Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 4-10, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, October 10, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news includes an update on state of the distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cell market, a look at how carriers are expected to invest in software defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), real-world business case challenges surrounding NFV deployments, the relationship between service assurance and virtualized networks, and a check in on 5G that goes beyond the 'fast wireless' hype. 

Feature Report: DAS and Small Cell Update
In the indoor and outdoor network densification market, predominant themes include cost control, small cells as a service, new business models, converged solutions, and centralized RAN. RCR Wireless report.  

AWS takes IoT beyond data analytics, into management
Amazon's AWS IoT framework employs a two-pronged strategy covering data and devices--not only gathering data, but managing 'things' at the device-specific level. Info World article

Expected carrier SDN, NFV investments
The main carrier motivation for investing in SDN is the potential to simplify and automate service provisioning, leading to service agility and faster ROI. RCR Wireless video and article

The Business Case Challenge for NFV
When the software involved in NFV is able to run on a small, remotely-controlled, low-power device--acting as a NID--that can help operators overcome business case challenges around deploying NFV. Light Reading video

The Role of Service Assurance in the Virtualizing Network 
Because operators expect to introduce NFV into a variety of network environments--including brownfield networks alongside physical appliances--any new assurance approach must coexist with existing tools. Light Reading article

Reality Check: Why 5G isn’t all about fast wireless
5G isn't really about 'fast wireless;' it's about solving today's wireless problems, which include reliability for multiple devices, energy efficiency, and bandwidth standards. RCR Wireless article

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