Trending: Network Performance News This Week, August 9-15, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, August 15, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news ties together some of the hottest topics in the industry: efficiently developing Internet of Things (IoT) components, simplification as a foundation for 5G, interoperability testing for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) products, orchestrating Software Defined Networking (SDN) and NFV for wireless networks, security for SDN switches, and the potential cost-lowering benefits of SDN. 

IBM applies some engineering rigor to the Internet of things
IBM's updated design tools use a technique called product line engineering (PLE) to help Internet of Things (IoT) component builders keep track of their work. InfoWorld article.
Reader Forum: 5G is coming – don’t be distracted by new 4-letter acronyms
How far will 5G advances take us? That depends on simplifying the building blocks for another "G"--with SDN and NFV being important starting points on that journey. RCR Wireless article

NFV Gets Real – Finally
Light Reading's invited leading industry vendors to take part in what it describes as 'the world's first ever NFV interoperability test.' Or, put another way, this is a validation experiment, intended to demonstrate which products work together to support next-generation virtualized IP networks. Light Reading article

The orchestrator conundrum in SDN and NFV
Orchestration is a key, make-or-break aspect of applying SDN and NFV to wireless telecommunications networks. The trick is, SDN orchestration is about resources and infrastructure management, while NFV is about service management. Core Analysis article

SDN switches aren't hard to compromise, researcher says
Software-defined network switches hold a lot of promise for operators, but security measures haven't quite caught up yet. Network World article

AT&T's Donovan: Wireless network costs decreasing due to SDN, Ethernet backhaul, cloud computing
AT&T is deploying SDN into its mobile network as a way to lower networking costs. Fierce Wireless Article

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