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How to do a smart small cells roll out

By Amit Sehgal on Fri 31 October, 2014

This blog is by Amit Sehgal at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @iamitTweeting Recently my colleague blogged about the importance of macro parity in bridging the gap between small cells and macro cells as we evolve to ultra dense networks. It’s clear that macro cell sites will naturally play the dominant role to meet the massive need for mobile broadband coverage and…

Nokia helps evolve LTE for public safety

By Al Jette on Wed 29 October, 2014

This blog is by Al Jette at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @nokianetworks Making sure Mission Critical Voice is heard on LTE In the year since our original paper on LTE for Public Safety*, Nokia has continued to work with industry partners to evolve LTE for Public Safety. As previously noted, 3GPP LTE Rel-11 provides an excellent broadband data system for PPDR…

Are you ready for a brand-new mobile broadband experience?

By Nurit Sprecher on Mon 27 October, 2014

This blog is by Nurit Sprecher at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @nokianetworks The Mobile-edge Computing Industry Initiative opens the door to wider innovation and value creation On September 24th 2014, nine months of effort came to fruition. In collaboration with Intel, Vodafone, IBM, Huawei and NTT DOCOMO, a new multi-stakeholder industry initiative onMobile-edge Computing (MEC) was formed, under the auspices of an…

Innovation raised to the power “C” gives me wings

By Kanika Atri on Fri 24 October, 2014

This blog is by Kanika Atri at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @KanikaAtri A wise someone said that success = who you are raised to the power of your network. By that logic, success in innovation = your own innovation prowess raised to the power of C, where C stands for your collaborator and co-creator network. For Nokia Networks, this is a…

SDN and OpenFlow World Congress – surprisingly also a great NFV event!

By Stefan Kindt on Wed 22 October, 2014

This blog is by Stefan Kindt at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @nokianetworks Greetings from Dusseldorf in Germany and the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, where 1000 participants generated a lot of telco cloud buzz through great presentations, demo showcases and plenty of discussion. Despite the billing as an SDN event, however, it become very clear that Network Function Virtualization (NFV) had a…

This is why iPhone6 supports Voice over WiFi

By Ismo Matilainen on Tue 21 October, 2014 6 comments

This blog is by Ismo Matilainen at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @NokiaNetworks There has been growing debate about the Voice over WiFi (VoWifi) technology for many months, but with the launch of the iPhone 6 and its native support for VoWiFi, the discussion has stepped up several gears. The Apple effect strikes again! The ability to make voice calls over WiFi…

When big data rubber meets the telecom road

By Claudio Frascoli on Tue 14 October, 2014

This blog is by Claudio Frascoli at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @pro_frasca There is no doubt that big data still is one of the hot topics in our industry with no shortage of discussion but also no easy way to gauge what real progress is being made. The tone of the conversation can help us a lot in this sense: What…

Subscriber Data Management saves the day!

By Teemu Mäkinen on Mon 13 October, 2014

This blog is by Teemu Mäkinen at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @teemujmakinen This is a true story: A routine maintenance task goes wrong, causing a network element to fail. This disconnects hundreds of thousands of mobile broadband subscribers. The affected smartphones react by simultaneously and persistently trying to reconnect to the network. The result is a signaling storm that overwhelms the…

Industry first?! I don’t think so…

By Barry French on Fri 10 October, 2014 3 comments

This blog is by Barry French, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Corporate Affairs at Nokia. Twitter: @bhfrench OK, so Sweden may have won more ice hockey world championships than Finland. But that doesn’t give Swedish companies the right to claim leadership and industry firsts when they don’t really have them. Case in point: Ericsson recently claimed an “industry first” for…