Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, March 05, 2016 with No comments
This week's roundup of telecom news is a leap forward into networks of the future, exploring what 5G services might look like, the cooperation needed to make 5G into a reality, what it takes to maximize the cost-savings potential of VoLTE, the increasing importance of the network edge, and SDN and NFV's complementary contributions to virtualized networks. Plus: a 'hype curve' of the hottest (and coolest) topics discussed at Mobile World Congress 2016.
The best 5G demos at MWC16, and otherwise
What will 5G look like? If Mobile World Congress 2016 demos are any indication, might include robots juggling a ball, self-driving cars, ultra low latency network 'slices,' beam forming and tracking, and visible light communications. The Mobile Network article.
5G Networks Getting Closer
Not just a technology for mobile handsets, but rather a way to connect 20-plus billion devices by 2021, 5G will require collaboration among vendors and operators. Network Computing article.
A pragmatic approach to VoLTE service parity
Maximizing the cost-saving potential of VoLTE depends on smoothly, cost-effectively transitioning to new services and to the IMS infrastructure needed to support them. RCRWireless article.
The Network Core Is No More
The meet and support new demands being placed on the internet, considerable expansion is needed at the network edge--bringing content closer to end-users faster than ever. Telecom Ramblings article.
SDN & NFV: You Need Both
Traditional IT models are unable to provide the level of service now in demand. Efficient virtual networks are the way forward, using a combination of SDN and NFV. Network Computing article.
Mobile World Congress 16 hype curve
The hype curve for subjects explored at Mobile World Congress started off with ViLTE and ad blocking; peaked with 5G, IoT, M2M, and virtual reality; and trailed off through big data, mobile SDN, and mobile video. Core Analysis article.