Posted by Mae Kowalke on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 with No comments
In many ways, 5G is now just a dream—a vision of a future where subscribers can seamlessly consume any app or service, with perfect quality of experience (QoE), anywhere, anytime. In a recent Telecoms.com article, Accedian Founder and CEO Patrick Ostiguy explores some of the network barriers preventing operators from achieving a 5G utopia—and how they might overcome those challenges.
In the article, Ostiguy notes that today's mostly hardware-based legacy networks won't be able to meet 5G expectations. This necessarily means operators have some significant re-architecting to do.
The first step in that direction is instrumenting the network end-to-end for complete visibility—a prerequisite for assuring QoE through automated control and optimization. Decentralized network control—forming a ubiquitous 'nervous system'—is the way of the future.
Ostiguy dives into this topic, exploring why traditional network architecture is exacerbating traffic bottlenecks, the impact of network decentralization and what it means for service provisioning, and the role of self-optimizing virtualized networks, among other aspects. Read the full article for more insights.
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