Anite continuously remains at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Throughout the course of this year, Anite will be publishing a series of White Papers highlighting our technological thought leadership, in which we will share with you some of the insight we have acquired about the challenges the industry is currently facing. Two White Papers have recently been published and are both available for downloading. Further White Papers are in development.
Even Better than the Real Thing: The competitive advantage of network simulation (1332KB PDF)
Mobile network users have higher expectations than ever before. The increasing popularity of smartphones, the unprecedented success of mobile applications and the insatiable appetite for data on-the-go reveal that users want and expect more than they used to. It is essential that mobile devices live up to these high expectations. Lab testing has been pivotal to the success of operator-driven device acceptance programmes. It has helped halve test execution time and speeded up device approvals by as much as 60%. Compared with other methods, network simulation is a faster, cheaper and ultimately superior way to test, which is now also used to accelerate the introduction of LT E devices
SOS: Signalling Overload due to Smart devices (1201KB PDF)
An indispensable part of our daily routine, smart devices are causing many wireless networks to suffer, and not only due to the insatiable user demand for data. Applications such as mobile email or social networking demand constant updates and a smartphone’s signalling may be eight times less efficient than a PC /laptop dongle, and does not bring in any extra revenue. Signalling accounts for as much as 60% of an operator’s network costs. Signalling Overload due to Smart devices will become an even bigger headache as smart devices get cheaper, more user-friendly, and provide access to more/better content (apps). Signalling affects network connections and battery life. These ‘always on’, signalling-hungry devices do not communicate with the wireless network in a smart or efficient way. This signalling issue has been amongst the least publicised up to now, and is the subject of this paper – Signalling