FirstNews Briefs: Wireless Broadband Alliance, Ericsson, Ciena, Anite, CommScope
The Wireless Broadband Alliance, the industry association focused on driving the next generation Wi-Fi experience, today unveiled a comprehensive definition of Carrier Wi-Fi, to help drive closer alignment with its cellular counterparts.
Ericsson and Ciena today announce a strategic global agreement to develop joint transport solutions for IP-optical convergence and service provider software-defined networking (SDN). As part of this agreement, Ericsson offers Ciena's Converged Packet Optical portfolio, including the 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and 5400 family.
Anite, a global provider of wireless equipment testing technology, today launched a multi-link emulation enhancement to its Propsim channel emulator platform, increasing the performance testing capacity of LTE-Advanced multi-mode chipsets, devices and base stations and enabling users to save up to 150 percent in test tools CAPEX compared to investing in multi-box solutions.
CommScope is introducing a new solution aimed at reducing installation and maintenance cost, risk and time at the top of cellular network towers. The Andrew SiteRise Standard Interface is intended to simplify the interface between the base station antenna and virtually any remote radio unit (RRU) technology.