Friday, November 20, 2015

Keysight adds Bluetooth audio measurement capabilities to performance audio analyzer

Keysight Technologies Inc. introduced the enhanced U8903B audio analyzer with new Bluetooth® audio measurement capabilities. The Bluetooth option enables the U8903B to make high-performance Bluetooth audio testing for R&D, quality assurance and production tests in the consumer and professional audio and wireless communication industries.

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Keysight adds Bluetooth audio measurement capabilities to performance audio analyzer

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sevana CATI Dialer. Case study.


Our client inquired Sevana for NIPO CATI dialer that could effectively work in predictive mode being able to play sound file to the interviewee.

Sevana CATI Dialer utilizes asynchronous capabilities of Python framework and flexibility of Asterisk architecture to work with majority of Asterisk based telephone systems (e.g. FreePBX) providing standard interfaces for reporting and statistics. The fact that single Sevana CATI Dialer server can process requests from several NIPO and is flexible in upscaling was very much appreciated by the client.

During project implementation our team also solved tasks for telephone database pre-processing allowing quick project launch and leading to full customer satisfaction.

Sevana CATI Dialer. Case study.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

AQuA (Audio Quality Analyzer) integration with VoIPmonitor


AQuA is a proprietary technology of Estonian business entity Sevana Ou. It implements a proprietary perceptual model based on research of several recognized scientists that determined frequency bands specific for human perception of audio signals. AQuA main return value is percentage of audio quality similarity between reference and test sound signals. AQuA can work with audio from 8kHz, 16 bit, Mono up to 192kHz, 32 bit, Stereo and has lots of parameters to adjust system perceptual model for client specific test scenarios to achieve best performance and accuracy.

Latest AQuA version provides the following sound quality metrics:

  • MOS score according to P.800 – reliable objective MOS scores from 1 to 5

  • Percentage of sound quality similarity between reference and test audio

  • Duration distortion

  • Delay or advancing of audio signal activity

  • Sound signal activity mistiming

  • Signal spectrum damages

  • Signal spectrum vibration

  • Unidirectional signal spectrum analysis: amplification or attenuation

  • Most affected signal spectrum: low, medium, high bands

  • Average pitch

  • Pitch deviation

  • Pitch frequencies distribution distortion

  • Quantization steps distribution distortion

  • Amplitude clipping level

  • RMS

  • Sound signal: Minimum Energy, Maximum Energy, Average Energy

  • Sound signal: Min. Sample, Max. Sample, Average Sample

AQuA waveform analysis technology has been recognized in voice quality assessment across various networks, both TDM and packet switched. AQuA algorithm does not depend on the language, can work with audio files of arbitrary (from 10 seconds to several hours) duration.


VoIPmonitor is an open source network packet sniffer with commercial frontend for SIP RTP and RTCP VoIP protocols running on Linux. VoIPmonitor is designed to analyze quality of VoIP call based on network parameters – delay variation and packet loss according to ITU-T G.107 E-model which predicts quality on MOS scale. Calls with all relevant statistics are saved to MySQL or ODBC database. Optionally each call can be saved to pcap file with either only SIP protocol or SIP/RTP/RTCP/T.38/udptl protocols. VoIPmonitor can also decode speech and play it over or save it to disk as WAV. Supported codecs are G.711 alaw/ulaw and commercial plug-ins support G.729a G.723 iLBC Speex GSM SILK iSAC OPUS.

Integration benefits

AQuA wrapper allows substitute PESQ when using VoIPmonitor to extend possibilities for intrusive voice quality analysis with AQuA technology:

  • Use of flexible AQuA algorithms for perceptual voice quality analysis (both narrowband and wideband)

  • Filtering analyzed calls based on IP

  • Filtering analyzed calls based on called party number


Integrating Sevana AQuA into VoIPMonitor is a sequence of the following actions:

  1. Request AQuA wrapper for VoIPmonitor at Sevana web site:

  2. Unpack all files under /usr/local/sbin folder

  3. Make sure aqua-v (aqua-wb) rights are set to executable

  4. Adjust settings in aqua_wrapper.conf

  5. Set parameters at voipmonitor.conf

    • mos_lqo=yes

    • mos_lqo_ref=<file>

    • saveaudio=wav

  6. In the database one should add records with IP and mask or phone number in the following tables: filter_ip or/and tilter_telnum. Field mos_lqo has the following values:
    • 0 – do not invoke mos_lqo_bin

