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.
Moeco | June 01, 2022
Moeco, a provider of visibility solutions that improve global supply chain operations, has launched a smart container monitoring solution that enables logistics companies to significantly reduce costs through improved visibility of the location and condition of every container.
The tracking solution works in conjunction with and extends the capabilities of Moeco Act Trackers, which use 4G and 5G cellular networks, and support 2G and 3G network data gathering, to provide logistics companies with real-time access to geolocation, temperature, humidity, light, and shock data for their pallets and packages.
Real-time tracking allows for the automatic acceptance of goods at intermediate points of the supply chain and reduces the number of goods that need to be checked manually. Since conditions are continuously monitored, only goods that have violated the conditions of transportation require manual checks by staff, thus reducing checkpoint labour costs.
Available today in more than 180 countries, the container monitoring solution is the most affordable, reliable and future-proof on the market. Moeco’s solution enables logistics companies to align with recent industry moves, such as the announcement from German shipping line Hapag-Lloyd that it plans to equip its entire container fleet with real-time tracking devices during 2023.
Moeco’s container tracker is also convenient, taking just two minutes to fit and activate, compared with other solutions that require as much as 20 minutes. The tracker is designed to operate for 10 years without maintenance, and enables container operators to increase revenue from 5 to 10 percent per container by providing a smart container-monitoring service that eliminates the need for manual checks.
“We are already monitoring the supply chain in real time down to the pallet level, but the container tracker drastically improves supply chain transparency. It links data from pallet trackers to a separate container, which allows the user to determine not only the status, but also the exact location of the cargo. With our help, container operators can provide a completely new level of service and drive additional revenue.”
Alexa Sinyachova, co-founder and CEO of Moeco
Logistics companies can access analytics on shipments in real time through a cloud platform via dashboards and receive regular updates via email and SMS. Moeco is the only tracking company to provide customers with full ownership of their data.
Moeco is an end-to-end shipment tracking and monitoring solution for logistics companies. We are reimagining the industry’s future by reducing labor costs and improving the quality of service through IoT and big data. We offer cost-effective, disposable mini-trackers that are easily affixed to any shipment, and a cloud platform that provides real-time data about a shipment's location as well as its conditions such as temperature, humidity, shock and light exposure. Shipment data from 180+ countries can be monitored in the Moeco Dashboard, and 100 percent of this data remains the property of our clients.
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T-Mobile | June 03, 2022
T-Mobile is taking big steps to be ready for whatever this year's hurricane and wildfire seasons bring its way. From making massive network resiliency investments that added thousands of backup generators to its resource inventory, to expanding its emergency response fleet to include even more vehicles with Wi-Fi connectivity, to launching a new consumer-focused educational collaboration with The Weather Channel, the Un-carrier wants the communities it serves across the U.S. to know Team Magenta has their backs.
“As forecasters predict another round of challenging summer weather events in 2022, T-Mobile teams have been taking proactive steps throughout the year to prepare so we can be there for the communities we serve when they need it most, Investing in our network, expanding our emergency response equipment fleet and preparing our teams to mobilize ensures T-Mobile shows up quickly whenever and wherever we’re needed. Our sincerest hope is that communities won’t be impacted, but we’ll be ready for whatever may come.”
T-Mobile President of Technology Neville Ray
Prepared for Any Possibility
Disasters can be unpredictable, so T-Mobile teams aim to be ready for any possibility. Before, during and after a weather or disaster event, the Un-carrier focuses on ensuring customers, first responders and communities are supported.
Communication and Collaboration
Ongoing communication and collaboration between T-Mobile teams and with other partners is critical to staying informed and keeping customers aware of what’s to come. This includes:
Working with weather forecasters, including StormGeo, to accurately track events and understand potential severity.
Launching a new educational collaboration with The Weather Channel to deliver segments with tips and tricks on how to prepare for, manage through and recover from weather events.
Partnering with local authorities on proactive consumer communication, for example, working with California’s electric utilities to issue customer alerts about Public Safety Power Shutoffs that will also help reduce the risk of fires caused by electric infrastructure in extreme weather.
