Role of Wi-FI in 5G

June 27, 2018 Wi-Fi has been around for more than 20 years. It has continued to evolve with addition of new functionalities and improvement in performance. As we move to 5G, Wi-Fi is also evolving to support, meeting the IMT-2020 vision Next version of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax will provide following enhancements over previous version 802.11ac: Higher throughput More usabilit...
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3GPP support for Cellular IoT

Dec 12, 2017 | By Navnit Goel With a vision to connect billions of devices through cellular network, 3GPP has developed technologies in release 14. In order to support diverse applications and device types, it has defined three technologies : EC-GSM –IoT: Extended Coverage GSM Internet of Things LTE-M: LTE for Machine type of Communication NB-IoT: Narrow Band Inte...
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Enabling Cellular Networks for IoT

Feb 13, 2017 | By Navnit Goel Cellular operators are at cross roads today as uptake of IoT is set to take-off. Analysts predict that there will be around 28 billion connected devices by 2021, of which more than 15 billion will be connected M2M and consumer-electronics devices. [1]. IoT Market size is likely to reach about 661 billion USD by 2021. Cellular operators have a...
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Wi-Fi Future Trends

June 09, 2016 | By Navnit Goel Wi-Fi is a dominant technology for connecting end users to the network due to low cost, good speed and throughput. It is being extensively used at home, large enterprises, public spaces as well as for IoT applications. For the first time in 2015, more mobile data traffic was offloaded through Wi-Fi and Femto Cells to wired network as compared t...
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Voice Communication is getting transformed in a data application

June 07, 2016 | By Navnit Goel According to the Ericsson Mobility Report, in 2015 voice traffic has dropped to 5% of data from 50% in 2010. Earlier telecom networks were voice centric and data was an optional add on service, However now networks are data centric and, voice has now become a data service. For most subscribers, voice is essential to have, but data is primary serv...
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Centralized RAN vs Cloud RAN

C-RAN acronym in wireless is used to describe two different architectures centralized RAN or cloud RAN. RAN (Radio Access Network) on one side connects to mobile subscriber through Radio interface and connects to the Core Network on the other side. With increase in demand for connectivity and coverage, there is need to install more and more RAN equipments, which are quite...
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New revenue opportunities with Wi-Fi roaming

According to a white paper entitled “Wi-Fi Roaming Business Case” recently published by the WBA, as many as 70% of the international travelers often rely on Wi-Fi networks instead of traditional mobile networks. It means that there is a huge opportunity for growing revenues for Wi-Fi service providers. Even though Cellular roaming services have been available for quite some ...
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