Recent trends illustrate how influential WiFi remains in the enterprise small-cell space.
Small-cell vendors must align their view of technologies, partners and competitors with this dynamic.
As RAN vendors continue with an attempt to kick in the door to the enterprise small-cell market, one of the primary dynamics influencing these efforts is WiFi’s dominance in enterprise environs. This is largely what led Cisco to use its WiFi market footprint to compete in the small-cell space, of course. But, even in late 2015, after years of driving the enterprise small-cell value proposition, some players are shifting their thinking toward an even greater respect for the importance of WiFi in this business. For example: Continue reading “WiFi Continues to Shape the Enterprise Small-Cell Space”→
Suddenly, ‘a very large unnamed Asian operator’ has started to be claimed in vendor discussions on product scalability.
Reliance Jio, the new Indian mobile broadband entrant, provides contracted vendors with one of the best available product and functionality references.
Current Analysis is well known for its ‘speeds and feeds’ vendor product comparisons. Though that’s far from all that we do, in developing and validating such comparisons, we engage in frequent discussions with vendors. One example is about product scalability. In these discussions, vendor responses to a question regarding whether product ‘x’ can scale to parameter ‘y’ often take on a mosaic of proof points, including references to data sheets, testing exercises (in-house, independent or carrier), named carrier contracts, etc. Continue reading “The Value of Name-Dropping Reliance Jio”→