Deploying mobile broadband in 1800MHz spectrum is part of the solution to the rapid growth of mobile broadband, which is forcing operators to add both coverage and capacity, applying a holistic spectrum strategy that covers voice-centric and mobile broadband network deployments. As the penetration of 3G-capable terminals increases, the 1800MHz spectrum used for GSM services becomes an increasingly attractive candidate for refarming to mobile broadband services based on LTE and HSPA.
Many mobile operators around the world have HSPA technology to thank for their mobile broadband success. But as subscription rates continue to rise at incredible rates, fed by huge smartphone sales and the demand for bandwidth-hungry data, mobile operators face increasing challenges to keep their customer bases satisfied. HSPA evolution provides a cost-efficient answer.
As network operators seek to differentiate their broadband offerings, manage traffic and optimize operations across fixed and mobile access networks, policy control has a central role to play. Implementing a converged end-to-end policy control solution in broadband networks reduces operational complexity, enhances subscriber retention and creates opportunities for cross-bundling of services.
LTE meets, and in most cases exceeds, the requirements for a 4G technology – and is consequently a key enabler for future 4G mobile broadband delivery.
In the vision of more than 50 billion connected devices, everything that can benefit from a connection will be connected. People are already online, connected and interacting. The next step is to get things and places online and interacting. And we are moving fast in that direction. The vision of more than 50 billion connected devices by 2020 may seem ambitious today, but with the right approach, it is within reach.
By discussing three areas of data management – data consolidation and optimization, customer experience management and new business models – and presenting a conceptual structure for data usage, this paper outlines how operators’ ever-growing data assets can be transformed into revenue streams.
This paper describes why it is important for network operators to adopt a new approach to network design, what the networks must achieve in terms of their key operational characteristics and how certain design principles can be applied to fulfill these objectives. Well-designed scalable, smart networks will grow Total Value of Ownership (TVO) by providing a good balance between controlling costs and handling unforeseen changes in business strategy.
As the mobile broadband market enters its second wave of revenue development, differentiation is the name of the game. To stand out from the crowd, operators will need to offer a widespread, high-quality user experience and a range of differentiated services to attract different subscriber types.
Accurate insight into customer service experience has never been more essential for operators competing in a market increasingly driven by end user expectations. The concept introduced in this paper represents a response to the Service Assurance challenge by combining a new business-oriented level of key performance indicators (KPIs) for user-experienced services with structured measurement, network reporting and event-based drill-down functionalities.
The internet, the number of internet users, the volume of mobile devices, and the number of constantly connected devices have been growing at a tremendous rate, a trend which is set to continue far beyond the original growth expectations for which the network is designed.