• TechWise TV: Carrier-Grade Virtualization for Service Providers TechWiseTVWatch our latest episode and see how the latest technology helps service providers create, automate, and provision network services with carrier-grade virtualization, making them more agile and better able to capture new revenue opportunities.Carrier-Grade Virtualization for Service ProvidersJoin the TechWiseTV team for this service provider’s eye-view into the innovations that can help have a significant effect on your organization’s ability to be more agile and take advantage of important new revenue streams through carrier-grade virtualization. A must-see for any service provid...
  • Trends in Wireless Network Densification One of the main trends in radio access network (RAN) is the bifurcation of systems that enable network densification. Today, mobile network operators have more options than ever before for the means of providing service to their subscribers. Alongside the evolution of wireless standards to provide higher spectral efficiency, vendors have unleashed a wide variety of radio access nodes. While the macro cell remains the workhorse, small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS), distributed radio systems (DRS) and Cloud RAN (CRAN) are systems that will see increasingly wider deployment in the f...
  • LTE Deployment Dilemma With so many different possibilities and options available to the operators for deployments it is necessary that the planning is done in such a way as to keep the interference to minimum and throughput to maximum. Let’s look at two simple deployment situations. For simplicity let’s assume that the operator has won 20MHz of contiguous spectrum. We have 5 UE’s. UE#1, UE2 and UE#5 are basic Rel-8 LTE UE’s and UE#3 and UE#4 are LTE-A UE’s with support for Carrier Aggregation (CA) and enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC)  Operator 1 decides to split the 20MHz spectrum into 15MHz...
  • Convergence Dreams Disturbed by Turbulent Content Market When it comes to finding out which way an industry is headed there is one sure way to get it right: Follow the money. You won’t often go far wrong.That being the case then the recent news that UK-based global mobile operator giant Vodafone had bid a stunning US$10 billion for Spanish cable operator ONO – coming on top of its US$10 billion acquisition of Kabel Deutschland last year – is a very telling sign indeed of where the industry is headed.Industry folks have long talked about the importance of the quad-play – that is offering mobile services alongside the classic fixed-line triple-play...
  • Forget 5G for Now, LTE Still Has a Long Ways to Go It has been over four years since Telia Sonera Sweden and Finland launched the world’s first commercial LTE networks and ushered in the age of true mobile broadband services.  By the end of 2014 we expect there to be nearly 300 LTE networks serving upwards of 300 million users, with nearly 1,400 different devices connecting at speed up to 300Mbps. Users from the GSM and CDMA worlds have to think the pinnacle has been reached, but far from it.  LTE is just beginning to get its legs.Advances such as VoLTE and LTE-A will expand beyond South Korea into the US, UK, Japan in 2014; and we have yet...
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