Nokia, China Mobile Research Institute, and China Mobile’s Shanghai subsidiary, announced the first deployment of Nokia’s AirScale Wi-Fi solution, which was first unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February, major motor race in Shanghai.
The companies deployed a dense network at a racing stadium in Shanghai using Flexi Zone small cells with the newly announced AirScale Wi-Fi solution to meet the connectivity, capacity and quality demands end-users. The deployment also represents the first large scale implementation of Mobile Edge Computing and Edge Video Orchestration which allowed spectators to access multiple real-time high-definition video feeds on their mobile devices.
ExteNet Systems, a provider of distributed networks enabling advanced wireless connectivity, announced its deployment with Inland Cellular. ExteNet is helping to expand 4G-LTE coverage for Inland’s customers in rural eastern Washington and western Idaho.
The challenge for regional and rural-based carriers is finding a wireless solution that enables them to roll out advanced broadband services across their communities in an economical and sustainable manner. ExteNet offers a distributed SDN-based EPC that’s highly scalable and enables broadband connectivity for rural communities. ExteNet’s approach delivers 4G LTE-based services, but also lays the foundation to roll out emerging wireless services down the road, including 5G.
NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, said it will again utilize AT&T networking services and integrated solutions for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 5-21. NBC Olympics will use AT&T Private Line, Ethernet Private Line and Video Broadcast, to deliver high-definition coverage of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Rio.
The AT&T products and services will be provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc. itself.
NBC Olympics has also selected Ericsson to provide video contribution and distribution solutions for its production of the Games.
Smith Micro has completed the acquisition of competitor Birdstep Technology. The transaction which includes the purchase of Birdstep Technology’s software development and marketing arm, furthers Smith Micro’s leadership position in wireless network access, by adding substantial technical resources and complementary technology to their offerings.