Opinion: Traditional phone systems could hold your business back

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Many small businesses still rely on antiquated phone systems, designed for the old way of work that don’t meet the needs of today’s companies or consumers. These systems often lack the ability to support company growth ambitions – and in many cases – can be damaging and costly to a business.

Using a cloud-based business phone system, users can connect business...

By Monica Visconti-Patel, 04 November 2015, 2 comments. Categories: Cloud, Customer Service, Industry, Telematics.

Opinion: Future proofing networks for increasing demands

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Broadband networks are built with the aim of lasting for decades and they need to support increasingly heavy traffic at higher bandwidths. Factors that contribute to the network’s reliability and longevity, such as the need for good fibre/cable management and highly reliable connections throughout the network, have been accepted as...

By Sam Leeman, 22 October 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Cabling, Fiber Optic, Industry, Infrastructure, Telematics.

Issues faced with Small Cell & CRAN deployments – and how to overcome them

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Many people believe you can just go and install a small cell or a RRH (Remote Radio Head) on a pole and you’re done. Well, there is a lot more to it. The real deployment problems begin when you are selecting your sites. Here are some of the most common issues: 

Selecting Mounting Assets 

If you are new to deployment then maybe you believe you can mount the...

By Wade Sarver, 17 September 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Connectivity, Infrastructure, Networks, Small Cells, Telematics, Wireless.

Huawei posts revenue jump of 30% - spends €25m on Amartus SDN software

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Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei, has posted a revenue jump of 30% for the first six months of the year. Overall revenue climbed to 175.9bn Yuan (£18bn) thanks to growth in the company's far-reaching businesses including telecommunications equipment and smartphones. 

Although behind Apple and Xiaomi in their home country, Huawei is the third biggest...

By Ryan Daws, 20 July 2015, 0 comments. Categories: China, Devices, Government, Infrastructure, Mobile, SDN, Telematics.

Trials of Operators: Shark attacks, natural disasters, and non-stop streaming…

Recently, Google released footage of sharks attacking its undersea cables. But ‘Jaws’ isn’t the only problem a network operator needs to worry about; there are also fishing trawlers and natural disasters which also pose a serious threat. And the challenges don’t stop there; non-stop streaming and bandwidth guzzling data centres are further obstacles that network providers must...

By Chris Champion, 03 December 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Capacity, Infrastructure, Networks, Telematics.

Genesis advises operators to "turn copper into mobile gold"

The rise of fibre cables was thought to have made copper obsolete when it comes to telecommunications infrastructure, despite being more widespread and costing less. That industry assumption is now changing as impressive new technologies take copper off life support and brings it back harder, faster, stronger.

One of the key problems with small cells is the amount of fibre that is needed.

At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam, Genesis' President and CTO Stephen Cooke told...

By Ryan Daws, 27 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, Research, Telematics.

Back to the Future: BT posts results of G-Fast trial

G-Fast is an exciting network innovation which would mean high-speed internet can be rolled-out over the vast amount of existing copper infrastructure. This means reaching a whole lot more customers, at higher speed, with little investment. So it's too good to be true, right?

In the past we've posted results of G-Fast from lab tests by the excellent researchers at Bell Labs who broke the internet speed record at 10...

By Ryan Daws, 26 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Industry, Infrastructure, Networks, Telematics.

Car telematics subscribers to reach 158.9m by 2020

According to the latest market study by Berg Insight, shipments of OEM embedded telematics systems worldwide are forecast to grow from 8.4 million units in 2013 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 30.6 percent to reach 54.5 million units in 2020.Moreover, the number of cars sold worldwide equipped with head-units featuring handset-based telematics capabilities will grow from 7.0 million in 2013 to 68.5 million in 2020.Telematics is a broad term that may be applied to a wide range of connected services in the...

By David H. Deans, 19 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Industry, Research, Telematics.