    • 1 – mos_lqo_bin processes RTP streams with specified originating IP

    • 2 – mos_lqo_bin processes RTP streams with specified destination IP

    • 3 – process incoming and outgoing RTP from specified IPs


INSERT INTO `filter_ip` (`id`, `ip`, `mask`, `direction`, `rtp`, `sip`, `register`, `graph`, `wav`, `skip`, `script`, `mos_lqo`, `hide_message`, `note`, `remove_at`) VALUES (1, 2887453184, 24, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, NULL, 3, NULL, NULL, NULL);

AQuA (Audio Quality Analyzer) integration with VoIPmonitor

Friday, November 13, 2015

Bird Technologies introduces digital signal booster

Bird Technologies, a leading provider of RF components, subsystems, test equipment, and services, today introduced the 614 Series digital signal boosters that are designed to increase the signal strength of land-mobile/public safety communications systems operating at either 450 to 470 MHz or 470 to 488 MHz. The highly configurable system combines the benefits of programmable digital RF filters, the ability to view changes to filter characteristics while viewing their effects in real-time, browser-based configuration and management, and many other features.

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Bird Technologies introduces digital signal booster

Friday, November 6, 2015

Anritsu first test company to provide LTE-A 3CA Support to three North American carriers

Anritsu Co. announces support for LTE-A 3 Carrier Aggregation (3CA) Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT) requirements at two additional major North American carriers, building on the first announcement of 3CA support for a third carrier in September.

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Anritsu first test company to provide LTE-A 3CA Support to three North American carriers

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Wi-Fi/LTE-U tests lack LTE equipment

The Wi-Fi Alliance is conducting tests this week on the coexistence of Wi-Fi and LTE-U. LTE-U, or LTE in unlicensed spectrum, has already been tested by the chipmakers who want to build LTE-U chips, and they claim that LTE can share the 5 GHz band without degrading the performance of Wi-Fi networks.

Companies that are focused exclusively on Wi-Fi equipment are not so sure, and the Wi-Fi Alliance has convened a Coexistence Task Force to conduct futher tests. The association has also asked the Federal Communications Commission to await the results of these tests before approving any LTE-U equipment for commercial use.

The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to conduct tests using actual LTE base stations, but none of the manufacturers supplied equipment for its tests. The Alliance said that LTE transmissions for its tests will be produced with an LTE signal generator.

“If/when LTE equipment is available, the LTE studies shall be performed using actual equipment, noting the manufacturer, model and revision numbers,” said the Alliance. “As implementations may vary considerably, studies must be repeated with each different equipment set available.”

“The desired criteria is that the introduction of a co-channel LTE network will not impact an existing Wi-Fi network’s performance any more than introduction of a similar co-channel Wi-Fi network,” wrote the Wi-Fi Alliance in its coexistence guidelines document.

Specifically, these are the criteria the alliance is proposing:
Data traffic:

  • Throughput for Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi greater than or equal to throughput for Wi-Fi with LTE.

  • Packet loss for Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

  • Frame re-transmission rate for Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

Beacons and power save signaling frames:

  • Packet loss with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE

  • Jitter with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

VoIP and real-time video:

  • Latency with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

  • Packet Loss with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

  • Jitter with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

  • Frame re-transmission rate for Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi less than or equal to packet loss for Wi-Fi with LTE.

For mobile operators, LTE-U offers a way to maintain a connection for users who might otherwise not be able to access the network in congested areas. It also offers a way to count time spent in unlicensed spectrum against users’ data plans, instead of losing potential revenue each time a customer jumps to Wi-Fi.

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#TBT: Sprint ditches Clearwire; Google unveils Android … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories!

