Mobile Infrastructure,Network Infrastructure
T‑Mobile | September 06, 2023
T-Mobile launches network slicing beta targeting developers, with an initial emphasis on elevating video calling applications.
Network slicing, enabled by 5G SA, offers tailored network performance based on specific use case requirements.
This opportunity is geared towards developers seeking to enhance video calling apps, leveraging its exclusive nationwide 5G SA network.
T-Mobile, a leading 5G network provider, has launched a network slicing beta for developers, initially targeting video calling applications. The network slicing beta is available for iOS developers in Seattle and San Francisco, with Android expansion expected later this year as device manufacturers slice. This solution aims to enhance video calling applications by leveraging the capabilities of 5G standalone architecture (5G SA).
Developers engage with the capabilities at T-Mobile's 5G Hub for comprehensive testing and validation. Through the solution, video calling app developers can experience the beta by registering through T-Mobile's developer platform, DevEdge. Considering the rising demand for video calling applications fueled by remote work and the need for seamless connectivity, the company recognizes the importance of optimizing network conditions. It plans to expand the beta program to include more application types and use cases.
T-Mobile is aggressively expanding its 5G coverage, offering developers the ability to create customized network slices that help enhance their applications by ensuring consistent uplink and downlink speeds, lower latency, and increased reliability. The Un-carrier's 5G network serves 326 million people across two million square miles—surpassing the combined coverage of AT&T and Verizon. Furthermore, T-Mobile's high-speed Ultra Capacity 5G is accessible to 285 million people nationwide. Notably, T-Mobile has set ambitious plans to extend Ultra Capacity 5G to an even broader audience, with a target of reaching 300 million individuals within the current year. This ambitious undertaking solidifies its standing as a dominant force in 5G coverage.
Additionally, T-Mobile allows developers to work closely with the company's engineers at the 5G Hub for rigorous testing and validation. This collaborative endeavor brings together developers from renowned industry leaders such as Dialpad Ai, Google, Webex by Cisco, Zoom Video Communications and many others. It symbolizes a collective effort to push the boundaries of innovation in video calling applications and the broader landscape of 5G technology.
“The wireless industry has talked about 5G network slicing for years and at T-Mobile we’ve been putting in the work to bring it to life. Thanks to our nationwide 5G SA network, T-Mobile is the only operator in the country capable of unlocking this technology so developers can immediately begin creating applications that can one day provide tangible benefits to wireless users everywhere.”
-Ulf Ewaldsson, President of Technology at T-Mobile
PRWeb | October 25, 2023
AireSpring, a leading global managed services provider and next generation aggregator specializing in Managed IT, Network Services, and Unified Communications, is pleased to announce that it now offers Fortinet's Managed SASE SD-Branch solution comprised of FortiGate Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) with SD-WAN, FortiAP Secure Wi-Fi Access Points, and FortiSwitch Secure Ethernet Switches.
The complete solution now includes fully integrated and Managed Wi-Fi access points and switches for users and infrastructure accessing the internet and cloud applications—a necessity in today's business environment. With built-in security, intelligent application visibility and control, and streamlined compliance, Managed Fortinet SASE SD-Branch protects networks against threats while ensuring productivity and simplified network management. The solution helps solve local connectivity challenges and Wi-Fi interference and congestion issues--all managed under a single pane of glass, thus reducing the strain on IT teams. AireSpring's Managed Fortinet's SD-Branch solution offers a host of features and benefits, including:
Cloud-native and cloud-hosted with end-to-end visibility.
Unified management to simplify operations and ensure consistent policy enforcement and compliance.
Seamless deployment, indoors and outdoors.
A user-friendly interface.
Simplified electrical power and Wi-Fi setup.
Mesh networking to distribute Wi-Fi access across large spaces.
Tri-Band Radio Access Point for connectivity using different frequencies.
Optional on-site field services for site surveys, installation, and wiring.
Optional LTE-based backup Managed Wireless WAN connection.
Real-time proactive monitoring and remediation through our 24/7/365 network operations center.
We're thrilled to introduce Fortinet's Managed Wi-Fi Access Point and Switch solution to our partners and their customers, stated AireSpring CEO Avi Lonstein. This industry-leading product is indispensable in today's Wi-Fi-reliant environment and, along with our personalized customer service, speaks to AireSpring's commitment to delivering crucial, customized solutions to enterprises with unique business needs.
