Category: Networks

Ericsson on the future of standardization

Ulf Ewaldsson, SVP & CTO of Ericsson, spoke with RCR Wireless News recently about the role of standards such as those established by 3GPP, TM Forum and others, and the implications of a changing telecom market for the use of and development of standards. The telecom industry and IT are increasingly merging. Telecom has had a traditionally strong, vertical emphasis […]

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HP on NFV standards vs. market agility

Jeff Edlund, CTO of Hewlett-Packard’s Communications and Media Group, spoke with RCR Wireless News about reconciling the work of standards bodies with the need to be responsive to market demand, particularly in the quickly evolving new world of virtualization. Network function virtualization is an area of considerable interest this year, but the bodies working on […]

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NetScout results boosted by service provider segment

NetScout results boosted by service provider segment

Network intelligence and analytics company NetScout saw its revenues grow 32% year-over-year, driven by its operator segment, and more than doubled its profits compared to the year-ago quarter. NetScout reported total revenues for the most recent quarter of $107.9 million, with product revenue of $64.4 million (up 50% year-over-year) and service revenues of $43.5 million. […]

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SAP identifies ‘textiest’ moments of the World Cup

With the 2014 FIFA World Cup concluded and Germany victorious, data continues to reveal just how entwined mobile engagement was with the experience of the games. SAP, which says it processes 1.8 billion messages daily from more than 1,000 operators, analyzed how text messaging traffic fluctuated around the world in response to how teams fared in […]

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Allot: Operators embracing OTT, digital lifestyle services

A new report on mobile charging trends shows that mobile operators are collaborating with over-the-top providers and exploring new plan options that revolve around OTT apps, and they see higher ARPU and lower churn when they offer such plans. “It seems the tide is beginning to turn as operators see that unique plans for popular […]

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Big data & analytics: 60 million iBeacons expected to ship in 2019, says ABI

Editor’s Note: The ecosystem of big data and analytics, and its intersection with mobile networks and cloud computing has increasing relevance to wireless in areas that include service assurance, customer experience management, mobile marketing, location-based services and more. Here is a look at the week’s news in this space.  – ABI Research expects that the market for […]

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World Cup games shift network traffic peaks, increase app use

Facebook says that 88 million users generated 280 million likes, posts and comments related to the final match of the FIFA World Cup. Meanwhile Twitter says its users were tweeting at the rate of 618,725 tweets per minute. Allot Communications has been monitoring mobile application traffic related to the 2014 FIFA World Cup, and said that real-time […]

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Airbiquity on Google, Apple and connected car trends

Google recently announced its entry into the connected car market with Android Auto, a new competitor to Apple’s CarPlay solution. Many auto makers have already committed to one or both of the companies for head unit systems – but will auto makers have to cede control of a major point of customer engagement? There are also […]

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Video: Nokia’s OSS role in LTE rollouts

Jane Rygaard, Head of CEM, Core and OSS Marketing for Nokia, spoke with RCR Wireless about the role her company’s OSS efforts play in the LTE rollout for mobile operators in North America, including T-Mobile US, and in Voice over LTE. “Because of the pure size of the U.S., the rollout is massive,” Rygaard said, so important […]

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Zayo Group outlines IPO

Zayo Group outlines IPO

Venture capital-backed Zayo Group, which has been ambitiously building an international fiber network through acquisitions, now has plans to go public. The Colorado-based company recently filed its S1 form for an initial public offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The number of shares and price have not yet been determined, but the company indicated a […]

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