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

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

This week's roundup of telecom news covers a range of telecom-related topics: investment in the Internet of Things (IoT), the interrelationship between distributed antenna systems (DAS) and small cells, obstacles in the way of 5G, how telcos are transforming their workforces for the virtualization age, the importance of quality of experience (QoE), and what stands in the way of sustainable Wi-Fi calling services. 

Big technology companies are making the most IoT-oriented acquisitions, but telcos are catching on
Although big tech companies like Qualcomm and Google are making the largest investments in IoT, interest (and the dollars to back it up) is also starting to grow among telcos. Telecom TV article

Hetnet evolution: Network providers combine DAS and small cells
To accommodate the needs of customers, network operators are combining distributed antenna system (DAS) and small cells technology. RCR Wireless article

5G wireless slowly, carefully taking shapeTo achieve 5G speeds and related goals, operators have to overcome lots of challenges--including the limits of physics. But, they're working hard to overcome the hurdles. Network World article.

Cultural Shifts: Telcos Insist Employees Adapt for SDN
Major telcos like AT&T and Verizon are investing heavily in transforming their workforces for the age of virtualization. SDxCentral article

Reader Forum: How improving network QoE can help providers anticipate challenges of tomorrow
QoS is no longer enough; to manage complex customer relationships across disparate networks and various devices, operators must shift their focus to QoE. RCR Wireless article

Reality Check: Wi-Fi calling – a sustainable offering?
Many challenges stand in the way of widescale implementation of Wi-Fi calling--including end-user technology and interference. RCR Wireless article

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