Trending: Network Performance News This Week, May 15-21, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with No comments

This week's roundup of telecom news touches on some of the most significant innovations underway and challenges to be resolved in this evolving market: 
an innovative ecosystem in Portland that demonstrates how the network and cloud can meet at the edge,  virtualization's effect on competition in the telecom market, how 100 Gb Ethernet, cloud, and software defined networking (SDN) is changing enterprise networks, why 'network slices' are crucial to the success of 5G, how mobile data demand is driving deployment of small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS), and the question of whether network functions virtualization (NFV) can live up to the performance expectations of the most demanding networks. 

Clouds at the Edge: The New Data Center
The network and the cloud are meeting at the edge, bringing more capability closer to the enterprise than ever before. Light Reading article

Making the case for a new breed of local mobile operator
Virtualisation is opening up the stack to cost-effective competition, including micro operators providing local connectivity. Telecom TV article

Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN
Enterprises are addressing surging bandwidth demand by adding bigger pipes, and adopting cloud and SDN technology. Network Computing article

5G network slicing and its key role in future networks
5G will be realized through integration of cross-domain networks, using systems that enable logical 'slices' to meet a wide range of use cases. Industrial IoT 5G article

Carrier small cell, DAS plans challenged by enterprise, business models
While challenges still remain, growing demand from consumers and enterprises is forcing the issue of small cell and DAS adoption. RCR Wireless article

Putting Purpose-Built Performance in NFV
Can NFV be designed to meet the performance demands of high-subscriber, mission-critical environments? SDxCentral article