Operators Make Progress with 5G, IoT | Trending Network News | July 16, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, July 16, 2016 with 1 comment

This week's roundup of telecom news takes a look at some of the progress operators are making with 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and related efforts: 5G testing by major U.S. mobile operators, including Verizon's completion of 5G radio specifications, AT&T's testing of IoT on LTE networks, and AT&T's open-sourcing of its software-defined networking (SDN) platform. Plus: Comcast's new mobile division, and how operators are doing migrating network functions virtualization (NFV) from trials to production. 

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint deep into 5G testing across high-band spectrum
Despite expected challenges around freeing up spectrum and standards timing, U.S. mobile operators are already moving aggressively to tap high-band spectrum to test 5G. | Article by RCR Wireless

Verizon completes 5G radio specifications for its technology trials
Verizon has completed its 5G radio specification, the first U.S. carrier to do so. | Article by Telecom TV

Ahead of 2G shutdown, AT&T testing internet of things on LTE
This November, AT&T plans to begin piloting its use of Cat-M1 tech in San Francisco, as a way to run IoT traffic on its LTE network. | Article by RCR Wireless

AT&T to open source its SDN platform, as SDN test consortium launches
AT&T has committed to releasing the software that powers its SDN platform, dubbed "Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy" or ECOMP for short, into open source. | Article by Telecom TV

Comcast confirms creation of new mobile division
Comcast's new Mobile division, created in part to enable the MSO to resell Verizon's mobile service, is headed up by the company's VP of sales and marketing. Article by Fierce Wireless

Operators Are Migrating From NFV MANO Trials to Reality/
Some operators are moving ahead with commercial services using NFV management orchestration (MANO). | Article by SDxCentral

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