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Knowledge is Power!

I believe knowledge acquired through education and learning, or more specifically, implemented knowledge, is as valuable as anything in maximizing human life capital and in living a life of true personal significance. If you are an individual motivated to educate yourself or learn endlessly, you are definitely building a tremendous lifelong asset that will yield great benefits. Or if you are a parent or a grandparent, maximizing the human life capital of your children/grandchildren through education is just as valuable, if not more so, than anything you can ever give them. Education, in unison with principles for life and success (creativity and perseverance), maximizes earnings capacity and places anyone in a position to achieve any grand goals that one may have.

The Challenges of Mobility Network Software Testing - Considering RAN/Core Testing

Software is in general harder to test than hardware. Hardware testing is relatively pretty much deterministic. Usually we are facing instances where it either works or it doesn't under a predetermined set of operational conditions, such as temperature and humidity. We can drop test, heat test and splash test handset and network hardware. We always have the possibility also test individual hardware components or modules -- passive and active components , DSPs, memory, and and microcontrollers against precise pre-determined or specified performance specifications.
Software by its nature is less deterministic. We cannot always simulate or predict software behavior under all operational conditions. The way or manner in which code has been written and compiled by individual vendors may determine the behavior of the code. We have usually noticed that even with 2G handsets, the majority of product recalls and in-service problems tend to be related to software implementation and defects. Today, given that the 3G to 4G transition certainly implies an order of magnitude increase in handset code footprint (from 100,000 to 1 million lines of code) , it is not unreasonable to expect an order of magnitude increase in software related compatibility and performance issues

How are we benefiting from Multicore Mobile Devices?

The mobile revolution is probably the most tremendous and significant phenomenon we have witnessed so far in the technological domain with far reaching impact than any other trend. This was predominantly or chiefly due to a growing need and tendency of mobilizing every bit of vital information a user wants to access. This therefore shifted the dynamics of data access and as a result birthed the new "mobility" paradigm which spanned across almost all functional areas of usability. The mobile phone or handset or device which represents the focal entity or element through which any communication experience is delivered, is deemed the main artifact with varying form factors which dictate a given design of a device at a particular time, with respect to the available embedded technology and physics. The CPU has for a long time remained the dominant architecture when it came to computing devices, partly because of the prevalence of the desktop computer which was much more appropriate and convenient for effectively performing and sustaining relevant tasks. Today, multitasking which is one thing that has driven away from the CPU, has somehow assimilated in the mobile paradigm and therefore prompted for a much more efficient and scalable form of computing. (...post by Souma Badombena Wanta _catalyst_one)

Telecom is becoming all Software...

The epic revolution of technology and computing have driven and taken to a point where almost every thing or entity around us can be defined and organized in an orchestrated environment of software artifacts and objects capable of being controlled and managed in any fashion. Technical advancements and developments in the fields of Computer Science, Engineering and Information Technology have created a synergistical transformation leading to a paradigm where lines between various domains and areas are now blurred, with their functions and processes are all coalescing. Telecommunications are a specific case and example of this, where we are seeing all previous physical systems being practically reduced to software. The telecom domain for quite a while has been mostly represented and materialized by specialized equipment and devices constituting a significant and substantial body of infrastructure which much required physical deployments on premises. When thinking about systems going from the traditional PSTN to today's mobile cellular networks, we can see how many physical equipment and devices come into the pictures. Even though we could quite arguably admit that all these systems do host a humongous base of software, what we are seeing today is a critical transformation where significant parts of these systems are being functionally converted to pure software components, thus the hardware part considerably shrinking or even disappearing. Moreover, speaking from a more organic perspective, the booming of data services have led to a radical augmentation in the software-oriented services and processes to accommodate all kinds of user-based transactions and interactions.

The Convergence of Telecommunications and Computing

The advent of emerging technology and trends in the fields of communications and computing has led to a transformation characterized by a notable convergence of telecommunications and computing creating totally different and new paradigms, either self-contained or disparate. Telecommunications infrastructure today is running the most software and data intensive services consuming tremendous computing resources and computational processes. The convergence of telecommunications and computing has been noticed and commented on for some time. At present, there is a much richer interrelationship than at any other time in the past. These fields will become virtually distinguishable in the very near future.

What's Next for the Internet?

The next wave in the era of computing will be outside the realm of the traditional desktop. In the Internet of Things paradigm, everything of value will be on the network in one form or another. Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) and sensor network technologies will give rise to this new standard, in which information and communication are invisibly embedded in the environment around us. Everyday objects, such as cars, coffee cups, refrigerators, bathtubs, and more advanced, loosely coupled, computational and information services will be in each others’ interaction range and will communicate with one another. Large amounts of data will circulate in order to create smart and proactive environments that will significantly enhance both the work and leisure experiences of people. Smart interacting objects that adapt to the current situation without any human involvement will become the next logical step to people already connected anytime and anywhere.


For a while now, I have been looking at the evolution and expansion of Android on the market and have been able to understand its increased adoption, dynamic and performance. So through this post, I really want to explain the platform a little bit and emphasize its potential in powering a multitude of various devices and machines we are and will be using.

The need for speed.

The web has evolved into a new paradigm encompassing almost all the different aspects of our lives. Today the internet is part of our lives; we almost can't live or do without it. It has reached a point where we seem to take it for granted. At its core the TCP/IP protocol that governs all the different communication mechanisms required to maintain connectivity access, and exchange digital information. The web today is totally thought and defined through two crucial terms which are: access and performance. For people nowadays, it's all about access and performance.

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