In the last four years alone, more than 1 billion people have gained mobile network access, bringing the global total to 3.2 billion mobile subscribers – nearly half the world’s population. And we’re only about another four years away from crossing the next significant milestone – 4 billion global subscribers. Historically, this rapidly growing landscape […]
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.
Today’s mobile operators have a lot on their plates. They must manage increasing mobile data volumes and deliver a high quality of experience (QoE), all while keeping CAPEX and OPEX in check. Without a clear view of the end-to-end network, each of these individual tasks are difficult to achieve – let alone all at once! […]
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 […]
Recently, I hyperbolized Carrier Ethernet’s ‘world domination.’ However, statistics show that that is actually not too far off, particularly in terms of Ethernet services’ global revenue projections and port growth. Infonetics Research forecasts 300% revenue growth for Ethernet services by 2018, and Vertical Systems Group estimates that there will be one million Ethernet ports in the […]
GEN14: How Mature is Your OSS? Are You Ready to Assure Dynamic Network Services and handle the transition to Virtual Network Functions?
OSS is sexy. That is, according to Ray Le Maistre of Light Reading. That comment likely elicited one of two reactions from readers: surprise at the statement’s absurdity, or appreciation that OSS may finally be getting the attention it deserves. Whatever your reaction, it’s clear that we are experiencing one of the most exciting […]