Interview: Director, Tonse Telecom research: “LTE Roaming is soon going to become a big deal and operators need to wake up to the reality of this.”
Sridhar T. Pai runs Tonse Telecom, a research, analysis and consulting firm based out of Bangalore, India, that covers the Indian telecom sector extensively. Pai is chairing a panel discussion on integrating Carrier Wi-Fi on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference, taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore.
What do you consider to have been the main developments and major milestones over the last 12 months with regards to LTE?
The main developments are that LTE is now real, as indeed is LTE Advanced. In terms of signalling, Diameter is now the defining protocol for LTE , and LTE Roaming is soon going to become a big deal and operators need to wake up to the reality of this. IPX operators need to upgrade to support LTE roaming.