Transmode, a global supplier of packet-optical networking solutions, says its Native Packet Optical 2.0 now offers MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE2.0) services, MPLS-TP and OTN transport. The new features are supported by Transmode’s Enlighten multi-layer management suite that features point-and-click provisioning across all layers from Layer 0 wavelengths to Layer 2.5 MPLS-TP-based services…CableLabs today launched Louisville, Colo.-based NetworkFX Inc., its first subsidiary. The online trust-management company “enables secure broadband connections for networked devices,” the parent company says. “Cable’s experience in managing device security has provided invaluable lessons for securing networked devices,” said Oscar Marcia, president of NetworkFX. “By establishing NetworkFX as a subsidiary, CableLabs offers the same trust-management capabilities to a broader range of industries. CableLabs is primed to do this because of its deep understanding of how to operate a secure world-wide public key system.” Key benefits: fast deployment, on-demand scalability, policy management, highly secure and reliable operations and a Web-based certificate requesting account…ADVA Optical Networking now offers Ethernet Ring Protection Switching (ERPS) as part of its?FSP 150 family. The ITU-T standard, also known as G.8032v2, provides sub-50-millisecond protection and recovery switching. Configured to support IEEE Connectivity Fault Management (802.1ag), the FSP 150 family now features fast failure detection, protection and advanced multi-vendor interoperability. It also enables business-Ethernet and mobile-backhaul service providers to aggregate subrate Gigabit Ethernet services onto Gigabit or even 10 Gigabit Ethernet protected rings using a drop-and-continue architecture…Mavenir Systems confirmed that the RCS 5 version of the GSMA‘s Rich Communication Services has been fully integrated into its converged-services product portfolio. The latest RCS standard brings together RCS v1-4 and RCS-e v1.2, and it adds Converged IP Messaging (CPM) for service interworking to SMS/MMS. Using Mavenir gear, MetroPCS is delivering new features that include a mobile address book enhanced with social presence and one-click content sharing, IP voice and video calling, and threaded multimedia messaging…Electronic Systems Technology Inc. (EST) dba ESTeem Wireless Modems says its newest radio complies with latest Federal Communications Commission narrowband licensed standard. The ESTeem 210M was designed for long-range and difficult-terrain applications the industrial, public-safety and federal markets. Operating in the 150 MHz-174 MHz band provides both Ethernet/IP and Serial/DF1 interfaces to industrial automation and control system hardware by using Selectable Quadrature Amplitude Modulation to provide data rates to 54 Kbps in the narrowband licensed channels.

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Verizon, AT&T Pay $127mln for Overcharging Government Customers

Verizon and AT&T have agreed to pay a combined $127mln to settle lawsuits claiming they overcharged California and Nevada government customers for wireless services. Verizon will pay

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