Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 11-17, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, October 17, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on the future of big, fast data; the need for better service assurance solutions; operator plans for deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi; the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) on mobile networks; leaders in the roadmap toward 5G; and Colt's launch of a software defined networking (SDN)-based data center service. 

The future of big data is very, very fast
In-memory solutions like Spark and NoSQL are fueling the development of 'machine business intelligence,' or intelligence that takes place at the processing speed of a machine. This makes human intervention not just superfluous, but impossible. InfoWorld article.  

Carriers Need Better Service Assurance
More work is needed so that network service assurance solutions deliver on their promise of enabling meaningful performance improvements required to optimize the customer experience. Light Reading article

Report: More than half of operators plan to deploy carrier-grade Wi-Fi
Operators are putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to deploying carrier-grade Wi-Fi; the majority (about 57 percent) have firm timelines in place for doing just that, with an eye toward high-growth areas like IoT and smart cities. Fierce Wireless article

IoT is here and mobile networks will never be the same
Over the next few years, carriers will be busy re-architecting the systems they use now for gaming and streaming media delivery, making them more distributed to accommodate IoT devices like sensors, cameras, and remote-control connections. PC World article

The roadmap for 5G development
Countries in Asia-Pacific and North America are leading the charge when it comes to 5G development, with some operators on schedule to trial services in 2017 and roll out commercial services in late 2020. RCR Wireless article.

Colt Launches SDN-Based Data Center Offer
Colt's revamped DCNet data center interconnectivity offering takes advantage of SDN technology to give customers more control over the service they receive. Light Reading article.