GlobeNewswire

Announcing North America's Most Advanced Radio Access Network Solution by GCI in Collaboration with Altiostar

Del

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GCI, Alaska's largest telecommunications provider announced today that it has selected Altiostar to supply virtualized RAN (vRAN) technology to support GCI's LTE-Advanced network deployment and to lay the foundation for 5G and IoT. The technology will allow GCI to expand network coverage and improve capacity, and thus enhance end-user experience. Over the last 12 months GCI has been conducting field trials in Anchorage and Fairbanks with this solution from Altiostar, and this contract award is the result of this validation of the vRAN technology.

Altiostar will introduce its LTE-Advanced technologies such as 4x4 MIMO and Multi-band Carrier Aggregation to significantly enhance end user experience for data applications and better voice quality using Voice over LTE (VoLTE). LTE 4x4 MIMO enables better mobile broadband coverage and data throughput for GCI subscribers, and increased spectral efficiency for GCI.  GCI customers will benefit from faster speeds and more responsive applications.

The solution leverages latest innovations in the networking industry such as carrier-grade OpenStack and KVM for NFV. The virtualized baseband from Altiostar runs as VNFs providing scalability, high availability, capacity, programmability and performance that are foundational aspects for 5G. Moreover, Altiostar's pioneering Ethernet Front Haul was deployed during the field trial by GCI on its existing Ethernet backhaul transport network to enable deployment of LTE-Advanced features while demonstrating the ability to reduce costs by centralizing the baseband functionality and improving performance and providing for capacity gains.

Beside the ability of deploying a forward-looking solution in its network, GCI gains from the substantial cost savings of NFV ecosystem, utilizing commercial-off-the-shelf hardware to run baseband.

"The vRAN solution from Altiostar has been validated in our commercial macro cellular network and it has successfully demonstrated the promise of virtualization in the Radio Access with increased capacity, robustness and performance at a lower cost. GCI is proud to be the pioneer of network transformation and advanced 5G services in North America by deploying this solution from Altiostar," said VP of Engineering, Ben Benton.

GCI and Altiostar will work together to execute a smooth rollout of this advanced network by replacing the existing LTE solution in Anchorage, Alaska.

"Altiostar is honored to have been selected by GCI for its network evolution towards 5G. We worked with the GCI team to evaluate and benchmark vRAN performance. There has been excellent collaboration between the two companies. We applaud GCI for making the choice to adopt the right technology for scaling its business for LTE and laying the foundation for tomorrow's 5G," said Ashraf Dahod, President & CEO of Altiostar.

About GCI:

GCI delivers communication and technology services in the consumer and business markets. Headquartered in Alaska with additional locations in the U.S., GCI has delivered services for more than 35 years to some of the most remote communities and in some of the most challenging conditions in North America. Learn more about GCI at http://www.gci.com

About Altiostar:

Altiostar is the Pioneer in virtualized RAN (vRAN) with Ethernet fronthaul. Its unique software-intensive eNodeB solution is designed to improve quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and significantly reduce Total Cost of Ownership. The vRAN solution is the foundation for evolution towards 5G in the near future. It provides elastic scalability, low-risk innovation, with a common NFV+SDN enabled platform. This provides significant cost savings, using commercial-off-the-shelf hardware. The vRAN solution provides the most effective platform for running software intelligence for mobile edge computing.

PR contact:
info@altiostar.com
+1.855.709.0701



This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions on behalf of Nasdaq Corporate Solutions clients.
The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: Altiostar Networks via Globenewswire

Om GlobeNewswire

GlobeNewswire
GlobeNewswire
One Liberty Plaza - 165 Broadway
NY 10006 New York

https://globenewswire.com

GlobeNewswire is one of the world's largest newswire distribution networks, specializing in the delivery of corporate press releases financial disclosures and multimedia content to the media, investment community, individual investors and the general public.

Følg saker fra GlobeNewswire

Registrer deg med din epostadresse under for å få de nyeste sakene fra GlobeNewswire på epost fortløpende. Du kan melde deg av når som helst.

Siste saker fra GlobeNewswire

Compuware Announces Day One Support for IBM CICS Transaction Server for z/OS V5.514.12.2018 18:02Pressemelding

DETROIT, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Compuware Corporation, the world’s leading mainframe-dedicated software company, is pleased to announce Day One support for IBM CICS Transaction Server (TS) for z/OS V5.5. Compuware worked in collaboration with IBM to ensure that its solutions—including Abend-AID, File-AID, Strobe, Topaz and Xpediter—work seamlessly for z/OS customers installing or upgrading to this newest version of CICS TS. New capabilities within CICS TS V5.5 include support for JavaScript Node.js applications; an enhanced CICS Explorer; as well as advancements in systems management and enhanced security. “Compuware has an extensive history of ensuring our products work seamlessly with IBM releases and the release of CICS Transaction Server V5.5 is no exception,” said Sam Knutson, Vice President of Product Management for Compuware. “Our solutions excel at helping enterprises include the mainframe in their cross-platform Agile DevOps practices and processes so they can succe

