NB-IoT/LTE-M Developer Adoption

01 Nov: Improving NB-IoT/LTE-M Adoption

With Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) focused on future technology roll-outs in the form of 5G speeds and support of Mass IoT, often the use case and application development is overlooked. One of the greatest issue for MNOs to overcome is educating the developer community on how to use these new networks to minimize the amount of impact to their network capacity. Including moving off older networks (2G/3G) and only utilize the full capacity of 4G/5G networks when the use case dictates it.

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19 Oct: Network Service Assurance

Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) are slated to begin massive 5G upgrades in parallel to existing LTE expansions.  These capital expenditures tend to leave large impacts on the existing customer base through network outages, degraded performance, and physical mis-configuration from the work done at each node location.  Many times the issue not found and addressed for 72+ hours. 

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09 Oct: 5G Milestone RF Design

The race for 5G network roll-outs is on with mobile network operators (MNOs) furiously expanding and upgrading their networks capabilities.  RF Site Design services are critical to the process for cost effective, efficient design strategy implementation.  These services may be addressed through staff expansion or turnkey milestone delivery.  Milestone design services offers a cost controlled, scalable model for MNOs to deliver network design, integration, and site acceptance.

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29 Sep: The Need for SRVCC in VoLTE

The use of Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) in early deployments of VoLTE networks is critical to maintaining the current customer expectations of the voice call experience. As LTE networks often lag earlier technology networks in coverage, software reliability and general network optimization, SRVCC is the vital gateway to transparently maintaining the customer experience.

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13 Aug: PCI Planning in LTE

To assign PCI correctly and efficiently will increase resource utilization and QoS of the LTE system for subscribers. Poor planning results in PCI conflicts or collisions which impact network performance. TTS Inc developed the PCI/RSI Audit and Adhoc planner functionality within the IMNOS platform providing speedy, accurate, and immediate results. This modules improves performance and adds engineering efficiency.

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23 Jun: RF Shaping & Layer Management

To maximize the use of spectrum, a mix of footprint optimization or RF shaping is required in conjunction with parameter tuning and feature optimization. Cluster/Area optimization of a LTE and 3G network with macro and oDAS layers requires a complete cell footprint view in order to effectively optimize and maintain performance in a mature wireless network.

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21 Nov: Coverage and Influencing the Customer Experience

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