In terms of deployment, LTE is the fastest growing mobile technology ever. But it is also the most disruptive element to appear since the introduction of WCDMA, bringing with it fundamental changes to the network and telecom provider business model.
Keeping track of multiple co-existing technologies is already a necessity, but the need for greater degree of abstraction and control will continue to grow. Smartphones are already capable of several levels of communication using voice call, text messaging and data traffic over the internet. With more and more services becoming available and competing technologies overlapping [...]
SMS messaging is the most widely used application worldwide for the 5.9 billion mobile subscribers around the world. SMS remains one of the main contributors to the mobile operator’s non-voice revenue stream. However, the mobile industry lost up to $58.4 billion last year due to revenue leakage, which accounted for over 6% of a mobile operator’s total revenues and could grow to 23% by 2016 if not addressed urgently. SMS spam and fraud remain one of the main contributors to this revenue leakage scenario.
Data traffic demand is growing rapidly in the wake of operator strategies to encourage mobile broadband adoption. As a result, the industry is talking about offload as a solution but one which takes many forms, leaving many operators unsure of which path to take. The business case for Wi-Fi is evolving, and not just for data offload but also voice and messaging, offering an opportunity for the deeper integration of Wi-Fi with the operator’s service portfolio. However, what are the issues and friction points that operators might envisage, and how might they be overcome?
Operators around the world are facing tremendous challenges in terms of growth in data traffic, operational efficiency and customer experience. In order to address these demands, further attention and financial investment are being directed to the upgrade of existing network infrastructure-and with peak download speeds of 100Mbps and above being promised, LTE has been widely hailed as the solution to operators’ congestion troubles.
The Telecom environment is ever changing. Demand for smartphones and tablets continues to increase, more people become more mobile and telecom service providers are under pressure to grow revenue, customers and market share. This whitepaper will explore the changing landscape for devices and platforms, the evolution of support desk metrics from efficiency measurements to customer satisfaction ratings, and how incorporating remote support tools into a telecommunications organisation can improve the customer experience and increase customer satisfaction.
In 2010, KDDI and Skype entered into a partnership. Skype services were offered over “au”, the
operator’s mobile broadband service brand. The integration of Skype’s platform onto KDDI’s network
allowed for a superior voice quality for users of the Skype on au service and provided a clear
differentiator for Skype’s range of IS-series Android devices launched in November 2010.
Published by Ericsson
This paper describes why it is important for network operators to adopt a new approach to network design, what the networks must achieve in terms of their key operational characteristics and how certain design principles can be applied to fulfill these objectives.
Smart Cabling: Constructing a cost effective reliable and upgradeable cable infrastructure for your data centre/enterprise network
Published by Corning
As data centre and enterprise network facilities today are under unrelenting pressure to deliver higher capacity, highly reliable systems with sound technology robustness for the future, facilities continue to adopt the truly future-proof technology of optical fibre instead of legacy copper based cabling systems. We explore the reasons behind this migration and demonstrate how smart cabling choice, including the use of new bend insensitive fibre technology, can cost and performance optimise your network facility.
Published by Corning
As a recent blockbuster video on YouTube called “A Day of Glass” demonstrates, with the inventive pace of communications technology these days, it is realistic to foresee a world where even the most humble of appliances in our homes and at work,like fridges and desktops, are fully connected and enabled as video and voice interactive devices. It is easy to see that such a world would require an unimaginable amount of bandwidth. The millions of hits that this video has had indicate a real world interest in a future that is so technology and telecoms enabled, and thus offers an explanation for, and a justification for supporting, the incessantly increasing consumer demand for bandwidth in telecoms networks of today.
A research paper published by Imthiyaz Ali, a senior software engineer at Wipro Technologies, claims to be the first such paper to take at look at the 5G network, which he refers to as “the NanoCore”. The nanocore is based upon the convergence of four main existing technologies: nanotechnology; cloud computing; all IP network; and flat IP architecture.
A NewBay Whitepaper
Understanding how next-generation notification systems can increase service engagement and revenues
A NewBay White Paper
Transcoding strategies for improved end-user experience, reduced network impact and lower overall costs.
This new report details technological specifics that make Carrier Ethernet ideal for lowering LTE backhaul CAPEX and OPEX. “Backhaul providers can interconnect multiple sites over a single, reliable, and cost-effective network to provide guaranteed, scalable services that are compatible with their growing suite of IP and Ethernet applications.
This white paper published by Comarch addresses how service providers’ existing BSS systems can slow down their business, the disadvantages of having multiple product catalogs and how Comarch approaches BSS transformation in terms of product catalog-centric architecture.
This whitepaper published by Comarch addresses why you need to transform your current billing system, how a modern convergent billing platform can help you improve customer experience while keeping costs low and what features and functionalities you should look for in an ideal convergent billing solution.
Telefónica, the world’ s leading integrated international telecommunications company, is based in Spain and has approximately 300 million customers worldwide. The Telefónica group is already providing next-generation services but these days, although there is growing demand for telecommunications services, revenue growth in its current conventional core telephony services may have peaked.
The Ministry of Education in San Juan, Argentina, is a government agency responsible for creating and executing policies for education excellence. The Ministry designs equitable and innovative educational programs for pre-school, primary, secondary and higher education levels. Their aim is to ensure a quality education system that contributes to the integral training of people and development of the province by formulating and implementing policies, standards and sectoral regulation.
NEC delivered a secure cloud solution to integrate and optimize information management for the Ministry’s education system.
There comes a time in every successful business when it becomes hard to grow. In developed and developing countries alike, market saturation in telecoms is limiting customer acquisitions and value added services have not been able to generate the same revenue as voice services. To continue to grow, it is time to look for other revenue sources.
NEC believes that for sustainable and substantial growth, “Business IT from the cloud” should be one of the first places to look.
This whitepaper published by Comarch discusses the 5 best practices for enabling efficiency and innovation in the delivery of differentiated services and support to customers. It also provides additional suggestions about how BSS solutions currently in use can be leveraged to implement them.