TNS | December 13, 2021
With 5G roaming and interworking on the horizon, US-based Transaction Network Services (TNS) will collaborate with Irish solutions provider, Cellusys, in research, development, and testing of roaming and security solutions for 5G networks.
Utilizing the TNS 5G Innovation Lab, the team will combine TNS’ expertise in steering of roaming and other services for regional and national US carriers for 3G, 4G, and soon 5G traffic with security solutions from the Cellusys portfolio, including Signalling (Diameter, GTP, SIP, SS7) and SMS Firewall.
“We see 5G as a pivotal component within every roadmap and are confident we will be able to offer first-rate solutions to our customers as 5G roaming and security continue to evolve,” said Bill Versen, President of TNS’ Communications Market business. “Developing new technologies requires creativity and competence, but also a flexible and agile approach, which is why we are excited to embark on this journey with Cellusys.”
5G NSA, based on 4G infrastructure, has become prevalent in much of the country and is gaining traction around the world. Over 500 million 5G handsets are forecast to be sold in 2021, according to Gartner, signalling an appetite for faster download speeds. However, when 5G SA roaming is more prevalent, it may also bring new security threats to mobile operators’ networks.
“Our multi-tenant solutions are designed with worldwide leading organizations like TNS in mind, as signalling is increasingly centralized,” said Daniel McTague, Cellusys CTO. “TNS shares our zeal in having the best 5G solutions available to our customers and we are looking forward to working closely with them, as well as continuing our expansion into the Americas.”
Cellusys introduced the Signalling Firewall to the telecom industry in 2014 and are consistently recognized as a Tier-1 provider, focusing on the flexibility and agility of signalling-based solutions to offer mobile network groups and operators solutions for 5G, VoLTE, signalling security, anti-fraud, A2P monetisation, roaming, analytics, and IoT. Cellusys systems improve the quality of service and security for over 880 million subscribers worldwide and make communication service providers more secure, intelligent, and profitable.
About Transaction Network Services
TNS is a leading global provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions to the communications, payments and financial markets. Established more than 30 years ago, its extensive portfolio of innovative, value-added services now supports thousands of organizations across more than 60 countries to interact efficiently, conduct mission critical processes securely and adopt new technologies flexibly. TNS’ pioneering Communications Markets business has been a continuous innovator interconnecting carrier networks efficiently, securely and reliably. The Communications Market’s IaaS solutions support the demanding needs of carriers, from call analytics which identify unwanted robocalls while enabling enhanced mobile identity for legitimate callers, to interoperability, clearing, settlement and analytics for LTE and 5G.
Anterix | August 12, 2021
Electric utilities will now have access to a new offering in their accelerating efforts to deploy private wireless broadband networks for enhanced operational reliability, resilience, cyber security, and performance. Shared spectrum pioneer Federated Wireless and Anterix Inc., (NASDAQ: ATEX), the nation's largest holder of licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band (896-901/935-940 MHz) throughout the contiguous United States plus Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, are collaborating to create a new Anterix offer combining dedicated use of Anterix's 900 MHz broadband spectrum paired with Federated Wireless' shared spectrum services that facilitate use of the CBRS band. The new offering, when completed, can facilitate utility access to a multi-band solution for their grid communications deployment, offering the benefits of the wide coverage and dedicated control of licensed 900 MHz combined with the capacity and flexibility of unlicensed or licensed CBRS spectrum.
"Our focus remains centered on the Nation's utility sector. With the transformative power of 900 MHz broadband, and our utility-focused Anterix Active Ecosystem program, we are excited about the role we are playing in developing the outcomes that enable the modernization of our electric grid," said Anterix President & CEO Rob Schwartz. "Working with the great team from Federated Wireless will add significant value to that effort. Combining the cost-effective coverage potential and mission critical nature of our low-band 900 MHz spectrum, with Federated's services that allow access to the mid-band CBRS spectrum, will create a new hybrid product opportunity for the utility sector."
