5G Expected to Support Mission Critical Communications, but Narrowband Remains Essential

As Mission Critical LTE becomes fully functional, a unified approach is essential, warns ETELM Director

Now is an exciting time to unify legacy and new technologies for Mission Critical Communications (MCC) to ensure that users retain existing functionality whilst adding new advanced LTE services, says Paul Ward, International Sales Director for ETELM, a leading manufacturer of advanced Mission Critical communications infrastructures. 

Cisco Predicts Global Annual IP Traffic to Exceed Three Zettabytes by 2021

Latest Visual Networking Index expects IoT applications to represent more than 50 percent of global devices and connections

Over the next five years (2016 – 2021), global digital transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the demands and requirements of IP networks according to today’s release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Complete Forecast.

ISA and the Automation Federation Aim to Improve US-UK Efforts to Prevent IIoT Cyberattacks

Recent meetings examined operational technology and Industrial IoT cybersecurity challenges

Industrial cybersecurity experts of the International Society of Automation (ISA), the Automation Federation (ISA’s umbrella organization), and the US and UK governments, and global business leaders gathered in London 18 May 2017 to share common experiences and consider strategies to combat common threats.

Cable and Mobile Consumers Clamor for Digital Services and Support

Customers today increasingly turn to over-the-top (OTT) for simpler, connected experiences

It’s no surprise that the communications and media industries are facing an accelerated pace of disruption. Customers today expect simpler, connected experiences, and are increasingly turning to over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand services to find them -- such as Apple, Amazon, Netflix and others.

Survey Finds ATSC 3.0 Increases Consumer Spend on Smart TVs

Features of next generation of Smart TV standards shown to accelerate purchase cycle

Results of a nationwide SmithGeiger consumer survey conducted on the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s new ATSC 3.0 features, including those enabled by Verance® Aspect™, demonstrate significant increases in willingness to spend more on a smart TV and accelerate purchase windows. 
According to the international market and research firm’s online survey of 1,201 broadband subscribers, these Aspect-enabled ATSC 3.0 features compel respondents  to spend $205 more than they originally planned on a smart TV, with purchase intent over the next 12 months increasing to 74

Lots of Buzz about 5G and IoT at TM Forum This Year

5G Technologist and IoT Wireless Pioneer on his first visit to TM Forum's annual event

TM FORUM LIVE!, Nice, France—May 16, 2017—TM Forum Live is a substantial event. While not on the scale of Mobile World Congress (MWC) it has over 3,000 attendees, six parallel tracks of presentations, huge exhibition space and much more. These big events have a different look and feel from the typical conferences where the entire audience can fit into one room.

The Keys to Meeting Global Broadband Demand

Success requires hybrid networks and flexible services

The vision of a truly connected world – where broadband connectivity is accessible anywhere, anytime and to any device – is driving new perspectives and service concepts in the telecommunications arena.

To meet today’s global broadband demands, hybrid networks including wireline, wireless and satellite are required. Satellite operators are developing new solutions to deliver increased throughput, while also embracing their role as an integral part of the hybrid networks of today and in the future.

Harnessing the Customer: How Telco Companies Are Benefiting from Big Data

The way customers communicate with one another has drastically evolved over the years.  Especially when it comes to recommending specific products and services.

Today, various sites publish customer reviews, both the good and bad, for the rest of the world to peruse. These reviews can have serious effects on brand image. While these sites make managing the customer variable crucial for success, it also opens up the door for opportunities to better understand the customer journey.  

Unlocking the Business Value of 4G

Can MNOs meet demand and escalating dependence on the cloud in their operations?

With ubiquitous superfast broadband still some way in the future, despite additional government investment into new fibre infrastructure, many UK businesses are still struggling to attain a reliable, consistent and fast internet connection. With an ever increasing reliance on cloud based applications to run their businesses, organisations should now be concerned about how to implement essential internet resilience for all of their sites to ensure uninterrupted business operations.

Is Europe Aligned with Global 5G Spectrum Policy?

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation

New spectrum bands have historically been a catalyst and rationale for a new cellular generation 

Three spectrum bands have been identified by European regulators for the introduction of Fifth Generation Mobile Network (5G) licensing, but they are not globally harmonised and not available throughout Europe. This note looks at the linkages between bands and generations and asks whether there are benefits or issues in coupling 5G so strongly in Europe to the availability of new frequencies.

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