Trending: Network Performance News This Week, March 8-14, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, March 14, 2015 with No comments

For consumers, the big news of the week was launch of the Apple Watch. Meanwhile, operators and analysts were busy ruminating on other topics, like visions of 5G, LTE network performance, and migrating to SDN.

Apple Watch Has No Time for Operators
Apple's latest gadget is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth only, requiring an iPhone 5 or later to work properly. Where does that leave operators? Light Reading article

MWC 2015: NGMN Alliance, Huawei, Ericsson, Nokia talk 5G and more
No surprise: 5G was a hot topic at Mobile World Congress 2015 earlier this month. Fierce Wireless recaps the event's major themes and hype. Fierce Wireless article

Generation Wireless: Of politics and net neutrality
What's the difference between wireless policy and wireless politics? RCR Wireless correspondent Jeff Hawn takes a look at that question in the context of net neutrality. RCR Wireless article

Ofcom: We're going to shake up the digi comms market
U.K. communications regulator Ofcom announced a comprehensive, two-phase review of digital communications infrastructure and competition. The results are likely to shake up the market. The Register article

Global LTE: comparing network performance
A new report from analytics firm Open Signal shares results from a user survey intended to gauge how well LTE networks perform in different parts of the world. RCR Wireless article

SDN Migration: Ensuring a Smooth Flight
The biggest potential benefit for operators migrating to SDN is being able to rapidly introduce new services. But how to you ensure a smooth transition from legacy to next generation technology? One word: planning. Light Reading article