Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 8-14, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, May 14, 2016 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news explores three topics: 1) the challenges and opportunities of bringing next-generation network technologies like 5G, software-defined networking (SDN), and network functions virtualization (NFV) to specialized verticals such as utilities and the U.S. Department of Defense, and enterprise data centers; 2) the importance of edge computing for telcos and IoT; and 3) the adoption of open APIs by global carriers. 

Ensuring 5G meets the requirements of Utilities
The telecoms development and innovation lifecycle is rapid, whereas the utility sector is still using decades-old infrastructure and installed assets. How to bring the two together with 5G technology? Telecom TV video

What It Takes to Bring SDN to the Department of Defense
Think migrating to SDN is hard for a typical large enterprise? Try being the U.S. Department of Defense. SDxCentral article

Embracing SDN & NFV to Optimize Enterprise Data Center Operations
SDN and NFV give data center managers more flexibility and scalability, and therefore the ability to anticipate and respond to changing market demands. SDxCentral article

Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
Adopting edge computing--which moves data centers close to the end user--is a way for telcos to expand their business and provide better service. Light Reading article

To work right, IoT has to move to the cloud's edge
For most IoT applications, traditional cloud architecture introduces too much latency. InfoWorld article

Major global carriers adopt open APIs
TM Forum is gaining traction as an industry information and technology aggregator, with nine global carriers this week formally adopting a set of open APIs developed by the organization. RCR Wireless article

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