According to Strategy Analytics, more than a sixth of the people in the world have a smartphone. Today’s consumer expects nothing less than flawless performance in tapping bandwidth-intensive activities such as gaming and HD video conferencing on his phones and tablets. No buffering, no spinning wheel of death, no nonsense. To meet this need, high-speed LTE networks have become the norm.
But migrating to an LTE network can raise a host of challenges, especially as mobile operators strive to deliver uninterrupted service amid the transition. Juniper Networks’ rich customer experience with LTE migration has shown that there are three considerations service providers need to bear in mind as they make the leap to LTE:
1. Rethink security. The all-IP nature of LTE opens up security threats not present in 3G networks and requires new measures to protect private data. Juniper’s new SRX line cards fortify network entry points to protect data packets without requiring network downtime.
2. LTE needs to scale on a dime to meet data demands. Juniper allows network elements to scale independently, growing proportionally to the number of new devices accessing the network. This approach gives carriers the flexibility to adjust when, for instance, the latest viral video hits.
3. Invest for the future, not to keep up. Monetization opportunities, such as Juniper’s JunosVApp Engine, have shown through customer use cases it’s easier to deliver new revenue-generating services, from parental controls to on-demand video streaming.
For more information on Juniper’s latest LTE solutions click here.