Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 10-16, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, May 16, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news is a grab-bag of topics: HetNets, earthquake-worthy cell towers, OTT competition, 100Gbps Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification, wireless power, and the persistence of 2G and 3G networks. 

Hetnets: 4 elements of scalable architecture
In order to cost-effectively scale HetNets, operators need wireless infrastructure solutions that are frequency agnostic, intuitive and software-driven, able to allocate capacity dynamically, and built on standard infrastructure. RCR Wireless article

LA to harden cell towers for earthquakesLos Angeles, California city leaders voted to require that future cell towers be built to the same seismic protection standards as public safety buildings; the goal is for them to withstand earthquakes and continue working afterward. RCR Wireless article

Reality Check: It’s time to take back OTT
Over-the-top (OTT) challengers cost communications service providers (CSPs) about $14 billion in lost messaging and voice revenues last year. It's time for CSPs to step up their innovation game and take back this space. RCR Wireless article

MEF Offers CE 2.0 Certification for 100G
Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification Program now covers network equipment used to deliver E-Line and E-Access services up to 100 Gigabits per second. This opens the way for Carrier Ethernet-compliant services delivered at speed an order of magnitude faster than before. Light Reading article

Wireless power: Who's leading the charge?
Big companies like Samsung, Starbucks, and IKEA aren't waiting for wireless charging standards to get ironed out; they're moving ahead with products and solutions in this area. Could it be 2015 will be 'the year of wireless charging'? Fierce Wireless article

Schoolar: Mobile operators aren't in a rush to say goodbye to 2G
It turns out that mobile operators as a whole usually have little reason to shut down their older 2G (and 3G) networks. If they do, government regulation rather than economics is the most likely motivator. Fierce Wireless article