Posts By Jennifer Faircloth

When we talk about 5G or any other wireless technology, our brain focuses on the wireless aspect of the technology. In reality, only the last hop of the wireless network is actually wireless. Most of the data communication happens over a wired network. RF spectrum being such a precious resource, mobile operators try their best […]

The evolution to virtualization and cloud, network automation, massive traffic growth, IoT, increasing service velocity and revenue growth…together with the advent of 5G.  These are just some of the challenges mobile service providers face today. Consumers are demanding that mobile services are always on, always available, and everything is connected. In response, operators are deploying […]

The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to drive the next technological revolution that will change how we live and work. IoT will enable billions of devices with intelligent sensors and machine learning capabilities that will communicate, sense, and interact with internal or external systems, all without human intervention. To reach to this potential, the […]

  The technology in a radio tower is undergoing dramatic change, which is presenting tough real-world challenges for the crews that carry out the installation work. Riggers, or tower climbers as they’re better known in the US, are finding that as networks become more complex, their role is becoming increasingly difficult. As technicians, riggers perform […]

Centralized Radio Access Network (C-RAN) deployment is a growing trend in the wireless industry. I am often asked what is driving this trend, why some operators are using it more than others, and what are some of the challenges and benefits of C-RAN. In this blog, I will try to capture some of those questions […]

Security Forensics

Another day, another cyberattack. Just as companies were recovering after the WannaCry attack, a number of organizations were hit by Petya… or NotPetya. Name it as you see fit. In a matter of just two months, two devastating ransomware attacks have crippled networks globally. Clearly, security threats are multiplying in intensity and complexity. But what […]

Locating an interference source is nothing short of finding a needle in a haystack. From a service provider perspective, RF interference is much more than a nuisance. If it is not eliminated, it can negatively impact service providers’ CAPEX, and OPEX, and can cause subscriber churn. In a recent survey conducted by Nokia of 20,000 […]

Spectrum, the most valuable asset for a mobile service provider, is increasingly crowded and stretched.  New applications and services depend on cleaner and wider RF channels.  No longer just a matter of coverage, spectrum like the rest of the network, is strained for capacity.  Current 4G services add more channels, wider channels, and more aggregation […]

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