IPv6 is a reality. Network technologies, services and support systems are ready for it, with IPv6 device support widely available and operators already deploying IPv6 in their networks.
WCDMA/HSPA enables hundreds of millions of people to access mobile broadband (MBB) through their smartphones every day as part of their daily lives. Today, new, low-priced WCDMA/HSPA smartphones are entering the market, and they will enable MBB for new hundreds-of-million-sized markets.
A holistic methodology is necessary for assessing the potential reductions of CO2e emissions. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is a well-established method and can be used for comparing emissions created in different scenarios.
The evolution of LTE is key to the realization of Ericsson’s vision of a Networked Society. This vision means that, in the future, anything that benefits from being connected will be connected – from parking meters and house alarms to cars and trash cans.
Delivering additional radio-network capacity and coverage through the deployment of small cells as part of a heterogeneous network is central to most mobile operators’ mobile-broadband strategies, and Wi-Fi is a key element to satisfying the hungry data appetites of millions of smartphone and tablet users.
Building and expanding an LTE network does not usually happen overnight. It tends to be a gradual process where new cells and capacity are added in line with business and subscriber demand. Providing LTE, voice over LTE (VoLTE), and voice handover is a fundamental part of next-generation mobile networks, where voice handover to legacy systems is a key enabler while LTE coverage continues to be spotty.
Many operators have chosen to deploy 4G LTE networks to support the rollout of new services and enhance user experience. The deadlines to deploy LTE networks are very tight and as networks become increasingly complex a need has arisen for a simple and transparent network-performance verification process.
New ways are needed to address the issues of spectrum availability, shortage of licenses, tougher competition in the telecom sector and global financial pressure. A wholesale network-sharing model based on cooperation with a third party could unlock added value for operators, stimulating competition and overall market growth.
As the Networked Society takes shape, providing the right user experience is a top priority for operators. Bandwidth-hungry applications common on smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are driving figures for data traffic sky high. The opportunity for operators arises from people, business and society depending on their devices, mobile broadband access and high-performance networks. Heterogeneous networks, commonly known as hetnets, are efforts to improve and densify existing mobile broadband infrastructure together with added small cells are important when meeting ever-increasing user expectations.