Alcatel-Lucent recently unveiled
its electronic magazine (e-Zine), Enriching Communications
, an online initiative to provide an in-depth look at many of the communications industry trends and innovations - including how Alcatel-Lucent is helping its customers achieve business success by leveraging its next generation communications
products and services.
The first online-only edition of the publication focused on the migration of 2G and 3G wireless networks to 4G technologies, specifically LTE. The process of network transformation from legacy environments to more agile, flexible, and stable 4G technologies has been a key area of focus for Alcatel-Lucent, including a particular emphasis on consulting customers
on how to best approach the Broadband Stimulus component
of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
Featured content in the inaugural e-Zine include:
6 Key Trends Driving the Evolution to LTE
The demand for mobile services in increasing, and will only continue to rise, which is driving the migration to new wireless technologies to support the growth in subscribers and mobile broadband usage. LTE can enable sustainable and profitable business models while supporting the increase in network usage. In fact, LTE subscriptions globally are predicted to grow at a rate of more than 400 percent (CAGR) over the next four years. This article highlights six trends that will drive the demand for mobile broadband.
As it seeks to enhance its ability to provide the best possible educational environment and prepare its students for the future, Georgia Tech's mission is to ensure its students, researchers, faculty, and staff have access to the latest advanced communications technology, representative of the real-world technologies they will matriculate from the University to use, including 4G/LTE wireless networks. In this article, Georgia Tech's CTO and Director of GT-RNOC, explains how 4G/LTE will enable students and faculty to create a better future and why next generation communications technologies are critical in an academic environment.
Inconsistency in the delivery of services across best effort networks, without QoS guarantees are the reason service providers are bombarded with questions like, "Why is the speed and download rate of my public Internet so variable?" or "Why doesn't TV over the Web look like HDTV?" or "Why do video calls over the Internet have inconsistent quality?" or "Why are multi-user, interactive online games sometimes ruined in an instant by network quality issues?" This article addresses the need for enhanced QoS for reliable, consistent delivery of today's bandwidth hungry services, and how guaranteed QoS turns into a winning proposition for network operators, ACPs, and end users.
The global LTE market is expected to grow faster than any previous mobile standard, with subscribers predicted o eclipse 136 million by 2014. To help mobile operators prepare for this growth in both developed and emerging markets, this article looks at end user expectations as LTE-based networks become available to them. What applications will they want? How will they use them? Which applications will the pay for, and how much will they be willing to pay? How much will they pay for network access? These are all questions that operators will need to understand before they can successfully migrate users to next generation networks.
LTE is representative of the realization by network operators that they need to create and open environment for application and service development and delivery and become much more than merely providers of connectivity. This video, featuring a number of communications industry experts, including Dick Lynch, Executive VP and CTO, Verizon Communications, and Vivek Badrinath, IT Networks and Product Support, Orange, focuses on end-to-end LTE as a means of "IP-izing" mobile networks, as the industry moves rapidly towards the commercialization the technology.
The next issue of Enriching Communications will take the ideas from this edition a step further, focusing on how operators can build and leverage ecosystems to increase their ability to provide quality services and content, and create new revenue opportunities.