With the grand launch of YTL Comms’ next-gen network today, it is important to put this development into perspective and ask some pertinent questions, writes Edwin Yapp.
Singapore-based GNum Pte Ltd, has successfully raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from local private equity firm, Tembusu Partners.
According to a June 2013 Mobility Report released by Ericsson, a smartphone user is expected to more than quadruple mobile monthly data consumption from 450MB to an average of 2GB data per user in 2018. With the consumption of digital content via mobile devices set to rise even more in the coming years, mobile network operators need to brace themselves and their infrastructure to handle the load.
Long Term Evolution has been touted as the next-generation wireless standard that will move users to double-digit megabits per second surfing speeds. But how did it evolve, what are the challenges facing its implementation and how do we make sense of it all? Edwin Yapp seeks to unravel these complexities in a two-part article on LTE.
Spurred on by a recent columnist comments, Edwin Yapp ponders whether techincal personnel in the wireless industry reach a ceiling and wonders whether it should be so.