Remember when voice was the original mobile network use-case? It was a much simpler time, with more network control, greater profit, and fewer competitors. Fast forward to today and like the rest of the Service Provider industry, mobile voice communications are changing, and changing very rapidly. Mobile networks must provide a cost-effective, rich user experience.
According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), by the close of 2014 there were 360 mobile operators that had commercially launched LTE networks and service in 124 countries. Of those mobile operators only 14 had a commercially launched voice over LTE (VoLTE) service. Voice continues to be the most popular Read More »
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The market for mobile devices is growing, and with it, the opportunities for new business services in existing and new markets. According to Cisco Visual Networking Index, by 2019, there will be 11.5 billion mobile-ready devices and connections, more than 4 billion more than there were in 2014. These devices will include traditional mobile phones and tablets, but will also grow to increasingly include machine-to-machine devices, including GPS systems in cars, asset tracking systems in manufacturing sectors, or medical applications making patient and health status more readily available.
With this changing mobile landscape, Service Providers are also learning to expand their offerings with Read More »
Tags: Cisco, Cisco Policy Suite, Cisco VNI, mobile operators, mobility, MVNO, service providers, VoLTE, wifi
The annual Cisco® Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Forecast, just out, once again shows the phenomenal growth expected in the mobile industry, e.g. more than 5.2 billion global mobile users by 2019 and 10-fold mobile traffic growth over the next five years. See Thomas Barnett’s blog to learn more.
For me the interest is to look into the APAC specific trends and the unique characteristics of this very diverse region. APAC averages show trends similar to the Global view, but let’s compare super developed Japan with the developing markets in Indonesia and India also:
Cisco VNI Mobile Data APAC Statistics for 2014
Some observations on demand; Developed markets are already dominated by smart devices and their large data consumption, but driven by new connections (multiple devices per user and M2M(machine 2 machine)) demand still grows. Developing markets are still migrating Read More »
Tags: apac, Cisco Mobile VNI, connectivity, global mobile users, MNO, vni, VoLTE, VoWifi, wifi
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone talks to you about Policy? Chances are, you think of rules and regulations telling you about what you cannot do while on a mobile app or online. You don’t think about Policy as a way to set you free or a way for your Service Provider to make things better for you.
Graham Finnie from Heavy Reading discusses in his new whitepaper, “Policy as a Platform: Delivering Agility & Simplicity,” how policy and charging control has come a long way in a few short years.
While past generations of policy Read More »
Tags: agility, deployments, mobility, PCRF, policy, RAN, service providers, video optimization, virtualization, VoLTE
by Vicki Livingston, Head of Communications, 4G Americas
From the first batters up to the plate in South Korea in 2012, with a flurry from Metro PCS in the U.S., Voice over LTE (VoLTE) seemed to be in a field of dreams and not making much noise or progress. However, bring it on baby… as VoLTE may be getting ready for prime time in 2014. Analyst firm Infonetics expects 30 commercial networks and 51 million subscribers with VoLTE by the end of this year and that number will grow to the major leagues on 2015.
So, what is it? And why is it good? Read More »
Tags: 3G, 4G Americas, contact management evolution, devices, HD, IMS, LTE, messaging, network, operators, ott, RCS, RCS implementations, service providers, Solutions, telephony, vendors, VoLTE