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Learn How Viavi and Airtel Used Location Intelligence to Conduct a Smartphone Study Using a Crowd-Sourced Big Data Approach on a Live Network Smartphone adoption continues at an accelerated pace and the rich, diverse, and open Indian market is no exception. The massive range of bring your own device (BYOD) handsets connected to the networks generates […]

The UK’s 4G coverage is not good enough – that’s the damning indictment today from the country’s National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). They commented on research that showed the UK’s mobile network was worse than Albania, Panama and Peru and is ranked 54th. The NIC called on mobile operators to end “digital deserts” as British subscribers […]

With VoLTE being offered in over 34 countries today, it is one of the hottest topics in the communication services industry right now. Given the investment required to introduce VoLTE, it is essential that the service be a success, both in terms of superior customer experience and network cost savings. In order to ensure the […]

Recently, a tier 1 service operator in Brazil was faced with the challenge of assuring that the customer experience for all mobile 2G, 3G, and LTE traffic was top quality during the rapidly approaching Rio Olympics. Prior to the games, they had seen network-wide latency issues which were causing problems with their customers’ call quality, such as slow response times and reduced […]

Today’s dynamic lifestyle-connected customer uses a myriad of services and applications and therefore demands a high level of Quality of Service/Quality of Experience (QOS/QOE) delivered to their mobile phones, tablets, laptops, and other network end points. With Ethernet being a primary transport and congregation point for all this data, it is imperative to assure the […]

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 […]

Mobile Operators face business challenges every day that often start with their biggest asset – the network. These challenges are due to massive non-uniformity, constant change in subscriber behavior, and surging demand for bandwidth-intensive services. For example, consider the demands at a train station – a train pulls up, 200 people get off and they […]

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 […]

As service providers continue to grow their RF network footprints, they are under tremendous pressure to reduce deployment time to meet constant network demands and reduce OpEx. Fiber to the antenna (FTTA) sites offer significant coverage and capacity benefits, but at the same time this solution creates some challenges for the base station deployment teams.  […]

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