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What is 4G LTE?
How it relates to IWAN
Use cases for 4G
Hardware used with 4G
Managing incoming connections on 4G
Using 4G for last mile network access
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Tags: #CiscoChampionRadio, 4G LTE, cellular, wireless
Written By Alfonso San Jose, Sales Consulting Systems Engineer
We have been hearing from our Service Provider customers like you about their interest in Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE), and for good reason. Offering VoLTE affects profitability in two ways. One is by creating a great voice experience that helps to attract and retain subscribers. VoLTE provides guaranteed quality of service and fast call-setup time. At the same time, VoLTE can lower network costs. However, VoLTE creates new demands on the network that requires a policy management solution to address. VoLTE changes the game for policy management because it imposes much heavier demands than 4G data services. The policy management solution needs to meet the following four requirements: Read More »
Tags: 4G LTE, Cisco Mobility, latency, PCEF, Service Provider, VoLTE
How Internet of Things Is Transforming Public Safety
Use Case 1: BYOD for Police Officers
The Internet of Things refers to connecting currently unconnected people and things, and it’s transforming public safety. This blog explains how police officers can securely use commercial smartphones and tablets in the field. Future blogs will describe other ways to use the Internet of Things to improve communications, collaboration, and operations.
Police officers are clamoring to use their iPhones, iPads, and Android devices for work. For law-enforcement agencies, allowing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) is appealing because it can save money, and mobile apps for law enforcement improve situational awareness.
Until now, two things have stopped police departments from allowing BYOD. One is governance. To use smartphones and tablets for incident response, departments need a way to enforce standard operating procedures. Lacking this, the NYPD recently had to remind officers to use radios instead of smartphones for official communications. Here’s the article in the New York Post.
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Tags: 4G LTE, byod, BYOD for Law Enforcement, BYOD for Police Officers, BYOD for Public Safety, Cisco Instant Connect, Cisco IPICS, internet of things, IoT, LTE, P25, Secure Mobile Communications
By Howard Baldwin, Contributing Columnist
The beginning of a new year is always time for taking stock and looking forward. In an area as vibrant as broadband telecommunications, there’s plenty to recap from 2012 and look forward to in 2013 – both good and bad.
Similarly, as Broadband Breakfast’s Drew Clark noted in its top-ten-events roundup, the wireless standard LTE became available to some 400 million people between AT&T and Verizon, and Comcast completed the rollout of the next version of its cable modem technology, DOCSIS 3.0, bringing speeds of 100 megabits per second potentially to 52 million subscribers.
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Tags: 4G LTE, broadband, economic development, fiber, gigabit, internet, IoE, public policy
The United Arab Emirates has seen a decade of unprecedented growth, and the country’s largest city, Dubai, has become a modern hub for global business.
The demand for mobile Internet services has grown right along with the population and du, a leading integrated service provider in the region, set out to meet this demand with the help of Cisco and the Cisco ASR 5000 Series mobile multimedia core.
The Cisco ASR 5000 Series allowed du to quickly and efficiently evolve its mobile network to enable Read More »
Tags: 4G LTE, asr, asr5000, mobile, mobility, Service Provider