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  • Quality of experience model drives OSS/BSS changes

    The role of operations and business support systems (OSS/BSS) is moving toward a software-based XML customer experience model that focuses on the user’s quality of experience.

  • AT&T 4G network architecture and the LTE wars

    Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude looks at how changes in the AT&T 4G network architecture deployment is upping the ante among 4G LTE wireless operators, particularly as smartphone and tablet use ...

  • 4G network offload: Hotspot, backhaul or both?

    Wireless operators looking at 4G network offload to cope with growing mobile traffic have two options for relief – radio access network (RAN) offload using mobile hotspots and femtocells, and mobil...

  • Mobile backhaul network strategies for 4G offload

    Part two of our analysis of 4G network offload strategies looks at the implications of moving mobile backhaul traffic to the metro network, and how it could affect the design of LTE’s Evolved Packe...

  • TM Forum/CableLabs partnership focused on sharing

    With its new TM Forum partnership with CableLabs, the Forum hopes to leverage best practices, expertise and standards between the telecom industry and the cable industry, to the benefit of both.

  • ACG Research's 2011 top telecom trends

    Which telecom trends should service providers be tracking in 2011? ACG Research details how mobility, cloud computing, managed services and 4G will shape the market this year.

  • Video, mobility drive network operators' plans for CDNs

    Network operators want to link content delivery networks (CDNs) with their content monetization plans to take advantage of major opportunities in the video and mobility markets.

  • IPv6 security issues: Implementation is key

    Find out how to work around the implementation-specific IPv6 security challenges that will surface until equipment vendors close the gaps between their IPv4 and IPv6 releases.

  • 2011 CES: A consumer wireless fest

    Almost every announcement at Consumer Electronics Show 2011 had a consumer wireless technology connection, so why not rename it the consumer wireless show, Frost & Sullivan analyst Mike Jude asks i...

  • Connected home services target ‘content everywhere’

    The evolution of device-agnostic connected home services are highly dependent on wireless technology to ensure users have the ability to access ‘content everywhere,’ according to new Frost & Sulliv...

  • Handling the impact of 4G on network operations

    The impact of 4G wireless on network operations can be eased by advanced infrastructure and deployment planning in the radio network, backhaul, service interconnection and content management.

  • MPLS to MPLS-TP: The technology differences

    Carriers hope MPLS Transport Profile, or MPLS-TP, will reduce transport network complexity by providing a packet switching technology that works across different types of transport networks but off...

  • Enabling mobile phone upgrades to slow customer churn

    Solutions that improve mobile phone upgrades and speed mobile data transfer to any wireless device can help operators reduce customer churn and ease dependence on specific devices, as well as enabl...

  • Future-proofing fiber to the home deployments

    When deploying fiber to the home, FTTH network technology choices should be tied to both current and future network requirements. Accommodating both within project cost constraints means comparing ...

  • Need an exploding Internet routing table fix? Try LISP

    Internet routing tables are still exploding as the IPv6 migration begins in earnest, and most technical solutions are unworkable. Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP), which addresses multihoming ...

  • Video beats wireless services in quadruple play study

    A recent Stratecast study expected to find wireless services leading consumers' perception of quadruple play value, but found video content in the lead instead, which means wireless operators need ...

  • Broadband infrastructure options for capacity planning

    Service providers have to balance myriad factors when doing a broadband infrastructure capacity planning analysis, ranging from four main technology options to keeping a close eye on the competitio...

  • Virtual aggregation: Help for Internet routing tables

    Virtual Aggregation offers carriers steps to reduce the impact of the Internet routing table explosion on their networks and extend the life span of routers for up to 10 years, especially with the ...

  • Packet voice to key next-gen voice services beyond PSTN

    Packet voice is expected to replace TDM voice, which would have a major impact on the public switched telephone network (PSTN). Learn what's driving the shift and what factors could influence the e...

  • IPv6 transition: Curing IPv4 address exhaustion

    This two-part article by IP expert Ivan Pepelnjak first digs into IPv4 address exhaustion and attempts to speed the IPv6 transition. Then, he analyzes several semi-workable solutions that might hel...