Posted by Mae Kowalke on Friday, April 29, 2016 with No comments
In a Mobile World Congress 2016 recap, published in the Apr/May 2016 issue (pages 50-51), IoT Now Magazine noted that the event is now about far more than cellular networks and handsets, and that Internet of Things-related messaging was quite ubiquitous. Of course, though, IoT is having and will have a profound impact on mobile networks.
The article features comments from a diverse sampling of vendors, representing the broad influence of IoT. Among them was Scott Sumner, Accedian's VP of Strategic Marketing, who noted that for operators, IoT unfortunately does not come in a one-size-fits-all package.
"Some apps are ‘chatty’, some stream at a regular rate, and many use proprietary protocols," Sumner observed. "This enormous variation is incredibly challenging and operators must strike a real-time balance between the different traffic types in their ever more complex networks - at a time when quality of experience is more than ever becoming an operator’s prime differentiator.”
Want more about IoT?
- IoT Now article: Service-centric network optimisation
- Accedian blog post: IoT: a Fork in the Roadmap for Mobile Networks
- Telecom Ramblings article: IoT Paralysis: Will Hyperconnected Devices Debilitate Networks?
- Accedian blog post: Insight: Real-Time and Fast Analytics Crucial for Telecom
- Infographic: 5G Smart Networks – IoT and the Connected Car
- Accedian blog post: 5G Nervous System = Real-Time QoE