This post is by Karen Kimball from the Nokia Siemens Networks Services team.
By 2020, mobile users will each account for 1 GB of traffic per day. How can we continue to serve this exponential growth? Some of the answers to this challenge are covered in the first webinar of our #1GBperday$ series: “Liquid Net – Get the max from your network.”
One of the major issues here is what users actually do with data – more and more of them are uploading data as they make their own videos and post them on YouTube and blogs. Operators clearly need more uplink traffic and a better way of handling the capacity they have in their networks.
The webinar outlines the advantages of Nokia Siemens Networks’ Liquid Radio WCDMA Software Suite which allows operators to increase capacity in the uplink, use carriers more efficiently, and prioritize resources dynamically in congestion, after traffic has first been balanced in all network layers. The new Liquid Radio WCDMA Software Suite helps operators get dramatically more performance from their existing network investments and is a key way to monetize mobile broadband.
The webinar also addressed the rapid development of LTE worldwide and focused on areas such as making use of the 700 MHz digital dividend frequency band, the deployment of so-called High Definition voice using Voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology, and the evolution of LTE networks to higher capacity using multiple frequency bands.
Finally, the experts reviewed the developing role of small cells. In particular, they described how Nokia Siemens Networks offers a unique way of profiling demand in congested hotspots to plan the most effective mix of macro and small cells.
Meeting the gigabyte future is an opportunity as well as a challenge. Making the best of what’s available and innovating to manage exponential growth will be a winning combination. Register to view the on-demand version of the “Liquid Net – get the max from your network” webinar here. You can also access the other two webinars in the #1GBperday$ series: “Customer Experience Management: Focus on what matters most” and “CEM for Liquid Net: Optimize for all the right reasons.”