Founded in 2001, family owned and operated AireSpring is an award-winning global managed services provider and next-generation aggregator specializing in Managed IT, Network Services, and Unified Communications, serving thousands of businesses worldwide. AireSpring provides fully managed and connected end-to-end, next-generation solutions and personalized customer service to multi-location enterprise customers. Services include Global Managed SD-WAN and SASE, Managed Security, Unified Communications, SIP Trunking, and Global Business Internet. AireSpring offers its solutions through a diversified network of channel partners that includes technology solutions distributors (TSDs), managed service providers (MSPs), and value-added resellers (VARs).
As part of its fully managed solution, AireSpring provides access to hundreds of carriers and cable companies in the US and around the globe, delivering a seamless single-source solution with one bill and one point of contact for AireSpring partners and their customers.
GlobeNewswire | September 26, 2023
SOLiD, the leader in cellular in-building mobile coverage, and ASOCS, a leading provider of private 5G network software, today announced a partnership to deliver a complete O-RAN-compliant solution for private 5G and Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks. The joint solution enables rapid deployment of scalable private 5G campus networks with intelligent real-time positioning using the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) spectrum.
The new private 5G network solution comprises the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU), the ASOCS CYRUS® virtual O-RAN Distributed Unit (O-DU) and Centralized Unit (O-CU), and ASOCS Hermes NGP real-time positioning software. The CBRS-compliant solution, certified by the OnGo Alliance, empowers a range of mission-critical Industry 4.0 use cases, such as manufacturing automation, predictive maintenance, real-time asset tracking, and occupational health and safety.
The SOLiD CBRS O-RU complies with O-RAN ALLIANCE fronthaul specifications, supporting 4G LTE and 5G New Radio (NR) in standalone (SA) or non-standalone (NSA) architecture. The O-RU is compatible with various virtual or physical baseband products via an eCPRI interface. To improve private 5G network service agility, scalability, and efficiency, the SOLiD Fronthaul Multiplexer (MUX) technology eliminates the need for dedicated bandwidth for each RU, enabling more economical use of the CBRS spectrum.
“With the power of AI, the ASOCS software-as-a-service solution enables a cloud-based private 5G network with real-time indoor/ outdoor positioning intelligence to connect data-driven Industry 4.0 edge applications with high accuracy and low latency,” said Niv Zimmerman, vice president of solutions, ASOCS. “Together with SOLiD, we offer a unique, comprehensive solution for deploying private 5G and IIoT networks in a scalable model.”
“SOLiD is at the forefront of innovating connectivity with Open RAN architecture, changing how mobile network operators, system integrators, and manufacturers build tomorrow’s networks,” said Yong Hoon Kang, Ph.D., chief technology officer, SOLiD Americas. “The powerful combination of the SOLiD CBRS O-RAN Radio Unit and ASOCS software unleashes 5G to enable fast, turnkey deployment of robust and secure private in-building networks that transform the business environment.”
“With low latency, fast data speeds, high reliability, and solid security, the true promise of 5G over CBRS is to enable Industry 4.0 applications for greater productivity and profitability,” said Alan Ewing, executive director, OnGo Alliance. “The SOLiD and ASOCS collaboration is an outstanding example from two of our members of how 5G NR and CBRS come together to deliver exceptional performance.”
SOLiD and ASOCS have completed multiple interoperability tests proving the performance of their Open RAN technologies. To learn more, visit SOLiD and ASOCS in meeting room #1178 at MWC Las Vegas, September 26-28.
SOLiD enables indoor and outdoor cellular at many of the world’s best-known and most challenging venues — from the busiest airports and subways to Fortune 500 corporate buildings, hospitals, hotels, universities, sports venues, government, industrial, and logistics facilities. SOLiD continuously innovates to deliver best-in-class connectivity solutions that scale to every need. For more information, visit www.solid.com/us.
ASOCS provides a fully virtualized private 5G network solution, along with 5G real-time positioning services for enterprises that require mission-critical, data-driven applications. ASOCS products are delivered on a scalable software-as-a-service (SaaS) model, enabling companies to easily implement private 5G networks and benefit from high network reliability, enhanced security, and low latency. For more information, visit www.asocscloud.com.