Network performance is severely challenged when customers connect behind thick walls in homes and offices, or in crowded public areas. In fact, 70 percent of connections happen indoors — getting closer means better performance, unconstrained service and happy customers. Small Cells technology meets this challenge.
Alcatel-Lucent is the world’s leading Small Cells vendor. Small Cells in homes, offices or neighbourhoods deliver increased coverage, capacity and customer loyalty.
Real-time and streaming video are multiplying traffic exponentially. Mobile broadband operators need a powerful packet core that pumps vast amounts of video across their network.
The Alcatel-Lucent Mobile Gateway is built for mobile broadband. It delivers the best scale and performance in independent tests. Built on our IP Service Router platform, the gateway is optimized for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE and supports millions of active mobile broadband subscribers.
Zoning challenges and permission issues are a huge frustration. So are site acquisition costs and regulatory constraints. Building capacity by acquiring more sites and more antennas will only make the problem worse. lightRadio™ thwarts these challenges with its community friendly portfolio of Small Cells, designed to fit into any environment.
With lightRadio RF products, mobile broadband operators dramatically increase the antenna placement
options. They can work around contentious locations and reduce site rental costs. As a result, they can focus less on zoning permits and more
on delivering the services their customers want and expect.
Wi-Fi hotspots hit the spot for subscribers who want mobile broadband access anywhere they go. But users face a jumble of hotspots and passwords, there are security concerns, and some sites require additional billing information. At the same time, mobile operators miss out when their subscribers move to competitor networks or public hotspots.
lightRadio Wi-Fi bridges the gaps. It makes connecting easy. The mobile operator's subscribers can access Wi-Fi automatically so they can roam between cellular networks and residential, privately- and publicly-owned Wi-Fi networks and hotspots. And they have the complete peace of mind that these connections are secure.
And mobile operators can now offer a new wireless broadband access service - with increased network coverage and capacity. By keeping subscribers within the sphere of their networks, mobile operators can guarantee the customer experience and grow their service offers.
Operators are being flooded by application traffic, but not by application revenues. To join the app value chain, they need to get more from their network assets. Our Application Enablement platform unlocks this network value. The Alcatel-Lucent Open API Platform portfolio speeds development and accelerates innovation. Implementation costs are reduced and partner on-boarding is streamlined. With APIs, services can be resold, and two-sided business models can be built — at scale.
Managing the quality of the mobile broadband experience has become increasingly difficult with smartphones, tablets and web-enabled devices. Adding to the challenge are new applications coming on line every day. Problem is, current applications for monitoring quality provide historical data only, or have a narrow focus. This slows the ability to act. The Alcatel-Lucent Real-time Network Analysis Tool changes all that. Mobile broadband operators get real-time visibility and control of the quality of all facets of the mobile broadband experience.
Our Real-time Network Statistics solution offers real-time insights into bandwidth, signaling and airtime usage. Operators will know how the impact of every device, application, subscriber and server affects network performance. Using these insights, performance can be adjusted and customers can be given what they really want —sooner and with laser-like accuracy.