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Dynamic Provisioning: the New Mantra

Dynamic Provisioning: the New Mantra – Technology Information Andrew Feldman In a commodity market, it’s all about value-added services. Bandwidth is becoming a simple commodity and the downward price spiral is putting more and more pressure on service provider revenues. Providers must find new sources of strategic advantage and competitive differentiation to increase profitability and […]

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A Holistic Approach to Wireless Buildout – Technology Tutorial

A Holistic Approach to Wireless Buildout – Technology Tutorial – Tutorial David Stern It takes work on two fronts–RF and fixed telephony–to succeed. When building today’s wireless networks, operators often place a premium on RF engineering and ignore the requirements of the network’s fixed telephony side. The result is a system that fails to meet […]

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BT billing software agreement – Company Business and Marketing

BT billing software agreement – Company Business and Marketing – Brief Article Lucent Technologies has announced a global agreement with BT to provide billing software and services for BT’s private circuit business customers. Under the terms of a global trading agreement with BT, Lucent will expand the existing UK-only deal, first established four years ago, […]

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Content Delivery Meets Voice

Content Delivery Meets Voice – Technology Information Alex V. Petrov Recently only an idea, content-aware networks are now a fast growing Internet segment. “IM me-it’s the best way to get in touch with me,” That phrase speaks volumes about the ongoing tectonic shifts in the telecom world. Instant Messaging, or IM, is just one of […]

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Understanding Wireless Network Performance

Understanding Wireless Network Performance – Technology Information John Fischer What is the speed on an expressway? The 65-mph speed posted at the roadside, the 5 mph that traffic moves during rush hour, or the 55 mph that cars in the HOV lane experience at that same time? Even though it is slower than the 65-mph […]

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The next step for MSOs: a strong OSS platform is key for managed access implementation – Service Provisioning

The next step for MSOs: a strong OSS platform is key for managed access implementation – Service Provisioning – multiple services operators Bill Willcox MSOs (multiple services operators) own vast networks with huge bandwidth capacity and extensive content assets. While these networks were created to carry one-way, downstream analog video signals, MSOs have made significant […]

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Next-Gen Metering For a New Network Usage Model

Next-Gen Metering For a New Network Usage Model – Industry Trend or Event Jeff Meyer New tools can give service providers the detailed information they need to quickly add and modify existing services, customer information, pricing and business policies–without any interruption of service. For service providers, tracking network usage patterns is like watching a baseball […]

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Battery Powered Line Simulator – Brief Article

Battery Powered Line Simulator – Brief Article – Product Announcement Teleproducts The Simtel Plus, a battery powered line simulator that allows the testing of telecom apparatus out in the field is now available from Teleproducts. The unit under test can be plugged into the Simtel Plus and numbers dialled by the device are displayed on […]

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Wireless/Wireline Integration: Simplicity and Value

Wireless/Wireline Integration: Simplicity and Value – Industry Trend or Event Robert Duncan Market and regulatory forces are combining to push wire/me-wireless integration, and customers appear to be ready and waiting. Wireless service is maturing and adding aspects of wire-line and Internet service that are attractive to mobile users. While customers may use both a fixed […]

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Closing the Digital Divide: rural providers are the shining stars of next-gen broadband deployment

Closing the Digital Divide: rural providers are the shining stars of next-gen broadband deployment – Supercomm Preview Sean Buckley The locations rural telcos serve may be remote, but the rural landscape is one of the hottest areas in telecom right now. Like urban telcos, rural telcos are seeing declines in traditional voice revenues and competition […]