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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

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

Sanjay Munshi, Senior Director of Product Management at Brocade Communications, and Ray Mota, CEO of ACG Research, discuss Brocade’s significant new network visibility product announcement: carrier-grade, physical and virtual network packet brokers, virtual TAPs, an SDN based session director and a ...

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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. ...