Backhaul and LTE Migration Popular Topics at CTIA Wireless 2012
We are looking forward to attending CTIA, May 7-10, 2012 in New Orleans. Approximately 40,000 service providers, manufacturers, developers, retailers, enterprise end-users and media are expected to converge at the show over the course of the three days.
Backhaul is getting a lot of visibility at CTIA with the rapid rollout of LTE. Mobile Operators are trying to figure out what the most effective way is to optimize their networks for this migration. Almost 2,000 attendees are expected to attend the Backhaul Pavilion alone.We hope that some of the mobile network operators (MNO) keynotes and session participants will address some of the burning issues in mobile backhaul and share some of the pain points of their backhaul implementations. The following service provider keynotes are slated to speak at the show. Ralph de la Vega, President & CEO, AT&T Mobility; Dan Hesse, CEO, Sprint Nextel Corporation, and Philipp Humm, CEO & President, T-Mobile USA.Many of our operator customers tell us that they are also facing challenges in planning their migration to LTE through Coexistent 2G/3G/LTE RAN and Core Networks. We expect 2G/3G/LTE Network migrations to be a hot topic of discussion throughout the show, as well.
The evolution of wireless technology and support for ultra-broadband mobile applications has a tremendous impact on wireless networks. Specifically, the commercial deployment of 4G LTE will drive the transmission capacity of cell sites more than 100 times that typically used for 2G.Our customers are grappling with the following critical topics:
- How to enable 2G/3G/LTE Capacity Planning, Migration and Optimization
- The Optimization of LTE Introduction and Migration
- The integration of RAN/EUTRAN and EPC in a Coexistent 2G/3G/LTE Network, and
- End-to-end Visualization of the Network techniques
We just completed a white paper and product brief on this topic. It concludes that a single, end-to-end collaborative environment that simplifies and enables network capacity planning, migration analysis and optimization in an evolving mobile network is the best option. The potential issues and bottlenecks can be identified in advance for proactive network management. Proactive network planning significantly reduces service activation delays and failures and enables effective service migration. It can enable MNOs to significantly reduce spending without compromising a rich Quality of Experience for their customers.
Read it to learn how to achieve significant savings in CAPEX and OPEX through faster and more optimally integrated mobile RAN and core network planning. Click here to download this document.
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We hope to see you there!
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Product Management