Category: Opinion

Madan Jagernauth

Reality Check: Will wireless competition disappear?

Recent persistent press reports indicate that Softbank, having already acquired a controlling interest in Sprint, wants to buy T-Mobile US. The potential purchase of T-Mobile US by Softbank is a bad idea from a consumer perspective.

by Madan Jagernauth, Founder and President, FutureMobile Services Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Global Wireless Paul Carter

Reality Check: A wireless network benchmarking breakdown

At its most basic definition, wireless network benchmarking refers to the process of evaluating operator network performance and comparing the quality of service against competitors.

by Dr. Paul Carter, CEO, Global Wireless Solutions Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Wind River Glenn Seiler

Reader Forum: 5 barriers to NFV – and how to tackle those challenges

Network functions virtualization has fast become of part of the road map for equipment vendors, operators and other suppliers in the industry. However, many see the transition from hardware- to software-based network functions as daunting and challenging.

by Glenn Seiler, VP Product Management of Networking Solutions, Wind River Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Alcatel Lucent Manish Gulyani

Reader Forum: Metro networks need to evolve to meet growing demand

We live in a digital world where consumers and business alike are looking to improve the end-user experience. This can often mean breaking the status quo by finding new ways to achieve the end goal.

by Manish Gulyani, VP Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Monica

Analyst Angle: NFV, SDN – the evolution beyond virtualization

Slightly tired by the hype around network function virtualization and software-defined networking – and by the fact that everybody has to find some way to add these acronyms to their slide decks –

by Monica Paolini, Founder and President, Senza Fili Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion0 Comments

Iain Gillott - iGR

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom?

When T-Mobile US made its announcement, the immediate question was “how much data are they giving away?” Obviously, music streaming services can use a lot of data in a day, depending on how many hours they are streaming.

by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion0 Comments

John Orcutt

Reality Check: The awesome new generation of service providers

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. Cisco predicted recently that individuals in the U.S. will each have five Internet-connected devices by 2017. So for just a family of four that’s 20 devices competing with each other […]

by John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

Reader Forum: C-RAN and SDN – a question of efficiency

As an acronym, C-RAN has less name recognition than its more popular cousins, SDN and NFV, though if you are in the wireless business it is equally important as we look at the future of the wireless network and its continued evolution over the next five to 10 years.

by Jeff Steinheider, Product Marketing Manager for QorIQ Qonverge SoCs, Freescale Posted in Chips, Opinion, Software0 Comments

Reader Forum: PKI takes center stage in the ‘Internet of everything’ age

While IoT creates process improvements across all industries and facets of life, it increases the need for mobile security.

by Richard Moulds, VP of Strategy and Product Management, Thales E-Security Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum0 Comments

Don Addington

Reality Check: The rise of mobile-first enterprises and the impact on devops

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. Agile and development and operations methodologies have made sweeping cultural changes in enterprise IT. Many of these changes have had technological enablers – virtualized servers, server-based app deployments (think HTML […]

by Don Addington, CEO, Mobile Labs Posted in Opinion, Reality Check0 Comments

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