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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

5G: Getting There

With the recently accelerated timeline for the 5G NR standard, getting the next generation of mobile off the ground quickly seems to have taken on a new urgency. Many questions abound. Where exactly is 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) headed next? How will 5G change the landscape of global computing?And, beyond the hype of 5G, what solutions are available now to help mobile operators deal with increasing pressure on their networks from video content traffic? Following is a look at the latest thinking around 5G, from recent telecom news articles. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Early Version of 5G NR Spec is Just One Piece in the 5G Puzzle

At its RAN Plenary meeting this week, the 3GPP gave the go-ahead to a proposal for an early NonStandAlone (NSA) version of the 5G New Radio specification, The Mobile Network reported

Thursday, March 9, 2017

SD-WAN: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

Are software-defined WANs the next big thing in monetizing connectivity for cloud-connected enterprises, an overhyped 'silver bullet,' or something in-between? That depends on who you ask. 

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cable MSO Market: Less Talk, More Action for Network Virtualization

The majority of large cable MSOs are now actively working on plans to virtualize and distribute their access networks, according to results from a recent SNL Kagan survey of 35 cablecos around the globe, reported Light Reading and Fierce Cable.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mobile Operators, Vendors on 5G Standardization: Let's Speed This Along

One thing is clear from the news out of Mobile World Congress this past week: mobile operators and vendors see more opportunities than risks with getting 5G off the ground as soon as possible, and are doing their best to significantly speed up the development of 5G standards. 

Friday, March 3, 2017

Cable MSO Market, U.S.: Mergers, OTT, and 5G Trials

What's new in the U.S. cable MSO market? Here's a roundup of recent news, including 5G trials, increasing competition for over-the-top (OTT) services, and the latest moves by Comcast, Charter, CenturyLInk, and Windstream.