A new report from Juniper Research has found that with annual mobile operator expenditures now in excess of $800 billion, CSPs now face the possibility of costs exceeding revenues by the end of the decade unless remedial action is taken.
Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is expanding fast. Declining costs, improved coverage, more capable radio technologies, regulatory mandates and a growing range of successful applications and business models are all key drivers. And operators now have the opportunity to apply their operations and business support system experience.
Radisys® Corporation, has announced that Mahindra Comviva, has selected Radisys’ T-40 Series Ultra Platform to deliver its Mobile Data Platform (MDP), consisting of Policy Control Enforcement Function (PCEF), Policy Charging & Rules Function (PCRF) and Mobile Internet Gateway (MIG), for its customer, a Tier1 Middle Eastern service provider. Radisys’ T-40 standards-based, telecom-grade platform delivers increased reliability and high availability that enables Mahindra Comviva to collocate the entire MDP with PCEF, PCRF and MIG onto a single system, thereby reducing the cost, power and footprint. Mahindra Comviva will roll out the T-40 Ultra in Q4 2014.
InfoVista has announced the release of Mentum Planet 5.8, a new version of its software that enables mobile operators to automatically use live mobile network data to make well-informed, cost-efficient network planning and optimisation decisions.
EXFO has announced an enhanced FTTA test portfolio for its FTB-700G and FTB-800 NetBlazer Series to validate the fibre and underlying Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) communication integrity between the base station and remote radio head with speeds of up to 9.8 Gbit/s.
The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which uses data from live networks to uncover market trends, has revealed that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace. The Report projects that 90% of the world's population over six years old will to have a mobile phone by 2020. By 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to top 6.1 billion.
Huawei and JCDecaux SA, has announced a technical cooperation to combine both companies’ core competencies and drive crowd-sourcing small cell deployment globally. By integrating JCDecaux’s site resources and expertise in site design and installation into Huawei’s small cell deployment project, telecom operators can address the challenge of acquiring suitable sites for small cell base stations, thereby enriching mobile services and enhancing the user experience.
ContentWise™, the personalisation, discovery and recommendations solution for digital TV content, has announced that Sky Italia has selected its discovery solution to power personalised recommendations for Sky Online™, Sky Italia’s recently launched online video service. The ContentWise solution enables Sky Italia to offer subscribers of its Sky Online service an intuitive, personalised experience that combines discovery, content recommendations and viewing like never before. It will be deployed as part of a systems integration project managed by Ericsson.
Mobile Internet in 2020+. Data traffic in mobile communications networks and internet-enabled devices have increased significantly over recent years. Video and music streaming services, photo and movie downloads, as well as M2M applications, which consume more and more parts of everyday life and work, contribute to the steady increase of both Internet usage and broadband demand. For the real economy mobile Internet plays an increasingly important role: thus an excellent telecommunications infrastructure is necessary for a well-functioning economy and society.
NetCracker Technology and NEC Corp. has announced that Optus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel), has selected them to deliver a comprehensive, multi-phased upgrade programme.
SaskTel, a Canadian full-service CSP, has successfully deployed the Openwave Mobility's Smart User Repository (SUR) on its network in order to unify and simplify management of its subscriber data.
The world of connected devices is expanding before our eyes. Cisco is predicting 40 billion devices out there by 2020, which seems more and more likely with all the new and innovative products coming to market. But for the manufacturers looking to jump into the fray, the question is where to start?