ENTERPRISE MOBILITY,MOBILE OS
prnewswire | April 26, 2023
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 Valley Telecommunications, a South Dakota provider of telephone, Internet and television services, has selected Ribbon to upgrade its network and provide a tenfold increase in bandwidth for local residents and businesses.
"Valley Telecommunications is dedicated to providing the best possible experience to our customers," said Jeff Symens, CEO and General Manager, Valley Telecommunications. "Partnering with Ribbon means we have the most comprehensive IP optical networking technology on the market and can offer highly reliable communications services at a fair price."
The network upgrade includes Ribbon's Apollo Optical Transport and Neptune IP Routing managed by Muse Domain Orchestration. The comprehensive solution enables Valley Telecommunications to better support broadband aggregation, offer differentiated services for small and mid-sized businesses, deliver greater bandwidth and security, and seamlessly support mobile backhaul needs.
"Ribbon and Valley Telecommunications have enjoyed a long-standing partnership for many years," said Elizabeth Page, Ribbon's Senior Sales Director, Rural Markets. "We are delighted to continue working with them to serve South Dakota with the advanced technologies that help remote students, workers and telehealth facilities with better bandwidth and network security."
Ribbon Communications 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.
NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE,UNIFIED COMMUNICATIONS
Businesswire | May 25, 2023
MATRIXX Software, a global leader in 5G monetization solutions, is working with Blue Planet, a division of Ciena , to offer intelligent automation solutions. Together, the two companies are providing an integrated solution that enables Communications Service Providers (CSPs) to dynamically orchestrate and charge for complex networks, mobile edge computing and cloud environments at scale.
The Blue Planet-MATRIXX combined offering provides intelligent orchestration of multi-access edge computing (MEC), network and cloud resources to configure connectivity for advanced consumer and enterprise services like mobile gaming and commercial construction equipment. It also supports multi-party charging and revenue sharing across business-to-business-to-everything (B2B2X) value chains. CSPs and their partners can leverage the full potential of these advanced resources, resulting in enhanced, innovative customer experiences enabled by the configurability of 5G and edge networks.
“Emerging business models between telcos and enterprises require greater flexibility and transparency. The combined MATRIXX and Blue Planet solution offers dynamic orchestration and charging at scale, delivering critical capabilities for 5G standalone networks and cloud computing,” said Marc Price, CTO of MATRIXX Software. “We share a commitment to help CSPs deliver new revenue streams as they deliver increasingly complex digital experiences to customers.”
The two companies demonstrated the solution at key industry events, including Mobile World Congress (in conjunction with Microsoft), a TM Forum catalyst proof of concept at Digital Transformation World titled “Supercharged Edge-Aware Marketplaces” and AWS re:Invent 2022’s Industries Interactive pavilion.
“Unifying Blue Planet’s intelligent automation and orchestration capabilities with MATRIXX’s real-time monetization offers dynamic 5G experiences that leverage CSPs’ network and edge applications for optimized outcomes,” added Kailem Anderson, Vice President for Portfolio and Engineering at Blue Planet. “In today’s rapidly evolving environment, our combined solution gives CSPs the necessary flexibility and scalability to provide smooth, real-time experiences that customers have come to expect.”
About MATRIXX Software
MATRIXX Software delivers a modern converged charging and commerce solution proven at scale. Its cloud native Digital Commerce Platform provides network-grade, mission critical software that unlocks new network monetization opportunities. With its no-code configuration capabilities, MATRIXX empowers service providers with the agility necessary to easily develop, deploy and monetize new products and services. MATRIXX is the platform of choice powering many of the world’s leading communications companies, IoT players and emerging network infrastructure providers. MATRIXX makes it possible to harness commercial innovation and on-demand customer experience to better compete and drive new revenue and growth opportunities across markets and verticals.
About Blue Planet
Blue Planet provides proven software solutions that accelerate digital transformation through intelligent automation. With more than 200 deployments worldwide, our modular, vendor-agnostic product portfolio enables real-time visibility and control to manage changing network operating environments. Backed by a global team of delivery specialists and an ecosystem of partners, Blue Planet is a division of Ciena that combines expertise across IT, network, and business operations to enable the agility necessary for creating differentiated end-customer experiences. www.blueplanet.com.
