ADVA | June 29, 2022
ADVA today announced that Tele2 Estonia has deployed the ADVA ALM fiber monitoring solution for real-time assurance across its national network. The compact, plug-and-play device boosts operational efficiency and service availability. This helps Tele2 Estonia to improve customer experience and offer enhanced SLAs. Managed by the Ensemble Controller network management system with Ensemble Fiber Director, the solution gives Tele2 Estonia’s field forces full control over their optical infrastructure. With its simple graphical overlay, the ADVA ALM precisely pinpoints the location of fiber impairments, enabling proactive maintenance, reducing repair times and preventing network outages…“With the ADVA ALM, we can offer even more value to our customers. Needing no calibration, it easily plugged into our infrastructure to instantly provide detailed info on any fiber event. Having the ability to rapidly respond to network issues and take immediate targeted action helps us ensure zero downtime and uninterrupted connectivity,” said Asse Hang, head of international sales at Tele2 Estonia. “This deployment is also central to our role as a sustainability leader. As the first communication service provider (CSP) in the Baltic region to have achieved climate neutral operations, we’re dedicated to reducing environmental impact in every aspect of our business. The ADVA ALM fiber monitoring solution enables us to dramatically decrease truck rolls, helping to further cut our carbon footprint”.
The ADVA ALM is a low-power, service-agnostic solution that offers total fiber infrastructure visibility. Requiring no active equipment at the user site, it’s now delivering comprehensive insight into the integrity and performance of Tele2 Estonia’s fiber infrastructure. The Ensemble Fiber Director provides a GIS-based, real-time graphical user interface that proactively notifies the CSP’s field forces of any fiber anomaly, enabling them to take countermeasures before problems develop and services are affected. With complete control, Tele2 Estonia is now significantly improving robustness and efficiency across its nationwide network, which is built on the ADVA FSP 3000.
“Tele2 Estonia is a CSP committed to adding value for its customers. Now it’s harnessing our ALM as part of its mission to eradicate network downtime. With round-the-clock fiber monitoring, Tele2 Estonia can initiate instant troubleshooting, helping to avoid service disruption and empowering it to offer more valuable SLAs, Uniquely compact and affordable, there really is no other fiber assurance technology on the market that delivers as much with such little investment. Our ALM is the easiest way to guarantee superior network performance, save time and money, and help tackle environmental impact.”
Hartmut Müller-Leitloff, SVP of sales, EMEA at ADVA
ADVA is a company founded on innovation and focused on helping our customers succeed. Our technology forms the building blocks of a shared digital future and empowers networks across the globe. We’re continually developing breakthrough hardware and software that leads the networking industry and creates new business opportunities. It’s these open connectivity solutions that enable our customers to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society and for imagining new tomorrows. Together, we’re building a truly connected and sustainable future.
Network Wireless Solutions | February 08, 2022
Network Wireless Solutions, LLC (“NWS”), a rapidly growing solutions and logistics provider to carriers and telecommunications contractors, announced that it has acquired Canada-based Gap Wireless, a leading provider of products and services for the mobile broadband and wireless markets throughout North America. NWS is a portfolio company of Grain Management, LLC (“Grain”), a leading Washington, D.C.-based investment firm focused on the global communications sector.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Gap Wireless works with vendors to stock and distribute thousands of both wireless infrastructure and test & measurement products. Its customers, largely concentrated across Canada, include Canadian carriers and contractors, wireless service providers, RF test & measurement users, and the network implementation community. These customers are active in both the public and private sectors, spanning government & military, education & utilities, and telecom equipment installation.
The acquisition of Gap Wireless serves as an important step to expanding NWS’s presence in Canada and diversifying NWS’s customer base. NWS will partner with the Gap Wireless Management team, along with President Marc Bouvrette and Vice President & General Manager Glenn Poulos to seamlessly integrate the company.
“Marc, Glenn, and their team have built an exceptional company that is exemplified by its strong relationships with its customers,We look forward to working with them to build on those invaluable relationships and to offer customers the products and services they need.”
-NWS CEO Jeff White.
John Hamilton, President of NWS, said “As a native Canadian, there is a special excitement and pride that I have in seeing this relationship come together. I am looking forward to working with the newly combined team and expanding the NWS footprint into Canada.”
“We are thrilled to be joining forces with NWS,Our partnership with NWS elevates our ability to deliver quality service to our valued customers and to expand our reach to meet increasing market demand.”
-Marc Bouvrette, Gap Wireless President.
Glenn Poulos, Gap Wireless Vice President and General Manager added, “NWS’s relationship with Grain Management is another factor that made joining forces a no-brainer. With Grain’s track record of growing businesses in the telecommunications industry, we knew the company we founded in 2007 and spent the last 15 years building would be in good hands.”
