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NEC Corporation (NEC) announced today that it will attend the Mobile World Congress 2011 at the Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona February 14 – 17, 2011.   This year, NEC will showcase a range of solutions for mobile operators at Stand No 8A125, Hall 8 including quick-to-market cloud services and next-generation mobile broadband solutions: LTE, backhaul, femtocell and Operational Support Systems (OSS).   

Vodafone Albania is to provide broadband 3G services across the country, and has chosen Nokia Siemens Networks to build its 3G network, and enhance the experience for its users and visitors roaming onto its network. Under the four-year deal, NSN will also provide consulting, civil works support, network planning and optimization, training and maintenance services.

iPass, a provider of enterprise mobility services, today announced that it is partnering with Deutsche Telekom’s International Multinational Corporations (MNC) Business Unit to deliver a range of new integrated mobility services for  multinational corporate customers. As part of the expanded relationship, Deutsche Telekom’s MNC Unit is leveraging the iPass Open Mobile Platform, a cloud-based platform launched in 2010, to enable its corporate customers to define the mobility experience for their mobile workers, provide complete visibility into usage and costs and to enforce connection, cost and security policies.

During the course of 2010, a significant milestone in terms of mobile broadband subscriptions was reached as their number surpassed the half-a-billion mark globally. Ericsson estimates that this number will double before 2011 ends, and the greatest number of subscriptions, around 400 million, is expected to be concentrated in the Asia Pacific region, followed by North America and Western Europe with more than 200 million subscriptions each, it says.

Interoute, owner operator of Europe’s largest next-generation network, has completed two new high speed connectivity routes directly into the major financial hubs of Amsterdam and Milan. Financial institutions can now benefit from the most direct routes between 24 of Europe’s most significant stock exchanges and multilateral trading facilities (MTF). 

Hear how converged policy management can benefit your organisation. In association with Matrixx Software.

Until now, real-time charging and policy management have been implemented as separate applications. But a business case is emerging to integrate, and potentially even converge, these two functions. To date, stand-alone policy management systems have been effective at policing network bandwidth and throttling users based on preset quotas. But are service providers missing the enormous opportunity that comes with converging this functionality with that of real-time rating and charging?

This webinar will explore how an integrated approach for charging and policy helps service providers address the growing need to cope with large volumes of network traffic, heavy data users and bill shock issues in a cost effective, sustainable way.

Join this Webinar to understand:
-The current state of real-time charging and policy management applications and deployments
-Why policy and charging developed as separate applications and some of the gaps resulting from discrete implementations
-How subscriber policy management and OCS are converging to enable differentiation
-How operators will benefit from an integrated policy and charging solution such as:
-How to use subscriber bandwidth thresholds as inflection points to cross- or upsell customers, based on knowledge of their historical spending
-Ways to improve subscriber experience through added visibility into subscriber balances, pricing, billing relationships, credit history, balance sharing and other criteria
-What the operational and technical benefits of an integrated platform for policy and charging are
-How better-informed business decisions can be made when rolling out new services that are compelling as well as profitable.


Dave Labuda, CEO and founder, MATRIXX Software
Shira Levine, Directing Analyst, Next Gen OSS and Policy, Infonetics
Keith Dyer, editor, Mobile Europe.

Event Title:

How real-time charging and policy management are converging to drive more profitable mobile data plans


Tuesday, January 25, 2011
( 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMT)

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The Femto Forum and international research firm Parks Associates today announced that femtocells, small wireless base stations designed to provide five bars of local wireless signal strength, are climbing up global consumers’ “want” lists as determined by the most comprehensive survey to date of consumer attitudes toward femtocells in developed markets.