WiMAX marriage on the rocks: Sprint Nextel, Clearwire re-evaluating network plans

With the launch of WiMAX trial markets just weeks away, Sprint Nextel Corp. says it is re-examining its WiMAX business plans and has abandoned a partnership with Clearwire Corp. intended to promote a faster, cheaper deployment of the mobile broadband technology. Sprint Nextel said the decision late last week to terminate a letter of intent with Clearwire signed in July was mutual, as “the two companies could not resolve complexities associated with the [letter of intent]and failed to reach final agreement on the terms of the transaction.” The letter outlined a grand plan for national deployment of a WiMAX network, with Sprint Nextel footing the bill to cover 70 million potential customers and Clearwire covering 30 million pops by the end of next year. With the departure of former Sprint Nextel CEO Gary Forsee, Sprint Nextel’s WiMAX plans had been in question; the company’s acting CEO, Paul Saleh, has emphasized simplifying the carrier’s business and making further commitment to customer care in order to try to reverse the wireless carrier’s customer losses. … Read More

Sprint Nextel stands behind WiMAX plans

Sprint Nextel Corp. remains committed to its WiMAX plans and continues to move forward with its soft launch of services in Chicago, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., later this year, according to Sprint Nextel Xohm public-relations spokesman John Polivka. “We don’t expect any impact to the broad WiMAX ecosystem,” Polivka said in an e-mail to RCR Wireless News. … Read More

Freedom of choice: Google’s plans open door for innovation, confusion

Like Daryl Hannah in “Blade Runner,” Google Inc. last week showcased an attention-grabbing Android. But while the Internet giant garnered headlines and wowed fanboys with its latest move in wireless, some developers reacted with a big yawn. Google ended weeks of speculation about its mobile plans, unveiling an alliance of industry heavyweights centered on a new, open source mobile software platform. The company joined Qualcomm Inc., Motorola Inc. and other members of the new Open Handset Alliance (OHA) to introduce Android, a Linux-based software stack that consists of an operating system, middleware, a user interface and applications. … Read More

Push-to-talk services target Chinese businesses: Kodiak snares contract for industrial region

China Mobile Ltd. subsidiary Jiangsu Mobile Communications Co. Ltd. picked Texas-based Kodiak Networks to supply push-to-talk technology for deployment in the coastal Jiangsu Province. Kodiak said it has been in trials with JMCC with a user base of 20,000 customers who will be rolled over into the commercial launch. JMCC intends to target enterprise users with the PTT technology; the company has more than 12 million customers in the province. Kodiak has more than a dozen deployments around the world with carriers including AT&T Mobility and Alltel. Other markets include the Caribbean, Europe and two networks in India. John Vice, president and CEO of Kodiak, said the company also has “a number of other deals right now that we expect to launch in the not-too-distant future.” … Read More

FCC to enforce 50% hearing-aid mandate beginning next year: iPhone gains controversial exemption

While mobile phone carriers and manufacturers face a key hearing-aid compatibility deadline in early 2008, Apple’s Inc. wildly popular iPhone will get a pass on a major government disability access mandate that wireless companies already have spent significant resources to meet. The situation does not sit well with the Hearing Loss Association of America, which alleged in an informal complaint that the iPhone is not hearing-aid compatible. “There were high expectations from Apple as an innovator of cool technology and because of their past record with screen readers. There was all the secrecy and hype [in the lead up to the iPhone launch]. So there was disappointment when it was released and found to be inaccessible to people with vision and hearing loss,” said Brenda Battat, associate executive director of HLAA and a driving force since the mid-1990s to get cellphones covered by the Hearing Aid Compatibility Act of 1988 and disability access requirements of the 1996 telecom act. The FCC finally agreed to require mobile phone hearing-aid compatibility in 2003. … Read More

Cities unwired: Muni Wi-Fi plans remain in limbo

Silicon Valley – the country’s hub of innovation and technology-is home to more than 2.4 million people and a group of businesses that read like a who’s who of the dotcom darlings. Yet, for all the money and societal changes that were born from the area, there’s still no region-wide high-speed wireless Internet coverage using Wi-Fi technology to be found. Sure, there are plenty of small-scale networks that serve the populations living within range-Google Inc. has a municipal Wi-Fi network that covers 12 square miles in its home base of Mountain View, Calif.-but nothing covers the entire landscape with ubiquitous coverage of this type. Despite the relatively quick freefall the municipal Wi-Fi movement has experienced the past couple months; plenty of cities and other agencies in Silicon Valley are still pushing ahead. All is not lost, they say. … Read More

