Civil Rights, Privacy, and Consumer Organizations Call on the FCC to Adopt Key Goals of National Broadband Plan
Transparency and Truth in Billing Additionally the Plan seeks to: Develop disclosure requirements for broadband service providers to ensure consumers have the pricing and performance information they need to choose the best broadband offers in the market. Increased transparency will incent service providers to compete for customers on the basis of actual performance. Consumers have a right to a clear and accurate account of the broadband services they purchase. Currently it is extremely difficult for individuals to compare the connection speed and price of competing plans because advertisers bill speed as “up to” instead of disclosing an accurate average connection speed. As the Commission has recognized, advertised broadband speeds are dramatically different than those the consumer actually receives and, in fact, “actual download speeds experienced by U.S. consumers lag advertised speeds by roughly 50%“. This is a fundamental protection – consumers are quite literally not getting what they are paying for. The Commission must be able to set standards for disclosing actual speeds as well as include “simple clear data that a ‘reasonable consumer’ can understand” and more detailed information for “tech-savvy customers, software developers and entrepreneurs” as called for in the plan. Similarly, the Commission must be able to move ahead on its “bill shock” proceeding, which aims to protect consumers from unexpected and unaffordable charges on their telecommunications bills.
Procera(R) Networks Inc., a developer of Evolved Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) solutions providing traffic awareness, control and protection for complex networks, and BroadHop Inc., the leader in network intelligence for service providers, today announced they have successfully completed interoperability testing (IOT) of their best-of-breed flagship Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Policy Management and PCRF solutions: PacketLogic(TM) and Quantum Network Suite. The integrated pure-play solutions will provide service providers with unprecedented network intelligence to address the scalability, performance, and service expectations of LTE deployments.
The combined solution enables service providers to:
-- Postpone expensive network upgrades by dynamically resolving network congestion. -- Meet the multimedia application delivery requirements of 4G/LTE networks. -- Understand and value traffic to create more differentiated and compelling services. -- Strengthen business models through innovative service creation. -- Offer dynamic and interactive personalized policies that give subscribers a much greater ability to control and adapt their communication experience.
Netronome Offers Reference Design for 40 Gbps Deep Packet Inspection in Cyber Security Applications
The turnkey, hardware and software solution is purpose-built for cyber security applications that require granular content inspection for the stateful processing of millions of simultaneous flows.
Openet, the most innovative provider of Subscriber Optimization Software to tier one communications and media service providers, has been named a top policy player in “Policy Server Deployment Strategies: Global Service Provider Survey,” a report by Infonetics Research.The report cites bandwidth consumption as a key driver for policy deployments, and predicts that policy controls will become more granular and personalized to meet operator needs for subscriber transparency and network control. Openet Policy Manager’s fully compliant 3GPP Policy & Charging Rules Function (PCRF) enables operators to mitigate the challenges of high bandwidth consumption in deployments worldwide.
Nokia Siemens Networks Simplifies Policy Management Bandwidth
For operators transport is traditionally the costliest part of the overall transmission network to run. Scaling and managing transport networks efficiently is a challenge due to their multi-vendor environment, and a mix of legacy and new technologies. To help operators overcome these challenges Nokia Siemens Networks, global enabler of telecommunications services, announced its Managed Transport Services that scales, manages and evolves transport to next generation technologies.
How Does Dynamic Bandwidth Management Improve QoS and Eco-Efficiency?
Service providers can leverage the capabilities of their networks to enable applications and enter the digital media value chain. Alcatel-Lucent (News – Alert) has the technical expertise and global experience to help providers launch successful multi-screen services.
WildPackets and Ekahau to Improve Corporate WiFi Networks
A joint marketing agreement has been announced by WildPackets, Inc., and Ekahau (News – Alert), Inc. These enterprises will be able to address the complete lifecycle of wireless networking with the world-class wireless analysis bundle, which will be created as part of the agreement. 802.11n planning, site survey, spectrum analysis and deep packet inspection will be included as part of the combined wireless analysis capabilities.
WiMAX Security and Quality of Service: An End-to-End Perspective
Motorola Solutions Selected to Provide All-around Network and Customer Support to CMCC Guangzhou during the Asian Games
Motorola’s SMP provides near real-time, subscriber-centric key quality index reports across networks, devices and services, from the end-user perspective. The solution dramatically enhances problem-solving efficiency, particularly when compared to activities relying on operation and maintenance center (OMC) snapshots of traffic and performance, based on network statistics. With Motorola’s SMP, GMCC will have first-hand information about subscribers’ experiences of voice call and data services during the Games and will be able to rapidly uncover performance blind spots incurred due to coverage, capacity or device issues to ensure smooth and reliable mobile communications.
Relevant keywords: Deep Packet Inspection, Bandwidth Management, Quality of Service Management (QoS), Policy Management, Policy Control Solutions, Subscriber Optimization Software (SOS)