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).
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.
LTE is spreading across the globe. Yet Mobile Service Providers still have to figure out how to best leverage the speed and capacity that LTE brings to create value for their customers – not to mention how best to generate more revenue.
For both fixed and mobile service providers, maximizing the effective use of network capacity is becoming key to increasing revenues and assuring the quality of experience for customers.
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.
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.
For Mobile Service Providers (MSPs), monitoring only the network infrastructure (as traditionally performed by Network Operations Center plus Service Operations Center) no longer provides any guarantee that subscribers will receive their expected level of service.
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]