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This is why iPhone6 supports Voice over WiFi

By Ismo Mattilainen on Tue 21 October, 2014

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…

Security: Is telco cloud safe or hacker heaven?

By admin on Thu 9 October, 2014

This blog is by Kishore Albal at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @nokianetworks What does a typical hacker look like? In the past, a hacker had to be well versed in technology to find its security flaws – the classic “techno geek”. However, being technically savvy is no longer a requirement for a hacker’s resume… The availability of pre-packaged tools, automated exploit-kits…

The what, why & how of macro parity

By Perry Suojoki on Tue 7 October, 2014

This blog is by Perry Suojoki at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @perrysuojoki Fact: High density macro networks are becoming an integral part of most major cities. The megatrend of accelerating urbanization means that these cities are constantly changing: traffic grows, borders expand and mobile broadband networks become increasingly dense with multiple uncoordinated layers. Fiction: These heterogeneous networks will just naturally evolve…

GTI rides the converged network demo bus

By Ashish K. Dayama on Thu 2 October, 2014

This blog is by Ashish Dayama, head of TD-LTE Marketing for Nokia Networks. Twitter: @akdayama Nokia spearheads TDD-FDD convergence and TD-LTE-Advanced at GTI, Taiwan The recent launch of the iPhone6 and iPhone6+ for all major bands of TD-LTE and TDD-FDD dual mode created quite a buzz at the GTI Taiwan event on September 16-17, 2014. China Mobile also announced the…

Nokia innovations on the catwalk at MS World

By Carlijn Adema on Wed 1 October, 2014

This blog is by Carlijn Adema at Nokia Networks. Twitter: @CarlijnAdema Greetings from the Managed Services World event in London. I have to admit – I’ve been pretty excited about this event, much like a child who’s been waiting to pull an exciting new toy out of her backpack for “show and tell” at school. Recent years have seen few significant advances from vendors…

Collaborating to create the 5G cookbook

By admin on Mon 29 September, 2014

This blog is by Karri Ranta-Aho at Nokia Networks. Twitter:  @nokianetworks During the last year or so, a lot has been said and written about the marvels of 5G and how it will provide infinite capacity everywhere, all the time, for tens of billions of devices by 2020 and beyond. Several forums have been identifying requirements derived from future projections of mobile…