Cisco has launched its new Ultra Services Platform, a complete, virtualized mobile services platform that helps mobile operators launch and deploy new services faster and more efficiently.
According to Cisco, the Ultra platform is special because it utilizes a Distributed SDN Architecture, has the potential for massive scale, makes Network Function Virtualization easy and is 5G ready. Cisco said Ultra can help save up to 35 percent on backhaul costs by pushing data processing to the edges of the network. The system is tested to over two terabytes per second of traffic handling capacity, and over 20 million connections, Cisco said.
Ultra is deployable over public, private, or hybrid clouds, and may be combined with Cisco SaaS solutions like Infinite Video, Spark, and others. The system is also compatible with third-party components, Cisco said.
Free wireless carrier FreedomPop is celebrating 100 days since its launch in the United Kingdom with a special offer for residents there. The service, which generally offers free plans of 200 minutes, 200 texts and 200 MBs of data, is offering U.K. residents who sign up for a new plan free unlimited data, 1,000 talk minutes and 1,000 texts for one month, plus a free SIM. The offer is available this week only.
PCS Wireless, a provider of mobile device lifecycle services, unveiled “repaq,” a new brand of retail packaged, certified pre-owned, tier 1 smartphones with 12 months of protection for the consumer.
The debut of repaq allows retailers around the world the ability to offer consumers direct access to top smartphone brands at discount prices, with full protection. Repaq is available in more than 65 countries.
Truphone has launched its new Truphone FastSIM and Internet of Things Connectivity Management Platform. Truphone’s SIM allows a phone or machine to rapidly respond in cross-country mobility scenarios or localize quickly when it is switched on in a new country. The Truphone FastSIM operates with a cloud based management service, enabling an “install once, deploy anywhere” approach
Accelerite, a provider of infrastructure software for enterprises and telecom carriers, has launched an Aepona IoT platform with a new cloud-neutral capability that allows application developers to build IoT applications and deploy them in any IoT cloud platform, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT, IBM Bluemix or Microsoft Azure.
EMnify, a Berlin-based global cellular M2M and IoT connectivity platform, has launched its delivery engine, EMpower. Available immediately, EMpower enables Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and vendors of connected devices with a bundled solution for payment/billing, subscription management and digital fulfilment, along with provisioning and connectivity management. The system also includes a desktop and mobile front-end consumer application, EMstore, through which end-users can manage their subscription and billing account details.
EMnify also launched its Trusted Service Manager function, EMtrust. Available immediately, EMtrust is charged with the secure provisioning and management of eUICC SIMs; specially designed to address integration issues when switching Mobile Network Operators (MNO). EMtrust’s Embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) enables Over-The-Air provisioning, allowing enterprises and manufacturers to switch MNOs without physically changing the SIM.
Radisys Corporation, a services acceleration company, announced the addition of the TDE-200 and TDE-500 traffic distribution platforms to the company’s FlowEngine product portfolio. These new platforms, along with the previously announced TDE-1000, run Radisys’ FlowEngine software, the innovative solution that brings together switching, load balancing and routing functionality under open SDN policy control.
The TDE-200 is targeted as a cost-effective, intelligent front end traffic distributor that regulates traffic flows with high throughput and low latency. The TDE-500 platform offers SDN and NFV deployment flexibility for either distributed edge sites or core data center networks. It also provides the option to fuse together on-board SDN controller technology and value-added virtualized network services like network analytics.
Filed Under: Infrastructure, IoT • IIoT • internet of things • Industry 4.0