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COVID-19 CSP challenges: A new normal awaits.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen dramatic changes in network traffic and user behavior because of the pandemic. COVID-19 lockdowns and other measures have changed things. Many of us are now accustomed to working, learning, and seeking entertainment from home. As such, there has been a lot of analysis on the effects of COVID-19…

5G hype vs reality: what are the real problems and new opportunities?

Throughout the telecom world, if people aren’t talking about Covid-19, then they’re probably talking about 5G.   The promise of 5G wireless service is significant. It is touted to provide cheap, fast, ubiquitous connectivity by increasing connection speeds tenfold over current 4G services.   However, the download speeds for 5G are not nearly as mind-blowing…

Telcos & Covid-19: How to Manage the Challenge

We are all now living during unprecedented times, part of a historical fabric that is redefining the telecom industry and the larger world as we know it. Concerns about health and safety in the face of the coronavirus pandemic have seen many businesses transform from traditional operations to remote working environments.   Internet usage during…

Covid-19 & the new telecom reality: traffic management more important than ever

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are seeing a dramatically increased load on networks as more people each day work from home. With a growing number of employees and businesses working remotely, voice conferencing and video collaboration are driving up traffic. Adding to demand on the network, countless students are relying on remote learning solutions to keep…

2018 Predictions: Will Technology Deliver on its Promise in 2018?

The past twelve months has been a turbulent year for many, not least with its fair share of extreme weather and economic crises. However it’s not all been doom and gloom. Google’s 2017 Year in Search revealed the most popular type of question asked to its search engine was “how” – evidencing people’s yearning to…

What’s up with WhatsApp for Mobile Operators?

The most popular messaging app that people use is WhatsApp, with more than more than 700 million active monthly users worldwide. Acquired by Facebook in February 2014 for $19 billion, WhatsApp has recently added free voice calling to its service. With this strategic move, the company is going aggressively after competitors such as Skype and Apple’s FaceTime that are also providing OTT (Over-The-Top) applications.