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Alcatel-Lucent and Intel Announce Global Collaboration to Accelerate Movement to Virtualize Networks

Alcatel-Lucent and Intel Announce Global Collaboration to Accelerate Movement to Virtualize Networks

I attended the Alcatel Lucent Media and Analyst Forum Sunday evening where CEO Michel Combes announced partnership with Renee James, Intel President, to accelerate the movement to virtualize mobile and telecom networks. Alcatel-Lucent and Intel made strong commitments to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and accelerating adoption of three Alcatel-Lucent platforms optimized on Intel…

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What is the Value of a GByte of Offloaded Data?

What is the Value of a GByte of Offloaded Data?

by Randall Schwartz, Wireless 20/20 With mobile broadband data traffic doubling each years, many network operators are already experiencing severe congestion that exceeds their network capacity in many locations. Operators recognize the need to continuously expand 4G network capacity to address mobile data traffic growth…

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Universal Non-Line-of-Sight Wireless Backhaul Solutions for Outdoor Urban Small Cells

Universal Non-Line-of-Sight Wireless Backhaul Solutions for Outdoor Urban Small Cells

Over the past few months I have been researching backhaul as one of the major challenges mobile operators face in deploying outdoor small cells as a capacity layer to handle data traffic growth in urban settings.  Most operators cannot justify the cost of deploying or…

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Verizon Wireless Tests LTE Multicast During Super Bowl XLVIII

Verizon Wireless Tests LTE Multicast During Super Bowl XLVIII

Super Bowl XLVIII this past Sunday turned out to be quite an anti-climactic football game – a boring 43-8 blowout by the Seattle Seahawks over the Denver Broncos.  So, many viewers are now saying they stayed tuned in only to watch the Super Bowl commercials.   There is…

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4G Network Deployment, Multimedia Value-added Services and Spectrum Auctions in India

4G Network Deployment, Multimedia Value-added Services and Spectrum Auctions in India

As we begin 2014, India’s 4G operators are still in the network deployment phase.  Bharti Airtel continues to rollout 4G networks across the country, with prepaid and postpaid LTE services already available in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula in Punjab and Haryana, followed by Kolkata, Bengaluru…

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WiMAX Advanced Summit at MWC 2014

WiMAX Advanced Summit at MWC 2014

WiMAX Forum will conduct a 2-hour workshop as part of the  two-day Carrier Wi-Fi Summit hosted by the Wireless Broadband Alliance at MWC 2014. “WiMAX Advanced – A Roadmap for Convergence with TD-LTE to Maximize Operator Assets” This workshop will provide an overview of WiMAX Advanced along with an update on progress…

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Registration Now Open for 4G World – Co-located with CTIA 2014

Registration Now Open for 4G World – Co-located with CTIA 2014

Plan Your Next 4G/LTE Deployment this September Learn the latest opportunities and how to overcome challenging issues and obstacles at 4G World, the largest independent event devoted to the global technology, services and applications for next-generation mobile broadband networks. This year’s conference program will provide…

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iPhone 5 – The Next Killer App for 4G LTE?

iPhone 5 – The Next Killer App for 4G LTE?

With yesterday’s  announcement of the iPhone 5, Apple gave its carriers and fans everything they were looking for and more.   By now you have seen and heard it all.  The 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 is noticeably bigger – but not too big like…

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Readying Voice over 4G

Readying Voice over 4G

In an industry that thrives on marketing claims, there’s a lot more at stake for carriers who are preparing to deliver 4G voice than simply being the able to announce that they’re the first to market. Sprint is planning to launch LTE in Atlanta, Baltimore,…

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Is 4G Creating the New Face of Social Networking?

Is 4G Creating the New Face of Social Networking?

Arguably one of Facebook’s most critical and attractive features has been its ability to organize and share photos.  In Facebook’s early days patient users were content to upload photos from digital cameras or scanned images.  In today’s highly mobile society users aren’t quite as patient…

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