Category Archives Wireless

  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 […]

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 […]

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