It’s already a reality ... mobile video services account for 70 per cent of all mobile data consumption, and that is only set to grow. As a result, there is an urgent need for operators to test, monitor and, more importantly, the optimize video quality in order to match customer expectations.
In the not too distant future (2020+), we will be driven by autonomous cars, be treated by robots controlled by surgeons located on the other side of the world, have emergency help almost as soon or even before we know we need it, have energy- and water-efficient cities with recycled waste, never encounter traffic jams, be able to stream video (and holograms) anywhere, and will know exactly when our bus is arriving. This last at least is already widely achieved in many countries – including even parts of the UK, and in reality many of the points above are already partially realised with some early commercial implementations worldwide.
TEMS IMS Evolution Pack 8 is now available. Based on TEMS Monitor Master 10.4.1, it provides testing and monitoring capabilities in relation to IMS based services such as VoLTE, VoWiFi, VoBroadband and RCS.
At Ascom, safety is of paramount importance. We understand there have been concerns regarding the safety of walk-testing solutions in relation to energy emission levels, for both field engineers and the public at large. As a result, we’ve conducted deep research to ensure that our solutions adhere to the required standards. Here's what you should know.
We're delighted to announce that we've been shortlised in the upcoming LTE & 5G Awards in the 'Best Test and Measurement Solution' category
“The importance of in-building communications for the public and public safety has never been more critical than it is in today’s world.”
~ Executive Director, Chief Alan Perdue, Safer Buildings Coalition
There are many types of disasters, from natural disasters of fire, flooding, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes, to man-made disasters such as gas line explosions, nuclear power plant explosion, chemical or biological contamination, fire, domestic and international born terrorism, and, yes, even war. One thing most natural and man-made disasters have in common: People trapped in, under, and around buildings during a devastating emergency. Unfortunately, most commercial buildings around the world today are not planned and designed with dedicated indoor cellular-network systems in mind, making those who live, work, and play in these commercial buildings, as well as the emergency responders who are often required to enter these buildings in search of people, at higher risk of serious injury and even death during a disaster. For this reason, many building codes, including the International Building Code, now require reliable, quality indoor cellular connectivity for both the public and emergency responders. To ensure this reliable in-building cellular connectivity, it is necessary that building owners and managers, government agencies, and mobile network operators deploy optimally-designed heterogeneous networks (HetNets) in and around all commercial and government buildings. In Part I of this blog on the critical role of heterogeneous networks in public safety, we will take a look at the types of disasters that put the general public and emergency responders at risk in and around buildings, and the need for emergency preparedness plans to include design and deployment of HetNets.
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News from IMS World Forum - while VoLTE deployment accelerates, device interop identified as the key issue to maintain momentumWritten by Guy Redmill Thursday, 02 June 2016
Read a summary of our observations about the recent Small Cells World Summit in Bristol...
“You know, a cellular network with QoS is a little like the mule with a spinning wheel. No one knows how he got it, and danged if he knows how to use it!”
-Bastardising Lyle Lanley’s quote about ‘a town with money’