MVNO / MVNE
Branded Resellers/Skinny MVNOs needing to cost-effectively migrate to a Thick MVNO. Drivers behind this upgrade are service differentiation and increase margins.
Iot & M2M
MNOs experiencing major growth in IoT/M2M traffic. This low margin traffic chews up the capacity of expensive packet core. Offload this traffic to a separate core optimized for IoT/M2M.
New wireless license holders, regional or small MNOs, and MNO groups with geographically dispersed operations who need to launch or who need to upgrade end of life equipment. A more cost effective solution is a flexibly managed 3G/4G/5G core, IMS/VoLTE/VoWiFi, HLR/HSS, etc.
Local dedicated Private LTE networks (driven by such factors as narrowband LMR migrating to LTE for greater bandwidth, industrial IoT, issuance of unlicensed LTE spectrum) are expected to grow at a CAGR of 32% through 2020.
The Cirrus Team
What's Happening at Cirrus
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