RA Academy

NextGen Wireless 101: NGW and Internet

foundation for successThe first day of the NextGen Wireless Hammer Head focuses on providing an overview of NextGen Wireless terms, technologies and businesses and security and control of Internet products & services. During the first half of the day, students will become familiar with the terms and technologies involved in NextGen wireless including GPRS, UMTS, LTE, WiMax, Wireless Broadband, WiFi, and IMS. The second portion of this day is dedicated to understanding the internet, where students will review internet-based architectures, topology, operations, and business models. Express Interest Here

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wireless towerPart 1: NextGen Wireless Overview

During the first part of day one, students will become familiar with the concept of Next Generation Wireless. This will include the migration of existing wireless telcos into the new world of WiFI, WiMax, UMTS, LTE, IMS and data service delivery and the building of Wireless Cloud applications. As we delve into the nature of these changes, we will detail how the different technologies fit together and review the key role of revenue assurance in mitigating the risks of the migration process. Professionals will walk away with an understanding of the synergy of WiFi, WiMAX, GPRS, UMTS, LTE, IMS and Wireless cloud and, more importantly, they will see how this new technology affects telecoms revenues, profits, and business models.

Practical Applications

  • Learn what is meant by the term "Next Generation Wireless"
  • Differentiate between the characteristics of 3G, 4G, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, WiFi, WiMax, IMS and Cloud
  • Understand the major differences and challenges faced by telcos that are moving into the use of these technologies
  • Learn the key role that revenue assurance plays in the securing, assuring and profitability of these new deployments
  • Apply the industry standard roles of marketing, sales, network, billing and other participants in the next generation wireless deployment process and the concomitant risks that the telco faces when making this migration
  • Learn how the revenue assurance department can deliver key, strategic and tactical value to the telecom throughout the process of the migration to and deployment of these technologies

Key Concepts

  • Key characteristics of architectures for WiFI, WiMax, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, IMS and Cloud Services
  • Key business models and commercial applications of WiFI, WiMax, UMTS, HSPA, LTE, IMS and Cloud Services for Service Providers
  • Key pressure points where revenue assurance methods provide the greatest benefit to NextGen Wireless operations

Part 2: Understanding the Internet

For decades a vast majority of the people have seen the internet as a cool, free technology that could revolutionize the way we do business. Well, the good news is that this is exactly what has happened. The great news is that with the internet world, there are hundreds of carriers, suppliers and other parties who are realizing that the internet represents BIG MONEY. But, with BIG MONEY comes big competition, big investment and a technological and a business model free for all. During this series of modules students will become familiar with the business, security and control of Internet products and services.

foundation for successPractical Applications

  • Learn the principles, tools, practical applications and case studies that show how Revenue Assurance adds value to NextGen
    Wireless Deployments
  • Use revenue assurance forensics, corrections and compliance to mitigate risk and assure the profitability of NGW services
  • Understand the key components of an internet "cloud," the way that it is built, managed and packaged as a service
  • Review the participants in the delivery of public internet services to ISPs and end customers (corporate and consumer)
  • Learn the technical protocols and arrangements that make the internet public network function
  • Differentiate between the various business models that make up an internet "cloud" service
  • Understand consumer cloud, corporate cloud and custom cloud application design
  • Review the different services that can be offered via the internet delivery architecture and the issues associated with their security and billing reliability
  • Learn how to secure and bill internet services

Key Concepts

  • The 3 Primary Functions of RA (Forensics, Correction, Compliance) as they are applied to NGW
  • The 4 Layers of Revenue Assurance Coverage (operations, accounting, margin, market) and the way they are mapped to the NGW problem space
  • The GRAPA Domain Analysis Methodology and its use in the developing and running of NGW revenue streams
  • What is the internet and how does it work
  • The principle methods of securing internet access and tracking internet activity
  • Methods for the authentication, authorization and accounting for internet activity