Don’t miss your opportunity to explore progressive network and customer intelligent monitoring solutions that will advance your NFV, 5G, and IoT adoption – MWC 2019.
A large US wireless carrier—boasting 73 million subscribers—needed increased monitoring coverage for their virtual hold technology (VHT) callback solution. VHT is a great way to control call traffic, reduce costs and increase customer satisfaction, however, they had no way to ensure the technology worked as planned.
The “QoE Index” estimates end user perception of any service. Today we proudly announced that our innovative new approach to scoring Quality of Experience (QoE) across telecommunication services has been granted a US patent.
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.
In order to do that we recently sat down with Graham Kunz to discuss the next evolution of mobile technology. With Graham’s background in service assurance for wireless customers, it was an interesting conversation that I hope you will find useful.
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.
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.
If the transition to virtualized environments in the enterprise is any indicator, it appears that the transition to NFV in CSPs is only a question of when, not if. Why is this so? Well, for the same reason the enterprises did it: to be more agile.
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.
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.