Trending: Network Performance News This Week, December 6-12, 2015

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, December 12, 2015 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on four topics: the Internet of Things as a generational shift, real-world 5G, the inter-related dynamics of virtualization technologies (SDN, NFV), and the roll of small cells in wireless expansion. 

Millennials will accelerate Internet of things action
IoT isn't just a generational shift in technology; it's also being driven by a new generation of humans. InfoWorld article

Moving 5G from the lab to commercialization
The trick with moving 5G into the real world is how to make it work at scale, not just in limited trials and controlled test environments. RCR Wireless article

NFV, Cloud, Security & 5G Need Analytics
Without analytics, the monetization of network functions virtualization (NFV), the cloud, security, and 5G isn't possible. Light Reading article

Why Network Virtualization & SDN Shouldn’t End at the Data Center
The first area of focus for network virtualization using software defined networking (SDN) and NFV is the data center. But there's no reason to stop there. SDxCentral article

Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report
A multivendor NFV interoperability test report commissioned by Light Reading, based on two months of work at the European Advanced Networking Test Center on behalf of the New IP Agency, highlights progress and challenges in the New IP sector. Light Reading article

Small Cell Backhaul Part of a Big Wireless Expansion
Although they present deployment challenges (especially around the logistics of backhaul), small cells are a very effective way to supplement macro base stations and support wireless expansion. IT Business Edge article