Mesh networks attain humanity's desire for kinesis

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Mobility has been a part of humanity’s desires across cultures for millennia. The ability to chart one’s own destiny – unencumbered – is part of the canon of great ideas upon which democracy and freedom were established in the Western world.

Today, a new type of mobility has emerged with reckless abandon. It’s the type of mobility that – again – is changing the world as we know it.

Consider this:...

By Robert Schena, 17 March 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Innovation, Networks.

Samsung and SK Telecom to demonstrate 7.5Gbps "5G" technology

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You can guarantee 5G will be a big talking point during next week's Mobile World Congress, even if we don't know what it is yet. Samsung and SK Telecom, however, have a good idea of what it should look like and are prepared to show the world during the show...

The two Korean companies are always at the forefront of the latest technology, and that trend looks set to continue thanks to a 5G research and development...

By Ryan Daws, 24 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Networks, Research.

ABI Research: LTE-A has reached 100m people, set to cross 1bn by 2018

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We might be looking ahead to what 5G should look like, but the current priority is to get LTE-Advanced technology out to as many users as possible. According to ABI Research, LTE-A has now reached 100 million people around the world just four years after its creation. 

ABI highlights that at the end of 2014 there were 49 commercially-available LTE-A networks around the globe. 20 operators...

By Ryan Daws, 18 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Connectivity, LTE, Regulation, Spectrum.

Opinion: BT and EE partnership will reduce 'not spots'

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Broadband provider, BT, has confirmed its intention to acquire the UK's biggest mobile network which could be a major step in providing coverage to mobile ‘not spots’ where residents are struggling with limited or complete lack of connectivity.

Earlier this week, the UK government published a map of public digital infrastructure (

By Ryan Daws, 05 February 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Capacity, Connectivity, Infrastructure, Networks, Rural, Small Cells.

Ups and downs of the mobile internet movement

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Not that long ago, internet access via a mobile phone was considered a novelty. Today, as more mobile network operators continue to achieve breakthroughs in broadband upload and download speeds, the growth in total mobile data traffic is rising exponentially.ABI Research now predicts that the average monthly data consumed per mobile service subscriber will increase from 445 megabytes in 2014 to 2,289 megabytes by 2019.In early December 2014, Nokia Networks unveiled its carrier...

By David H. Deans, 03 February 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Industry, Infrastructure, Networks.

Capacity: Delivering app coverage on the road to 5G

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5G may be generating both hype and search engine optimization efforts but, for mobile operators, 5G is already a key consideration in their network strategy and planning. In other words, mobile operators are already on the road to 5G…

There are two recurring concepts that we see when we consider the network evolution to 5G:

  • The first is the concept of app coverage, which looks at network performance and capacity from the user perspective. This is...

By Eric Parsons, 30 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: 5G, Capacity, Connectivity, Industry, Networks, Operators, Spectrum.

How are MNOs managing their multifaceted capacity problem?

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In an industry where on-going price declines have become expected, mobile data traffic almost doubles every year. This means mobile network operators are struggling more than ever to deliver a world-class customer experience profitably.

There are a combination of factors that contribute to why the hype behind small cell volumes has not materialised.

Mobile network operators (MNOs) are experiencing...

By Paul Coffey, 20 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Industry, Infrastructure.

EU Commission sets out 700 MHz proposals

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UK telecoms regulator Ofcom recently announced plans to free-up 700 MHz by 2022 to carry data over long distances. The spectrum is currently in-use around Europe for TV and wireless microphones, whereas in the US and Asia it is already being used for 4G.

Now the European Commission has launched a consultation based on recommendations from former trade commissioner, Pascal Lamy, who said...

By Ryan Daws, 14 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Connectivity, Europe, Regulation, Spectrum.

EE's traffic grows sixfold as MNO hits 7.7 million 4G subscribers

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In the last two months alone, EE has added 1.7 million customers to reach 7.7 million 4G subscribers. This is not only more than any other operator across Europe, but also beat the company's own internal year-end target of 6 million by some distance as a result of the UK MNO's rapid-expansion.

EE's network has provided access to superfast broadband for the first time in many areas.

Throughout 2014,...

By Ryan Daws, 09 January 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Capacity, Infrastructure, LTE, Networks, Rural.