A new era of connectivity is on the horizon as the traditional telecommunications landscape continues to evolve and change faster than ever before.
From infrastructure and components, to network operators and new technology applications and players — now more than ever, a complete view of the foundational elements that makeup the connectivity ecosystem is essential to successfully navigate this trans-formative, disruptive and growing industry.
The promise of 5G communications infrastructure technology will open vast opportunities with new use cases for enhanced mobile broadband, IoT, and mission-critical applications. It will require network performance to increase 10-fold as measured by latency, throughput, reliability, and scale as well as forward-thinking policies and approaches that encourage private sector innovation and investment in the core of the network.
Fiber only transmissions will becomes essential to support small-cell deployment as a shift to satisfy a higher concentration of traffic and capacity is needed, while the race for more spectrum will continue across high and low bands, and core networks continue to converge improving their agility and performance as network functional virtualization and software defined networking advance.
When rolling out broadband, many disparate pieces must come together in order to ensure the connection is delivered to the consumer in the most reliable and sufficient manner.
The emerging path to NFV/SDN adoption starts with a focus on building scaled virtualization of a handful of core functions or subsystems.
Connecting all endpoints directly to fiber optic cable enables tremendous improvements in what bandwidth devices are capable of delivering.
Data demand is outpacing the ability to build out infrastructure. The need today is for more critical infrastructure to be developed.
The most optimal use of small cells comes when they are based on common standards, from chips to interfaces and software.
Transport technology remains of vital importance to the evolution of the global network.
Edge computing is a natural solution to mitigating data latency due simply to the fact that data does not need to process over a network to a data center or cloud.