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GoS Networks to Exhibit and Speak at Mobile Broadband World

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GoS Networks will be exhibiting and speaking at the Mobile Broadband World conference at the Canary Wharf Hilton in London, from the 25th – 26th September.

With more than 55 speakers, Mobile Broadband World brings together top level decision makers involved in every step of mobile broadband deployment from network strategy to service delivery.

It is the only conference to address the needs of mobile operators of all technologies, focusing on major market challenges including: Finance and efficiency, Monetizing wireless data, The impact of regulation on policy management, End to end implementation and operations and Offloading and backhaul.

Why not join us at Mobile Broadband World ?

 

GoS Networks Joins the TM Forum!

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GoS Networks is delighted to announce that it has joined the TM Forum. Recognised throughout the industry, the TM Forum is a global, non-profit industry association focused on enabling service provider agility and innovation.

Joining the TM Forum is another example of GoS Networks’ commitment to evolving best practice in the service provider community. Initiatives led by the TM Forum have acted as a unifying force across industries, enabling more than 900 member companies to solve critical business issues through access to a wealth of knowledge, intellectual capital and standards.

GoS Networks will use its membership of the TM Forum to forge closer links with service providers and help them overcome the challenges of delivering true end-to-end policy solutions, up to and including mobile devices.

As the industry moves to dynamic service activation and charging models, it’s essential to develop and exploit common frameworks. Future profitability and revenues will depend on the ability to deliver services reliably, efficiently and at the right level of performance. Policy management is critical to this and GoS Networks’ innovative solutions that enable the delivery of policy control directly to mobile devices provide clear differentiation for service providers.

The Forum provides a unique, fair and safe environment for the entire value-chain to collaborate and overcome the barriers to a vibrant, open digital economy, helping member companies of all sizes gain a competitive edge by enabling efficiency and agility in their IT and operations.

End to End Service Experience Must Mean Exactly That

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The phrase ‘End to end’ is often used when discussing communications technologies but rarely given proper consideration. It can mean several things – a description of the life cycle of a service, for example – but more frequently, it’s used in the context of service quality between the end points in an act of communication.

At a simple level, that means between two handsets that are involved in a conversation, or between multiple devices that span different networks and are communicating in some way. In more complex terms, it can be used to describe service interaction between end points and servers in a network.

Since services are consumed by users, we cannot really conceive of them without some consideration of the end devices by which the service is accessed. And yet operators are forced to do just that because they lack the means to determine precisely what is going on in user devices. Without such knowledge, they can only obtain an incomplete picture of a service and certainly not an end to end understanding of user experience. They can only guess at what happens beyond the core of their network. Educated guesses, for sure, but guesses all the same.

This matters because services are increasingly complex and users may attempt many things at once, undermining the performance of a particular service. Users don’t differentiate between the needs of services, they just expect them to work.

To ensure that services are delivered as expected between all participants, operators have no choice but to attempt to build a true end to end picture. Fortunately, they can now do so, thanks to innovative software solutions that enable them to secure visibility and control of service performance in client devices.

It’s generally agreed that service control is now the domain of Policy servers, which are responsible for administration, initiation and access to services on behalf of individual users. By extending policy into client devices, operators can, for the first time, create a true end to end picture of their network and service performance from the perspective of the user.

And, it’s the users who really matter here – they pay the bills and make demands on the operator. As their demands grow, it’s going to be fundamental for operators to give end points proper consideration and remove guesswork from the picture.