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What value can fixed wireless access bring to mobile operators? (Analyst Angle)

Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) is a method of providing last-mile wireless connectivity to campuses, industrial facilities, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), residential estates, etc., and has been growing in popularity since the introduction of 5G, which was commercially launched in 2H 2019. According to the...

How the mobile phone is at the center of security technology for businesses (Reader Forum)

IHS Market estimates that around 120,000,000 mobile access credentials will be downloaded by 2023. Businesses are moving away from traditional access control methods like keycards and are investing in mobile-first technology. Why is mobile-first technology becoming so popular in the security sphere? Keep reading as...

RF Coherency technology drives 5G RAN innovation (Reader Forum)

5G is fast becoming a reality driving new use cases and business models across industries, from cognitive technologies and robotics to industrial IoT, telemedicine and self-driving vehicles. However, the telecoms industry is at a crossroads — it needs to accelerate the 5G rollout while...

Supply chain issues & the chip shortage: How dealers can navigate a changing landscape (Reader Forum)

The global microchip shortage has had a serious impact on the automotive industry over the last two years, and the pandemic's effect on supply chains have turned the scarcity of inventory into a bigger challenge than many expected. While there’s no definite timeline, analysts...

Six key elements of an optimized 5G architecture (Reader Forum)

With the evolution from 4G to 5G, communication service providers (CSPs) are finding that it’s not enough to just replicate a 4G network with newer technology — 5G requires new approaches and new ways of thinking. This includes the introduction of a 5G Core...

Finding efficiencies in the wireless space (Reader Forum)

The wireless revolution has arrived, so much so that many forms of popular technologies are now referred to by their “generation” — Wi-Fi 6E, 802.11ax, Next Generation Internet of Things, etc. Work has begun developing standards for 6G, the sixth generation of wireless communications...

Why AI at the edge is the future of smart homes (Reader Forum)

Forget the cloud; more and more devices today are connecting at the edge. Better yet, they’re more powerful thanks to artificial intelligence and machine learning. This one-two punch of smarter, nearer devices is transforming what devices can do in the Internet of Things (IoT). The...

AI will take SD-WAN to the next level (Reader Forum)

Over the past few years, companies have had to adapt to remote work environments, hybrid work environments and everything in between. Organizations across industries managed the transition by accelerating digital transformation efforts, rapidly adopting new tools and technologies. While this combination of new technologies has...

The new device experience: How mobile carriers successfully ‘get in’ on the app economy (Reader Forum)

The prominence and dominance of mobile devices in the world needs no intro. But what about the actions that are taken on those devices once purchased? Americans check their phones approximately 96 times a day equating to 4.8 hours daily, of which 88% is...

How CBRS is closing the digital divide in rural communities (Reader Forum)

Remote communities stand to benefit from new era in network technology The digital divide is a serious issue in the U.S., with millions of people still unable to experience the benefits of reliable, high-speed broadband access. As a result, those without an internet connection can...

We discovered the potential of livestreaming services during the pandemic, and it looks like they’re here to stay (Reader Forum)

The various restrictions on both travel and social contact due to the outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in technology playing a pivotal role in keeping people connected over the last couple of years. Livestreaming and video calling services allowed loved ones to share cherished milestone...

Open RAN automation 101. Part 2: Network components enabling automation (Reader Forum)

Operators are looking for cost reduction in both CAPEX and OPEX — and RAN is one of the biggest cost factors for operators. It is also one of the most challenging areas when introducing new features and services. Tackling the RAN will have the...

eSIMs – Delivering a faster and greener on-boarding process (Reader Forum)

When buying a new digital service, be it Netflix or Spotify, customers complete the on-boarding process and then start using the service straight away. For the vast majority of mobile customers, there is usually a delay of several days between on-boarding and getting to...

By enabling a new breed of specialist MVNOs, operators can capitalize on burgeoning 5G B2B (Reader Forum)

Each new generation of cellular technology spawns a new breed of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs). Since GSM, that has been the case, and 5G is no exception.  Vendors and other types of companies in non-telecom industries such as agriculture, automotive, logistics and oil/gas own...

Research: Consumers believe in the metaverse, but challenges must be addressed (Reader Forum)

We’re entering an era of significant change. But do we have the right “mashup” of devices, services and networks to make it work? Just like the iPhone turned the internet into a mobile experience, the metaverse will disrupt the internet as we know it. Some...

Five lessons from three years in the public cloud (Reader Forum)

As a company, three years ago, we decided to head toward the public cloud — and do so in a very public and aggressive way. It was seen as an interesting move, perhaps too far ahead of its time, but an idea worth keeping...

Find the right fixed wireless partner: Here’s my checklist (Reader Forum)

Every fixed wireless network operator will say they want to build a network that’s resilient, easy to operate and performs up to expectations. That’s the easy part. But today, choosing a partner that can help turn that promise into practice has never been harder. As...

The future of telecommunication with AI: How AI is going to transform the telecom industry (Reader Forum)

The telecommunication industry is no longer limited to just telephones and internet services, but it is now the center of technological advancements with an immense focus on Artificial Intelligence. AI has taken over this industry for more than a decade and has successfully replaced...

The future of urban networks: The relationship between edge-cloud and 5G (Reader Forum)

According to a recent PwC report, the roll out of 5G will bring value in many industries, and not just by being faster than 4G or having a wider reach than Wi-Fi 6, but because it will provide “bandwidth by at least a factor...

How telco and auto are joining forces to take cars to the next level of connectivity (Reader Forum)

In many ways, today’s cars are rolling smartphones. When we peel back the layers of this statement, it signifies a shift in the mindset of how we think about vehicles today and sheds a light on a broader industry trend that has been bubbling...

What it will take to commercialize 5G in automotive (Reader Forum)

The true “Smart City” is here. We are past building cars that are simply aware of their surroundings — we now can create a completely connected ecosystem where 5G has enabled vehicles to “speak” to pedestrians, to other vehicles and even to infrastructure about...

The Future of 5G synchronization: How GPS-independent solutions drive 5G rollout (Reader Forum)

5G drives higher speed, lower latency and greater capacity than 4G LTE networks, making it critical across industries globally. We have just started scratching the surface of the type of new use cases that become possible through 5G’s innovation potential. While the rollout of 5G...

How operators can maximize valuable spectrum assets and overcome spectrum constraints (Reader Forum)

With the growth of mobile data traffic catalyzed by the world’s increasing dependency on cellular connections in every area of life, cellular networks are pushing capacity. However, spectrum is the scarcest resource in wireless technology and, with data usage skyrocketing, limited airwave access can...

How telcos can get in the game (Reader Forum)

Telcos today are battling shrinking profit margins and plateauing revenue growth. Unfortunately, industry leaders are hesitant to seek new innovations and are in danger of watching emerging revenue channels being claimed from under their noses. This cautious attitude towards emerging trends is causing telcos...

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