AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 04/09/14 -- iGR, a market research consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile industry, is pleased to announce its 2014 Webinar Series. The six free monthly webinars will focus on a variety of timely Wireless and Mobile topics and will be presented by Iain Gillott, the president of iGR and one of the wireless industry's leading analysts.
Following is the list of topics, as well as the date and time for each. These webinars are free and may be registered for on the iGR website.
Small Cell Deployment Costs - Thursday, April 24th, 1pm CST
Mobile operators are evolving their networks to small cells and het-nets. Long accustomed to capital-intensive macrocell networks, the key question everyone is asking is: How much will it cost to roll out small cells? This webinar will overview iGR's small cell deployment cost model, which is based on small cell locations, including new poles, existing poles, building walls and building roofs; small cell type; backhaul type (fiber or microwave); backhaul speed; labor and installation; and power and ancillary costs for other equipment.
Small Cell Backhaul Issues - Thursday, May 22nd, 1pm CST
Two basic options exist for last-mile backhaul: wired or wireless. Whether using overhead fiber, underground fiber, microwave or millimeter wave, there are many issues that affect implementation and cost. This webinar will discuss various types of backhaul, the issues associated with each, as well as how mobile operators are choosing the best mobile backhaul for different types of deployments.
The Market for Connected Cars - Thursday, June 19th, 1pm CST
Automobile OEMs and mobile operators are providing an increasing number of wireless services through consumers' vehicles. This webinar will overview the solutions available in the market today, detail the challenges in implementation, and discuss future applications, such as DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communications) solutions.
The Growing Importance of WiFi in the Het-Net - Thursday, July 24th, 1pm CST
Mobile operators around the world are using WiFi networks to supplement their cellular networks. WiFi, as well as small cells, is very important in providing coverage that the macro cellular network cannot provide, as well as in the office and home. This webinar will discuss how WiFi is used in the home and office, use of public hotspots and carrier WiFi Offload.
The Impact of Virtualization on Wireless Infrastructure - Thursday, August 21st, 1pm CST
With Mobile Network Virtualization, the network functions and processes are created using off-the-shelf hardware and then deployed in a data center, on the tower or in another suitable location. The architecture -- and associated costs of building and running networks -- changes significantly. This webinar will discuss the benefits of EPC, RAN and data center virtualization, including increased core capacity and more flexible cRAN, as well as the ability to differentiate services for specific types of customers.
The in-building small cell opportunity: DAS, picocells & femtocells - Thursday, September 25th, 1pm CST
As a great deal of mobile phone usage occurs indoors, mobile operators are looking to small cells of all types to solve in-building coverage issues. This webinar will define the different use cases of DAS, picocells and femtocells, as well as provide details on their architectures, benefits, issues and outlook.
More information on these webinars, as well as easy registration, can be found on iGR's website at www.iGR-inc.com. Alternatively, contact Iain Gillott at (512) 263-5682 or at Iain@iGR-inc.com for additional details.
iGR is a market strategy consultancy focused on the wireless and mobile communications industry. Founded by Iain Gillott, one of the wireless industry's leading analysts, in late 2000 as iGillottResearch, iGR is now entering its fourteenth year of operation. iGR continuously researches emerging and existent technologies, technology industries, and consumer markets. We use our detailed research to offer a range of services to help companies improve their position in the marketplace, clearly define their future direction, and ultimately improve their bottom line.
iGR researches a range of wireless and mobile products and technologies, including: smartphones; tablets; mobile wearables; connected cars; mobile applications; bandwidth demand and use; small cell and het-net architectures; mobile EPC and RAN virtualization; DAS; LTE; VoLTE; IMS; NFC; GSM/GPRS/UMTS/HSPA; CDMA 1x/EV-DO; iDEN; SIP; macro-, pico- and femtocells; mobile backhaul; WiFi and WiFi offload; and SIM and UICC.
A more complete profile of the company can be found at www.igr-inc.com.