ENTERPRISE MOBILITY,MOBILE OS
businesswire | April 28, 2023
Wilson Electronics, the industry leader in cellular signal connectivity technology, today announced the new Cellular Network Scanner 5G. Network scanning technology allows the user to pinpoint any tower to learn signal strength, quality, carrier, band, frequency, and more. For cellular technology integrators, consultants, and carrier network engineers, this technology accelerates design time, reduces on-site visits, and helps demonstrate ROI to their clients.
For Wilson Electronics, the new 5G-compatible scanner represents a significant advancement with C-Band and CBRS capability. Their previous cellular network scanner was named a winner in the Installation Tools and Testers category of the 2021 Commercial Integrator BEST Awards, and while it was compatible with bands 4, 5, 12, 13, and 25, the new scanner will be compatible with each of those bands, plus bands 14, 66, 71, 77 (C-Band), and 48 (CBRS). The new scanner also features support for both LTE and 5GNR signals.
C-Band, which is allowing cellular networks to improve the reach and performance of 5G, is currently available in multiple U.S. cities including Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Orlando, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin. It is expected to be available in all major cities by the end of 2023. This makes the WilsonPro Network Scanner 5G a timely and necessary evolution.
As the name implies, the Cellular Network Scanner 5G is 5G compatible to ensure lasting functionality. But to ensure it will work in areas where 5G is not yet available, it’s also backward compatible with 4G. The new scanner supports the most popular international bands (1/3/7/8/20/28) without requiring any additional hardware, a feature which lends itself to long-term value proposition for integrators and partners.
Wilson Electronics CEO Bruce Lancaster explains, “Even two years ago, integrators didn’t have the tools to easily obtain complete and accurate cell tower information. We’ve been able to overcome those obstacles, first with signal meters and now with scanners.” Initially, cell signal meters allowed integrators and other professionals to conduct site surveys by detecting and displaying the frequency, bandwidth, and strength of cell signals. But there were still things a typical meter couldn’t do. “Cell meters had limitations. They were unable to map nearby cell towers, identify specific bands each carrier was using, or provide detailed information on cell towers.”
The original Cellular Network Scanner from Wilson Electronics went a long way toward overcoming those limitations. Lancaster continues, “With our network scanner, combined with our easy to use and intuitive app, integrators could finally get complete and accurate cellular tower information like cell tower location and ID, along with complete signal details like carrier, quality, band, and downlink frequency. And now, our new Network Scanner 5G does all of this with support for 5G and additional U.S. and international bands. As 5G expands, this will prove to be both an exciting and essential evolution.”
Improvements notwithstanding, the Cellular Network Scanner 5G retains some features of the previous model. For example, it will continue to sync with WilsonPro’s CellLinQ app on iOS and Android smartphones. And for project managers, the new scanner will also support exporting projects as .csv files, as well as saving all installs to the cloud for secure and easy access.
The WilsonPro Cellular Network Scanner 5G will help all kinds of professionals – from independent consultants to carrier network engineers – efficiently design the best possible systems, and then show their partners and clients before and after readings to prove their effectiveness.
The WilsonPro Network Scanner 5G and entire product lineup is available via authorized partner resellers. The only wireless connectivity company that designs, assembles, and tests its products solely in the U.S., all WilsonPro products feature a three-year manufacturer’s warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
About WilsonPro and Wilson Electronics, LLC
Wilson Electronics, LLC, home of WilsonPro, weBoost, and Zinwave, is the market leader in in-building wireless communication technology. With a 30-year legacy of innovation, the company holds over 265 issued or pending patents. Through evolutionary wireless connectivity products and services, Wilson Electronics continues to pioneer indoor and outdoor cellular amplification technology, unlock new global markets, and expand consumer and commercial channels. For businesses, this means swift adaptation of comprehensive solutions that leverage the entire 5G spectrum. For consumers, it means unrestrained access to next-generation connectivity everywhere. Wilson designs, assembles and supports all of its products in the U.S. All solutions are FCC-certified to improve cellular connectivity on any carrier network and device at home, at work, and on the road.