Ribbon Communications | July 28, 2022
Ribbon Communications Inc. a global provider of real time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions to many of the world's largest service providers, enterprises, and critical infrastructure operators to modernize and protect their networks, today announced that it has been selected by BoFiNet, a wholesale provider of national and international telecommunications infrastructure, to upgrade and enhance its national backbone network across Botswana.
"Our backbone network is not only vital for service providers in Botswana, but also handles an enormous amount of international traffic, playing a crucial role in both Pan-African and global connectivity for the entire country, Ribbon's solution gives us the flexibility to provide our customers with the connectivity they need today, the resilience and reliability to guarantee those services, and the capacity to grow and modernize, supporting their needs both now and well into the future."
Mpho Koolese, BoFiNet Technical Executive
BoFiNet's backbone network, Botswana's largest, supports the company's mandate to provide a world-class telecommunications infrastructure to help drive connectivity and economic growth. More than 75 of the country's service providers connect to and rely on BoFiNet's network, which includes 10,600 kilometers (6,500 miles) of fibre covering more than 200 towns and villages.
Ribbon provided BoFiNet with a multi-terabit optical network that combines DWDM transport and OTN switching. Based on Ribbon's Apollo optical networking products, the solution gives BoFiNet a fully programmable optical network that supports multiple-routing resiliency and dynamic restoration across its pan-national optical transit network. The network boasts a capacity of 48 channels at 200G per channel with an easy path to upgrade to 400G as traffic demand increases.
"We've worked closely with BoFiNet to create the advanced solution that leverages the best of DWDM transport and OTN switching to meet their requirements," said Lior Tourgeman, Ribbon's VP Sales, Africa. "The enhanced capacity, flexibility and resiliency enables BoFiNet to support service providers with a broad variety of needs, as it continues to realize its vision to be a leader in the continent's digital transformation."
Ribbon Communications (Nasdaq: RBBN) delivers communications software, IP and optical networking solutions to service providers, enterprises and critical infrastructure sectors globally. We engage deeply with our customers, helping them modernize their networks for improved competitive positioning and business outcomes in today's smart, always-on and data-hungry world. Our innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio delivers unparalleled scale, performance, and agility, including core to edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offers, leading-edge security and analytics tools, along with IP and optical networking solutions for 5G. We maintain a keen focus on our commitments to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters, offering an annual Sustainability Report to our stakeholders.
PCTEL | August 02, 2022
PCTEL, Inc. a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, today announced the launch of SeeHawk™ Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communications networks. SeeHawk Monitor also enables automatic testing of the uplink signal, which is the signal from a handset to the radio site, for the purpose of determining that in-building coverage complies with fire code standards.
First responders rely on radio communications to protect their teams and the communities they support. Interference on the radio network can have life threatening consequences if public safety personnel can’t communicate with incident command or with each other. The SeeHawk Monitor system automatically detects and helps users to identify interference from sources such as other communications networks, bidirectional amplifiers (BDAs), and high-powered industrial systems, so radio network managers can mitigate these sources of interferences to ensure reliable critical communications for first responders.
SeeHawk Monitor users can:
Continuously monitor spectrum across multiple radio sites
Rapidly detect and characterize service impacting noise and interference
Investigate problems with spectrum analysis in real-time or event replay modes
Automatically test the uplink signal during in-building coverage testing
“SeeHawk Monitor resolves key pain points repeatedly mentioned in our conversations with public safety industry professionals, It’s more than just public safety, as public and private wireless networks can also benefit from quickly and efficiently identifying service-impacting issues such as interference and poor in-building coverage.”
James Zik, PCTEL’s Vice President, Test & Measurement Product Management
The SeeHawk™ Monitor system is easy to install and is scalable to the needs of any network. It is composed of multiple Remote Test Units (RTUs), which monitor spectrum and measure radio signals at each radio site, and the SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager, which monitors and configures all RTUs in the system.
SeeHawk Monitor’s uplink testing feature makes it easier to ensure high-quality indoor coverage that complies with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) standards. The SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager remotely manages automated uplink data collection on RTUs throughout the network. This enables a tester using a single PCTEL® public safety network testing solution to automatically collect uplink and downlink measurements in one survey of a building.
Customers can contact PCTEL now to place an order for SeeHawk™ Monitor, expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2022.
PCTEL will demonstrate SeeHawk Monitor along with its other solutions for the critical communications industry at the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ NASFM Fire Prevention & Safety Symposium in Las Vegas, August 2 at booth #303.
PCTEL is a leading global provider of wireless connectivity solutions, including purpose-built Industrial IoT devices, antenna systems, and test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform, and grow.
Nokia | May 26, 2022
Nokia and T-Mobile announced today that they would collaborate to build 5G private mobile networks and hybrid mobile networks. T-Mobile's 5G Advanced Network Products, a suite of 5G networks that allow apps to assist business and government clients with ultrafast speeds, reduced latency, and control over their connection, will include these solutions. Customers now have access to a versatile solution that produces real-world outcomes and next-level performance.
Until T-Mobile launched 5G Advanced Network Options today, finding solutions outside of private 5G networks was difficult. T-Mobile and Nokia are stepping in as America's 5G leaders, with the nation's biggest and fastest 5G network, to provide consumers with accessible 5G network services that give the appropriate performance they require, giving significant advantages over Wi-Fi or wired networks.
MishkaDehghan, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Product, and Solutions Engineering, T-Mobile Business Group said that "Nokia is an established leader in end-to-end private wireless network solutions with extensive experience deploying private networks for enterprise and industry verticals. We have a longstanding trusted partnership with Nokia for our nationwide mobile network, and we are excited to work with Nokia to help enterprises and industry verticals realize the immediate benefits of 5G as they digitalize their businesses and improve operations.”
Current choices, such as Wi-Fi or wired networks, present unique issues because of their restricted coverage (which limits scaling), limited capacity (which limits speed and dependability), and limited mobility (restricting usability). And 5G Advanced Network Solutions tackles each of them head-on, utilizing Nokia's industry-leading equipment for T-Mobile's hybrid mobile network and the Nokia Digital Automation Cloud Private Network solution for T-Mobile's private mobile network solution.
We have built our leadership position in private wireless networks by working with our valued partners. This extended partnership will help T-Mobile grow its enterprise customer base across a wide range of industries and enable state-of-the-art digital transformation with a secure and dependable private wireless network based on Nokia Digital Automation Cloud technology.”
Ed Cholerton, President of Nokia North America
Nokia and T-Mobile have already collaborated on 5G testing as part of T-5G Mobile's Open Innovation Lab, so they have a track record of developing sophisticated 5G applications. The Lab brings together worldwide experts in technology platforms, industry partners, and emerging entrepreneurs to help realize the promise of 5G. Identifying the existence of 5G prospects in all business settings, Nokia and T-Mobile advise entrepreneurs in developing 5G proofs of concept and go-to-market plans.