Aricent recently concluded a series of webinars on “Cloud-based Telecom Testing: Why and How”. The webinars focused on the advantages and strategies for cloud-based testing and highlighted our powerful Software Tool for Automated Testing Environment (STATE) which has been ported to the cloud to enable LTE testing. Even though the Q&A sessions were quite lengthy, we had more questions left to be answered. Here are the answers to all the questions that we couldn't get to during the webinars.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled Leveraging LTE to address opportunities in the area of Public Safety, Rural Networks and other specific industry segments. Thewebinar provided exhaustive insights into the market dynamics of niche markets such as public safety, rural and enterprises along with detailed description of the functionalities and features needed in a LTE core solution to cater to these markets. Given the huge number of questions asked we were not able to answer every one of them live, so we've addressed others that we didn't get to below.

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It’s a well known bromide of user research: customers don’t always know what they want - even when they think they do. Just because they can articulate it explicitly and provide detailed use cases, is no guarantee that once they get the thing they’ve asked for and desired, that they will in fact want it.

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Unfolding the need for Unified Communications Federation

UC Federation is becoming the communication solution of choice not just for high-flying enterprises with shrinking travel budgets, but for Small Medium Businesses as well. Adoption of unified communications federation in enterprises is accelerating. More and more enterprises are embracing the need for software-powered communications beyond their network boundaries, to facilitate communication and collaboration anytime, anywhere among colleagues, vendors and customers around the globe.

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Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Economist Innovation Conference, held at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. It was a fast-paced (almost too fast), jam-packed event, with lots of good speakers and a heady flow of ideas. The downside to the 1-day format was that there was little time for networking, however they did make sure to get Q&A from the audience in almost every session, which was good.

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At this year's Mobile World Congress we showcased a video that gives a quick overview of the wide range of capabilities that we have at the Aricent Group, including expertise in telecom as well as in industries that are being driven by communications and mobile innovations, such as healthcare, retail, and financial services. It gives a taste of our integrated strategy, design, and engineering capabilities, highlighting a few recent projects. Enjoy!

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