FCC approves AT&T Mobility/Dobson deal

The Federal Communications Commission approved AT&T’s Mobility’s $2.8 billion purchase of Dobson Communications Corp., embracing less stringent divestiture requirements than those imposed by Justice Department and the same universal service wireless-cap condition federal regulators worked into the $27.5 billion acquisition of Alltel Corp. by two private-equity firms. AT&T Mobility, the largest U.S. mobile phone carrier, is now clear to pick up many of Dobson’s 1.6 million subscribers in rural markets throughout the country. However, as a result of government conditions on the deal, AT&T Mobility will have to sell wireless assets in a handful of rural markets and forgo rights to the Cellular One brand in two markets in Pennsylvania and Texas. AT&T Mobility is also subject to a an interim cap on universal service rural wireless support, a controversial condition overlaid on the Alltel-private equity transaction that can be waived if certain universal service reporting and enhanced 911 requirements are met. … Read More

700 MHz band to be used for broadband worldwide

The United States teamed with neighboring countries to get the 700 MHz band identified for wireless broadband services in the Americas and major markets in Asia at the close of the World Radiocommunication Conference in Geneva, effectively setting the foundation for a global market for WiMAX services and products in frequencies being relinquished in various timeframes by broadcasters around the globe. “This conference has helped create a much larger market for wireless broadband technologies and services,” said Ambassador Richard Russell, head of the U.S. delegation and a top official in the White House Office of Technology and Policy. “Because we know have a very broad swath of spectrum available around the world both on a global and regional basis for wireless broadband technologies, the market for these technologies and services has been enhanced. There is much more certainty today than there was before the conference started [on Oct. 22].” … Read More

LTE gains steam: Nokia, LG, Alcatel-Lucent tests set stage for commercial deployments

Over the past week, a wide breadth of telecom companies have completed Long Term Evolution tests. Nokia Corp. announced results last week from the first phase of a trial that the company claimed achieved 100 megabit-per-second data transfer speeds. The trial was conducted by the Long Term Evolution/System Architecture Evolution Trial Initiative (LTSI), which was founded by a variety of infrastructure vendors, handset manufacturers and wireless operators. The initiative is slated for three phases: proof of concept, interoperability and trial. Testing and reporting will continue through 2009 with initial deployments planned for 2010. The technology is being standardized by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). … Read More

A changing tide? Ovi, Android loosen carriers

The wireless industry usually teems with laugh-inducing sniping and enjoyable acrimony. But last week, it was all about the love. The mobile space in the past couple of years has become an “us vs. them” showdown as entrenched carriers struggle with the rise of off-deck application developers and other third-party players. In the past few days, though, the world of wireless has been more harmonious than a Beach Boys reunion. Nokia Corp. surprised onlookers when it bagged a huge win for Ovi, its direct-to-consumer uber-service. Ovi had already been the source of contention for some carriers, but Vodafone Group plc-one of the world’s largest and most influential network operators-said it will make the brand’s wide-ranging offerings available directly to its users. Sony Ericsson was quick to follow Nokia’s lead, stating that it is looking to partner with wireless service providers as it expands its off-deck PlayNow business. … Read More

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wi-Fi plays a starring role at Small Cells Americas

Small Cells Americas, a 9-year-old event that takes place each fall in Dallas, Texas, highlighted a carrier Wi-Fi track on its agenda for the first time last year. This year, Wi-Fi was a dominant theme throughout the event as LTE-U, voice over Wi-Fi and heterogeneous networks were all major topics of discussion.

“A lot of CIOs get hetnets now,” said AT&T’s Gordon Mansfield, former chair of the Small Cell Forum. Mansfield said that in the past, AT&T talked to enterprise customers about “bolting Wi-Fi onto cellular.” Now the conversation is reversed, he said, because companies would rather think about “bolting cellular onto Wi-Fi.”

Mansfield said that VoWi-Fi is working well on AT&T’s network, including VoLTE handoffs. The carrier recently signaled its intent to launch VoWi-Fi soon by asking the Federal Communications Commission to grant it a waiver to offer the service without support for hearing-impaired customers.

VoWi-Fi gives AT&T the opportunity to offer enterprises Wi-Fi for most parts of a venue, supplementing with small cells for the most congested or mission-critical areas. Mansfield said companies are more willing to share costs with AT&T in these types of deployments than in expensive distributed antenna systems.

VoWi-Fi also holds huge promise for rural carriers, which have less spectrum than the nationwide operators. Nathan Sutter, director of network operations and engineering at Nex-Tech Wireless, told a panel that his company would like to rely on Wi-Fi more, but that most customers are not willing to set up Wi-Fi calling on their phones.

