Back at the start of the month, Facebook announced OpenCellular, its open-source radio access platform. It wasn't that difficult to see it coming. Yet, I'm not so sure that OpenCellular is going to have a massive impact on the market. It's not that I want it to fail. It's just that I feel like we've all been here before in some fundamental ways.
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All four of the U.S. nationwide wireless carriers say they've made the necessary preparations to handle the spike in traffic that will happen when delegates convene for the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland July 18-21 and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia July 25-28. Each city is expected to play host to about 50,000 attendees.
When it comes to Facebook's Telecom Infra Project (TIP) that the social networking giant launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, it appears that the biggest U.S. wireless carriers are just not that into it.
Ruckus Wireless announced the general availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a wireless local area network (WLAN) management-as-a-service offer.
Cradlepoint, which supplies its routers and gateways for all kinds of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications – including Redbox kiosks for movie rentals – just announced its NetCloud platform strategy that combines its existing software and cloud services with the SDN technology it acquired with the recent purchase of Pertino.
The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and The Linux Foundation have spun off the "Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center" (CORD) initiative into its own, new open source project, and Google, Samsung Electronics and Radisys are joining the CORD and ONOS Projects as new partners.
The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) are joining forces in their mission to conquer the connected home market, creating a liaison agreement to drive improved cross-application interoperability and device connectivity.