5G Performance: More than an upgrade and potential for a mobile blockbuster
Experienced 5G speeds will be 5 times greater than 4G by 2021. Learn more about the Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) findings on 5G.
Proving it with Vodafone UK
Self-Optimizing Networks (SON) is not a new term and it has been thrown around for some time within the industry. Distributed SON (D-SON) is now active in many service providers’ radio networks having first been standardized in 3GPP release 8 (2008). Distributed SON, however, runs at the very edge of the network, and therefore has […]
Wireless Connections & Wi-Fi – Mobile Network Evolution
Every time a new generation of mobile network has been introduced – 2G networks transitioning to 3G, and 3G evolving to 4G, there have been concerns about the user adoption and capacity utilization. And each time skeptics have been proven wrong. By 2020, smartphones will represent 48.1% of global mobile-connected devices in use, and generate […]
Major Mobile Milestones – The Last 15 Years, and the Next Five
Cowritten with Usha Andra, Senior Analyst, Visual Networking Index, Service Provider Marketing 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the VNI Mobile Forecast. For a decade, we have analyzed, reviewed, and made projections about mobile networking and how consumers and business users’ behaviors and expectations have changed based on device innovations, network enhancements, and a seemingly […]
Faster, Clearer and Future-Proof: VoLTE Brings it Home
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 […]
Cost Effective and Reliable Last Mile Connectivity in Developing Countries
Last mile connectivity remains a challenge in developing countries. Businesses need a smart last mile solution that is also secure, reliable, provides investment protection and at the same time, keeps...
HDX Blog Series #4: Optimized Roaming
Editor’s Note: This is the last of a four-part deep dive series into High Density Experience (HDX), Cisco’s latest solution suite designed for high density environments and next-generation wireless technologies....
Adaptive Radio Modules for the 3600 Series AP: Best of Interop 2013 Finalist
We’ve been really busy but also very thrilled about the work we’re doing to future-proofing the network, and it seems we’re not alone. One of our latest innovations, adaptive radio...
What Does “Enterprise Class” Mean, Anyway? A Case Study with 3G/4G
[WARNING: This blog post contains specifics on actual product features. Stop reading now if you prefer PowerPoint to Excel.] “Enterprise class.” Sounds awesome. But does it have any meaning to your business? It turns out that it does, but we need to dig into a real product example to make it clear. One shining example […]