Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, November 07, 2015 with No comments
This week's roundup of telecom news touches on NFV (results from multi-vendor trials, service provider concerns about OSS/BSS, and what's motivating telcos to move forward with NFV), Reliance Jio's ambitious LTE plans in India, the market for multi-operator small cells, and IDC's expanded research coverage that includes IoT.
Multi-Vendor NFV Trial Scores 1-Gigabit Throughput
Results from performance testing conducted and validated by European Advanced Networking Test Center (EANTC), pure-play NFV can provide carrier class performance without assistance from proprietary hardware or software. Light Reading article.
Telecoms Pushing NFV, Even Lacking OSS
Although communications service providers are moving ahead with network virtualization, they remain uncertain about their operations support system (OSS) and business support system (BSS) strategies. Light Reading article.
Accelerating the Commercialization of SDN & NFV
The majority of telcos are trialing and testing NFV, or committed to starting the process in the next couple years, motivated by a mix of cost savings and revenue opportunities. Light Reading video.
Reliance Jio reveals ambitious LTE network plan for India
Indian telco Reliance Jio plans to debut an all 4G LTE network during fiscal year 2016-2017, which includes an ambitious plan to deploy small cells on a very large scale. RCR Wireless article.
What’s holding back multi-operator small cells
Small cells capable of supporting more than one mobile operator have the potential to change the wireless landscape, especially indoors. But so far, there are few multi-operator small cell deployments in the U.S. RCR Wireless article.
IDC Expands Research Coverage for Six Key Innovation Accelerators
International Data Corporation (IDC) has expanded its research coverage in six technology markets, including the Internet of Things (IoT). IDG Knowledge Hub article.