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FirstNews Briefs: Transit Wireless, NetScout, China Mobile, DragonWave, Ceragon

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:17am
Wireless Week Staff

Transit Wireless is currently in the beginning of Phase Two of its project with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to bring wireless service and Wi-Fi to more stations of the New York City Subway System. Service will roll out progressively throughout Phase Two, starting with 11 stations in mid-town Manhattan, including Grand Central Terminal, 34th St. Herald Square and Bryant Park. Construction for the entire borough of Queens will begin rolling out in March. Phase Two will provide nearly 250 million annual riders with cellular service on AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless as well as Wi-Fi. The Phase Two build-out is expected to be completed by June 2014.

NetScout Systems, Inc. today announced that T-Mobile Austria has selected NetScout to assure service delivery and provide operational intelligence for their national Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, expanding NetScout’s existing deployment in T-Mobile’s third-generation (3G) HSPA+ network.

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent are demonstrating their progress in the development of network functions virtualization (NFV) for mobile operators. Using Alcatel-Lucent’s virtualized LTE radio access network (RAN) Baseband Unit (BBU) and its virtualized evolved packet core (vEPC) in a multi-vendor environment, the companies are showing how an open mobile cloud network can enhance agility, efficiency and scale.

DragonWave Inc., a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems for mobile and access networks, today announced it has expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of the Harmony Eband, a compact radio that operates in the 70-80 GHz spectrum with low-energy consumption. 

Ceragon Networks Ltd. today announced that it will host live demonstrations of its high capacity SDN-ready IP-20 platform at Mobile World Congress 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.

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