Business Wire | October 19, 2023
Vercara, a leading provider of cloud-based services that secure the online experience, is introducing UltraDNS TLD, a global anycast network that provides Top Level Domain (TLD) DNS services to help customers meet high availability and redundancy demands, as well as regulatory compliance standards.
UltraDNS TLD is a cloud-based solution that ensures business continuity and optimum availability for TLDs, providing fast, reliable query responses through a global network of 47 nodes.
We have successfully delivered these services to a select set of customers for over a decade, and we’re thrilled to now launch this product to a wider market, said Carlos Morales, senior vice president of solutions at Vercara. We have designed this offering to meet a growing need for better security and availability within the industry, building upon our deep experience. Not only is this a crucial step in strengthening the UltraDNS product line by including TLD support, but it also furthers Vercara’s broader, collaborative goal of securing every online interaction.
Customers can also depend on UltraDNS TLD for compliance with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Registry and Registrar TLD standards. UltraDNS TLD and Vercara network provisioning meet all TLD ICANN requirements. With full visibility on the platform, users will be able to see both queries and regulatory reports sent to ICANN.
This solution can be used alongside an existing network to provide redundancy or customers can take advantage of UltraDNS TLD2. UltraDNS TLD2 is a fully redundant solution that consists of two distinct networks working together to provide TLD nameserver resolution with location, network, transit, and operational redundancy. The combined networks ensure that TLDs will reliably respond to queries in the event of local outages or degradation, providing uninterrupted service. These fully redundant networks can work together seamlessly, managed through a single pane of glass.
“Availability is the singular, most important thing for TLDs, and UltraDNS TLD provides just that,” said Jose Ernesto Grimaldo, Registry Manager at NIC Mexico. “As a longtime customer of Vercara, we have been fortunate to leverage this solution that not only provides assurance that our digital infrastructure is always reachable, but also solves for pain points when it comes to regulatory compliance.”
For more information about UltraDNS TLD, please visit: https://vercara.com/top-level-domain-dns
Vercara is a purpose-built, global, cloud-based security platform that provides layers of protection to safeguard businesses’ online presence, no matter where attacks originate or where they are aimed. Delivering the industry’s highest-performing solutions and supported by unparalleled 24/7 human expertise and hands-on guidance, top global brands depend on Vercara to protect their networks and applications against threats and downtime. Vercara’s suite of cloud-based services is secure, reliable, and available, delivering peace of mind and ensuring that businesses and their customers experience exceptional interactions all day, every day. Pressure-tested in the world’s most tightly regulated and high-traffic verticals, Vercara’s mission-critical security portfolio provides best-in-class DNS and application and network security (including DDoS and WAF) services to its Global 5000 customers and beyond. For more information, visit vercara.com.
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
PR Newswire | October 05, 2023
Viavi Solutions Inc. (VIAVI) (NASDAQ: VIAV) today announced the availability of NITRO® Wireless, a portfolio of solutions enabling all participants in the ecosystem – equipment manufacturers, service providers, semiconductor companies, software developers and system integrators – to accelerate technology development by validating performance at each stage in intelligent, intuitive and automated ways. The company will showcase NITRO Wireless at events around the globe, including Futurecom (São Paulo), FYUZ (Madrid), Network X (Paris) and India Mobile Congress (New Delhi).
With 5G reaching a tipping point in terms of buildout and capabilities, leading service providers and their ecosystems are developing paths to 6G. Industrial applications such as large-scale private networks, smart cities and critical communications require higher throughput and lower latency to enable the real-time computing and communication of precise sensing, imaging and positioning data. The introduction of TeraHertz/Terabit/microsecond connectivity through the cloud, open networking in a multi-vendor environment, and AI/ML to automate network operation, all point to a fundamental re-architecting of the network, at the semiconductor, equipment, software and application levels. The resulting challenges of network performance, quality of service (QoS), security and energy consumption now need to be mitigated and simplified.
NITRO Wireless brings together proven performance and interoperability test platforms used throughout the industry for 3GPP and O-RAN with cloud, intelligence, automation, and digital twin technology enabled by the Network Integrated Test, Real-Time Analytics and Optimization (NITRO) platform. As networks become more complex and layered, a focus on measuring and assuring experience from the user perspective – by emulating usage scenarios modeled on real network data – generates the essential intelligence to simplify the delivery of new technology. NITRO Wireless use cases include:
RAN Intelligence - The NITRO Wireless TeraVM RIC Test trains the RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) based on data from real network scenarios, the App Validation Engine (AVE) acts as an App "IQ test" to validate if the proposed changes improve RAN efficiency, and Geolocation exposes geolocated data to r/xApps including 24/7 insights on spatial distribution and mobility dynamics of subscribers.
Private Network Intelligence – To support the high reliability and QoS requirements of Private Networks, NITRO Wireless offers signal analysis, timing and synchronization verification, antenna alignment, fiber certification, and coverage and performance testing from design to operation.
Network Security – 5G RAN, 5G Core, Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), Next Generation Firewalls, VPN and cloud security solutions all need to be compliant against the latest specifications, while ensuring network performance remains uncompromised. NITRO Wireless Open RAN Security Solution provides test coverage that includes 3GPP SCAS compliance, DoS and fuzzing attack, O-Cloud resource exhaustion, protocol validation, port scanning and open fronthaul security test.
Digital Twin – Digital Twins can reduce business risk in multiple ways. Test software updates and introduce new services in a safe environment to pre-empt failures when deployed in the live network. NITRO Wireless Digital Twins combine tools such as RAN and Core emulators, assurance solutions, realistic traffic scenarios, and cyberthreats to mirror an operator's network in the lab, allowing network changes and challenges to be planned and implemented with results analyzed before action is taken on the live network.
