Monday, March 18, 2013

[Infonetics]: MNOs can do without Additional Spectrum

A recent report by Stéphane Téral (pictured), principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics, Infonetics Research, explains how operators can "optimize their cellular resources without adding more spectrum and provides an alternative view to the mainstream belief that there is not enough spectrum":
  • “HSPA+ and LTE are two of the primary reasons operators have been able to squeeze more and more bits out of limited spectrum HSPA/HSPA+ and LTE improve spectral efficiency so significantly that the need for spectrum has been greatly reduced, often by at least half. LTE technology is not only resistant to interference between cells but also spreads transmission efficiently over available spectrum.
  • WiFi offload may also be helping ease the spectrum crunch: Some mobile operators report to Infonetics that up to 75% of mobile device data traffic is on WiFi".
See "Is there a mobile spectrum shortage? New data from Infonetics may come as a surprise" - here.

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