Trending: Network Performance News This Week, October 25-31, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, October 31, 2015 with No comments

Depending on your perspective, this week's roundup of telecom news may be a bit spooky, diving into the ugly side of NFV (plus the good and bad), developments toward ubiquitous VoLTE, the necessity of new business models for IoT and M2M services, launch of another IoT developer program, what's stopping small cell deployments from being profitable, and visions of a world where TV programming is accessible anywhere. 





NFV: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
When it comes to NFV, what distinguishes "ugly" from "bad"? Ugly items are just plain worse, and might not ever get fixed. SDxCentral article

VoLTE: next steps toward ubiquity
What does VoLTE need to move forward? Factors include technical challenges, interoperability, device penetration, and coverage. RCR Wireless article

Why mobile operators must leverage new models to profit from IoT and M2M
To profit from IoT and M2M services, mobile operators must use innovation to ensure existing assets can support a rapidly evolving marketplace, take full advantage of customer data to drive enhanced QoE, and create robust partnerships to optimize revenue streams. RCR Wireless article

Verizon hopes to light a fire under IoT
U.S. mobile carrier Verizon launched ThingSpace, a platform for application development, device management, and other tasks needed to make IoT offerings a reality. InfoWorld article

Small cells and the challenge of remaining profitable
Carriers often turn to DAS or picocells to cover areas like malls, stadiums, or airports--despite the fact that such solutions are expensive and not necessarily appropriate to address the majority of coverage and capacity challenges networks face. RCR Wireless article.  

5G – enabling the TV-anywhere world
The arrival of 5G will be a watershed moment of the TV and media industry, enabling the flexibility and reliability needed to deliver video to billions of users across the globe. What will it take to get there? RCR Wireless article


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