This week’s roundup of telecom news is mostly a look at the latest 5G developments: NGMN’s planned activities for the next several years, the demands made in a manifesto from an alliance of European telcos and vendors, and the FCC’s plans for spectrum auctions in the U.S. Plus: the effect slow opex savings might have on virtualization, and the trend toward real-time data analysis in many industry verticals.
Operator Alliance NGMN Identifies Next Targets For 5G
Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance announced three key 5G-related activities it plans to focus on in coming years: uniform test models, overall architecture definition, and vehicle-to-X technologies. Inside 5G article.
A 5G manifesto presented to the European Commission by an alliance of telcos and industry players demands, among other things, a trials phase before 2018, deeper cooperation between telcos and industry verticals, and launch 5G in at least one member state city by 2020. The Mobile Network article.
Many communications service providers don’t expect their investment in virtualization will result in opex savings anytime soon. That could threaten the pace at which virtualization is adopted and deployed. Light Reading article.
Report: Companies moving toward real-time data analysis
Companies in many verticals are moving toward real-time data analysis of human- and machine-generated data, as an alternative and improvement over batch analysis. RCR Wireless article.