Regardless of their size, carriers are facing the same struggle of upgrading their core network and supporting in-demand enduserservices, such as video and multimedia. These features are no longer nice-to-have. They are imperative to remaining competitive. Smaller carriers are likely to have even larger obstacles as they must overcome high deployment costs, while maintaining and operating existing 2G (GSM), 3G (WCDMA), 4G, and LTE radio networks. This is compounded by the daunting challenge of building, maintaining and operating a nextgeneration mobile core network. The hosted core model offers ideal opportunities for small operators to provide cutting-edge mobile broadband services while remaining competitive in the market. The purpose of this paper is to examine what smaller carriers, primarily rural and regional wireless carriers, should take into consideration when selecting a hosted core solution. Download Nokia's Hosted Core White Paper to learn more. Questions? Contact us at NAM [dot] Hosted_core [at] nokia [dot] com.
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