SoftServe Achieves Machine Learning Specialization in Google Cloud Partner Program14.12.2018 13:00Pressemelding

Google Cloud recognizes SoftServe’s technical proficiency and proven success AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SoftServe, a leading digital authority and consulting company, announces it achieved the Machine Learning Partner Specialization in the Google Cloud Premier Partner Program. The Partner Specialization affirms SoftServe’s expertise and success building customer solutions in the machine learning field using Google Cloud Platform (GCP) technology. The Google Cloud Partner Specialization Program is designed to provide Google Cloud customers with qualified partners that demonstrate technical proficiency in the specialized solution and service areas. Specifically, the Machine Learning Specialization demonstrates SoftServe’s expertise in data exploration, preprocessing, model training, model evaluation, model deployment, online prediction, and Google Cloud’s pre-trained machine learning APIs. “We teach machines to learn, read, see and understand business data, and make

Minerals Technologies Announces Price Increases for Specialty Minerals Products in Europe14.12.2018 00:01Pressemelding

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Specialty Minerals Inc. (“SMI”), a subsidiary of Minerals Technologies Inc., announced today that effective February 1, 2019, it will increase prices by up to 10% for all coated ultrafine precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) from SMI’s Lifford Specialty PCC facility in Birmingham, UK, subject to individual customer contracts and market provisions. The price increases reflect increased market demand for higher performance materials, as well as significant inflation in input, raw material and logistics costs. About Minerals Technologies Inc. New York-based Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based growth company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. MTI serves the paper, foundry, steel, construction, environmental, energy, polymer and consumer products industries. The Company reported sales of $1.

Synthesio to Bring Proven Ipsos Data Science to Artificial Intelligence13.12.2018 17:03Pressemelding

Synthesio's Next-Generation Social Media Intelligence to Raise Unseen Insights to the Surface, Faster NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Synthesio, an Ipsos company, and also the leading Social Media Intelligence Suite, today announced the plans for its next-generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine. The project will combine Synthesio’s AI technology with Ipsos’ data science. The combination will power upcoming Synthesio capabilities to help users find insights faster, remove guesswork, and make informed business decisions across a variety of use cases. “Our goal has always been to provide customers with meaningful data, visualized so that they can make strategic business decisions,” explained Loic Moisand, CEO & Founder of Synthesio. “The less guesswork that a company has to make, and the less time that it takes users to find meaningful insights, the more time for data-backed business decisions. We are really pleased that we can leverage the data science capabilities dev

XBiotech Announces Publication of Post-Hoc Analysis for Phase III Colorectal Cancer Study13.12.2018 14:00Pressemelding

Biomarkers Predict Significantly Higher Rates of Treatment Response to Bermekimab in Advanced Cancer Patients AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XBiotech Inc. (NASDAQ: XBIT) announced today the publication of findings on key biomarker analysis of colorectal cancer patients treated with bermekimab in its European Phase III study. The manuscript, entitled, “Interleukin-1 Receptor Antagonist (IL-1ra) Levels Predict Favorable Outcome after Bermekimab, a First-in-Class True Human Interleukin-1α Antibody, in a Phase III Randomized Study of Advanced Colorectal Cancer”, has been published online in the journal OncoImmunology. The findings report that patients with relatively low levels of IL-1ra or IL-6 were more likely to respond to bermekimab therapy and achieve the study’s primary endpoint. The study’s primary endpoint measured a combination of physical symptoms—pain, fatigue, anorexia and muscle wasting—which tend to worsen with advanced cancer, to assess whether these sympto

FROM CUTE TO CONFIDENT: MARY KAY INC. TALKS PINK AT THE MUSEUM AT FIT13.12.2018 14:00Pressemelding

Mary Kay Inc. and The Museum at The Fashion Institute of Technology Partner for a Pink-Centric Panel Discussion in Conjunction with Special Exhibition ‘Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color’ NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- From pink makeup compacts to the iconic pink Cadillac, global beauty brand Mary Kay has been synonymous with the color pink for more than five decades. On December 13, 2018, Mary Kay will partner with The Museum at FIT (MFIT) to host a scholarly panel discussion, ‘Powerful Pink: From Cute to Confident,’ at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre on the New York City FIT campus. Panelists include Luis Casco, Mary Kay Global Beauty Ambassador and celebrity makeup artist; Kate Greene, Vice President of Communications and Creative Direction at Givaudan and Karen Young, FIT adjunct professor and founder of The Young Group. The panel discussion will be moderated by Sheryl Adkins-Green, Chief Marketing Officer for Mary Kay Inc. The scholarly panel disc