The concept of a network of smart devices was recorded more than 35 years ago when Carnegie Mellon University modified a Coke machine to report its inventory and the temperature of newly loaded drinks via an Internet connection1.
Advancements in virtualization have drastically improved the way mobile network infrastructure can and should be built. Making the move from managing a physical hardware infrastructure environment to a virtualized software infrastructure environment greatly reduces CAPEX, but also can result in increased OPEX savings as the responsibility for the maintaining service shifts to the cloud provider.
Written by Dan Meyer, Contributing Writer for RCR Wireless News.
Sprint, Nokia, Huawei and Interop cite IoT, 5G, use cases and virtualization as ways rural carriers can overcome coverage challenges...While the competitive environment for rural carriers continues to escalate and steal already stressed resources...
The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with countless potential benefits. Baby monitors, smart meters, even the connected car are all made possible by IoT technology.
The cloud has fundamentally changed the way organizations, including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), provide and consume computing resources. Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is one of the principle technologies underlying cloud-computing platforms and is often discussed in terms of its technology and features, such as resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and on-demand self-service.