Aligning T-Mobile’s network, community and retail teams to develop comprehensive incident response plans that ensure network connections are restored, supplies such as pre-lit devices, portable phone charging banks and charging cables are available, and retail stores can safely reopen to help customers.
Bringing those teams together, alongside industry emergency management personnel and state and local government agencies, to practice preparedness exercises.
Network and Community Response Readiness
When it comes to network readiness, resiliency and redundancy are critical. T-Mobile is taking measures now that will allow the Un-carrier to be able to maintain connectivity with limited interruption even in the worst of conditions, including:
Having technicians and engineers ready to staff Network Operations Centers (NOCs) where they’ll monitor network traffic demands and weather impacts wherever they’re needed, 24/7.
Equipping T-Mobile’s network switches, data centers, points of presence and other critical sites with more fixed backup generators than ever before, thanks to a multi-year network hardening investment that added thousands of new backup generators and advanced relief and recovery tools in hurricane-prone areas.
Significantly increasing the number of portable generators that can restore power to tower locations where permanent generators are not possible and regularly testing all sites.
Increasing the size and types of its fleet of emergency response vehicles, including adding Wi-Fi/charging trailers that can pull available wireless signals and provide Wi-Fi connectivity; mobile command centers with computer workstations, integrated charging ports, and satellite and Wi-Fi connectivity; and tow vehicles with satellite/2-way radio communication and storage for phones, charging cords and portable chargers.
Proactively staging expert engineers and technicians to quickly assess impacts and begin network restoration with temporary solutions such as Satellite Cells on Wheels (SatCOWs) and Satellite Cells on Light Trucks (SatCOLTs).
How Customers Can Be Ready
Customers can take steps to prepare themselves before and during weather events, too. Here are a few:
Download The Weather Channel TV app on your smart TV or streaming device and check out NOAA’s National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center to get tips and track storms.
Make a disaster kit with a list of emergency numbers and waterproof, resealable bags and chargers.
Download the Red Cross and FEMA apps, subscribe to/connect with local authorities’ text alerts and social networks and enable Wireless Emergency Alerts on your phone.
Keep your mobile devices fully charged.
If power outages and other service interruptions occur:
Set up Wi-Fi Calling. IMPORTANT: If you call 911 using Wi-Fi Calling, give the operator your address.
Keep calls to a minimum and as short as possible or send text messages.
T-Mobile US, Inc. is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint.
DISH Network Corporation | June 27, 2022
DISH Network and T-Mobile signed an amendment to the 2020 Master Network Services Agreement (MNSA) that provides customers of DISH's retail wireless brands, including Boost Mobile, access to T-Mobile's nationwide 5G network.
The amendment, which will become effective upon approval by the United States Department of Justice, incorporates financial and operational changes, including improved pricing and enhanced roaming solutions for DISH 5G customers in consideration of an annual minimum revenue commitment through the remaining term of the MNSA.
"We are pleased to have reached new terms with T-Mobile that provide DISH with the ability to be more competitive and to meet our customers' evolving needs," said John Swieringa, president and COO, DISH Wireless. "DISH's 5G network now covers more than 20 percent of the U.S. population, and this amendment gives our customers enhanced access to nationwide coverage and in-market roaming while we continue to deploy our own 5G network."
"T-Mobile is building a national, Ultra Capacity 5G network with unprecedented capacity, which has put us in a unique position to support partners like DISH, While DISH customers will benefit from our network, this deal also locks in a multi-billion dollar revenue commitment for our business. It's a win-win."
Mike Katz, chief marketing officer, T-Mobile
DISH is committed to providing competition in the wireless market as the nation's fourth facilities-based carrier and the company will continue to expand coverage of DISH's 5G network.
About DISH Network:
DISH Network Corporation is a connectivity company. Since 1980, it has served as a disruptive force, driving innovation and value on behalf of consumers. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides television entertainment and award-winning technology to millions of customers with its satellite DISH TV and streaming SLING TV services. In 2020, the company became a nationwide U.S. wireless carrier through the acquisition of Boost Mobile. DISH continues to innovate in wireless, building the nation's first virtualized, O-RAN 5G broadband network. DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH) is a Fortune 200 company.
T-Mobile U.S. Inc. is America's supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 5G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile's customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that create competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint.