PortaBilling Now Supports Sprint, Other CDMA Networks Via Interoperability With BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway

PortaBilling, Sprint, BroadForward Interoperability Enables North American CDMA Mobile Networks to Deploy PortaOne’s B/OSS for Real-Time Billing, Service Provisioning and Customer Management Global communications software company PortaOne, Inc. today announced it has completed interoperability testing between its PortaBilling B/OSS (Business and Operation Support System) and the BFX Interface Gateway from BroadForward, a leader in interworking

Project Fi currently testing VoLTE calling for ‘subset’ of subscribers

Project Fi, VoLTE Resulting in quality and usability improvements, Voice over LTE allows calls to be made and received over data networks. Now, we learn that Google’s Project Fi MVNO is beginning to test VoLTE calling with a subset of subscribers. According to Google, calls placed over LTE will be higher quality than those made

Charter Jumps Into 5G Testing as Part of Its Mobile Ambitions

Charter, 5G Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge kicked off the company’s fourth quarter 2016 earnings call today by saying, “2016 was a very big year for Charter.” That’s an understatement. In 2016, the cable company acquired Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable. Those acquisitions effectively quadrupled the size of Charter, which now passes 50

How can US lifeline providers reduce their per-minute cost

US lifeline providers Thanks to the FCC-mandated, government-sponsored program,called Lifeline, the financially disadvantaged in the US can receive a cell phone and anywhere from 500 minutes to an unlimited number of minutes and texts every month — at no charge! The Lifeline program ensures that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service

FreedomPop strikes licensing deal with Three/Wind

FreedomPop, Three/Wind Combined Italian operator will use FreedomPop’s technology to boost customer ARPU, FreedomPop CEO exclusively told GTB Read more: FreedomPop Three Wind CK Hutchison VimpelCom ARPU Italy Stephen Stokols MVNO US firm FreedomPop has struck a software partnership with Wind/Three in Italy in what it claims is the first example of an MVNO licensing

Evolving Systems (EVOL) Announces Agreement with Southeast Asia Wireless Carrier

Evolving Systems Evolving Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOL), a leader in real-time analytics, activation and consumer lifecycle marketing for connected mobile devices worldwide, today announced that a major wireless carrier in Southeast Asia has signed a multi-year agreement for the Company’s Customer Acquisition, Activation and Upsell Managed Service. Evolving Systems offers carriers Managed Service solutions to

IoT And Big Data At Caterpillar: How Predictive Maintenance Saves Millions Of Dollars

Caterpillar, IoT When it comes to big data and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives most companies are still in the design or early adoption phases which make it hard to get a solid return on investment (ROI) figures. So it’s refreshing to share a story of an organization delivering real-world ROI for their customers by

Covisint Launches the Most Complete IoT Platform for Enabling Digital Transformation

COVISINT, IOT Summary: Designed from the ground up to support digital ecosystem management, helping enterprises and their partners realize the full value of IoT Solves the dynamic security, privacy and permissions management challenges surrounding IoT to enable trusted information sharing and secure interactions across people, systems and things Standards-based and highly-scalable, with an API-first approach,

FCC stops 9 companies from providing poor federally subsidized Internet

FCC Feb. 5 (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission removed nine recently added companies from a federally subsidized program called Lifeline, established to provide Internet service to the poor. On Friday, Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reversed a decision by his Democratic predecessor, Tom Wheeler, who resigned after Donald Trumpwas elected president. Lifeline allows low-income

Mobile Phone Provider RingPlus Files Suit Against Sprint, Will Shut Down

RingPlus, Sprint Today, mobile phone service provider RingPlus announced that it intends to shut down all accounts on Feb 17 at 6:00 PM ET. According to an email sent out to their customers, RingPlus is suing Sprint, its provider, and this lawsuit is related to the shutdown. RingPlus Shutdown RingPlus is an MVNO for Sprint

Redknee Signs a Multi-Million Dollar Upgrade and Contract Expansion in Europe

Redknee Redknee Solutions Inc. (RKN.TO), a leading provider of real-time monetization and subscriber management software, is pleased to announce that Telekom Srpske has awarded Redknee a contract to upgrade its existing BSS solution to Redknee Unified 2016, and expand support to both prepaid and postpaid subscribers. The latest version of Redknee’s flagship product offers catalog-driven

Intel Corporation’s Internet of Things Business Had a Great 2016

Intel Corporation This small, but fast-growing segment of the chipmaker’s business saw revenue growth accelerate in 2016, though operating margin slipped slightly. Microprocessor giant Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) fastest-growing business segment in 2016 was its Internet of Things group (IoTG). Through this business unit, Intel supplies processors and other technologies into markets such as automotive, manufacturing, retail,

AT&T Creates Highly Secure Private Networking Solution for Internet of Things

AT&T IoT solutions are now part the AT&T NetBond® Ecosystem DALLAS,/PRNewswire/ — AT&T is helping businesses better secure and manage connected devices on their networks. The cloud-based AT&T Control Center, powered by Cisco Jasper, helps businesses launch, manage and monetize IoT services. It will now have greater security by adding AT&T NetBond connectivity. The solution

Telit adds Wi-Fi and low-power solutions for IoT with acquisition of GainSpan to extend end-to-end IoT solutions reach

Telit,Wi-Fi, IoT Telit, a global enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that it has agreed to acquire Silicon Valley-based GainSpan Corporation (“GainSpan”). GainSpan is a wireless connectivity solution provider that specializes in the design and development of ultra-low power Wi-Fi technology. The company manufactures and commercializes chips and modules for battery-powered devices

T-Mobile’s Postpaid Phone Churn Is Expected to Decline in 4Q16

T-Mobile T-Mobile’s postpaid phone churn in 4Q16 In the previous part of this series, we learned about the expectations for T-Mobile’s (TMUS) prepaid net additions in 4Q16. Now let’s talk about T-Mobile’s customer retention metric, the churn rate. According to T-Mobile’s preliminary report on January 5, 2017, the company reported postpaid phone churn of 1.28%

Navico’s GoFree Vessel Monitoring Adds Global Connectivity With Vodafone Internet of Things Technology

Navico, Vodafone NEW YORK, NY– Vodafone today announced that it is working with Navico, an international marine electronics company, to bring global connectivity to Navico’s GoFree product suite. Using the Vodafone Global Internet of Things (IoT) SIM, GoFree can provide boaters, fleet managers, and service technicians with the ability to monitor, log, transmit and report

Expectations for T-Mobile’s Prepaid Net Additions in 4Q16

T-Mobile Mobile’s prepaid subscriber growth In the previous part, we learned about the expectations for T-Mobile’s (TMUS) postpaid phone net additions in 4Q16. Now, let’s discuss the performance of T-Mobile in the prepaid category. In 4Q16, prepaid subscriber additions are expected to remain strong. According to T-Mobile’s preliminary report on January 5, 2017, the company