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Carriers need to adapt dual rollout strategy for delivering 4G LTE data services “small and large cell”

Mahbubul Alam Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, CMO, CTO, LTE, Mahbubul Alam, Micro Cell Leave a Comment

Unprecedented growth of mobile data traffic, increased demand for over-the-top services combined with fattening of mobile data revenue are driving the carriers to look at options for local mobile data traffic offload.   One thing is certain with limited spectrum, 4G networks will not be homogeneous macro-cell-only networks; Service Providers WiFi and femto-cell/small-cell will definitely be part of the picture. …

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Is 4G LTE Roaming a Myth or Reality? What does it mean for Global Device Manufacturer?

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Today 4G LTE spectrums are fragmented with 43 bands between FDD & TDD modes, we are far from achieving global harmonized spectrum. At present 4G LTE networks are inferior to 2G and 3G networks when it comes to seamless roaming across LTE networks. By no means is spectrum allocation and harmonization a simple matter, we managed to do it for …

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No more mobile data roaming charges! Provide users the freedom for local mobile data service

Mahbubul Alam Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Cisco, Cisco Live, CMO, Connected Car, CTO, Data, Data Analytics, Internet of Everything, Internet of Things, IoT, M2M, Mahbubul Alam, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Last month, May 2012, EU parliament (27 member countries) voted to put caps on mobile data roaming charges, a move which is viewed as good news for consumer and bad for operators! What does it mean? Instead of paying today max 70 euro cents per MB (approx 90 USD cents per MB) will it be 20 euro cents per MB …

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Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Services: E2E Architecture and a View to the Trillion Endpoint Opportunity

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By 2020 will be more M2M devices shipped each year than PCs/laptops, cell phones, tablets, set-top boxes, and gaming platforms all put together. Machine-to-Machine Services – E2E Architecture and A View to the Trillion Endpoint Opportunity – June 2012 from Mahbubul Alam


Is it time for a new business model for 3G/4G data plan!

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Streaming HD movies on your 4G LTE iPad with typical downlink speed of 10 Mbps could easily burn through your data plan in minutes, faster than you might think! Verizon’s online tool calculates that 1 hour of 4G HD video streaming use and nothing else will cost you 2GB; so, 2.5 hours of streaming HD video will use up 5GB …