How Do You Measure “Quality of Experience” in a Mobile Environment?

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Measuring Quality of Experience

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have to adapt to a rapidly changing market. The explosion of smartphones(~1 Billion sold in 2014), the applications accessible through mobile networks and the advent of Over-the-Top (OTT) Services are clearly putting pressure on the traditional Service Providers to differentiate themselves, keep the customer base loyal and, most importantly, recover revenues that are currently flowing toward the OTT providers (or to other MNO competitors).

Top 5 Communications Trends of 2013

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Communication Trends

2013 has been a year of ginormous communications changes, from the mind-blowing growth of smartphone usage to the game-changing addition of WebRTC. Organizations have been increasingly focusing on improving customer service, recognizing that while voice is still king, customers need to know that they can reach companies in other ways too, like through social media or video chat or instant messaging. Big data has made it possible to begin anticipating issues and improving and personalizing communications.

3 Key Points About Big Data Analytics

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Darts

Today’s communications environments are very complex. If you’re not monitoring your systems on a consistent and constant basis, you will undoubtedly run into trouble. At the same time, a comprehensive solution has to have a variety of functionalities in order to successfully monitor this type of environment.

Introducing LTE Direct

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Introduction

LTE Direct is a device-to-device platform that enables true “continuous” proximity based discovery. LTE Direct is a synchronous system operating in licensed spectrum under the control of the Mobile Service Provider, where devices monitor for service layer announcements (also known as expressions). The synchronous nature of the system allows devices to stay on for an extremely short duration to announce and monitor these announcements. This results in minimal battery drains enabling truly autonomous location discovery.

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 […]