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Mobile IP

Our syndication considers the status and development of industry standard specifications (3GPP-based, for example) as well as open source community and specialty mobile and wireless communications technologies and their impact (O-RAN, LoRa and Sigfox, for example). Evaluates use cases in consumer mo ...

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March 28, 2020

The radical shift from onsite-based work, education and health services to home-based services to attempt to contain the COVID-19 virus brought dramatic and immediate impacts to the telecommunications networks and the OTT services that run on those networks. Both fixed and mobile networks are seeing ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Mobile World Congress this year was nearly all about 5G. You had to look but yes, there were other things on tap besides 5G. There are many ways to do MWC but for me, it is a chance to get a reality check on the state of technology development and operators’ strategies, which do not ... ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

These two shows in June in Austin, Texas, were collocated with the Light Reading Big Communications Event for which I am disappointed to say I didn’t even get inside the door. Lots of attendees complained of the overlapping agendas. Many speakers appeared to be going from one event to another for th ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

I recently attended the inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas conference in San Francisco. The first CTIA/GSMA conference was successful in terms of news and announcements of value and presented excellent insights on many issues related to mobility. The following is a synopsis of key items: 1. ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Traditionally, average revenue per user  has been one of the key metrics used to measure service providers’ financial performance. Increased competition has been putting downward pressure on ARPU, resulting in declining earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. In parallel ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

Today, congestion plagues low-frequency below 6GHz spectrum bands, which, consequently, not only makes it very difficult to add more capacity but also limits the number of antennas used (no more than two or three antennas). ...

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Jan. 28, 2020

The trillion dollar global service provider industry is in a transformative phase. Mega mergers, hyper competition from new, nimble entrants and regulators stuck in a backwards looking time warp are just a few change vectors colliding in this big bang that are affecting carriers and vendor alike. ...