Jayesh Patel

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Wireless operators face a daunting challenge as they build networks to deploy and profit from mobile data services. As their colleagues in the wireline world proved all too well, bigger, faster pipes are not the answer. This article explores the architecture requirements for infrastructure that will enable operators to cost-effectively roll out, monitor, meter, and bill for data services, and independently scale their networks according to subscriber demand. Mobile data services are creating both opportunities and challenges for operators faced with scaling network resources to profitably support diverse services that their customers will demand. All trends point toward dramatic growth in mobile data services, and operators must be prepared to deliver personalized services by cost-effectively building out mobile data infrastructure. Here's a glimpse of what's envis... (more)

Profiting from Mobile Multimedia Services

The success of SMS was somewhat of a surprise when it quickly proved itself as a high-value service. The rollout of new color mobile handsets by all operators is poised to do the same for MMS and picture messaging. If the success of Short Messaging Service (SMS) is any indication, the delivery of Multimedia Messaging Services (MMS) will likely create explosive demand for 2.5G and 3G mobile data services. Rapid adoption of SMS was a surprise success and those providers that offered early services captured the market. Mobile data operators cannot afford to have a massively popular ... (more)