– Complimentary Frost & Sullivan Analyst Briefing shares a 360-degree view of highlights from the global telecommunications event of the year
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
Online, complimentary registration available at: http://bit.ly/1Bjo3xr
Frost & Sullivan Emerging Telecoms Director Ronald Gruia
More than 90,000 attendees from 200 countries attended the renowned global telecommunications event of the year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which took place March 2-5, 2015 in the Fira Gran Via venue. Over 2,000 companies participated in the conference and demonstrated their latest products and innovations in various product lines.
MWC 2015 Key Themes:
- SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) gaining traction
- Small cells playing a larger role
- 5G hype cycle begins, ahead of standardization in 2016-17 and commercialization by 2020; Europe making a push to recapture technological mindshare with 5G, after being eclipsed by the US, Japan and Korea for 4G
- LTE unlicensed (LTE-u), with operators showing interest in using unlicensed spectrum and vendors poised to get incremental small cell deals
- "Virtual everything" – AT&T targeting 5% of its telco network functions virtualized by CY15; vendors showcased solutions including even Radio Access Network (RAN) virtualization
- Emerging technologies: signaling orchestration (much more than just diameter routing, the interworking with legacy and other emerging protocols will play a huge role) and Self Organizing Networks (SONs)
- Endpoint launches galore: MWC would not be complete without the introduction of various products ranging from smartphones to the emerging wearables segment
This briefing will provide comprehensive and valuable insights of these developments and other topics, based on feedback received from conference sessions, analyst briefings and post-show interviews held with key players in the mobile value chain. This briefing will benefit network equipment vendors, application developers, system integrators, telecom operators, cloud providers, and handset manufacturers.
"The over-arching themes of this year’s conference were the shift in network topology with technologies such as SDN beginning to take hold, virtualization (NFV), the start of the pre-5G wave, the advent of LTE-unlicensed (LTE-u) and a host of new product launches including smartphones such as, Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and wearables," according to Frost & Sullivan Emerging Telecoms Director Ronald Gruia. "In addition, we also witnessed an increased interest in network densification, with small cells demand being driven by the proliferation of connected devices and exponential increases in mobile traffic," added Gruia. "We expect this growth in network traffic to also stimulate other technologies such as signaling orchestration and network optimization techniques such as Self Organizing Networks (SONs)."
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