Communications Review, July 2014
Managing customers through technology and business transitions

Communications Review, April 2015
Are Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on a collision course?

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Mobile operators are facing a threat to their revenues as a result of Wi-Fi becoming ubiquitous. But with carrier-grade Wi-Fi, they have an opportunity to close coverage problems and give users a more managed experience. All operators should establish a formal Wi-Fi strategy that explicitly incorporates Wi-Fi into their network road maps.

 

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The strategy should consider Wi-Fi to be another network in their portfolio, complete with capital expenditures and operating expenditures managed by a full-fledged, operational Wi-i department. Wi-Fi should play an important role in addressing coverage problems, giving users a better experience and managing backhaul and core network expenses.

In the April issue of Communications Review, we present, ‘Are Wi-Fi and 4G LTE on a collision course?’ In the article, our authors explore how, without Wi-Fi, data services and content wouldn’t be consumed at the levels they are today. Wi-Fi technology has moved from insecure, point access to full-featured, ‘carrier-grade’ network capabilities approaching those of traditional mobile operators. As interoperability between Wi-Fi and LTE gains traction, the notion of mobility is being redefined, and the lines between mobile operators and cable providers are blurring. The result is a need for participants across the mobile ecosystem to rethink business strategies and operating models. I hope you enjoy the article and encourage you to check back each month for the latest issue of Communications Review.

Pierre-Alain Sur

Pierre-Alain Sur
Partner
Global Communications Leader
PwC

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