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THEME: LOCAL VIBES, MOBILE LIVES Unlimited Amounts of Data - For Everyone? By: Markie Britton, Corporate Communications Manager, Tecore Networks T oday we are highly focused on the next high-tech gadget to make our lives simpler, safer, and more efficient. It is amazing how far we have come as a society and the inventions available that are all connected by small devices that never leave our sides. There are now more personal devices than people in the world. At one time, a cell phone's only purpose was to provide us with the ability to speak with another person without a connected line. Now they are connected to sensors in our cars, sensors securing our homes and children, and even connected to sensors we place on our bodies to enhance our daily workout. The Internet of Things (IoT) has given us unlimited amounts of data, which we can use to become smarter, healthier, and stronger. What happens when the technologydriven life we are living is interrupted? We become angry that our call was dropped, lost because we no longer have directions, or frantic because we have lost the security of knowing our child made it into the house after school. For a significant majority of people in our country, their lives revolve around ubiquitous cellular and Internet coverage. But what about the percentage that has been left behind? How does this affect the quality of life for those living in communities unconnected or lacking adequate coverage and options? In a world that demands connectively and mobility, residents from underserved communities find themselves at a distinct disadvantage. In 2001, the No Child Left Behind Act outlined provisions applying to students from underserved communities and provided significant funding to improve the lives of all children in America. Just recently, Congress passed the companion to this law, the Every Child Succeeds Act. This bill contains provisions for the deployment of technology to afford underserved communities with greater connectivity. Additionally, in the past several months, a number of federal agencies have reworked their programs to make telecommunications deployment easier and more efficient. We in the industry should work to take advantage of these new funding streams and programs. In so doing, we can empower tens of thousands of people with a wide array of opportunities they currently do not enjoy. These opportunities including the ability to secure degrees online; ensure their homes are secure while they are away; and monitor infrastructure, crops, weather, water, and a host of other basic needs. One of the many struggles for underserved areas such as rural and remote municipalities, mining sites, farms, and off-shore or maritime areas is that, historically, the cost to bring a THE In the past several months, a number of federal agencies have reworked their programs to make telecommunications deployment easier and more efficient. cellular infrastructure was prohibitive. However, now it is possible to deliver a comprehensive LTE service at the edge of the network by deploying a core platform integrated with IP multimedia system (IMS) capabilities and Voiceover-LTE (VoLTE) in a cost-effective manner. These new, agile, cutting-edge solutions provide scalability across multiple locations and offer a flexible architecture to support fewer than 100 to 1,000 mobile subscribers. These systems are scalable; they allow for evolution of additional coverage as needed for small operators, which is key to completing the United States coverage map. The industry and policymakers have done well to deliver coverage to the majority of our nation. The mission now is to cover the remaining percentage by delivering rural broadband service with integrated Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE). By bringing this capability to historically underserved and hard-to-reach areas, we can deliver life-changing connectivity and increased opportunity for all our communities. Tecore Networks is a global supplier of multi-technology 2G, 3G, and 4G mobile network infrastructure. Founded in 1991, Tecore is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is a three-time winner of the Global Mobile (3GSM) Award. For more information, visit www.tecore.com. All rights reserved. VOICE * www.competitivecarriers.org * Spring/Summer 2016 45 http://www.tecore.com http://www.competitivecarriers.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Spring/Summer 2016

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Slayton Stewart
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2015 Annual Achievement Award Winners
Bringing IoT Home
Creating the Foundation for Highly Successful IoT Programs
Meeting the Needs of Mobile Customers in the Era of the Cloud
Cows, Cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT)
Policy Breakthroughs Bring Mobility Closer to You
Unlock Handsets: Unlock Competition
IoT: The 3 Most Promising Letters in Business Today?
Let Your Digital Marketing Strategy Deliver Results
Managing the World of Connected Everything
Rugged Phones & The Connected Consumer
When Size Doesn’t Matter
Network Wellness: A Lesson in Becoming Proactive
The Service Orchestration Imperative for 5G Enterprise Cord Cutting
The Future Device: eUICC/eSIM Lifecycle Management
The IoT Effect on Wireless Networks
3 Ways Smartphones Can Increase Productivity
Unlimited Amounts of Data – For Everyone?
Mitigating Signaling and Security Burdens of IoT
2016: A Very Important Year for Mobile Carriers
Company Profiles
Index of Advertisers
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS)

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