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Virtualization Approaches for Mobile Network Operators

As the explosion of data and proliferation of smart devices pushes traditional mobile networks to their limits, service providers are looking towards Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for savings and innovation opportunities.

via SDN Central

How the Mobile Internet is Gaining New Users in Germany

In Germany, mobile internet penetration is fast approaching 50%, as smartphones and tablets provide quick, convenient access to the web. Males have taken the lead in mobile internet access — they outnumbered female users in Germany by nearly 3.5 million and accounted for 55.0% of all mobile internet users in Q2 2014.

via eMarketer

Why Mobile Operators are Seeking New Revenue Sources

Mobile service providers will find the next decade to be full of new challenges and opportunities. Meanwhile, the mobile internet phenomena has offered a welcomed increase in service revenue, but there were also some unanticipated negative side effects.

via Digital Lifescapes

How Telco Innovation Deficit Impacts their Revenue Outlook

A recent study found 81 percent of mobile network operators (MNOs) cite decreasing revenues on traditional telecom offerings — such  as SMS — as their most pressing concern. The decline of SMS is being attributed to the surge in over-the-top (OTT) services like WhatsApp, Skype and Facebook Messenger. The latest research by mobilesquared reveals uptake of these services is rising rapidly, with half of MNOs expecting the majority of their customers to be using OTT services in 2015.

via Mobilesquared

New Economic Developments via Municipal Broadband in the U.S.

Across the country, innovative municipalities are already recognizing the importance of leveraging gigabit level Internet to attract new businesses and create jobs, improve health care and education, and connect residents to new opportunities.

via Next Century Cities

Enterprise Networking Vendors Prepare for Valid Disruption

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The introduction of open source software platforms and bare-metal systems into the legacy enterprise network realm will eventually disrupt the status-quo for leading vendors that have previously benefited from the lack of unruly innovation. Meanwhile, established vendors can still take advantage of the apparent resistance to change.

via Digital Lifescapes

Software Defined Networking has Grown by 65 Percent in 2014

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The Software Defined Networking (SDN) Market is forecast to grow more than 65% in 2014, versus 2013.  With architectures ratified and production deployments under way, Network Security Appliances and Ethernet Switches will continue to comprise the majority of SDNs impact, with SDN gaining a foothold outside of the major cloud computing service providers.

via Dell’Oro

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