Case Study - ZTE: Mobile operators are deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to bring the benefits of the cloud to their networks, such as scalability, increased efficiencies and reduced costs.
Neutral host Small Cells were center stage in many presentations throughout the week at Small Cell World Summit as the industry grapples with how to address coverage and capacity issues. The industry is also defining the path to 5G, and small cells will form a critical part of the 5G infrastructure. Radisys' Tom McQuade, GM of CellEngine and Trillium Software division, talks about his experience at the event and shares key trends.
Mobile operators are always on the lookout for innovative and affordable ways to address the continued increase in mobile data traffic over their multi-mode, multi-band networks. Parallel Wireless has developed a multi-mode solution – the HetNet Gateway (HNG) – enabled by our CellEngine Femotatility 3G small cell software. I’m excited to share that our integrated solution has been shortlisted by the Small Cell Forum Awards for recognition in its Small Cell Network Element Design and Technology category.
The wireless data traffic explosion on the network has caused service providers to re-evaluate their existing network infrastructure. This traditional Central Office infrastructure built with closed proprietary boxes has proven to be too rigid, limited by existing hardware investment and available spectrum. A progressive open source project of the ONOS partnership – CORD (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter) – delivers a powerful new approach to transform service providers’ Central Offices into telco optimized data centers.
LTE over unlicensed spectrum is more than just the flavor of the month—the long-term possibilities are enticing for everyone from mobile operators to cable providers and other vendors. Radisys recently hosted a webinar with Heavy Reading, “Unlimited Potential – Exploring LTE Over Unlicensed Spectrum,” during which analyst Gabriel Brown and I examined the opportunities and challenges as traditional LTE moves to unlicensed options.