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HetNets/small cells: Indoor deployments overview

March 16, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Discover how indoor deployments can help operators meet the exponentially growing data demands in mobile networks. In this overview, we will outline the indoor deployment process and deliberate the pros and cons of different types of indoor deployments, such as distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells.

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Proofing and optimizing a network’s readiness for video transmission

February 23, 2017 | by Jens Berger

Examine how applying a video quality measure helps mobile network operators to optimize their networks. Learn about the challenges that operators face when quantifying video services as consumed by subscribers and discover how operators can benefit from the results of a video quality measure, i.e., a video test.

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Smart macro network enhancements: Antenna tilt optimization (part 3)

January 19, 2017 | by Arnd Sibila

Antenna tilt optimization is a cost-efficient and smart approach to increase the capacity in mobile networks, especially in dense urban areas. Given the exponentially growing data demand and network densification, discover how operators can optimize their network in terms of coverage and capacity by adequately aligning their antennas.

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Identifying passive intermodulation

January 12, 2017 | by Yunuen Wagner

How does passive intermodulation differ from external interference? This article examines the differences and sheds some light on best practices that help field engineers to distinguish one from the other easily. As switching the site off is not always feasible, could the TX power be varied?

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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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