Fibertech Networks will expand its fiber network in Delaware, where it currently operates a 160-mile network in Wilmington. To fulfill major new sales agreements, the operator will build out to Dover and into Georgetown, a 80-mile span. The network will offer both dark fiber and optical broadband options to area businesses that predominately have used traditional carrier lines in the past, Fibertech adds, and other carriers will be able to lease fiber as well.
 
Boingo Wireless, a DAS and Wi-Fi provider that serves operators, consumers and advertisers worldwide, now says iOS users can use their iTunes accounts to purchase Boingo Wi-Fi subscriptions, usable at more than 600,000 global hot spots. The Wi-Finder app for iOS – now available on the iTunes App Store – links directly to a customer’s iTunes account; users can activate the new plan, pegged at $7.99 per month, on multiple iOS devices for unlimited Boingo Wi-Fi without entering account information. The app also includes a VPN service to protect user data. Boingo offers operators turnkey Wi-Fi access products along with a managediservice option.
 
— ICT Nation is the newest initiative from Huawei, designed to help enterprises and including BYOD, Distributed Cloud Data Center (DC2), eLTE trunking and SDN components. DC2 consists of the Huawei CloudEngine 12816 data center switch, the Huawei Cloud OS- FusionSphere, the Huawei Big Data Storage N9000 and the Huawei unified data center operation and maintenance management system. The eLTE Broadband Trunking Solution, which the company says is an industry first, offers voice and video dispatching, support for multiple frequency bands, agile network establishment, and the ability to operate in harsh environments.
 
The Aricent Group, a R&D engineering services-and-software company, added the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)-defined Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) software framework to its portfolio. The company’s scalable software framework is a portable implementation of the CAPWAP specification defined in the IETF RFC5415 and RFC5416. Each component is optional, depending on the type of device the software is required to support, the company says, and the key features include compliance with both IPv4 and IPv6 transport, and support of DTLS for encrypted tunnels for control traffic.

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