When mobile operators transition to network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), they stand to gain quite a few benefits. Whether it’s better service agility or more flexible business models, the end goal of this transition is almost always to uncover new revenue streams. As mentioned by my colleague, Cyril Doussau, in a previous […]
Network Performance Management
When the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) announced its vision for the “Third Network” last September, it brought into better focus the transition that many in the networking community were already going through. Communications service providers (CSPs) had begun their “remarkable journey” toward a new network paradigm, with the hope of rolling out agile, assured and […]
A mobile operator’s work is never done. The telco industry is evolving rapidly, requiring mobile operators to juggle activities like ensuring a high quality of experience (QoE) for end users and troubleshooting ongoing mobile network performance, all while managing new technology roll-outs (e.g. LTE, C-RAN and even 5G), keeping up with the latest network standards […]
The Carrier Ethernet market is a proven revenue-driver for communications service providers (CSPs), and by all accounts, it will continue to be so in the coming years. By 2017, the Carrier Ethernet market is expected to be worth $100 billion, and by one year later, revenue from these services is predicted to be 300 percent […]
Today’s mobile networks are increasingly dense, complex and heterogeneous, thanks in large part to the trend toward virtualization. In addition, operators must consider the burden of ongoing, exponential mobile data traffic growth on their networks.
As of earlier this year, mobile operators across more than 100 countries have adopted LTE, motivated by the opportunity to gain additional network capacity and ensure faster speeds for subscribers. In the U.S. alone, mobile operators will spend an estimated $138 billion on LTE networks over the next five years to continue delivering on those […]