Analytics may be in place, but there is more to the puzzle

With six of the seven billion people across the world in possession of a mobile phone, it is fair to say that this decade is the age of mobility. With so many people now connected, there are huge opportunities on offer for telecom companies. The data that is created by the six billion mobile phones in-use can be utilised to gain greater insight into customer behaviour and ensure that services are consistently of high quality and free from disruption.

The goal of real-time analytics is in reach, but data...

By Dr Srinivasa Vegi, 31 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, Research.

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.

Google could bypass its 'Fiber' for ultra-fast wireless

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If there's a company whose best interest is to get as many people online as possible, it's Google. The web giant knows this more than anyone, and has already launched its well-received high-speed ISP service in select US-based locations where demand is high.

Google appears to be testing new technology which will bypass the...

By Ryan Daws, 16 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Google, Infrastructure, Research, Wireless.

Samsung gives us a taste of 5G (with 7.5Gbps speeds)

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Korean giant Samsung is often at the forefront of new technologies, and with 5G, it looks to be well-ahead of its time. The standard isn't expected for a few years yet, but a number of companies have started to work on and help shape what it should look like according to their visions.

Samsung has been testing its own...

By Ryan Daws, 15 October 2014, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Infrastructure, Networks, Research.

Digital watch, Digital TV… Digital CSP?

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Consumer attitudes and behaviours in the telecoms space have changed dramatically in the last decade. In the past, we used our mobiles sporadically for calls and messaging. Now, we’re a society attached to our smartphones day in, day out, using them as a gateway to one another and to the Internet. New studies have...

By Jennifer Kyriakakis, 15 October 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Consumers, Industry, Marketing, Research.

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.

How wireless technologies enable the Internet of Everything

Imagine a world where all manner of electrical and electronic devices are connected together via a wireless link -- that's the Internet of Everything. The installed base of active wireless connected devices will exceed 16 billion in 2014, that's about 20 percent more than in 2013, according to the latest market study by ABI Research.Moreover, the number of devices will more than double from the current level, with 40.9 billion forecast for 2020."The driving force behind the surge in connections is that usual buzzword suspect, the Internet of Things (IoT)," said Aapo Markkanen, principal...

By David H. Deans, 27 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, M2M, Research.

Internet users beat cable TV subscribers for the first time

It was only a matter of time before the internet killed the TV (star?) as we know it. Cable providers know it themselves and are doing all they can to transform themselves from their traditional revenue model to more dynamic and modern technology companies who embrace the internet and its possibilities rather than see it as a threat.

New research from Leichtman shows they are right to start making this shift as internet users beat cable subscribers for...

By Ryan Daws, 20 August 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Broadband, Industry, Networks, Operators, Research.

RootMetrics puts EE first and Vodafone last in latest network tests

EE, formed through a partnership between Orange and T-Mobile, has once again gained the top spot in RootMetrics' comprehensive mobile network tests. The research firm tests across; call performance, text reliability, network speed, coverage, and mobile internet categories using crowd-testing of actual users with “real world” results that echo user experiences.

Anyone on Android or iOS is able to download their '

By Ryan Daws, 19 August 2014, 1 comment. Categories: Industry, Infrastructure, Networks, Operators, Research.

Rural broadband boosts income and jobs, according to study

A team of researchers led by Brian Whitacre from Oklahoma State University has found that broadband access provides a significant economic lift to rural areas in America. Their report, which was released August 5th, took into account broadband, employment, and household income of counties with a population of less than 50,000 people.

The counties which at least 60% of households had a high-speed internet connection also had more income and a smaller growth in...

By Ryan Daws, 18 August 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Broadband, Consumers, Industry, Infrastructure, Research.