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For home IoT users, security help is on the way (Reader Forum)

There are few of us left who have yet to embrace the transformation of our houses into “smart homes” to improve our comfort and safety, and to lower costs. Devices in our homes now regulate the temperature more efficiently, monitor food to prevent spoilage,...

In telecom cyber security, wicked problems require wicked solutions (Reader Forum)

A new report by Darkhorse Global, a geo-economic and national security consultancy, makes some good points about the convergence of national security and industrial policy frameworks for telecommunications infrastructure. It outlines three “wicked problems” confronting today’s global ICT ecosystem.  First, vulnerabilities exist in all networks, hardware and software. Second,...

Mobilizing the future of 5G with no-code orchestration (Reader Forum)

5G holds promises we never imagined for our personal and professional lives. Through ultra-low latency, higher speeds, and ability to partition, or slice, network resources, businesses and industries are changing the way they operate and now how we live. And, of course, Telcos are...

Five reasons why partnerships will define the private wireless network era (Reader Forum)

A mining engineer, a 5G wireless technology provider, a value-added reseller and an excavation equipment manufacturer walk into a bar. No, it’s not the set-up for a joke. It’s a description of the kind of partnerships we can expect to see more often as we...

Why telcos must transform into techcos — and how to do it (Reader Forum)

Technology revolution is littered with success and failure stories; the first movers set the agenda and it is innovation in process as that generates lower cost, faster time to market and better quality. An analogy is something we take for granted today — robots...

Reimagine mobile customer experience with cloud (Reader Forum)

Year after year, in survey after survey, consumers overwhelmingly prefer self-service options over calling, chatting or face-to-face interaction with a business. These preferences grew with the pandemic, especially among Zoomers (Gen Z) and Millenials, who say they are using help centers, knowledge bases and...

How CBRS is bringing connectivity to school districts across the states (Reader Forum)

For students, having reliable internet connectivity is essential to ensure that they can access educational online content, both at school and when they’re at home. However, the pandemic highlighted the breadth of the digital divide and that many school districts across the States suffered...

Pardon the PON: How passive optical networks may solve the last mile conundrum (Reader Forum)

The term “last mile” typically evokes images of exhausted marathon runners somehow finding their second wind to stumble across the finish line. It’s the last expulsion of energy required to finish the race, and while the elite can do it, others slow to a...

Addressing the global rise of the SIM card swap (Reader Forum)

SIM card fraud unfortunately manifests itself in a number of ways, but one of the most pernicious forms is the SIM card swap. SIM card swapping is the process by which a hacker or bad actor obtains the personal information and mobile number of...

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...

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