The Cable Center
March 10, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
This week's roundup of telecom news represents a tiny fraction of the commentary that came out of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona--touching on some of the major topics at the event: small cells, Internet of Things (IoT), and 5G, as well as a broader look at industry trends like everything-as-a-service, cloud business services, and problems the industry hasn't yet solved (and is perhaps avoiding).
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
At Mobile World Congress this year, much discussion is expected about how new applications such as voice over LTE (VoLTE), video over LTE (ViLTE) and enhance security will be delivered in new 5G networks and the innovation that will go into developing them. But it’s not going to be an easy ride.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
What is the telecom industry most in love with this week? Leading up to Mobile World Congress 2016, hot topics include network functions virtualization (NFV), software-defined networking (SND), small cells, and 5G. This week's roundup of trending news is a mixed box of those subjects, exploring near-term prospects for small cells, NFV, and 5G; SDN-related security concerns; and how to separate 5G hype from reality. Plus, a couple of bonus links to whet your appetite for MWC. Let's dig in!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
It's no longer enough to have some areas or layers of the mobile network instrumented for performance assurance; with the growing complexity introduced by voice over LTE (VoLTE) and 5G services, operators need granular, end-to-end, real-time visibility across all parts of the network. That's the conclusion drawn by Viavi Solutions in a recent RCRWireless News article.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Monday, February 15, 2016
In the past, communications networks were relatively static, so monitoring individual elements was sufficient to assure quality of service (QoS) and, to a certain extent, quality of experience (QoE), noted Senza Fili Consulting President Monica Paolini, during a recent webinar co-presented by RCRWireless. But, that's no longer the case, and now operators must take a different approach to account for the dynamic nature of networks and the complexities of assuring QoE.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
This week's roundup of telecom news is a reality check into 5G and what it will take to get there: the gap between 5G dreams and reality, what people are actually envisioning 5G will mean, what the Internet of Things (IoT; arguably an aspect of 5G) means for operators, how backhaul will be handled in the 5G era, and how interest in software-defined networking (SDN) has evolved.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Senzi Fili and RCRWireless recently collaborated on a report (Getting the Best QoE: Trends in Traffic Management and Mobile Core Optimization) examining the challenges mobile operators now face around assuring service quality. The interviews on which the report is based (mostly with companies specializing in mobile network performance assurance, including Alepo, Antritsu, Ascom, Guavus, and Viavi) paint a useful picture of market forces pushing network virtualization and automation.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Monday, February 8, 2016
With an eye toward effective performance assurance across multi-vendor networks, operators are adopting open, programmable solutions that make it possible to deliver new levels of customer experience. As detailed in a Telecom Review article, Telefónica selected Accedian as its partner in this endeavor.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
This week's roundup of telecom news focuses on four topics: network functions virtualization (NFV), voice over LTE (VoLTE), 5G, and software-defined networking (SDN). What's the latest with NFV? What's causing VoLTE deployment delays? How's the 5G race shaping up? What progress are operators making with SDN, and what is it about SDN that makes network admins nervous?