Trending: Network Performance News This Week, January 10-16, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, January 16, 2016 with No comments

If this week's roundup of telecom news is any indication, 2016's alphabet soup of acronyms will be dominated by VoLTE, SDN, 5G, and IoTplus cloud and small cells. 

Voice Over LTE Enterprise Benefits
While VoLTE has clear advantages for operators (more efficient voice service delivery, for example), there are also plenty of upsides for enterprises, too. Network Computing article

VoLTE: It's Not Just About Voice
Long-term, VoLTE will have a much more profound effect on operator networks and business models than merely improving call quality. Light Reading article

SDN pioneers gain visibility, control over bandwidth
Early adopters of software defined networking (SDN) are finding it can give IT the agility and flexibility needed to manage dynamic data centers and private cloud infrastructures--and save money, too. InfoWorld article

2016 Predictions: Backhaul outlook – small cells, 5G and data demand
Among other things, 2016 will bring more clarity about the backhaul required for 5G, continued (but slow) progress for small cells deployments, and increased network security measures. RCR Wireless article

The cloud and the Internet of things are inseparable
The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), as it's envisioned now, cannot happen without cloud services. The cloud will evolve to better serve IoT. You can't have one without the other. InfoWorld article

Small cells becoming ‘integral part of wireless networks’
As wireless carriers keep up with mobile data traffic by deploying small cells, they are also seeking more fiber backhaul. Coverage and capacity are both needed. RCR Wireless News article and video.

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