Monthly Archives: August 2012

Changing the Service Creation Paradigm

Service creation is a growing focus among service providers in both wireless and wireline networks. Each group is faced with new challenges and some common dynamics affecting both sides of the industry. Reduced top-line revenue among wireline carriers and a … Continue reading

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Role and Importance of the IMS Control Plane

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Control Plane contains all the call control and authentication functions for call setup, handoffs, and billing recording. The two most important Control Plane functions are the HSS (Home Subscriber Server) and the CSCF (Call Session … Continue reading

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Policy and QoS are the Key for Premium Services with IMS

Quality of Service and Resource Allocation are critical. IMS requires the carrier to have greater control over their network resources: Offering multimedia services on fixed-line networks and mirroring the fixed-line experience through mobile networks requires several capabilities not yet present … Continue reading

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The Future of Data and the Need for Self Organizing Networks (SON)

In the future, mobile network operators will have to provide broadband data rates to an increasing number of users with lowest cost per bit and probably as flat rates, such as is known from fixed network providers. Inter-cell interference is … Continue reading

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Public Safety LTE

LTE networks offer huge potential to deliver next generation public safety applications such as end-to-end mobile video transmission, situational awareness and nationwide interoperable mobile data access which will assist in improving the overall effectiveness of public safety operations. LTE’s endorsement … Continue reading

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Network APIs Drives “Coopetition” between Network Operators and OTT Providers

Telecommunications network operators (or “carriers”) face some urgent problems today.  Traditional fixed-network (or “wireline”) operators are losing customers as end-users migrate to cellular and/or IP based communications.  Cellular mobile providers are faced with downward price pressure on so called “bearer” … Continue reading

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