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Bell Labs Consulting Mobility Report

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Bell Labs Consulting models show that by 2020, 67 percent of the worldwide consumption demand forecast can be met by Wi-Fi. Another 14 percent can be addressed by the current adoption rate of 3G, LTE, small cells and the emergence of new technologies such as 5G.

Between now and 2020, that leaves 19 percent of demand unable to be satisfied based on current and projected economics. Thus, network operators will need to accelerate their path to 5G and cloud technologies, such as network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), and adopt new business models to address the demand gap. Read the report, explore the infographic, or view the webinar to learn more.


As fixed access network service providers face increasing competition in their TV and broadband businesses, they need to find ways to provide wireless services...

November 15, 2016

Optimizing Enterprise Fulfillment Through Operations Best Practices

The transformation of enterprise fulfillment operations is becoming a necessity for forward-looking CSPs. In this white paper, we share best practices and show how enterprise fulfillment poses a significant opportunity to radically reduce cost and improve the customer experience.

November 15, 2016

Best Practices for Achieving Service Assurance Excellence

Alcatel-Lucent’s Capability Reference Operating Model (CROM) defines an end-to-end framework for telecoms operations, including a comprehensive map of operational functions and capabilities.

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Sanjay Kamat

Managing Partner, Bell Labs Consulting

Sanjay Kamat is Managing Partner for Bell Labs Consulting, head of the Modeling R&D Practice, and leader of the Bell Labs Silicon Valley Location, which ...

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Deepak Kanwar

Senior Partner, Operational Excellence & Customer Experience

Deepak Kanwar is our Senior Partner for the Operational Excellence & Customer Experience practice and has been a strategic advisor to CxOs and senior executives ...

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Rati Thanawala

Senior Partner, Network Strategy & Technology Evolution

Rati Thanawala is Senior Partner for the Network Strategy and Technology Evolution Practice in Bell Labs Consulting. Prior to this role, she led Bell Labs ...

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Ken Budka

Senior Partner, Verticals, Enterprise & New Business Models

Dr. Kenneth C. Budka is Senior Partner, Verticals, Enterprise & New Business Models at Bell Labs Consulting.   He has served as strategic advisor to ...

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Amit Mukhopadhyay

Principal, Future Networks Modeling & Automation

Dr. Amit Mukhopadhyay is the Principal and Team Leader for the Future Networks Modeling & Automation group in the Modeling R&D Practice within the Bell ...

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Karl Wermig

Partner, Business Strategy & New Markets

Karl is a Bell Labs Consulting Partner with over 20 years of proven experience. He has worked as a trusted advisor for operators, government, utilities ...

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Mark Bass

Partner, Business Strategy & New Markets

Mark Bass is a Partner in the Bell Labs Consulting Business Unit where he works with customers to understand the significance of evolving ICT industry ...

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Martin Glapa

Partner, Converged High Performance Networks, Modeling R&D

Marty Glapa is a Partner and Bell Labs Fellow in Bell Labs Consulting, where he leads R&D for High Performance Converged Networks. Marty’s responsibilities include ...

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Mohamed El-Sayed

Consulting Manager, Network Strategy & Technology

Dr. Mohamed El-Sayed is the Senior Director of Modeling & Optimization at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey. His organization is responsible for conducting ...

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Robert Brame

Consulting Manager, Business Strategy & New Markets

Robert Brame is Consulting Manager, Business Strategy & New Markets practice specializing in network communications, operations, and business transformation for the UK’s railway sector. A ...

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Subra Prakash

Principal, New Platforms, Models & Optimization

Subra has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications, consulting, and academia. His expertise is in developing planning models, predictive models, forecasting models, macroeconomic analysis ...

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