Challenges of VoLTE roaming, by Dhiraj Wazir, EE.

VoLTE is fast becoming a must for operators across the world. Dhiraj Wazir, Head of Interconnect and International Enablers, EE explains why this is the case, outlining the current VoLTE landscape and detailing the ongoing challenge facing the telecoms industry: VoLTE roaming.

Now being deployed by over 530 networks in 170 countries, 58% of the human race can enjoy the benefits of 4G/LTE. It’s only a natural evolution that VoLTE follows data on LTE. This in itself is a big challenge, but we’ve already got 86 networks in nearly 50 countries who have rolled this out, and the device manufacturers aren’t far behind with over 228 devices now capable of VoLTE calls. [Read more…]

BT Wi-fi Roam – ‘Growing and Evolving’ – by Gordon Cannon, Head of Global IP Exchange, BT.

It is an exciting time for BT Wi-fi Roam, the platform continues to grow and in June, the platform had its highest ever usage. In ten months since the Service launch, use of the wi-fi networks connected to the platform has grown fivefold and indications are that the growth will continue.

By the end of the summer, following successful trials, two new benefits will be on offer to our customers: [Read more…]

IPX – building the future.

The fact that the wave of data growth we are riding on today is about to break into a tsunami is probably a tired cliché. Internet of Things is being touted as the next big thing with various use cases like Smart meters and health monitors already being commercialised.

The advent of 5G with speeds of 60Gbps and latency as low as 1millisecond in trails are fast bringing science fiction into fact, driverless cars and remote surgery WILL be with us before 2020. [Read more…]

Meet customer demand for global data roaming on LTE

As LTE networks get deployed across the globe, customers increasingly expect to use that same seamless high speed experience to connect while they are travelling. For mobile operators the challenge is to extend their global LTE service reach while minimising the capital and operational investment to achieve this. At the same time this enables them to leverage their own LTE network investment to enable 3rd party users to roam into their own estates.

To deploy LTE roaming quickly and successfully, BT offers a comprehensive LTE roaming service that not only integrates seamlessly with traditional 2G and 3G, as well as Wi-fi roaming – it also offers extensive testing and provisioning to remove all initial barriers quickly and cost effectively. [Read more…]

Keeping the Hackers at Bay and the Drivers on Side – Challenges for the Connected Car

By Andy Rowland, Head of Customer Innovation Global Mining Oil & Gas, Automotive & AMEA, BT Technology, Service & Operations

Connected Cars that talk to each other and access the internet will provide on-board features we can’t imagine yet.  These could tell you where the nearest free parking space is, adapt your car’s performance in real time for city or motorway driving, or even allow you to join an eco-driving skills game. [Read more…]