Huawei is planning to start selling operational support systems directly to telcos and has acquired Australian OSS provider Fastwire as part of the new focus, according to a report.
AT&T Mobility has developed an application-aware system designed to restrict customers from engaging in "non-permissible" bandwidth-intensive activities such as file sharing or movie downloading.
Broadening its OSS portfolio for LTE networks, JDSU has acquired substantially all of the assets of Trendium, including its employees and technology. Trendium provides intelligence software for customer experience assurance, asset optimization and big data monetization.
Nokia Solutions and Networks said it has virtualized the latest version of its NetAct operations support system to provide off-the-shelf management of network functions virtualization.
Wireless operators and vendors are lining up to virtualize the network via software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). The latest examples of this trend arrived this week with separate announcements from carrier AT&T and vendor Cisco Systems.
The Global M2M Association (GMA)--a partnership between Deutsche Telekom, Orange and TeliaSonera--has initiated its newest member, Telecom Italia. As the GMA continues to grow, it becomes more apparent that having each company use a different M2M connectivity platform adds complexity and cost to multinational, multi-carrier M2M implementations.
Telecom infrastructure heavyweight Ericsson has acquired Canada-based Telcocell, which specializes in system integration and business support systems. The company said it will add about 200 employees and consultants in Canada and the U.S.
Ericsson continues to build up its services business, agreeing to acquire Toronto-based consulting company Telcocell, which specializes in business support systems, Amdocs platforms, custom development and software as a service.
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