The Coming Carrier Network Infrastructure

Published by Alcatel-Lucent

Both fixed and mobile telecom operators are facing new competitive challenges as they shift their focus from the network to developing retail business and content partnerships. Among the strategies they can adopt are: invest in fiber to the home in order to offer quadruple play services; converge their current and future customer offerings; and
separate their network and service operations. In addition, the fierce competitive environment will drive increased merger and acquisition activity as well as the formation of partnerships between organizations that previously viewed themselves as separate entities – for example, fixed and wireless companies.

Managed Services Demystified

Published by Alcatel-Lucent

The evolution to a converged world has put Service Providers under increasing market and competitive pressure. Responding to these market pressures requires solutions that enable a decreased time to market for newer, differentiated multi-media services while increasing customer service and focus. At the same time costs must be lowered and shareholder demands for increased value must be met. This combination can be very difficult to resolve.

Long Term Evolution (LTE): an introduction

Published by Ericsson

Mobile broadband is becoming a reality, as the Internet generation grows accustomed to having broadband access wherever they go, and not just at home or in the office. Out of the estimated 1.8 billion people who will have broadband by 2012, some two-thirds will be mobile broadband consumers – and the majority of these will be served by HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) and LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks.

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