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Smart macro network enhancements: 4×4 MIMO (part 2)

December 29, 2016 | by Arnd Sibila

The various macro network enhancements available today offer a cost-efficient and smart approach for capacity increase in mobile networks. In part 1 of this series, we provided an overview of the hardware-related capacity enhancing features and discussed carrier aggregation (CA). Now we will discuss higher-order MIMO antenna configurations, particularly 4×4 MIMO.

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Evaluating visual quality and video MOS based on subjective perception

December 21, 2016 | by Jens Berger

How do you measure video quality as perceived by end users? The video’s actual visual quality is only one of many factors determining customer satisfaction with the service; other determiners include the service’s structure and the user’s experience and expectations. For real field video quality measurements, reference measurements are necessary.

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Suspecting PIM issues in your network? Let us help you find the root cause

December 18, 2016 | by Yunuen Wagner

More subscribers and higher data rates translate into a constant strain on networks, no matter where. But what could have happened when technicians are notified of low performance yet cannot find any defective components at the BTS site? The answer may be passive intermodulation or PIM.

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Smart macro network enhancements: Carrier aggregation (part 1)

December 16, 2016 | by Arnd Sibila

The popularity of app services challenges mobile operators because data consumption is soaring. With an expected 10-fold increase in the next five years, investments to transfer the sheer amount of data are inevitable. Read here how carrier aggregation (CA) can help operators address increasing network capacity and performance demands.

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Challenges of mobile video services for network operators

November 24, 2016 | by Jens Berger

Mobile video services demand by far the most significant chunk of data in today's mobile networks. Their performance has a considerable impact on customer satisfaction. Learn about the characteristics that drive user satisfaction and understand the key metric for video quality perceived by the end user.

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