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Telecom Industry News - July 2017


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Protecting Carriers and Consumers

The full frontal assault continues on network operators and consumers alike as network hacking, robocalling, and fraud continue to dominate industry news.

A new report released by Corero Network Security warns of Trojan horse DDoS attacks that are intended to disrupt and distract network operators from more destructive malware security threats. The greatest DDoS risk for organizations is the barrage of short, low volume attacks which mask more serious network intrusions, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero, a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.

Affle, a Singapore HQ mobile audience intelligence and analytics platforms company has announced the launch of its Fraud Analytics As a Service Platform, mTraction FaaS, to help marketers around the world fight mobile ad fraud. According to industry data sources, close to $16.4 billion (USD) is lost worldwide due to ad fraud. mTraction FaaS, or mFaaS, aims to help marketers detect fraud, not at a post mortem level but during run time, minimizing marketing budget waste. 

KeyLemon and SoftKinetic jointly demonstrated a 3D front-facing camera in Mobile and 3D face recognition technology at Mobile World Congress Shanghai (MWC). SoftKinetic's front-facing 3D time-of-flight (ToF) camera enables KeyLemon's 3D face recognition technology to authenticate users as easily as taking a selfie. This was the first ever demonstration of face recognition that efficiently combines depth, near-infrared and color information, breaking new grounds for mobile authentication.

IDology, a leader in multi-layered identity verification and fraud prevention, introduced this month ExpectID Call Verification, a new addition to its fully integrated platform, designed to protect contact centers against growing fraud threats. ExpectID Call Verification increases contact center productivity and reduces call wait times by leveraging real-time mobile carrier data to verify inbound call traffic into a contact center.

DNS security and services solutions provider Nominum announced this month the availability of N2 Secure Business, a new cloud-based DNS security solution offered as a network-based service by internet service providers (ISPs) to protect their enterprise and small and mid-sized business (SMB) customers against the damage caused by cyberthreats like ransomware, phishing attacks, and other malware. The carrier-class solution also secures retail locations, stadiums, transit centers, and other venues where public Wi-Fi networks enable guests and their devices to stay connected.

Improving Network Performance

High performance analog semiconductor manufacturer Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has expanded its portfolio of small cell solutions with the addition of new, high efficiency power amplifiers targeting License Assisted Access (LAA) and LTE unlicensed (LTE-U) spectrum for LTE-Advanced base stations. With leading wireless carriers and telecommunications manufacturers transitioning from 4G to 5G networks and deploying new equipment, there is an increasing demand for efficient, highly integrated system architectures to support emerging requirements. Skyworks claims its devices offer four times higher efficiency than competing products available in the market today and enable small cells to easily meet Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) standards.

Data center networking solutions provider MRV Communications introduced new 200G coherent digital muxponders to its OptiDriver WDM optical transport portfolio that are optimized for Data Center Interconnect (DCI) and telecom applications.



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