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Microcell Deployments Depend on New Street Furniture

Microcell Deployments Depend on New Street Furniture

The development of microcells and picocells will depend on getting antennas closer to users, but it’s going to take a whole new type of wireless infrastructure that can coexist in the urban and suburban landscape, according David Lasier, president and CEO of Enersphere. “Right now,…

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Big Data Demands for 4G Customer Experience Management (CEM)

Big Data Demands for 4G Customer Experience Management (CEM)

Customer experience management (CEM) has piqued the interest of the communications industry, particularly as service providers seek innovative solutions to drive competitive advantage. CEM solutions offered by companies like Amdocs, Alcatel Lucent, Ericsson, Nokia and Oracle have evolved in recent years from those that independently…

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IBM-Apple versus Google Samsung: Which Partnership is Going to Shake the Enterprise Mobility Market?

IBM-Apple versus Google Samsung: Which Partnership is Going to Shake the Enterprise Mobility Market?

Two major partnership agreements regarding enterprise mobility have been announced in the past few weeks that are drawing the lines in the battle for corporate users. First, at its I/O Conference in late June, Google announced that it would be including some elements of Samsung’s…

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Interview with Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Chief Network Officer

Interview with Dr. John Saw, Sprint’s Chief Network Officer

As Sprint crosses the finish line for the rip and replace of its 3G network, as well as reaching 471 4G LTE markets deployed, we caught up with Dr. John Saw to talk about his plans for optimizing America’s newest network. 4G Trends was granted…

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Is Virtualization Enough To Rescue VoLTE’s Business Model?

Is Virtualization Enough To Rescue VoLTE’s Business Model?

VoLTE (Voice over LTE) is finally becoming a reality, with the pace of commercial deployments quickening and the big two US carriers enlarging on their grand plans. However, the technology remains a defensive move. Most operators cannot quite let go of their traditional voice/messaging cash…

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The Break Up of América Móvil – Major Impact on 4G and Towers in Mexico

The Break Up of América Móvil – Major Impact on 4G and Towers in Mexico

Now that the Mexican Congress has finalized its new telecom and antitrust laws, América Móvil has announced that it is ready to divest assets to avoid the onerous new dominant carrier regulations that would force it to subsidize competitors though network sharing and asymmetric call…

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4G World Assessment of the New Amazon Fire Smartphone

4G World Assessment of the New Amazon Fire Smartphone

Despite recent trends to remove device subsidies and offer contract-free BYOD mobile subscription packages, US mobile operators still need break through strategies for monetizing 4G applications and video content. This blog assesses the launch of the much heralded Amazon Fire Smartphone exclusively on AT&T’s 4G…

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Verizon and VMware Partner to Deliver Enterprise Mobility and BYOD Security Solutions

Verizon and VMware Partner to Deliver Enterprise Mobility and BYOD Security Solutions

As 4G networks become fully deployed in the US, the wireless industry has turned its attention to the enterprise as the target for applications innovation and scalable cloud-based services. Even with the introduction of BYOD and major investment in device management in recent years, few…

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Wireless Success Breeds More Tower Companies

Wireless Success Breeds More Tower Companies

The success of the tower industry is leading to an increase in the number of companies owning towers. Outside of the big three public tower companies, Peppertree Capital Management estimates that the tower ownership industry has grown to include around a dozen mid-sized firms, a…

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AT&T Slowdown Sends a Shudder Through the Tower Industry

AT&T Slowdown Sends a Shudder Through the Tower Industry

A slowdown, or freeze as some have called it, in wireless infrastructure build out at AT&T has the industry nervous. You wouldn’t think little more than a month after AT&T announced it would build 1,500 to 3,000 towers a year for the foreseeable future, the…

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