Military Communications – NITRO Wireless integration and test portfolio offers complete end-to-end and subsystem testing of 5G private military radio and core networks. These can be deployed on the ground, via HAPs or via satellite.
"While 5G offers new opportunities with an exciting potential to offer connectivity and amidst the race to deploy these networks, it's vital that reliability, stability, and performance testing are done to ensure success. Network resiliency requirements, complexity and risk thresholds are introducing new dynamics," said Shamik Mishra, CTO Connectivity, Capgemini Engineering. "We are very happy to work closely with VIAVI at our '5G-Lab-As-A-Service' in Portugal and global O-RAN engagements to leverage the potential of this emerging technology and contribute to harmonize efforts for connectivity-driven transformation across the industry."
"We're excited to work with VIAVI on helping move the industry forward to accelerate the adoption of Open RAN," said Lakshmi Mandyam, vice president, Service Provider Product Management and Partner Ecosystem, VMware. "Our companies share a vision of what it will take to address the challenges hindering adoption by simplifying the path for CSPs to test, profile, and certify third-party xApps and rApps through a common framework. VIAVI's leadership in Open RAN testing and VMware's leadership in RIC make this an ideal collaboration."
With each generation, networks grow more layered, disaggregated and complex, said Ian Langley, Senior Vice President, Wireless Business Unit, VIAVI. NITRO Wireless cuts through the technology fog with cloud intelligence and automation based on VIAVI's trusted expertise in performance validation, so our customers can stay focused on the drivers of the top and bottom line.
VIAVI (NASDAQ: VIAV) is a global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions for telecommunications, cloud, enterprises, first responders, military, aerospace and railway. VIAVI is also a leader in light management technologies for 3D sensing, anti-counterfeiting, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, government and aerospace applications. In 2023, we celebrate over 100 years of Network Transformation and Optical Innovation. Learn more about VIAVI at www.viavisolutions.com. Follow us on VIAVI Perspectives, LinkedIn and YouTube.
PR Newswire | October 12, 2023
Baicells Technologies, a global LTE and 5G network vendor serving operators, enterprises, and communities, has announced a new fiber product set for OLT (Optical Line Terminal) and ONT (Optical Network Terminal) networking.
This new fiber product portfolio will offer a competitive blend of transport and access functionality serving the network edge at highly competitive price points. WISPs, alternative operators, and enterprises can now look to Baicells to help integrate or extend the domains of their fiber network with their wireless infrastructure. The combination will offer operational flexibility for better managing their business, while securing new service opportunities with residents or enterprises.
New Products include a compact OLT supporting a variety of multiple PON (Passive Optical Network) interfaces such as XGS-PON, XG-PON, NG-PON2, GPON, EPON, in the same low-cost chassis, with a high-capacity uplink/trunk to the network up to 100 Gbps. The OLT can be bundled with an indoor or outdoor ONT (Optical Network Terminal), also available from Baicells, to help deliver new, very high speed, connectivity services to the end user, or to connect other network elements like small cells.
Baicells offers range of Optical Network Terminal (ONT) devices, including Indoor ONT, Outdoor ONT, and an Enterprise-focused ONT. These devices offer various user-side access interfaces to support Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GE), USB, and even Voice (POTS), making them suitable for both residential and enterprise applications. Additionally, they provide flexible backhauling options to the network core, with support for XGS-PON, XG-PON, 10G EPON, GPON, and EPON interfaces, allowing you to mix and match as needed. As a result, these new OLT and ONT platforms can be deployed in a number of brownfield or greenfield environments to help service providers, enterprises, and communities remain connected with the latest technology.
Any enterprise or operator with fiber infrastructure can add subscribers and build new revenues with this best-in-class, price-performance FTTX solution. Baicells extensive OSP/ISP experience ensures high performance, reliable HSI/ Video/Voice, and ethernet based services delivered to those underserved areas. Robert Han, SVP of Baicells Enterprise.
For a smooth introduction, Baicells fiber products can be integrated into existing Baicells OA&M platforms. Baicells recognizes the ongoing network evolution and today's need for building hybrid networks that can be easily tailored to the environments and communities they serve.
"Over the past years we've seen operators of all types increasingly turn their focus to fiber to help scale capacity and grow their service offering," said Minchul Ho, CEO of Baicells North America. "Meanwhile, in the wireless domain, CBRS continues to be a game changer making LTE and 5G services accessible to WISPs and enterprises that have since unlocked all kinds of use cases. The ongoing need for speed and capacity, even at the very edge, can be addressed in a number of ways. Our new fiber-based products will deliver on this evolving fiber and wireless hybrid network model and will be an attractive platform to build new revenue opportunities."
Baicells will be exhibiting (booth 349) at the Wispapalooza 2023 in Las Vegas, from October 9-12, and will have these OLT and ONT products on display. These products are already being tested with existing WISP customers with a target release scheduled for Q4 2023. Baicells plans to continue expanding this product line to include MoCA solutions in Q1 2024.
Baicells is a global technology innovator offering turnkey 4G and 5G Network Solutions, providing new economic models for service providers, enterprises, and communities. With commercial deployments in over 60 countries, offices on five continents, and a portfolio of 500 patents, Baicells has established itself as a technology leader. Baicells currently operates more than 700 LTE deployments worldwide, including a significant presence across North America. Baicells innovations connect the unconnected. For more information, please visit www.baicells.com.