Enabling Location-based Services to Drive New Revenue Streams

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Location Based Services

Mobile service providers can boost revenues and benefit from the broad range of potential commercial applications with LBS. Faced with an ever-increasing threat from “over-the-top” (OTT) services, service providers need to continuously explore new ways to generate income from their existing network infrastructure. LBS plays a significant role in this strategy.

Scoring the “Quality of Experience” in the Transition to 5G

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Quality/Experience

The explosion of smartphones (~1.5 billion sold in 2015), the proliferation of applications accessible through 4G mobile networks, and the advent of over-the-top (OTT) services have all put pressure on traditional service providers to differentiate themselves, keep the customer base loyal and, most importantly, recover revenues currently flowing to OTT providers and other MNO competitors.

Why Device Analytics Will be Critical in the Deployment of Next Generation Devices

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IoT

Designed for use by a service provider to manage the performance of all mobile devices on its network—2G, 3G or 4G—the solution generated interest from not only service providers, but also from network equipment vendors who are in the process of investigating not only the next generation in network technology but, more significantly, user or application devices capable of hosting next-generation services.

DAS – The Original Precursor to C-RAN

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Distributed Antenna System

DAS (Distributed Antenna Systems) can be considered the first iteration on the evolutionary road to C-RAN (Centralized RAN). As the name suggests, the antennas are distributed over a wide area, typically different stories of a building. A DAS solution provides improved carrier coverage, something that is becoming increasingly harder to achieve indoor due to ever-improving building and insulation standards. Additionally, as there are more antennas, they can broadcast at lower power.

Connect the Dots @ BroadSoft Connections

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Connecting Dots

Consider how private car hire and ride-sharing service Uber has transformed public transportation internationally. Customers can simply queue up the app to find a nearby driver and conduct the entire transaction digitally, making for an easy and cashless ride. As more industries embrace digital technology – from hyper growth organizations to the local coffee shop on your nearest street corner – service providers will increasingly find an opportunity to add value.