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Big Communications Event

May 15, 2017 - May 17, 2017

The Big Communications Event (BCE) focuses on how many tech trends – virtualization, optical networking, streaming video, data center transformation – are playing out across the diverse CSP landscape. It ties together technologies with business models and profit drivers, and is unique in covering the broad telecom landscape, including wired and wireless, virtualization, IoT, Gigabit Cities, open source, the move to DevOps and agile technologies and more.

Booth: B419

Panel Speaker: Patrick Ostiguy, President & CEO

Tuesday May 16th, 4:15 pm: Implementing Predictive Analytics

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May 15, 2017
May 17, 2017
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Austin Convention Center
Austin, TX United States


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    327 Terms, Page 1 of 82


    Second Generation
    A cellular telecom network that uses second-generation wireless technology. Such networks digitally encrypt phone conversations, and allow data services including SMS text messages.


    Third Generation
    A cellular network that uses third-generation wireless technology based on standards that support wireless voice telephony, mobile and fixed internet access, video calls, and mobile TV. Such networks are capable of data transfer rates of at least 200 Kbps and as fast as 21 Mbps.


    Third Generation Partnership Project
    International collaboration among telecommunications associations, with the purpose of developing and maintaining the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification for 3G mobile networks.


    Fourth Generation
    A cellular network that uses fourth generation wireless technology to deliver mobile broadband internet access in addition to voice and text messaging. Two synonymous 4G systems are commercially deployed: Mobile WiMAX an Long Term Evolution (LTE). LTE is the predominant system in the U.S.

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