ip.access in the U.K. already has shipped a LTE-only version of its new E-100 dual-mode, small-cell access point to five customers for lab and field trials. The device reportedly provides simultaneous 4G and 3G mobile-phone signals with data speeds to 150 Mbps and 42 Mbps, respectively and will also be able to support Wi-Fi as an optional module. The E-100 will be integrated into ip.access’ nanoConverge end-to-end, small-cell solution architecture…The updated version of the Communication Applications Framework Engine (CAFÉ) from Movius Interactive Corporation now offers APIs to further enhance the CAFÉ Application Development Kit (ADK), which allows service providers and third-party developers to deploy new apps to end users…Norway’s Vimond Media Solutions says its Vimond Control Center (VCC), a new and feature-rich video management tool that builds on the company’s Online Video Platform (OVP), focuses on multiscreen deployment, over-the-top (OTT) production workflow, speed, and integration. Content contributors can log in to the provider’s VCC installation, create their own channels and upload their own video to be distributed over the provider’s Vimond platform. At that point an administrator on the service-provider side approves the content before it is published. Using this feature, providers can create a single service with a unified look and feel through which they publish content from multiple sources, the company notes…The Aruba OS 6.1.3.4 wireless LAN (WLAN) for Aruba mobility controllers reportedly delivers as much as four times better performance than a Cisco WLAN (for test results, click here) and can ensure recovery as much as seven times faster than Cisco WLANs. The Aruba WLAN – the first to achieve Wi-Fi qualification for Microsoft Lync Server, the company says – automatically identifies, prioritizes and protects unified-communications (UC) apps in the presence of Wi-Fi congestion, resulting in as much as 75-percent better quality for these apps. The new software is available free to existing customers…Verizon Wireless’ 4G HomeFusion Broadband service provides high-speed, in-home Internet access to rural area. Subscribers should experience average data rates of 5 Mbps to 12 Mbps down and 2 Mbps to 5 Mbps up.  Plans begin at $60/month for 10 GB. A one-time equipment fee of $199.99 applies, and installation is free…The EDX SignalPro v8.0 wireless network-design and -optimization software from Ore.-based EDX Wireless supports native 64-bit operation for such projects as smart grids and small-cell systems. Its Automatic Frequency Planning assignment mode (available with SignalPro + Network Design Module) coordinates CPE channel and server assignments, and its Automated Site Selection utility helps simplify project design by selecting hub sites and CPEs from a candidate list based on a RF-optimized site-selection algorithm…The GDM7240 single chip from GCT Semiconductor has been certified for use in 4G LTE modules on the Verizon 4G LTE wireless network. As a result, OEMs can embed GDM7240 in their 4G LTE modules.

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