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
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.
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.
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.
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.