Verizon Wireless and Sprint far outpace AT&T and T-Mobile US when it comes to the percentage of customers with LTE-enabled smartphones who see 91 to 100 percent of their mobile usage going over LTE rather than 3G, according to a new report from Mobidia and Informa Telecoms & Media.
PALO ALTO, Calif.--Technically speaking, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) do not need to be deployed together. Yet many vendors attending the Carrier Network Virtualization event, sponsored by Informa Telecoms & Media, contend carrier-grade NFV actually does need SDN to come to full fruition.
Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.
In order to compete successfully in the future, mobile operators need to embrace IT concepts beyond the data center and virtualize the access, core, transport, service provisioning and signaling parts of the network and OSS, according to a new white paper from Informa Telecoms & Media.
In a tale of two tablet vendors, product releases this week from Nokia and Apple reveal strikingly different approaches to wireless connectivity. However, the approaches are not surprising given the companies' histories.
LTE and LTE Advanced deployments will, in turn, drive adoption of mobile software-defined networking (SDN), which will be led by the United States, South Korea and Japan, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.
New research released separately by Mobidia and Citrix highlights continuing challenges faced by mobile operators as they seek to monetize data usage.
HSPA and LTE accounted for 49 percent of all mobile connections in North America at the end of the first quarter of 2013, according to research conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media and released by 4G Americas.
Mobile operators may want to reconsider their level of investment and commitment to the broader deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspots, based on a new report that finds smartphone users much prefer to access private or unmanaged Wi-Fi networks.
The market for cheap smartphones costing under $150 will explode over the next few years, according to a new study from Informa Telecoms & Media, with low-end smartphones making up 52 percent of all smartphones sales in 2017.