Sprint said this week that Internet of Things enabler Telit is set to start commercial deliveries of its LE910C1-NS LTE Cat-1 module upon conclusion of Sprint certification expected for June 2017. The product is an embedded industrial IoT LTE module delivering up to 10 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload speeds.
The module will primarily be used for IoT applications, enabling cellular data communication in devices used, for example, in warehouse management, remote monitoring and control, robotics, traffic control, logistic services, supply chain management, fleet management, and telemedicine.
“We are excited to certify this module because Telit is a world-class leader in the IoT,” Mo Nasser, Sprint’s director of Product Development and Marketing, said. “Having this module commercially available and Sprint certified allows us to expand the number of applications we can provide new customers and has the added benefit of simplifying migration of current IoT customers to LTE.”
The Telit LE910C1-NS single-mode module operates in multiple bands including LTE B2, B4, B5, B12, B25, and B26. Features include a high-speed USB 2.0 port, industrial operating temperature range (-40°C to +85°C), and advanced power saving modes (3GPP Release 12).
The Taiwan Fair Trade Commission has granted Qualcomm Incorporated regulatory clearance for its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors, the company announced this week.
The TFTC clearance includes a finding that the main competitors and counterparties of Qualcomm and NXP “all compete globally with their own global supply chains and have no difficulty in providing their products/technology on a worldwide basis,” and that “after the closing of the proposed transaction, the impact on the market structure is limited while there are still many strong suppliers to compete with each other.”
Clearance by the Taiwanese authorities follows similar antitrust clearance of the transaction by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in April 2017. The European Union is currently looking into whether the deal will impact competition. More on that here.
New Zealand telecommunications company Spark is teaming up with Nokia to upgrade its core infrastructure over the next three years. Nokia will reportedly provide Spark with new IP and optics equipment and software, including the new Nokia 7250 router platform. The router is said to address key network requirements for traffic growth and major architectural changes on the path to 5G with terabit capacity and high-port density, as well as advanced security features and a range of interconnectivity options ranging from legacy SDH/SONET to high-speed, latency sensitive Ethernet, suitable for next-generation fronthaul interface (NGFI).
The deal follows closely on the heels of Spark’s launch of 200 Gbps per wavelength fiber link using the Nokia PSS1830 Optical Transport Network.
“This strategic partnership is a key step for us to realize our vision of a data-driven future for New Zealand,” Spark’s GM of Partnering, Procurement, and Vendor Management Rajesh Singh commented. “Nokia is helping us to achieve worldwide leadership in preparing for 5G. It will allow us to offer our customers the most advanced mobile and fixed broadband services anywhere, efficiently, and securely.”
IBM has launched a new offering designed to help companies more efficiently manage applications and services across a hybrid cloud environment by gaining real-time visual insights on the performance of supporting infrastructure.
Agile Service Manager for IBM Netcool Operations Insight will help companies in industries rapidly moving applications to the cloud – such as telecommunications and financial services – better monitor changes in their underlying systems so they can avoid customer service disruption.
“In today’s fast-changing marketplace, companies are under increasing pressure to roll out new and enhanced applications for customers,” said Denis Kennelly, general manager of IBM Hybrid Cloud. “Agile Service Manager gives valuable new insights about what is going on in the network and how it is impacting service quality and customers in real time.”
Companies can use Agile Service Manager to present a configurable topology view that shows the relationships and states of resources both in real time and within a defined time window. Agile Service Manager extends the capabilities of IBM Netcool Operations Insight, an analytics driven software that helps organizations gain actionable insights from the operational data generated from their hybrid cloud environments.
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