Aricent recently hosted two webinars about the top ten challenges when doing testing for LTE EPC. A lot of good questions were asked by attendees, and we are sharing them here along with the answers from our panel of experts: Srimanta Kumar Purohit, Tauseef Hasan, and R. Ezhirpavai. We hope they are informative for those of you seeking to better understand the nuances of LTE EPC testing.

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Doreen Lorenzo, president of frog (a company of the Aricent Group) sums up the impact of "Summer Davos," the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China.

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What do Netflix, Zipcar, Mint.com, Nike+, Amazon, the Nintendo Wii, and the Apple iPhone all have in common? They all take advantage of four technologies that once were scarce and expensive but are now plentiful and cheap. These technologies can be combined in numerous ways, and we are just starting to see companies really taking advantage of the possibilities. These four technologies will have a disruptive impact on your business, almost regardless of which industry you're in. The question is whether you will choose to adopt them before a competitor does.

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As you probably will have noticed, we recently updated our strategic positioning and branding, introducing the Aricent Group as a provider of “innovation services for the connected world.” The Aricent Group name now serves as the new corporate brand for the company, with product innovation, design, and related engineering offerings marketed under the frog brand, and R&D engineering and carrier services marketed under the Aricent brand. The brands will each maintain their own client base and continue to collaborate in situations where clients can benefit from the Aricent Group's full breadth of capabilities.

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Attend one of our webinars on “Addressing the Top 10 Challenges of LTE EPC Testing” to discover the challenges, pitfalls, and best practices in testing LTE EPC networks and products. Register for one of two sessions: on September 14, 2011 at 2:00pm EST, or September 21, 2011, at 10:00am BST (GMT+1).

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Last week we conducted a webinar called “Change Rattles Radio Access Networks,” in which we discussed the recent advancements of radio access networks (RAN). The main topic was how operators can take advances in radio architecture to build a highly flexible and scalable network to meet the growing demands of their business. Some of the key points covered—cloud-based RAN, baseband pooling, effects of virtualization, and compact base stations—generated several interesting questions for us. Since there wasn’t enough time to address all these questions during the webinear, we decided to continue the dialogue in this post.

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