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5 best practices for monetizing 4G LTE service and beyond

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Dec 15, 2016 8:55:00 AM

As MVNOs continue to embrace broadband and look to offer subscribers more than just cut-rate voice and SMS service, what are the best-practices for successfully making money with mobile broadband?

Topics: MVNO, mobile virtual network operator, 4G LTE, mobile operators, MVNOs

Is that 5G we see coming down the road?

Posted by Jennifer Shin on May 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Verizon Wireless started 5G trials and Nokia is promising 5G-ready equipment by 2017. What’s going on? Turns out quite a bit.

Topics: 4G LTE, 5G, MVNOs

4G and LTE: is there a difference?

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Apr 7, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Smart devices are often listed with a variety of “next generation” communication technologies, advertised as 4G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), and sometimes 4G LTE – is there really a difference? The short answer is “yes,” and we’ll take a look at what 4G technology really means.

Topics: MVNO, 4G LTE, bss/oss, LTE

The Future of Mobile: is 4G LTE really replacing 2G and 3G?

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Feb 10, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Over the past twenty years, mobile telephony has made some remarkable strides, evolving from a low-quality, voice-only service to broadband IP data service available to almost anyone, anywhere with the right device. According to the Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) -- the international consortium of mobile service providers promoting the standardization, deployment, and promotion of mobile telephony – just a short three years ago, approximately 75 percent of global wireless connections were 2G. In the intervening brief period of time, 3G rapidly follows, 4G LTE enters the scene and service becomes all about broadband mobile data. Interestingly, the GSMA is predicting that while growing numbers of US and European mobile subscribers are all about 4G LTE and data service, much of the rest of the world continues to build out 2G and 3G networks in an effort to quickly bring affordable mobile service to regions currently underserved by any telephone service.

Topics: mobile virtual network operator, mobile network operator, 4G LTE, 2G, 3G

The importance of policy and charging control for 4G LTE service

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Feb 2, 2016 8:30:00 AM

 

As the MVNO market continues to move into 4G LTE territory, the key to success might just be how well virtual service providers can manage policy and charging control. Most mobile subscribers now take low-cost voice calls and texting as standard mobile fare, leaving essentially data service as a real revenue-generator. So what’s the best way for MVNOs to exploit their 4G data offering?

Topics: MVNO, 4G LTE, bss/oss

4G service – is it in the cards for most MVNOs?

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Nov 25, 2015 9:00:00 AM

 

When 4G LTE rolled out a few years ago, most MNOs wanted to keep it for themselves as a competitive advantage over MVNOs. Sprint cracked the door and now growing numbers of MVNOs are rubbing their hands over offering 4G – but there are a couple of barriers some MVNOs will find difficult to hurdle.

Topics: MVNO, MNO, 4G LTE, mobile subscriber

Improved billing capabilities vital for monetizing 4G LTE networks

Posted by Jennifer Shin on Jul 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Twenty years after the deregulation of telecommunications billing accuracy still remains a problem for wired and mobile communication service providers (CSPs). In asurvey conducted by technology consultant Accenture revealed some startling disclosures by telecom executives:

Topics: OSS BSS Systems, BSS Software, MVNO, 4G LTE, Billing, Service Providers, CSP