Advanced technologies has played a major role in transforming the communications networks from a function of wireless and fixed-access to more of a lifeline, and this topic will be discussed by Robert Vrij, president of Alcatel-Lucent (News - Alert) Americas, in his keynote at the 20th annual Competitive Carriers Convention in Las Vegas.
Vrij plans to highlight the new service and revenue possibilities enabled by 4G/LTE (News - Alert) technologies and ways to efficiently invest in these technologies. He is also expected to urge regional, competitive carriers to begin thinking about new, innovative services that they can now offer globally.
Vrij is also set to ask operators to consider the economic and societal implications of being able to provide broadband (wirelessly via 4G/LTE) to markets and areas that are currently un-served or underserved.
“We see the availability of 4G technologies as a key enabler to deliver meaningful broadband services – from remote medical care to e-learning – in areas where traditional ‘fixed’ broadband is not available,” said Vrij. “With tablet sales in rural markets alone expected to surge more than 50 percent (CAGR) in the next four years, competitive carriers have an opportunity to position themselves now as broadband operators with services that can generate customer value and boost the economy”.
In addition, Vrij will talk about several statistics that helps in providing mobile broadband services more universally in the U.S., and is also expected to provide examples of some of the many new, creative ways that competitive carriers can work together with new cross-industry ecosystems and with local governments and utilities to efficiently begin providing mobile broadband services via 4G/LTE technologies.
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Edited by Braden Becker