GigaSpaces has announced NFV Lab, a free virtual sandbox that allows network engineers to trial applications and VNFs (virtualized network functions).
The lab is intended for cloud network architects, telecom professionals and solutions architects who are considering NFV and want to learn what is involved with managing and maintaining an NFV environment. The goal of the NFV Lab is to provide access to a live NFV environment and provide a deep, technical understanding of how NFV works while simplifying NFV orchestration.
Users of the NFV Lab receive training from GigaSpaces, including an on-boarding session and a short, online training session that includes the use of Clearwater, Cloudify and the OpenStack environment. GigaSpaces engineers can also monitor each user’s experience in the NFV Lab and provide feedback and suggestions. Users also learn how to build TOSCA blueprints to develop their own VNFs.
iPass Inc., a provider of global mobile connectivity, announced the iPass developer program. The program is designed to allow developers to embed mobile connectivity into their applications.
The iPass SmartConnect Software Development Kit (SDK) provides the tools to integrate iPass technologies and services into Android and iOS devices and applications.
The iPass SmartConnect SDK gives developers access to the APIs unlocking iPass core technologies to activate, authenticate, intelligently connect, and create custom interfaces for presenting and selecting Wi-Fi networks.
iPass said the program will allow developers to bring to market cost-effective alternatives to cellular, or to bolster existing hospitality, airline, IOT, and retail loyalty apps and hundreds of others, while providing access to data.
P3 group, a wireless network benchmarking company, announced the launch of U get, a smartphone app that allows users to test their wireless performance.
Available for Android devices through the Google Play store, U get works in the background 24/7 recording individual, everyday smartphone use. It shows data speeds and signal strength, time spent on 4G LTE, 3G, 2G and WiFi networks, and how many calls are dropped.
The app road map includes the addition of a button to reset collected data and restart data collection, and a day view to aggregate personal performance on a daily basis.
Openet, a global leader in the supply of real-time BSS (business support systems) and customer engagement systems, today announced it has deployed the world’s first 3GPP RAN Congestion Awareness Function (RCAF) for a tier 1 North American operator.
The US operator deployed Openet’s Congestion Management Solution (CMS) to help intelligently manage and reduce congestion across all networks for subscribers. CMS allows the operator to receive cell site congestion notifications from network probes, detecting those subscribers who are contributing most to cell site congestion.
Openet’s Congestion Management Solution also actions Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF) for more aggressive offload if required.
The operator integrated CMS within its existing infrastructure; helping to optimize existing network resources and signaling assets, and minimize disruption to existing systems.
Sensoro, a beacon hardware and software provider, announced the Alpha Space BaseStation, an enterprise-grade ultra-long range and low power communication network system.
The Alpha Space BaseStation can support up to 10,000 beacons and a battery duration for five years with regular AA batteries. The BaseStations is capable of managing up to six miles of deployed beacons, as well as real-time indoor and outdoor monitoring without manual patrol.
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