Posted on 20 February 2014.
Software is becoming an increasingly important component of wireless network deployments as mobile operators look to trim the billions spent on rolling out advanced, next-generation networks. One of the ways carriers are looking to cut costs is through the use of virtualization, software-defined networks (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). As part of its Telecom [...]
by Allie Winter Posted in Reports
Posted on 28 January 2014.
In ‘LTE Device & Application Testing Procedures’ we explore what it takes to launch LTE devices? Join RCR for a review of the ecosystem and processes required to bring LTE devices to market. Key questions explored include: What are the major milestones and timeline to design, test and launch devices? How are LTE networks and more capable [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Reports, Test and Measurement
Posted on 06 January 2014.
Devices: What’s Inside? Smartphone manufacturers are steadily increasing device capabilities with new components, more powerful chipsets, and more software. RCR Wireless takes a look at what’s inside high-end handsets and at the increasingly complex process of integrating components and software from various suppliers in a timely manner. When astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed [...]
by Martha Degrasse Posted in Devices, Reports
Posted on 05 December 2013.
Telecom software is increasingly being used by mobile operators to manage the customer experience. The need for more advanced platforms has been caused by the growing use of various networks and technologies to handle the data and voice demands of consumers. This is especially true as customers travel between 3G and LTE macro networks, small [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Reports, Software, Wireless
Posted on 22 November 2013.
Wireless carriers rely on a variety of contractors, program managers and “turf vendors” to build and maintain wireless infrastructure. This report will examine the infrastructure services ecosystem by looking at the differing approaches that the major carriers take to deployment, sharing the perspectives of contractors, carriers, and climbers. Areas of focus will include LTE, fiber, [...]
by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Infrastructure, Reports, Wireless
Posted on 02 October 2013.
The wireless industry continues its march to an all-IP structure, with LTE networks ushering in the age of true high-speed, mobile broadband services. Voice over LTE (VoLTE) is the final frontier in that march as carriers look to take advantage of their LTE deployments to carry voice traffic, freeing up precious spectrum resources dedicated to [...]
by Allie Winter Posted in Carriers, Reports
Posted on 19 September 2013.
LTE Field Testing: New Challenges with Noise-Limited LTE Macro and Small Cell Networks: What makes LTE networks unique in terms of design, deployment and acceptance of networks? How have carriers and suppliers changed the way they deploy, maintain and troubleshoot next-generation LTE and heterogeneous networks? How do operators chase PIM while deploying LTE Advanced and VoLTE? [...]
by Kelly Hill Posted in Reports
Posted on 11 September 2013.
Telecom CIO Spotlight: As telecom operators face an increased competition that comes not only from other carriers but also from over-the-top players, RCR Wireless News will go in-depth on what chief information officers (CIO) can do to help telcos to become more competitive. This feature report will touch on the following: CIOs’ challenges and greatest [...]
by Roberta Prescott Posted in Reports
Posted on 21 August 2013.
RCR Wireless News will take a look at the current state of tower and small cell technologies including fiber to the antenna, remote radio head, network densification, Wi-Fi 2.0 and related heterogeneous network integration. Wireless networks are being asked to handle an increasing amount of traffic both from the growth in overall wireless services as well [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Carriers, Heterogeneous Networks, Reports, Sponsored Content, Towers, towers, wi-fi
Posted on 10 July 2013.
Has microwave backhaul for LTE and 3G networks run its course in the United States and internationally or will heterogenous networks and small cells create another surge in microwave backhaul demand? Join RCR Wireless News as we explore backhaul options available to mobile operators as they “densify” their networks with various small cell, Wi-Fi and [...]
by Dan Meyer Posted in Reports