10 Ingredients for Realizing the 5G Promise
and 2022 Predictions with Jio

By: Aayush Bhatnagar

The telecom industry has been characterized by the ‚Äėgenerational‚Äô evolution of technology in the past four decades. Mobile telephony took shape starting from 1G in 1979, when the first cellular network was launched in Japan. This was soon followed by the rollout of 1G in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway in the early 1980s. The next decade witnessed an inflection point, with 2G being launched in Finland in the 1990s. 2G was also known as GSM, which became popular across the world, and made cellular voice telephony ubiquitous‚Ķ

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The New Space Race featuring Telstra

By: Vish Vishwanathan

So, how is it that telco providers can be a resource for satellite operators and service providers in their quest for a share of this market? And is it possible for them to coexist in a way that benefits each and the customers of such services? The short answer is, yes. With their vast footprint and network presence, many telco providers are a natural fit for the satellite segment. Satellite services can rely on traditional telco providers for delivering ground stations and the network connectivity that is crucial for the space segment to succeed…

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Supercharging Bluetooth Performance
with Machine Learning

By: Ravikiran Gopalan

We live increasingly in a ‚Äúsensorized‚ÄĚ world. Everything is connected to everything else. Connectivity is key to smart cars, smart cities, smart hospitals, smart armies, and more. As a result, connectivity reliability is crucial. In addition, spectrum sharing by multiple technologies is making wireless connectivity more unreliable and more prone to dropouts. Traditional wireless receivers don't have the in-built intelligence to function in such crowded environments. Traditionally wireless communications have been built on a foundation of human-intuition-based behavior models and analytically tractable channel approximations‚Ķ

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Wi-Fi and Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity
for People and Things

By: Sean Yarborough

Terrestrial network solutions don’t typically work so well at sea and in the air. Simply put, moving (especially at high speed) and being distant from antennas and masts creates unique challenges for the delivery of reliable connectivity that meets the bandwidth requirements of a business’ operating systems, crew, and passengers. Satellite is a critical component to overcome these challenges and deliver a high-quality and high-capacity service that today’s maritime and aeronautical companies require…

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Making Mobile Devices More Accessible

By: Robert Felgar

In a world increasingly focused on equity and inclusion, mobile devices play an important role in helping people with intellectual disabilities stay connected with friends and family. Enabling these individuals to participate in mobile communications, however, demands that we pay attention to their special requirements. In 2020, RAZ Mobility introduced the first mobile device‚ÄĒthe RAZ Memory Cell Phone‚ÄĒdesigned specifically for individuals with intellectual disabilities, especially dementia.  In the early stages of Alzheimer‚Äôs dementia, a person can continue to use their smartphone or feature phone without much difficulty‚Ķ

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RIS: A Key Building Block for 6G

By: Arman Shojaeifard

Wireless communications, or the transmission and reception of radio waves, have revolutionized the world, to the extent that it is nearly impossible to envision our day-to-day lives without them. To enable transfer of information between a transmitter and a receiver over the air, one must deal with the uncertain and determinantal impacts the wireless channel has over radio signals. Today’s wireless systems are built around the principles of wireless channel adaptation, meaning sophisticated design mechanisms at the transmitter, receiver, or both that attempt to deal with the wireless channel impairments…

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Enterprise Transformation in APAC
with SD-WAN + SASE

By: Michelle Parreno

From an APAC perspective, some of the factors driving data network speed, resilience, and security look very similar to those elsewhere in the world. The ability to identify, extract, and leverage data‚ÄĒthe very basis of digital transformation‚ÄĒhas become a measure of great importance in the marketplace, including during the mass shift to working from home (WFH), now an embedded long-term trend. Other factors have a specifically APAC dimension. Take cloud adoption, for example. It‚Äôs already extremely widely used in North America and Europe to create rapid, low-CAPEX scalability, application accessibility and operational resilience‚ÄĒand is now gaining significance in terms of regional adoption‚Ķ

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Unified Service Assurance in the 5G Era

By: Sergio Pessoa

5G technology is expected to enable significant new revenue opportunities from mission-critical applications like smart cities, autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, and smart healthcare, among others. To enable these new services, 5G is being built on an entirely new architecture. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) has provided 5G network architecture specifications that are much more service-oriented than previous generations‚ÄĒand go well beyond offering voice, video, and web browsing to network users‚Ķ

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Transforming Critical Infrastructure with Massive IoT

By: Lawrence Latham - CEO, Everynet BV

The exponential advance of the Internet of Things (IoT) in recent years is increasingly showing us its potential to establish connections, deliver results and solve complex problems. In critical infrastructure, a term used to define services considered essential ‚Äď such as healthcare, energy, public services, and telecommunications ‚Äď IoT applications are already performing a vital role and delivering a wide range of benefits. Through IoT investments, governments and private companies can transform cities into more intelligent spaces‚Ķ

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Paving the Way for Cloud-Native Mobile Networks

By: Anita Doehler, Klaus Moschner

At NGMN, we believe that appealing opportunities arise from the disaggregation of mobile networks. These include a more resilient ecosystem and supply chain, lower market entry barriers, increased competition and innovation, and greater flexibility. With disaggregation, mobile networks are ready to scale, gain agility, and‚ÄĒas expected today‚ÄĒdeliver opportunities to significantly reduce overall costs. Operators will be better enabled to react to specific demand and to select only the functionalities needed to address such demand‚Ķ

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Letter from the Editor

By: Scott St. John, Pipeline

It wasn’t that long ago when a phone was a lumpy mechanical eyesore that hung on the wall, with its gnarled cord tethering its handset to the base. Back then, if you needed information, you spun an analog dial to reach the operator, cracked open the phone book (and called to get business hours, directions, or order take away), or went to the library to find the information you were seeking. Fast-forward to now, and most of us have what would then be considered a supercomputer in our pockets. Mobile connectivity has touched virtually everyone in one form or another…

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IT & Telecom Technology Industry News

By: Jara Kern, Pipeline

With this month‚Äôs focus on mobility, we combed incoming headlines for top stories about trends, predictions, deployments, developments, and innovations. And we found them, from a new Connectivity-as-a-Service product launch to a just-released ranking of the world‚Äôs top five smart cities, where ubiquitous connectivity will usher in new possibilities. The top telecom industry news stories from the month are summarized below. To view all the news as it breaks, check out Pipeline‚Äôs News Center or subscribe to receive our telecom industry news summary‚Ķ

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