Operators all over the world are scrambling to deploy wireless network upgrades for the support of VoLTE, LTE, and HSPA+. This comes at a high cost and time requirement for the simple fact that three main requirements are needed for any network upgrade.
As an engineering organization acquires tools, they also acquire essentially screens. The more screens a user has, the more likely he isn’t going to utilize them.
With the purpose of maximizing spectral efficiency and allow for network carrier aggregration, the roll-out of VoLTE in existing LTE networks is a critical step. With the introduction of any new voice technology, there is a need for measuring the actual voice quality of the network.
Every organization needs to purchase tools. Typically a long drawn out process where a lot of people review, critique, and ask for changes, inclusions, and items to be removed. Now that you’ve got your shiny new tool you just need to figure out how to get everyone to use it.
The wireless industry has embraced the need of tools for every aspect of an engineers job tasks. There is tool to run designs, visualize the customer issues, adjust parameters, recommend changes, and just about anything else an engineer my do.
The ability to present clear concise geographical information is critical to any business. The wireless business takes that a step further with success coming from know where the positive and negative impacts to the network occur.
A recent study of wireless customer care satisfaction found that almost 1/5 of full time subscribers utilized YouTube to resolve a problem with their wireless service. Although the study didn’t answer if they resolved their issue through YouTube, it would point to higher generalization of consumers.
Engineers are creative people in a different sense. Engineers require problems and outputs. From those two things, the creativity flows. In telecom two trends seem to continue in limiting this creativity.
Engineering discussions tend to focus on how to improve the KPIs in the sense of network quality, reduce drops, improve accessibility, etc. Fixing coverage holes is always noted, but this tends to be fixing coverage the “right” way, which is typically the long term capital improvement. Long term network fixes come through large scale site build, low-band spectrum acquisition, improved hardware deployment, or alternative network types which is typically large capital expenditures
Those four letter words that distinguish the veterans from the rookies to every topic. Every organization in business has them, wireless would just seem to have more. If you don’t know the acronyms in wireless you are most likely already trying to play catch-up on the task at hand?