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June 9th, 2011, Vol:1
 

Editor's Words

By Sridhar Pai, ceo, Tonse Telecom

 

Light Reading partners with Tonse Telecom, enters India:

Press Release Source: Light Reading On Wednesday June 1, 2011, 10:54 am EDT.

NEW DELHI, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Light Reading India (www.lightreading.in), a new online community targeted at the fast-growing India telecom marketplace, launched today with a mission to help the country's telecom community achieve its aim of developing India's broadband sector.

The new site was launched on the first day of Light Reading's Mobile Broadband Summit (http://mobilebroadbandsummit.com/), a two-day event focused on the most pressing issues facing India's telecom sector today. The launch was met with great enthusiasm and support by the more than 200 delegates that attended the event's first day.

"Not only does the market here need to know about the local developments that are impacting their working lives, but it needs insight into the developments from other markets around the world that can help shape the future of India's broadband market. With its global team of in-house analysts from Heavy Reading and Pyramid Research, a partnership with Indian research house Tonse Telecom, and input from the Light Reading Communications Network's team of international editors, Light Reading India is uniquely positioned to provide an unrivalled perspective," adds Kaur.

We are delighted to partner with LR and HR in India / South Asia and explore the opportunities these emerging markets throw up...


Evolving DPI

Change is the only constant and it is no different with networks. As India migrates from what has been predominantly a voice-centric teleconomy to a data-driven world expected from the newly minted 3G (and soon 4G) network rollouts, things are rapidly changing within and outside the network. As new elements take pole position in the network core, changes are also impacting speciality functions such as DPI (deep packet inspection).

Just two years ago DPI was considered a solution to track rogue MAC addresses, identify malicious content sources, identify bulk P2P traffic generators and was generally classified as an interceptor for prevention of criminal activity. But its functionality has grown by an order of magnitude in the new 3G / 4G core by gaining significant importance in its expected contribution to the new core network.

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As Indian operators ready 3G roll outs and service launches in several circles, they are considering future proofing their network investments by ensuring adequate sophistication in functions such as Network policy control / enforcement. Policy Function is not necessarily a new thing and was first proposed in 3GPP Rel 5 in 2004. But Indian 3G roll outs are happening now and 4G is on the horizon therefore its importance is being felt even more at this time. Besides, the EPC (Enhanced Packet Core) of the LTE network allows setting up bearer with multiple service classes (based on service delivered – video / group voice) making for an even more complex billing / charging environment- thus making policy definition and control mandatory.

more: http://www.lightreading.in/document.asp?doc_id=208727&

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Tonse moves offices in Bengaluru:

Please note the changes in our address as we move to a bigger and better facility in Indiranagar.


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About Tonse Telecom

Tonse Telecom is a research, consulting and advisory services organization focusing on the India telecom sector. Tonse Telecom enables telecom equipment vendors, ISVs, infrastructure developers and investors for success in the Indian telecom marketplace.

Tonse Telecom has onboard, a team of reputed senior industry executives and consultants who provide advisory services on specific projects. Tonse covers a broad spectrum of telecom technologies that include Wi-Fi /BWA / WiMAX, IMS, FMC and Triple Play, VoIP, Mobile VAS, End-device Applications and Mobile Content.

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