadside infrastructure enhancing safety and delivering a better driving experience. Using cellular V2X (C-V2X) technology, the live demonstration took place at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya race track on the sidelines of MWC17.
Comptel collaborates with Salesforce on customer engagement solution
Comptel announced Next Best Engagement, a collaboration with Salesforce designed to empower the omnichannel customer journey for digital telcos. Next Best Engagement, unveiled at MWC17, is powered by Comptel’s Fastermind, to help communications service providers recommend, predict and automate real-time decisions for the most suitable actions in a customer’s journey. The solution will be available to operators who are using either Salesforce’s Marketing, Service or Sales clouds to recommend and trigger actions to enable more personalised marketing and sales opportunities and more responsive customer care.
Deutsche Telekom taps Mycom OSI for Ethernet VPL service assurance
Mycom OSI announced that Deutsche Telekom has deployed its digital service quality management (SQM) solution to assure its next-generation corporate broadband service. DT offers a corporate Ethernet VPL service to enterprise customers and required the highest QoS in the market to differentiate its offering. To that end, DT selected Mycom OSI’s ProAssure digital Service Quality Management solution and ProOptima network performance management software for its BNG (Broadband Network Gateway) network. Since ProAssure was still in pre- launch at the time of selection, Mycom OSI says it was able to successfully collaborate with DT in agile development mode to adapt and add features specific to its requirements.
Sonus adds LTE Calling to mobility suite
Sonus Networks introduced the newest addition to its mobility suite: LTE Calling, an extension of Wi-Fi Calling that provides operators with another access option for offloading voice and messaging using the LTE or HSPA data channel, allowing cellcos and MVNOs to decrease costs and increase subscriber satisfaction and minutes of use. This new capability is offered in conjunction with Sonus’ Mobile Client, Virtual Mobile Core and SBC SWe.
VeloCloud partners with NetFoundry
VeloCloud Networks has announced a partnership with NetFoundry, a new venture of Tata Communications, and interoperability with the NetFoundry platform. NetFoundry’s software provides secure, resilient packet routing across multiple mid-mile Tier 1 Internet connections to optimize application delivery of SaaS, cloud and IoT services. Under the new partnership, VeloCloud customers are able to continue to leverage its system of VeloCloud Gateways in addition to the NetFoundry optimization, while customers of NetFoundry are able to connect branch offices to the NetFoundry platform.
ZTE and Intel in IoT cooperation pact
ZTE and Intel officially signed a strategic cooperation agreement at an IoT forum at MWC17. Both parties will jointly establish an innovative lab for research and development of future key IoT technologies, including experimental verification, evaluation, and research and development of related technologies, thereby providing integrated market-oriented IoT solutions.
Rohde & Schwarz creates NB-IoT tests for QT LTE modem
Rohde & Schwarz says it has successfully implemented a wide range of NB-IoT tests that can be used to verify Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 global Cat M1/Cat NB-1 dual-mode LTE modem. By using the R&S CMW-KU300 NB-IoT MLAPI scenarios and the R&S CMW-KR313 3GPP Rel. 13 C-IoT protocol test enabler on a single R&S CMW500 radio communication tester, engineers can test their IoT devices based on the MDM9206 LTE modem under realistic conditions by attaching and establishing a real-time, comprehensive connection with the simulated network, and then testing relevant signalling and RF scenarios related to the 3GPP Release 13 specification.