What is the value of IoT smart city standardisation?

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As people increasingly move into urban areas, they bring with them new challenges. City officials face pressure to address issues, including traffic congestion, increased air and water pollution, and energy shortages, all within the constraints of tight budgets.

It is no surprise, therefore, that city planners are eager to roll out IoT-enabled devices to begin addressing these challenges. Smart technology provides an opportunity to optimize existing infrastructure to mitigate the...

By Eran Eshed, 18 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: IoT, LTE.

North America hits 250 million quarterly LTE connections, argues research

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Data from analyst house Ovum has revealed that LTE connections totalled over a quarter of a billion in North America in the first quarter of 2016. Growth in the Latin America and the Caribbean region was 268% year on year, second only to the combined Central and Southern Asia region.

Jose Otero, 5G Americas Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, said of the findings: “There have been three key drivers for LTE growth in Latin America during the last 12 months: increased...

By Telecoms, 15 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: LTE, N America, Networks.

Nokia to upgrade Ooredoo Qatar’s nationwide mobile broadband network

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Qatar, a vibrant economy in the Middle East, is seeing a drastic increase in smartphone use and as a result surging data demand. With a view to service end users better, Ooredoo Qatar has signed a three-year agreement with Nokia wherein the latter will upgrade and expand Ooredoo's existing mobile broadband network across the country, providing 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, LTE-Advanced radio and core...

By Telecoms, 05 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Infrastructure, LTE, Mobile, Networks.

Opinion: Delivering service parity for VoLTE

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Most analysts are in agreement that mobile operators will be running a circuit switched and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) network concurrently for many years, as they roll-out LTE network coverage and introduce Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Circuit switched networks, that deliver 2G and 3G services, are essential to provide service to users that haven’t yet upgraded to 4G, to fill-in where internet protocol (IP) coverage is poor and to...

By Jeff Gordon, 06 April 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Industry, LTE.

Opinion: 4G LTE and its benefits to enterprise networks

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Network connectivity is paramount for all kind of businesses:  small, medium and big enterprises. No business can flourish if its network is slow, intermittent and outage prone. How many of us like standing in queues in malls, if the vendor’s credit card swipe machine is taking too long to process, hardly any of us.

Importance of robust network connectivity & motivation for new...

By Rajat Kochhar, 15 March 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Connectivity, Industry, LTE, Networks.