According to research by IDC, 1.5 billion smartphones will be in use globally by 2017 and consumers will be doing more than ever on them. As a result, more businesses recognise the importance of delivering quick and seamless mobile payment capabilities to cater to consumers who demand the ability to transact when, where and how they choose.
With 2013 coming to a close, vendors and operators in the telecoms industry are sharing their thoughts and predictions about what 2014 may hold. We look at some of the forecasts being made.
Following the successful LTE Awards 2013, we speak to Ben Volkow, general manager of F5 Traffix, about the company’s win in the ‘Best LTE Core Network Element’ category.
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LTE networks will suffer from 100 per cent smartphone penetration from day one. Carriers will need to be innovative to deal with the onslaught in signalling traffic.
Tom Carter, VP worldwide sales, service providers, at F5 Networks, talks to telecoms.com at LTE North America 2012 about the introduction of end to end IP with LTE and the accompanying growth of signalling traffic.