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP served as legal advisor to NWS in this transaction. Allan Rosenhek was the financial advisor to Gap Wireless.
Since 2012, NWS has provided a wide array of mission-critical services to the wireless telecommunications industry. The company has established itself as a critical partner to carriers, project managers, and general contractors through its expertise, quality of service, and ability to develop and deliver custom cabling solutions and equipment exactly when needed. By combining extensive industry knowledge, a disciplined focus on customer service, and high-quality materials, NWS is a proven partner to keeping cell sites running smoothly. For more information visit www.nwswireless.com.
About Gap Wireless
Committed to Service Excellence, Gap Wireless is a leading provider of Wireless Infrastructure Communications products for the mobile broadband and wireless markets. They are Solutions Driven demonstrating a Passionate Contribution to their key customers who are wireless network operators, integrators, contractors, utilities, and enterprises who connect people, places, and things. Gap Wireless works with industry-recognized vendors to stock and distribute thousands of wireless infrastructure and Test & Measurement products. They have extensive experience and expertise in value-added distribution and offer a diverse range of supply chain solutions and integration capabilities. You can count on Gap Wireless when Results Matter. For more information visit www.gapwireless.com.
About Grain Management
Grain Management, LLC is a leading global investment firm that focuses on broadband infrastructure and technology companies that connect the world to the information economy. Founded in 2007, Grain invests exclusively in the global telecommunications sector, employing a rigorous, data-based process buoyed by deep industry expertise to identify investment opportunities in key areas of telecommunications infrastructure, including fiber networks, wireless spectrum and cell towers. For more information visit www.graingp.com.
RED Technologies | February 18, 2022
The French Government recently announced an acceleration strategy dedicated to 5G and future networks. Cedric O, Minister for Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, announced that RED Technologies has been selected through its "DAT 5G" (Democratizing Access to 5G Technology) project to develop a cloud based 5G NR-U platform to provide industrial SMEs and mid-caps with low cost 5G connectivity using unlicensed spectrum.
RED will offer a plug and play E2E 5G connectivity managed solution for private networks at a competitive cost. The solution will be fully integrated (RAN & CORE) and composed of 5G NR-U, Open-RAN RU and BBU, 5G-CORE SA, and MEC.
DAT-5G will add to the recent company's filing before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to become an Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) System operator. RED Technologies foresees the global application of the AFC including North America, Middle East and in Europe where discussions started last week in ECC's Working Group Frequency Management (WG FM).
The company has extensive experience in building innovative cloud-based solutions, and is already serving numerous customers in the US with its Spectrum Access System (SAS) for CBRS through a partnership with Amdocs. Moreover, RED Technologies is currently passing FCC certification to become an independent SAS administrator.
About RED Technologies
As telecoms markets move towards 5G and in the face of increasing spectrum shortages and demand for accessible and affordable services, policy-makers and industry stakeholders have devised ground-breaking regulatory frameworks to enable dynamic spectrum sharing.Founded in 2012, RED Technologies has been a pioneer in spectrum sharing technologies. RED Technologies is now a leading provider of cutting-edge technologies and services, offering scalable cloud-based CBRS and TVWS spectrum sharing solutions soon completed with its 6GHz AFC.RED technologies will sustain its contribution to the necessary standardization and regulatory works in all potential bands to further consolidate the position the company as a unique and innovative dynamic spectrum sharing specialist with the full range of solutions available to operators, verticals and governments worldwide. The reference shareholder of the company is venture capital firm Karista (www.karista.vc).More information can be found at https://www.redtechnologies.fr and welcome.wavedb.com
Zadarma | January 18, 2022
Zadarma Cloud telecommunications provider has become a Mobile Virtual Network Operator in France. It now offers its own French mobile numbers with access to phone calls and SMS.
The MNVO market in France has been well-established for a number of years already, but in 2022 Zadarma is coming with a disruptive approach that does not limit customers use of services and comes at a competitive price with no connection fees.
"It is a significant achievement and a meaningful step aligned with our company mission to provide seamless and affordable communication to people and businesses."
-Chief of Marketing speaking about Zadarma becoming an MNVO
Virtual numbers are a powerful tool for both personal use and business growth and representation.
It is a leading cloud telecom provider in Europe and around the world. Zadarma offers a vast range of voice communication services from virtual numbers in 100 countries, Cloud PBX, free CRM system to integrations with helpdesk and CRM platforms, call tracking and speech recognition services. Zadarma has 15 years of experience in the VoIP industry and is entrusted by over 2 million users from 170 countries.Until May 1, 2022, the monthly fee for French mobile numbers is discounted by 50%.