“Until there’s no interaction required, we’ll get at most 5-10% of users doing this,” he said. “Every new smartphone comes with a manual, but most users leave it in the box.” He added that Hotspot 2.0, which enables seamless connectivity to enabled access points, is still a long way off for rural America, where he said people are slower to updgrade both smartphones and Wi-Fi hot spots.

Sutter said that he is unsure about the value proposition for Wi-Fi-first mobile offers, but there are plenty of believers in this model. This week mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop said it has received funding from Intel Capital to launch a Wi-Fi first smartphone next year.

Vendors that support the carriers are pivoting to support connectivity in unlicensed spectrum. Earlier this year, InterDigital spun off a company called XCellAir to help operators use software to manage small cells. Within a few months, XCellAir had changed its focus and now bills itself as “the unlicensed spectrum expert,” offering remote management solutions for Wi-Fi access points.


The move to leverage unlicensed spectrum has mobile operators and their chip suppliers looking at ways to integrate LTE into the unlicensed bands. At Small Cells Americas, many attendees shortened their lunch breaks to watch a Broadcom demonstration of LTE in unlicensed spectrum. The chipmaker showed a throughput rate of 270 megabits per second with LTE and Wi-Fi sharing spectrum, versus 250 megabits per second with Wi-Fi alone.

While many members of the cellular industry were converging on Dallas for Small Cells Americas, a number of their counterparts who make and test Wi-Fi equipment were in Palo Alto, Calif., for a Wi-Fi Alliance workshop. The Wi-Fi Alliance is also testing spectrum sharing for LTE and Wi-Fi, and is urging the FCC to wait for its test results before authorizing any LTE-U equipment.

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Analyst Angle: Wi-Fi will be at the heart of Dubai Smart City

During the Wi-Fi Global Congress in San Jose, California, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Paul Taylor, manager business development & Wi-Fi services at United Arab Emirates-based service provider du, to discuss the drivers behind the recent carrier Wi-Fi initiatives.

Public Wi-Fi has been around for years now; what is the situation in Dubai?

Within just decades Dubai has evolved from not much more than a strip of desert and sleepy fishing village into a bustling metropolis and one of the world’s most modern cities. Dubai has recently won the bid to host the World Expo 2020, with the theme of ‘Connecting Minds, Creating the Future’. The spread of public Wi-Fi is a key aspect of the Dubai Smart City Initiative, which aims to make Dubai one of the world’s most connected and sustainable cities. Wi-Fi represents one building block upon which the smart city can evolve to support all sorts of applications and big data.

We believe seamless connectivity in public places and urban areas is becoming increasingly important in metros, trams, malls, recreational hubs, but also local government offices. We also believe that as a mobile operator, Wi-Fi will enable us to complement and improve indoor data coverage. We call this the Wi-Fi UAE initiative.

What is your timeline for deploying Wi-Fi?

We will be doing site acquisition throughout the next two years and deploying the access points. Those will include both indoor venues but also outdoor in the beaches and parks, with that flagship concept of smart palms which are solar powered, palm–shaped access points which also provide recharging stations. We are also working with the local transportation authority to enable their bus shelters, also known as smart shelters, with Wi-Fi UAE. VoWiFi [voice-over Wi-Fi] is part of our longer term roadmap and we will probably start testing next year.

As a mobile operator, how do you see public Wi-Fi being complementary to mobile services?

Considering Dubai’s climate, a large portion of the population congregates in malls a big part of the year. Dubai has some of the largest malls and indoor venues in the world. The growth in usage and traffic in those indoor locations is exponential. By deploying a Wi-Fi network, we will not only supplement the overall network capacity, but also sell managed Wi-Fi services to the venue owners and help them create a first class wireless experience for their visitors and customers. We will also offer venue owners an ambitious path to better engagement and monetisation of the Wi-Fi experience.

Can you give us examples of those benefits to the venue owners?

Yes. At the basic level, deploying, optimizing and managing those Wi-Fi networks can be quite a headache for the venue owners who are not telecom specialists. By providing managed Wi-Fi services we allow the venue owners to focus on their core business and not worry about wireless technology while providing 1st class Wi-Fi access to their visitors and employees. On the next level, we can use Elitecore’s service management platform to engage with these millions of shoppers and communicate directly with them, which helps both du as a telecom brand but also the venue owners. Big data and analytics range from foot traffic to device usage and becomes a platform to elaborate hyper localised and relevant marketing campaigns which benefit all the stakeholders including the consumers, the retailers and the mall in general.

