The Move to Small-Cell Architectures

The expansion and evolution of cellular networks over the past decades has been astounding. Networks initially designed for voice traffic have grown to accommodate increasingly high data-traffic loads. This growth has long relied on a network of macro cells to provide a good balance of wireless coverage and
capacity.

Meeting mobile broadband expectations with maximum efficiency

As the Networked Society takes shape, providing the right user experience is a top priority for operators. Bandwidth-hungry applications common on smartphones, tablets and other connected devices are driving figures for data traffic sky high.

It all comes back to backhaul

Ericsson - Backhaul plays a critical role in mobile broadband, and is rising in importance on account of the introduction of heterogeneous networks, known as hetnets.

Deploying vast numbers of small cells to complement improved and densified macrocell layers will require a range of highly scalable, flexible mobile backhaul solutions that support superior user experience.

Voice and video calling over LTE

Ericsson - The GSMA IR.92 voice-over-LTE and GSMA IR.94 IMS conversational video specifications are the preferred industry choices for mass-market voice and video calling services over LTE, satisfying user expectations and providing the most advantageous solutions for operators.

3GPP Release 10 and Beyond - HSPA+, SAE/LTE and LTE-Advanced - Update

This 4G Americas document is an updated version of the February 2011 white paper and includes a new Appendix A: Detailed Member Progress and Plans on Release 99 through Release 10 and updated deployment and subscriber information.

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Examining the case for VoLTE and Rich Media Communications

Heavy Reading - With the implementation of voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich media communication services tipped to be a matter of when and not if for most large tier 1 operators, an Ericsson co-spon

Service quality - managing the user experience

Ericsson - Accurate insight into the subscriber experience has never been more important, as operators compete in a market that is increasingly driven by rising user ex

Heterogeneous network deployments in LTE – the soft-cell approach

Ericsson - LTE is rapidly emerging as the world’s most dominant 4G technology, taking mobile broadband to unprecedented performance levels.

Multi-RAT Traffic Steering

Nomor Research - Simultaneous deployment of multiple Radio Access Technologies (RATs) and multiple bands of the same RATs in a given coverage area, call for an efficien

LTE Uplink Performance Analysis

nomor - The consideration of realistic uplink inter-cell interference is essential for the overall performance testing of future cellular systems, and in particular for