Monthly Archives: November 2012

Managing Telecom Infrastructure Suppliers

For most organizations, the responsibility for managing multiple vendor support contracts falls squarely with the Communications or Maintenance Manager. Most organizations do not have the time and resources to proactively manage this non-core business function. And reactive management of the … Continue reading

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Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS)

Small Cells as a Service (SCaaS) will involve SCaaS providers (notably fixed line Carriers) taking responsibility for some of the most complex aspects of a small cell deployment for the mobile Carriers – negotiating and acquiring thousands of sites, building … Continue reading

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Super WiFi

The so called “Super WiFi” solution is based on the 802.22 wireless networking standard, which addresses arguably the two biggest issues in wireless broadband: 1) the need for more frequency space to accommodate more users, and 2) greater range and … Continue reading

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Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Vendor Rankings

Carrier demand for small cells is reflected by all sectors of the industry. Major RAN (Radio Access Network) vendors actively promote HetNets with a mix of large and small cells. Many have offered end-to-end femtocell solutions for several years, all … Continue reading

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The Carrier WiFi and Small Cells Value Chain

The industry has traditionally followed a very simplistic value chain, with the chain beginning with WiFi, small cell and wireless network infrastructure manufacturers such as ip.access, Airvana, Ericsson, Cisco Nokia Siemens Networks or Huawei and ending with Carriers, and ultimately … Continue reading

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Network Operators and Service Providers in M2M

An obvious role for operators and service providers is to provide the wide area network connectivity to M2M devices connected via concentrators, local area networks or directly. The fixed to mobile trend is strong and includes replacing fixed phones in … Continue reading

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Rare Earth Metals in Telecommunications

Used in everything from smartphones to PV solar, rare earth metals are critical for technology equipment, personal electronics, and everything in between.  This is a big deal as USA imports the vast majority of its rare earth metals.  The major … Continue reading

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