Mobile broadband is playing an increasingly important role in our daily lives. It is changing the way we are entertained and enables people to perform tasks regardless of physical location. It has the power to reduce the digital divide and improve the quality of life in all parts of the world.
Mobile network technologies such as EDGE, EVDO, HSPA and LTE are widely used for connecting a range of devices such as smartphones, computers, sensors and machines to the internet and broadband services. GSM, 1xRTT, and HSPA voice services – evolving to Voice over LTE (VoLTE) – continue to connect billions of people around the world.
The business perspectives of mobile broadband are defined in the following Ericsson Strategic Engagement Topics (SETs):
Enhanced mobile networks
The uptake of mobile broadband usage is the main driver for growth in broadband connectivity. People connect to the internet 24/7 via computers and smartphones everywhere. Enhanced mobile networks provide the coverage, performance and capacity required to fulfill people’s high lifestyle-expectations. With the evolution of the major mobile broadband technologies HSPA and LTE, true broadband performance and capacity will continue to be delivered in a cost-efficient manner. In a second wave of mobile broadband offerings, we now see an increased focus on differentiation: where our customers can deliver broadband with the capabilities and costs suitable for each end-user and service. In the future we will see that everything that can benefit from being connected will be connected, primarily over mobile broadband, reaching 50 billion connected devices and more.
Ericsson is the industry leader with mobile broadband solutions that are designed to support operators’ long-term strategies. Our offering includes:
Because the success of our customers is measured to a large extent by the experience of their subscribers, the end-user perspective is a critical aspect of Ericsson business solutions. This is captured in the form of ConsumerLab reports (external to Ericsson) and mobile broadband insights listed in the documents below:
Mobile broadband is rapidly evolving as a technology: from GSM/CDMA – HSDPA/EVDO – HSPA – LTE, and converging with Wi-Fi solutions into heterogeneous networks. This combination of technologies leads to multiple, business-driven use cases in different industry verticals outside mobile broadband.
Aspects of technology evolution, and changes needed in networks, are addressed in the SET Network Evolution. Guidance to new operators and Ericsson sales is addressed in the 2012 SET LTE Leadership. Proof points for both customers and Ericsson sales are described in Proof points of Ericsson LTE Leadership
As a logical next step in technology evolution, heterogeneous networks will be addressed in SET Heterogeneous Networks Leadership.
Mobile broadband presents great opportunities for operators in both mature and new markets. As consumers demand more from mobile broadband, operators who can offer the best services with the best speed, availability and quality will earn loyalty and create a competitive advantage. The opportunities for growth are exceptional.
By upgrading to EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates for Global Evolution) you can cost-effectively triple the data capacity of your GSM/GPRS network, paving the way for advanced data services anywhere, anytime.
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Regardless of where they are, consumers demand higher data rates as they send and receive e-mails, or enjoy music or video clips. Speed isn’t the only issue for the network service provider ...
Users expect mobile broadband everywhere, especially indoors, where more than half of all mobile traffic is generated. Operators need to meet those expectations if they want to be competitive.
The availability of mobile broadband and increased usage in smart phones and other devices have raised user expectations of network performance. These expectations are taken to an even higher ...
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The Ericsson Mobile Cloud Accelerator is a unique end-to-end solution that offers operators and content providers:
Our Mobile Satellite Service solution utilizes the best of satellite technology for coverage and our core infrastructure for interworking with terrestrial networks.
A Network Performance Partnership is Ericsson's end-to-end solution to help operators optimize their network and service performance through a 3-phase approach.
The use of satellite technology for mobile network transport opens new opportunities for service providers to deliver voice and data to areas without communications today.
The visibility and control made possible by the Service-Aware Charging and Control solution is vital in today's rapidly growing market of mobile data traffic and new multimedia services.
Major network operators around the world depend on CDMA technology to deliver mobile voice and data services to over half a billion subscribers. Ericsson is a leading supplier of CDMA solutions ...
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LTE is the global standard for the fourth generation of mobile broadband (4G), supported by all major players in the industry. It is the fastest developing system in the history of mobile communication.