What about privacy issues?

There is a lot of discussions going in the UAE about privacy issues. Any information about UAE citizens or entities is seen as highly confidential and must be stored within the UAE so cloud services must be based within the country boundaries. We are clearly looking at big data, how to manage it, how to turn it into actionable intelligence to improve decision making. We showcased a number of use-cases, for example sensors placed on public waste disposal bins in order to improve waste management.

What challenges do you expect in the execution phase?

One of the issues is the sheer numbers of access points required to serve so many millions of visitors. The design of the infrastructure and services needs to be resilient to cope with the needs of so many people in one location like the Dubai mall, the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and with 1,200 shops. There are also some regulatory challenges to overcome, especially in terms of privacy as mentioned previously.

What is your long-term vision for smart cities and Wi-Fi in Dubai and across the emirates?

We are quite bullish on Wi-Fi and so is the government. As indicated earlier with the upcoming World Expo 2020, the government is keen in investing in technologies enabling smart cities and we believe Wi-Fi has a key role to play. The Expo is expected to result in 277,000 new jobs in the UAE, an injection of up to $40 billion into the economy and an influx of over 25 million visitors. Dubai has announced a smart city initiative that will leverage the Internet of Everything to become one of the world’s most connected and sustainable cities with the Expo as the platform for unveiling this vision. It has been estimated that $7-8 billion could be spent on smart city infrastructure within the pillars of life, society, mobility, economy, governance and environment.

Public data available and collected from Wi-Fi network can be analysed, which can help create infrastructure and operational benefits, such as energy or water network efficiency, relief of traffic congestion and improvements to city facilities. It can also identify how people move and live in the cities and suggest solutions accordingly. The use-cases are endless I would say. It is a matter of which ones get priority funding. The government is in the process of evaluating such use-cases and taking a collaborative approach by engaging all stakeholders, from both public and private sectors.

Why did you choose Elitecore’s service management platform?

We have been working with Elitecore for the past four years starting with some core components of our network. From that great relationship and their understanding of our network, it was a natural progression to build on top of that. They have a great time to market record and are flexible, when we had urgent requirements they delivered for us. We put out an official tender for the Wi-Fi monetisation platform and Elitecore won for the reasons mentioned above.

Elitecore’s comprehensive SMP helped us to offer anytime-anywhere connectivity, helping us to rapidly push forward the WiFi UAE initiative in Dubai and across the U.A.E. With the Elitecore platform, we are able to develop business models that both benefit the public and create new monetisation opportunities. We will be able to address our future roadmap with solutions for Mobile Data offload, Wi-Fi Calling, support for Hotspot 2.0 and advanced analytics for monetisation. I want to add that Elitecore SMP modules offered at du include robust and convergent 3GPP AAA, MAP Gateway, PIAP-supported, TRA-compliant, multi-lingual customisable captive portal with branding and advertising capabilities, web self-care, partner settlement, voucher management, policy control and a prepaid rating and charging system. Elitecore provided a monetisation platform including mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows, an advertisement server and reporting and analytics.

Adlane Fellah, is managing director of WiFi360. Prior to founding the company, the only content marketing agency serving the Wi-Fi industry, Fellah was the founder of Maravedis, a leading analyst firm in the broadband wireless industry. He has authored various landmark reports on LTE, 4G, WiMAX, broadband wireless and voice over IP. He is regularly asked to speak at leading wireless events and to contribute to various influential portals and magazines such as Telephony Magazine, 4G & WiMAX Trends, Fierce Wireless and, to name a few. Fellah has been a member of the program advisory board for the 4G World conference since 2004 and an active member of the World Communications Association International and the European Broadband Wireless Association. Prior to founding Maravedis, Fellah held various positions at Harris Corp. in charge of market intelligence and business development. Fellah is passionate about best practices of marketing and technology.

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Ixia White Paper: Securing the Connected Car

There are papers and presentations regarding automotive testing,but relatively few about how to ensure security in the connected car. This paper provides an introduction to security test methodologies that should be used to test the security of the connected car. Download today to learn more about the benefits of connected car technologies

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