"Close collaboration with Anterix will enable us to rapidly expand our existing CBRS market leadership into the utilities segment, which is poised for rapid innovation," said Iyad Tarazi, founder and CEO, Federated Wireless. "We look forward to working closely with Anterix and its customers to set new standards for performance, stability and security in US utility networks."
With deep roots in the wireless industry and a critical infrastructure mission, Anterix has leveraged its 900 MHz holdings to seek out and bring to the utility sector cutting edge wireless broadband communications capabilities and utility-centric solutions. To date, Anterix has provided its low-band spectrum to large metropolitan utilities providers such as Ameren and San Diego Gas & Electric for use in building new private LTE networks. Other utilities currently are investigating dozens of use cases, exploring the potential impact of 900 MHz LTE in helping to digitally transform the nation's energy sector.
The nationwide leader in the CBRS market, Federated Wireless was first to launch and deploy a commercial spectrum access system (SAS) and an environmental sensing capability (ESC) network, both of which are key enablers for both licensed and unlicensed CBRS spectrum. With more than 200 customers and more than 65,000 connected devices across the United States and territories, the company serves a customer base that includes many utility companies, including electric co-ops; large interstate gas and electric companies; oil refineries; and tier one Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). Additional deployments include tier one cable operators and tower companies, over 100 regional and rural Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), and several public sector and federal entities, including a Marine Corp 5G Smart Warehouse in Albany, GA.
At Anterix, we are focused on delivering transformative broadband that enables the modernization of critical infrastructure for the energy, transportation, logistics and other sectors of our economy. As the largest holder of licensed spectrum in the 900 MHz band (896-901/935-940 MHz) throughout the contiguous United States, plus Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico, we are uniquely positioned to enable the private LTE broadband solutions that support secure, resilient, and customer-controlled operations.
About Federated Wireless
Founded in 2012, Federated Wireless has long led the industry in development of shared spectrum CBRS capabilities. The company's partner ecosystem includes more than 40 device manufacturers and edge partners, all of which are dedicated to collaboration to advance development and proliferation of CBRS services. Federated Wireless' customer base includes companies spanning the telecommunications, energy, hospitality, education, retail, office space, municipal and residential verticals, with use cases ranging from network densification and mobile offload to Private 4G/5G and Industrial IoT.
X-lumin | August 18, 2021
X-lumin Corp., provider of turn-key systems for optical wireless communications announced its TeraLink FSOC Product Suite. The newest family of products are designed for ultra-high bandwidth networks in urban, suburban, rural and enterprise applications while providing carrier-grade availability.
Through the implementation of single mode fiber connectivity, the TeraLink products integrate seamlessly into existing fiber networks. "It was very important that we designed our products by bringing together the latest in telecom and photonics technology, providing an ideal solution for mobile backhaul (4G/5G/6G), last-mile connectivity, enterprise systems, and ad-hoc mobile networks requiring low latency", said Rick Lyons X-lumin CRO.
By employing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to improve Quality of Service, the TeraLink family offers optical turbulence mitigation, increased link stability and performance, predictive performance based on weather conditions, and predictive operational analysis that helps avoid potential hardware failures before they occur.
TeraLink FSOC systems are easy to deploy and can be installed on a tower, rooftop, or indoors behind a window. The optical wireless design allows users to avoid having to acquire expensive spectrum or obtain government permits and keeps installation time to a minimum (less than a day). TeraLink systems come in three standard models to accommodate user needs – the SR (up to 1.2Km), MR (up to 5Km), and LR (up to 7.5Km).
The TeraLink FSOC systems are managed with the company's flagship, user-friendly software – the X-lumin Operating System (XOS) is available on Windows, Mac, Android, IOS and Linux. XOS is one of the most versatile and comprehensive software platforms for managing Optical and Laser applications available in the market today.
X-lumin is a provider of state-of-the-art optical wireless communication solutions with a focus on building an effective and efficient bridge between existing network capabilities and the need for a high-speed data highway to meet exploding bandwidth demands.