Trending: Network Performance News This Week, March 6-12, 2016

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This week's roundup of telecom news dives into the ways operators are transforming their business models, the appeal and benefits of software defined networking (SDN), the role Internet of Things (IoT) is playing in platform-as-a-service growth, 5G's potential impact on vertical industries, and challenges around managing and orchestrating network functions virtualization (NFV). 

3 Levels of Digital Transformation 
Global carriers are focused on three levels of digital transformation: their services and role in the ecosystem, user experience, and operational changes. Light Reading video

Telco service operators: Transforming towards digital business
In the digital era, opportunities abound for operators--assuming they transform their mindset and operating models. RCRWireless article

SDN Tops List Of Technology Investments For 2016
Early adopters of SDN give the technology very high marks for return on investment and total cost of ownership. Network Computing article

IoT will drive Platform as a Service says Gartner
IoT's rise will drive great use of platform-as-a-service for development of applications centered around sensor data and 'real-time' event processing. Telecom TV article.  

Analyst Angle: 5G empowering vertical industries
Though ratified standards are still years away, it's not to early to ponder what 5G could mean for vertical industries like healthcare, manufacturing, smart cities, and automotive. RCRWireless article. 

NFV Orchestration about more than infrastructure
As operators continue with their adoption of NFV during 2016, a key goal is to clarify how these elements will be managed and orchestrated to create multi-use-case services, given that existing MANO models are incomplete and/or overlapping. The Mobile Network article

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