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

This week’s roundup of telecom news is a check-in on some of the latest industry perspectives and developments related to software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), the Internet of Things (IoT), low power wide area network (LPWAN) technologies, and 5G. 

SDN Adoption: Are We Ready To Dive In?

So far, enterprises are only dipping their toes into the waters of SDN deployment. Why? Network Computing article

NFV: The Unintended Consequences
Service providers are learning that when it comes to adopting NFV, the devil is in the deployment details. Light Reading article

7 Reasons The IoT Will Run On PaaS

Platform-as-a-service is very likely to be home where IoT software and data lives, for lots of reasons–including control over real-time data collection, rapid software development and deployment, device management, and simplified security. InformationWeek article

LPWAN technologies face off in crowded IoT battlefield

What does the proliferation LPWAN technologies for IoT have in common with a bowl of nicely prepared minestrone soup? Fierce Wireless article

5G: A Matter Of Protocol
Because its many end use cases must be delivered over the same network, new control plane and data networking architectures are needed. The Mobile Network article

3 perspectives on 5G SON (self-organizing networks)
It’s pretty well-accepted that self-organizing networks (SONs) are very important to 5G. Why that’s so differs depending on who you ask. RCR Wireless article