Topic: network functions virtualization
Industry analyst Mark Lowenstein helps us kick off 2019 with his assessment of the key strategic priorities for the leading U.S. wireless operators.
Perhaps nowhere is disruption more evident than in the efforts around the radio access network and freeing that up for more competition.
While operators like BT have called NFV “unimpressive,” virtualization is still very much a part of operators’ path to 5G, according to VMware.
There may be grumblings from various circles that NFV is not living up to the hype, but Cisco sees virtualization as a transition with different stages.
5G promises new spectrum, more bandwidth, lower latency, new uses, lower cost per bit, and greater efficiency—a big challenge for the industry.
The xRAN Forum announced public availability of new specs that deliver on important operator member requirements.
Opanga Networks is trying to help wireless operators address a problem that comes from a small percentage of consumer interactions.
Reliance Industries’ planned acquisition of Radisys will help it accomplish its vision of facilitating more openness in telecom.