New Stuff 10/09/12

Wipro Accelerate from WiPro Technologies is a prepaid broadband solution aimed at helping MSOs reduce or eliminate cost and credit obstacles, and to expand broadband services to U.S. unserved or underserved markets. Using the cloud-based hosted solution, operators can offer products specifically designed for prepaid subscribers…Release 8.1 software from ARRIS enhances performance and value for the installed base of its C4 CMTS and C4c CMTS products. Release 8.1, in conjunction with the installation of a System Control Module 3 (SCM), delivers improved performance for such control-plane-related tasks like IP Detail Record (IPDR), Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), Command Line Interface (CLI), increases in IPv6 route scaling, additional DSG feature support and improved support for Lawful Intercept (LI) applications in Europe…The NSG Pro is a Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) from Harmonic that offers high-density Universal EdgeQAM capabilities and an upgrade path to future integrated Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) capabilities. Powered by CableOS, NSG Pro accelerates service deployments by enabling seamless integration into an operator’s existing infrastructure…Mobile Broadband on Demand, a new solution from Sprint Global Wholesale & Emerging Solutions, allows companies in the international, retail, travel and hospitality industries to generate new revenue streams while enhancing the end user’s experience through the sale or rental of mobile broadband devices like hot spots, aircards and tablets on Sprint’s t3G and 4G (WiMAX) networks. This turnkey product doesn’t require the MVNO to have previous wireless experience or wireless support systems to launch. After customers buy or rent a mobile broadband device, they are directed to an MVNO-branded Web portal (which can be in their native language) where they can enroll for service online, using one of several payment options (e.g., credit card, PIN, balance, bill to account, promotional code) to purchase a no-contract data plan. The data plans are chosen by the MVNO and can be limited by the number of days or the amount of data used…New features in both Ciena’s Service-Aware Operating System (SAOS) and its OneControl Unified Management System reduce installation and provisioning time by as much as 75 percent, enable rapid service changes and provide end customers with immediate assurance of service performance, the company says. In addition, its new cloud-based portal allows providers to validate end-to-end Service Level Agreements (SLA) compliance throughout the service lifecycle. The new software capabilities align with OPn, Ciena’s approach for building open, programmable next-generation networks that scale and automatically adapt to quickly deliver new services and bandwidth…EarthLink Inc. expanded its network with a Memphis-to-Chicago long-haul fiber route slated for completion by the end of 2012 along with a Memphis metro fiber ring that will cut over in early 2013. The Memphis-to-Chicago route extends EarthLink network reach with as much as 10-Gigabit service while providing additional network diversity and redundancy. The Memphis metro fiber ring is a Wave/SONET-enabled OC-192 ring on the 10-Gigabit backbone.

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