VoLTE Customer Experience – Breaking down the barriers

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Quality of Experience

At last week’s LTE Voice Summit in London, we presented on the complexity of monitoring the end-to-end customer experience of VoLTE service and the barriers that mobile service providers (MSPs) often face when looking to implement customer experience initiatives and deploying solutions capable of measuring it. The session attracted a large and diverse audience of […]

Introducing LTE Direct

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Introduction

The rise of mobile apps has exploded over the last few years. Autonomous, proximity-based applications now represent the latest trend in the mobile app space. Although there is much excitement around proximity-based applications, they have seen limited mainstream adoption. Why is this so? Well, there are a number of reasons. The Challenges of Proximity-based Applications Many […]

If at First You Don’t Succeed, Test, Test Again

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Test Failure

Over the past few months, I’ve talked about the importance of communications network testing end to end. Today I’d like to bring the idea through to its logical conclusion. Read: The Right Ingredients to Build an Impactful Testing ROI Case I’ve consolidated below some real life use cases into a single connected view of end […]

Mobile Data Services: Give Me Quality, Not Quantity

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Mobile Data Services

There are many options available for Mobile Operators who want to “monetize” the investments they have made in 4G or LTE. For example, today, most Mobile Service Providers (MSPs) still maintain flat rate tariffs that provide a bundle of both voice minutes and SMS, often combined with “all you can eat”/unlimited mobile data plan. However, […]

What does the buy-out of Vodafone mean for Verizon?

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Questions

Recently it was announced that Verizon secured the funding necessary to buy-out Vodafone’s 45% stake in Verizon Wireless. It is estimated that the deal will be finalized in Q1 of 2014. Vodafone will be almost doubling its original $70B investment by getting $130B cash and stock! At the time of the initial investment, Verizon Wireless […]

Completing the Puzzle: VoLTE End to End

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Completing Puzzle

Voice over LTE (VoLTE) holds major potential for Mobile Service Providers (MSPs), including the promise of a better user experience, increased cost efficiencies, differentiated Voice Quality of Service (QoS), and more. Yet these mind-blowing potentials don’t come without a price. The world of VoLTE is very complex and it takes some real planning to fully understand and handle […]

The Numbers Speak: Data Services Equal Profit

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Numbers Speak

This week research firm Strategy Analytics reported out key data on the Top 10 US Wireless Carriers for the Second Quarter of 2013. This highlighted some interesting trends, especially when you compare a number of the reported statistics to those of the same period last year. Still leading the way in terms of the number […]

Untangling VoLTE

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Untangling VoLTE

It takes a lot to make VoLTE service a reality and even more to make it operational. Let’s start with the fact that today’s environment are filled with devices that come from a variety of vendors. This makes life complex. Take, for example, the situation where two devices (each from different vendors) must communicate via […]

By Royal Proclamation: Respect the Legacy!

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Respect Legacy

Legacy technology – you can’t escape it. Just when we thought next-gen communications had taken over, the Royal Birth proved us all wrong. It’s hard to believe that the world first received the news of Britian’s newest heir via a proclamation pinned to an easel outside of the Palace. From there, technology had its say […]