Slicing the Mobile Packet Core

The Evolved Packet Core (EPC), the core system of the LTE network, was designed as a “flat architecture” in order to handle the payload (the data traffic) efficiently from a performance and cost perspective. The user plane (the data) was also separated from the control plane (the signalling) to make scaling independent. Thanks to this functional split, mobile Read more about Slicing the Mobile Packet Core[…]

Getting Small and Medium Size MNO’s on the LTE Path

Small and Medium size Mobile Network Operators (MNO’s) have a commercial and operational challenge when launching 4G LTE network services largely due to the limited population, relatively small subscriber base, and the likelihood that these MNO’s just invested and rolled out 3G networks. Compounding these challenges is the uncertainty of whether subscribers will migrate to Read more about Getting Small and Medium Size MNO’s on the LTE Path[…]