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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Softbank Buys ARM, Mobile Telcos Focus on NFV, SDN, IoT | Trending Network News | July 23, 2016

It was a busy week in telecom news! Telecom company Softbank made a $32 billion bid to purchase chip-maker ARM. AT&T and Verizon both announced virtual network services. The U.S. White House launched a $400 million 5G research project. AT&T and Orange teamed up to develop common specification and APIs for network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN). And SK Telecom shared its Internet of Things (IoT), low-power, wide-area (LPWA) strategy, based entirely on LoRa and LTE-M technology. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016

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

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. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Accedian in the News

If you're following Accedian's growth, solutions, and contribution to conferences and industry organizations, you'll want to see who's been taking note in the media.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mirror, mirror, what lies ahead for network functions virtualization?

Although communications service providers (CSPs) are going ahead with deploying virtualized functions, they no longer view this as a way to reduce opex (at least, not in the short term), and acknowledge there’s quite a bit of upfront capex investment required, Light Reading Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson noted in a recent article, citing stats from Heavy Reading’s Spring 2016 Future of Virtualization Index.

Monday, July 11, 2016

How to Solve Pesky LTE-A Performance Problems, Using Big Data Analytics

Sometimes, a seemingly small or isolated action can have far-reaching consequences—for good or ill. When discovered through analysis, the butterfly effect tends to be startling, whether you’re talking about a natural ecosystem or an LTE Advanced mobile network.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, July 3-9, 2016

This week's roundup of telecom news is mostly a look at the latest 5G developments: NGMN's planned activities for the next several years, the demands made in a manifesto from an alliance of European telcos and vendors, and the FCC's plans for spectrum auctions in the U.S. Plus: the effect slow opex savings might have on virtualization, and the trend toward real-time data analysis in many industry verticals. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Trending: Network Performance News This Week, June 26-July 2, 2016

With 5G World this week in London, this week's roundup of telecom news is a good chance to take the temperature of 5G and related topics (Internet of Things/IoT, small cells, NFV, cloud): How are things progressing with 5G standards? How do carriers expect to make money from early 5G rollouts? What'a happening with wireless spectrum for 5G? Just how many IoT devices will be connected by 5G, and what does that mean for networks? Who will own and manage small cells infrastructure? How is network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud changing core network licensing models?