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Telecom Industry News - July 2017


The world's mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber.
With the addition of these new muxponders, OptiDriver is now one of the only platforms that covers the full range of applications, from smaller access locations to large metro and regional WDM networks, all with one set of modules and chassis.  This simplifies network design, reduces stranded chassis space, limits sparing requirements, minimizes learning curves, and ensures interoperability for data center operators, communication service providers, and enterprises.

Communications solutions provider MetTel announced it is launching a new research and development organization to help technology and carrier partners with digital transformation and creating new customer service solutions. The MetTel Customer Innovation Labs, based in New York City, New Jersey, and Utah, is a new research and development organization chartered with engaging customers, technology providers, and carrier partners to develop unique and useful customer solutions. As part of the launch, the labs are announcing a solution designed to enable businesses to quickly recover from extended network disruptions or catastrophic events and rapidly deploy connectivity for local branches or pop-up businesses in need of high speed, quality and reliable service to support business continuity.

Much of the news this month was centered around technological advancements in improving signal performance for transmissions affected by densification and cluttered metro environments.

IEEE announced new revisions for 802.11ai wireless standards to boost signal performance. The amendments provide for “Fast Initial Link Set-up” (FILS) methods to enhance end user experience in high-density WLAN environments and enables multi-gigabit throughput in 5GHz and 60GHz spectrum bands.

Antenna technology developer MTI Wireless Edge Ltd. introduced a new series of omni-directional antennas it says offers superior performance and coverage due to their high gain, small size, low ripple, high port to port isolation and IP67 ingress protection. The company said the new products are designed to address the growing trend of wireless networking operators moving from single polarization antennas to MIMO (multiple in and multiple out) systems. The latest addition to this trend is the introduction of MTI's MT-382002/NVH, 3.5-3.8 GHz, 10 dBi Dual Polarization OMNI-Directional antenna. MTI will introduce similar OMNI antennas in the 5.8 and 2.5 GHz frequency domains shortly.

ADVA Optical Networking launched a major expansion of its FSP 3000 platform designed specifically for metro networks. The expansion features three new technologies that will enable network operators to meet the rapidly changing needs of the metro environment with unprecedented levels of flexibility, scale and synchronization. Until now, it was too costly to introduce such capabilities in metro infrastructures, but the expanded ADVA FSP 3000 removes this barrier. It delivers a flexible and automated optical layer without the cost of traditional ROADM technology. It also features an entirely new cross-connect that enables customers to scale their optical transport networks (OTNs) without any capacity lock-in. And it supports the precise synchronization of 5G technologies without any of the current OTN stumbling blocks.  

Baylin Technologies this month unveiled its new small cell canister antenna designed to better address the challenges of carrier network densification with excellent patterns across all bands and uniform gain for consistent data speed. The EXTENT P6480i is a small cell canister antenna that provides excellent patterns across all bands as well as uniform gain for consistent data speed. The antenna is available in a variety of colors and with semi-reflective film coating to blend into most environments.



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