LTE broadcast or eMBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) has been making a buzz in the mobile TV industry (with vendors, technology evangelists, operators etc.) ever since it was first introduced for UMTS in 2006. Strangely this technology did not gain much momentum as per the benefits it can provide. When LTE gained ground in the market then, MBMS reintroduced it as eMBMS. Expectations are high now because a combination of LTE and eMBMS provides more flexibility and uses spectrum efficiently. However, the commercial deployment of eMBMS has not matched up to the expectations.
Technology evangelists were perplexed about why MBMS was not gaining ground in terms of actual commercial deployments, though it is capable of providing huge benefits. This article attempts to analyze this question and provides some very useful and practical use cases where both operators and users stand to benefit.
There is a general agreement that with demand for data at an all-time high there is a need to find solutions for higher mobile data speeds. One of the means to achieve this is more spectrum, however the licensed spectrum has limited availability and is an expensive proposition for the service providers. That’s why there is so much interest in exploring the use of unlicensed spectrum of 5Ghz for LTE which is currently used majorly by Wi-Fi along with other technologies. The LTE in unlicensed high frequency band of 5Ghz is suitable for short range dense and indoor deployments. With enterprise deployments of LTE small cells picking up, this is all the more reason for so much attention on unlicensed bands for LTE now.
Aricent held its immensely-successful #Hack100-II coding contest on 11 March 2016. But even after a month, it is far from over at least in the mind of every Aricentian. This was proven on 17 March when the #Hack100-II participants and other Aricent employees came together for the HackFest. This event was a technological expo that served a dual purpose. It allowed #Hack100-II participants to demonstrate their state-of-the-art solutions to a wider audience. More importantly, it was an opportunity for every Aricentian to interact with the participants and learn about emerging technologies and innovative solutions, which they had only heard about so far. Needless to say that the HackFest, which was organized in Chennai and Gurgaon, was a runaway hit.
What was touted as the ‘must-attend mobile telecommunications event of 2016’, just concluded with much aplomb. It set the tone for what the newest innovations in the fascinating world of small cells will be, and what trends to look forward to in this niche area. The much-awaited SCWS World was held at Intercontinental O2 Hotel, London, from 10 to 12 May 2016, and Aricent was a Sponsor at this prestigious event.
Unified Communications is an integral part of business which helps optimize processes and increase user productivity. Gartner defines unified communications (UC) products (equipment, software and services) as those that facilitate the interactive use of multiple enterprise communications methods. UC products integrate communications channels (media), networks and systems, as well as IT business applications and in some cases, consumer applications and devices.
It’s the alarm in my smartphone that helps me wake up every morning. Then it’s time to read my work e-mails and send responses. A newspaper is the other thing that one tends to read at this time of the day, but who needs a physical newspaper when you can install a news app on your smartphone and be up to date with everything that’s happening around the globe. After getting dressed up, it’s time for breakfast and to discuss the day's activity with an onshore client over an Instant Messaging application.