Network Performance Management

How can CSPs fully realize the benefits of their NFV transformation?

09/06/2016 |
Cyril Doussau

Our industry has been reinventing itself alongside the adoption of NFV/SDN technologies going on three to four years now. While this switch has already become a reality for some, many communications service providers (CSPs) are just now planning the transition to an hybrid virtual/physical network leveraging the capabilities of orchestrators and controllers. With networks and […]

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Is Your Network Ready for Pokémon GO?

08/16/2016 |
Bernard Breton

To call Pokémon GO a phenomenon would be an understatement: post-launch, it only took a few days for the game to eclipse hugely popular mobile applications like Tinder and Twitter, while also topping WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat for average daily usage – 43 minutes and 23 seconds. Now, just over a month on the scene, […]

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SaaS for Network Performance Management Helps Mobile Operators Balance CAPEX

07/05/2016 |
Cyril Doussau

As network technology evolves and subscribers’ bandwidth demands grow, communications service providers (CSPs) often struggle to balance the financial strain and operational challenges that network overhauls create. This is especially true for smaller Tier 2 and Tier 3 mobile network operators (MNOs) that need to deliver 3G, LTE, VoLTE and wireless services to their highest-value […]

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How 5G Will Play a Big Role in Making Widespread IoT a Reality

06/30/2016 |
Gregory Donnard

A recent report from BI Intelligence anticipates that widespread 5G technology is only a few years away for mobile network subscribers in North and South America. With internet-of-things (IoT) tech on the path to widespread proliferation in these markets, the timing couldn’t be better: A complementary Ericsson survey found that 95 percent of mobile network […]

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Olympic Update: The State of Wireless and Mobile Network Planning in Rio weeks before 2016 Games

06/20/2016 |
Affandy Johan

The Summer Olympics are coming to Rio de Janeiro in a matter of weeks. As is often the case with almost all host cities in the final days before the opening ceremony, organizers are reportedly scrambling to put the finishing touches on the whole production. While Rio has proven to be a particularly fraught host […]

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Big Communications Event 2016 & Schrodinger’s OSS

06/13/2016 |
Christopher Cullan

The third annual Big Communications Event in Austin this past month was rife with talk of orchestration, the digital telco and SDN. Terminology, especially at events, is always dizzying, mainly because terms ‘stick’ but their meanings are often very particular to the speaker and/or listener. I had one lengthy debate involving the meaning of SDN […]

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Webinar: Optimizing RAN with Network and Subscriber Insights for Maximum QoE

06/02/2016 |
Affandy Johan

At the same time that mobile networks are gaining complexity at an unprecedented pace, the pressure is on for mobile operators to deliver on equally inflated subscriber quality of experience (QoE) demands. It’s no secret that the mobile market has reached a saturation point. Subscribers now have more options for mobile connectivity than they used […]

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Webinar: Successfully Assuring Performance for Increasingly Complex Networks

05/12/2016 |
Sergio Zveibil

Building out and assuring mobile backhaul has always been a challenge for mobile network operators (MNOs). This process requires coordinating a litany of mobile technologies, vendors and topologies to guarantee that subscriber QoS is on par with customer expectations. But MNOs are on the verge of facing a more challenging backhaul scenario than ever before. […]

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