Trending: Network Performance News This Week, July 19-25, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, July 25, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news is about growth and change: the already-impressive size of the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) market, areas that need researching to achieve 5G goals, what's driving C-RAN deployment, the influence of business enablement systems on the way communications service providers operate, how mobile video delivery is evolving, and the potential of 60 GHz frequency band for building-to-building wireless backhaul. 

Would You Believe NFV Is Already a $2.3B Market?

Yes, you read the headline correctly: $2.3 billion. And, Infonetics predicts it will grow to $11.6 billion by 2019. SDxCentral article

Top 10 areas for 5G research
To achieve ambitious 5G goals over the next five years, research is needed into many areas, including massive MIMO, centimeter and millimeter wave, multi radio access technologies, end-to-end performance assurance, intelligent data mining on the fly, and distributed cloud using SDN and NFV. RCRWireless article
Poll: Savings Drive C-RAN Deployments

The biggest driver for deploying centralized radio access networks (C-RANs) is the cost savings it can bring--especially OpEx. Light Reading article.

How Business Enablement Systems Could Change CSP DNA
Because it has a momentous impact on how communications services are consumed and delivered, fixed and mobile broadband is challenging traditional mobile network operator business models and exposing the limitations of their existing OSS/BSS infrastructure. Light Reading article

The Evolution of Mobile Video DeliveryThe harsh reality is that mobile video continues to burn through subscriber data plans, and mobile operators face a continuous increase in infrastructure costs to transport this growing traffic. To survive, they must deliver a better user experience and make more efficient use of available network resources. Light Reading article

LightPointe Releases White Paper on the Benefits of 60 GHz Frequency Band for Point to Point Wireless Backhaul for Outdoor Building to Building Connectivity
In a recent white paper, LightPointe argues that because 60 GHz is license-free in most parts of the world, it's ideally suited for point-to-point, building-to-building connectivity and telecom carrier applications. Yahoo! Finance article
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