Singapore Swings for Vendors

SINGAPORE -- CommunicAsia 2011 -- The annual CommunicAsia show is always a chance for the vendor community to brag about their latest regional successes, and this year's event, which has relocated to the extraordinary Noah's Ark-on-stilts-like building that is the Marina Bay Sands hotel, casino and conference complex, is no different.

  • Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. was attracting attention even before the show doors opened by launching its new tablet, the MediaPad. (See Huawei's MediaPad Unveiled.)

  • Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) is signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Malaysian wireless broadband service provider Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd. (P1) that, the two hope, will help promote the development of Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD) in Malaysia and South-East Asia. Qualcomm is pushing hard with LTE TDD in India while P1 recently announced its plans to run a hybrid WiMax/LTE network. (See Another WiMax Operator Converts to LTE, Malaysia's P1 Combining WiMax & LTE, Making the Case for LTE TDD in Malaysia, P1 Joins Global LTE TDD Group and Qualcomm Names India LTE Investors .)

  • Confirmation of some Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT) news first revealed by Light Reading a few weeks ago comes from customer experience management (CEM) specialist Arantech , which has announced Singapore's StarHub as a new customer. The operator is using Arantech's touchpoint product suite and openplatform ProAction system to "improve the overall experience of its subscribers." StarHub's CEO Neil Montefiore revealed a few weeks ago that he also regarded Arantech's system as a proactive marketing tool. (See Mgmt World: StarHub's Data Experience.)

  • Sticking with SPIT (so to speak), Nokia Networks is showing off the latest iteration of its customer experience management package, CEM 2.0, which collects and extracts information from various sources of subscriber, service, network and device data to provide operators with a picture of its real-time operations and insight into its customers. The vendor claims a major regional operator in Asia [Ed note: That narrows it down, then…] is using CEM 2.0 to identify poor quality mobile broadband services and their impact on customer experience.

  • Orckit-Corrigent has unveiled its CM-401x PTN (packet transport network) access product line which boasts a mix of Ethernet, PDH and SDH interfaces designed for multiservice mobile backhaul and enterprise customer service delivery. The new family of products, due to be available in September, supports IP/MPLS, MPLS-TP, various packet synchronization techniques (including 1588v2) and circuit emulation. It's not known whether it can also make a double espresso in the morning.

  • Metaswitch Networks is chuffed that Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd. (NYSE: CHT) is deploying its service broker to deliver services to customers using both older and newer Metaswitch IMS applications platforms. Metaswitch has a service broker courtesy of its March 2010 acquisition of AppTrigger. (See Metaswitch Squeezes AppTrigger.)

    There's sure to be plenty more where those came from, so keep an eye on our dedicated CommunicAsia show site for further updates.

    — Ray Le Maistre, International Managing Editor, Light Reading

  • eylons 12/5/2012 | 5:01:28 PM
    re: Singapore Swings for Vendors

    Good point about Orckit’s CM-401x: we’ll add espresso to our roadmap J

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