As modern telecoms networks expand to cope with the increased demands for both data and voice usage, a critical component of the planning process is considering RF design services. Without adequate RF planning, networks cannot function effectively and traffic across the network may slow or even grind to a halt.
The telecom services industry is likely to be booming over the next decade. The demand for both voice and internet connectivity will continue to grow, and smartphones will make it possible for over a billion people to connect to the web for the very first time. That means it’s important for telecoms companies to pay attention to the details in order to maximize their returns during these years.
Roaming refers to the use of internet or mobile services in a non-home service area. Roaming allows the wireless device to remain connected to the network. However, using a mobile device while in roaming can increase the cost to the user so providers must work hard to prevent bill shock.
Business support systems (or BSS for short) encompass all the different factors that come together in a telecommunications provider for a platform that is costumer targeted. bss telecom (the shortened term for business support systems in telecommunication operations) is usually divided to four main categories which make up the whole platform.
The goals of communication service providers or CSPs are to increase the profitability of data, adapt to data usage changes, reduce churn and increase user satisfaction. In order to reach these goals, CSPs are abandoning flat rate models and replacing them with advanced charging systems. This enables CSPs to effectively monetize the opportunity from mobile data.
Network congestion occurs when a node or link is processing so much information that the service quality declines. This decline of service can cause poor customer perception of the network and ultimately result in loss of revenue. Fortunately, there are ways to relieve network congestion including video optimization, prioritization of traffic and bandwidth optimization.
Mobile broadband plans allow users to access the internet on their mobile devices. A mobile broadband plan enables users to access the internet through PC cards, USB flash drives, built-in modules or USB modems. Until recently, many customers could not receive mobile broadband service due to data coverage limitations.
PCRF or Policy and Charging Rules Function is used to establish rules for multimedia network policy. The PCRF operates within a network and accesses user databases in a reliable manner. The PCRF has a much greater potential and strategic significance than conventional policy engines.
Proper management of mobile phone policies is essential for communication service providers or CSPs. The number of mobile phone users continues to grow and many of those users consume a huge amount of bandwidth while surfing the internet. In order for the mobile networks to handle this increase in traffic, CSPs need to enact several mobile phone policy management techniques.
The ever growing usage of the web nowadays has made it a priority for telecommunication service providers to track their network traffic. There are different tools used for this purpose, which allow the service providers to prioritize, decrease and even eliminate congestion, increase profitability, and in general manage network traffic.