Performance is a winning formula

“Network latency, perhaps more so than average downlink speeds alone, can affect users’ experience, especially for real-time services like video calling, VoIP and even gaming applications.” (Light Reading) A new survey by mobile analytics firm RootMetrics describes mobile internet performance … Continue reading

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Calculating the LTE Network Latency Budget

The total latency budget for an LTE network is measured in milliseconds (ms), but is comprised of individual network elements and interfaces, which individually may only add microseconds (µ), but must be added together to calculate total end-to-end latency. Latency must … Continue reading

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Network delays and revenue loss: the uneasy equation

Latency-free voice and data is probably the most critical part of the daily mobile broadband experience.  “Network latency, perhaps more so than average downlink speeds alone, can affect users’ experience, especially for real-time services like video calling, VoIP and even gaming … Continue reading

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July Small Cell Forum LTE Plugfest Spotlights Radio-to-Core Link

Stoke personnel were among the 65 engineers from 27 companies who came together in Paris this June for the Small Cell Forum LTE Plugfest 2014.  As before, the goal was to bring multiple vendors together to work towards greater interoperability … Continue reading

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The growing value of a RAN-agnostic, purpose-built security gateway

By Mark Verdun, VP, Strategic Alliances, Stoke Since 2008 when the 3GPP Release 8 specifications were first introduced for 4G LTE SAE mobile broadband networks, the mandatory method for securing the radio access network (RAN) has been to use the … Continue reading

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Infographic: Top 5 LTE Protection Domains

Malware infections, compromised device and application integrity, malicious access, new backhaul risks, DDos attacks … Stoke’s new infographic provides at-a-glance data about how each of these threats affects LTE networks, and the locations of the five key protection domains. A … Continue reading

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Stoke Secures NTT Docomo’s New VoLTE Service

Our congratulations to NTT Docomo on the launch of Japan’s first ever VoLTE (Voice over LTE) service for voice and video calls on June 24th.  We are very pleased to note that IPsec security for the service is being provided … Continue reading

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From ‘Hygiene’ to Differentiator: the changing role of mobile security, Part II

Spotlight on the Operator One of the more surprising outcomes from discussions at Light Reading’s Mobile Network Security Strategies conference in London on May 23 was agreement that mobile broadband operators are getting security right.  Conference attendees were just about unanimous that operators deserve … Continue reading

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Mobile network outages: yes, they’re real

As a platinum sponsor of Light Reading’s Mobile Network Security Strategies Conference in May, we were able to spend some time discussing Heavy Reading’s latest report on mobile network outages. The report includes results from their survey of mobile broadband operators, … Continue reading

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From ‘Hygiene’ to Differentiator: the changing role of mobile security

One of the more provocative discussions at Light Reading’s Mobile Network Security Strategies conference in London last month centered around the changing role of security in the public view and how mobile operators should respond. In his keynote presentation, EE … Continue reading

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