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Issue 61(09/2011)

Let us COMMUNICATE beyond technology and together understand the latest industry trends, analyze successful cases, find out about leading technologies and much more.
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Editorial

Yu Chengdong, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer: In 2010, mobile broadband subscribers surpassed their fixed broadband counterparts, surging to nearly one billion. They are forecast to grow 10 times in the coming five years and, in the decade to come, increase 500-fold. Mobile broadband is an irreversible trend.
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Experts' Forum

Alan Hadden, President of the GSA: In recent years, access to the Internet on the move, especially broadband, has been the major trend, and is one of the most influential drivers of market and technology developments, investments and business growth.
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Dr. Chen Jinqiao, currently Deputy Chief Engineer at the China Academy of Telecommunication Research of (MIIT): There is no question that the future of the Internet, at least over the next decade, lies in mobile.
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Cover Story

"Germany is witnessing a golden era of mobile broadband service development. Leading mobile operators have all committed to building next-generation mobile networks, and LTE is recognized as the primary technology."
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Main Topic

Bernhard Scholl from Deutsche Telekom: Delivering flexible resource usage and reduced OPEX, the SingleRAN solution has been playing a key role in building an efficient radio network, and its continual improvements can help achieve the full potential of SingleRAN.
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High-performance smartphones with large screens are attracting increasing numbers of users and boosting operators’ profits, and yet they bring with them unprecedented signaling storms.
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How to Operate

The commercial deployment of IPv6 is not just a simple shift to IPv6. Instead, it represents a large-scale and very challenging transformation of existing networks and services.
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Cloud computing will inevitably change the division of work of all parties in the entire BSS ecosystem and a cloudified BSS is designed to enhance operating efficiency and lower costs, especially IT costs.
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Interview

Dimitris Mavrakis, a Senior Analyst with Informa Telecoms and Media:.Operators need a solution that’s future-proof, as future-proof as possible. Also, it depends on what legacy they have, and what costs they can save; how much OPEX they can save by investing CAPEX.
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How can operators move to a single, common core with the capability to support diversified services and technologies? Gabriel Brown, Senior Analyst with Heavy Reading shares his views on networks, technologies, and products in the EPC age.
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In 2010, Grameenphone (GP) and Huawei jointly began carrying out a country-wide radio access network swap project using SingleRAN solution. Syed Md. Samshur Rahman from GP explains how the project will help the operator retain the dominant market position today and tomorrow.
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Solution

Spectral resources are not inexhaustible, a fact that is becoming increasingly obvious as demand for them keeps growing. This is requiring operators to conduct proper planning for and use these resources efficiently.
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Subscriber data is the core asset held by operators. In the mobile broadband era, how can they effectively manage subscriber data when shifting from a service-oriented to subscriber-oriented model?
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Smart device users and network capacity are growing explosively, and on global mobile networks, data traffic is expected to surpass voice traffic for the first time. Operators have to figure out a way to handle the impact of this data traffic surge and maximize their profitability.
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Leading Edge

VoLTE standards are mature and it promises significant benefits for operators. Key issues and considerations are examined here to assist operators realize smooth transition from traditional voice services to mobile broadband voice services.
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LTE-Advanced technology can dramatically increase the peak rate, peak spectral efficiency, average rate, average spectral efficiency, and cell-edge user performance, improves networking efficiency across the entire network and will become the mainstream future wireless communications technology, riding the wave of the new MBB era.
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