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Bell Mobility Goes Lean: Using Performance Monitoring to Cut Waste

March 25, 2014 10:10 am | by Zlatko Zahirovic | Articles | Comments

Many network teams think of performance monitoring as an insurance policy. At Bell Mobility, we see things differently. In our world, performance monitoring is a way to cut waste from our CDMA, LTE, and HSPA+ based wireless network. For decades, businesses of all types have adopted the principles of Lean Manufacturing.

MWC: AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

February 24, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T detailed more specifics for its Domain 2.0 initiative, which aims to virtualize the...

MWC: HP Throws Hat into Virtualization Ring at MWC

February 24, 2014 9:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HP had launched a new NFV platform that aims to help operators reduce CapEx OpEx, while also...

Ericsson Emphasizes Software, Virtualization with MWC Plans

February 12, 2014 10:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson is putting an emphasis on software and cloud-based solutions, as the wireless industry...

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Report: East Asia to Drive C-RAN Deployments

January 29, 2014 4:39 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ahmed Ali, research analyst at ABI Research, said deployments of Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN) will continue to increase across the Asian region while remaining limited in other parts of the world.  "Other regions, where scarcity of cell sites is an issue, are likely to develop a market for partial deployment of C-RAN in densely populated areas," Ali said. 

The Potential for Mobile RAN Virtualization

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | Webinars

The mobile RAN is about to undergo a fundamental change as virtualization becomes real and mobile operators around the world start building base station hotels and C-RANs.  Using standard hardware for the baseband units together with deployment in data centers can significantly lower operating costs for the operators, as well as providing new deployment options. 

Ericsson Spotlights Tokyo as Model for Smart Cities

November 4, 2013 2:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Japan has emerged as one of the world leaders in mobile broadband deployments. Home to 35 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest, most sophisticated and connected cities on the planet. It is Tokyo's density, as well as its technological savvy that made it the perfect site for Ericsson's fifth annual Business Innovation Forum last week.

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From the Magazine: Can Wireless Deliver the Internet to Everybody?

October 15, 2013 12:45 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made quite a splash in late August when he announced the launch of a remarkably ambitious project, called Internet.org, aimed at bringing high-speed Internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that are not yet connected.

AT&T Furthers Network Virtualization Plans with Domain 2.0

September 24, 2013 10:22 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

With its LTE roll out nearing completion, AT&T will begin "virtualizing" its network, shifting financial resources from the hardware to software going forward. The company late Monday announced that it has launched verison 2.0 of its Supplier Domain Program, which the carrier said marks a move towards a more "modern, cloud-based architecture." 

LTE-Advanced and Small Cells: Techniques for a Tiered Deployment Approach

April 15, 2013 10:42 am | by Renuka Bhalerao, Radisys | Articles | Comments

It’s no secret; we’ve all become data hogs. As today’s smartphone users consume ever-increasing network resources, mobile operators are rushing to deploy their LTE networks to meet subscriber demand. Given this trend, operators are already planning their LTE-A deployments. Delivering true 4G speeds...

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