MVNO Architecture Sessions (1) – Going from “Thin” to “Thick”

Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) architectures are often described as thick or thin as if there are only two acknowledged architectures accepted by the industry. In reality for any sizeable MVNO there is a range of decisions that need to be made depending upon the strategy being adopted and their approach to the market. One Read more about MVNO Architecture Sessions (1) – Going from “Thin” to “Thick”[…]

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[…]