If the network in the Shinjuku station area of Tokyo can cope with the highest density of subscribers imaginable, then you have nothing to worry about. The problem isn’t network capacity. In preparing for heterogeneous networks, operators should start by improving the macro layer. By doing this, they can create enough network capacity to handle even the most extreme case of smartphone-traffic onslaught and avoid the pitfall of premature over-investment in smaller nodes.
Competitive analysis firm Current Analysis has upgraded its rating of Ericsson’s IP portfolio, heaping praise on the company’s transport and routing capabilities in the process. The analysts say Ericsson’s 4th Generation IP products and leadership in wireless technology offer operators a unique combination of expertise.
Ericsson and Telefónica’s smart transport solution has been recognized during the launch of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Momentum for Change Initiative at COP 17.
The world’s media spotlight will shine this week on Stockholm and Oslo for the Nobel Prize award ceremonies, among the most prestigious annual events on the planet. Ericsson is a proud partner of Nobel Media, which aims to spread knowledge and inspiration about Nobel-Prize-winning achievements.
Expectations of the impact of mobile broadband triggered a scramble for 3G spectrum in Europe in the early 2000s. Bidding wars followed as operators paid huge sums to secure precious licenses. But it soon emerged that the technology wasn’t able to deliver on the hype. In the third film in our history of mobile broadband series, senior ICT industry figures look back on the path to the crash and the shoots of recovery through HSPA.
Infonetics Research analyst Jeff Heynen highlights the challenges facing fixed-broadband operators, and predicts how increasing uptake of cloud-based services may impact on access networks.