As predicted, 5G technology was the main focus of MWC19 Barcelona (formerly Mobile World Congress). Speaker after speaker touted the importance of deploying 5G as quickly as possible. Tech companies from all over the world showcased their 5G capabilities. Though 5G was a big topic at MWC the past few years, there’s clearly more urgency than ever. The impact of 5G will span industries and save lives.
The deployment of 5G technology, which is happening much sooner than expected, will “touch and change our lives like never before” while bringing new performance expectations to the telecommunications industry, according to a new white paper by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
This is your opportunity to explore progressive network and customer intelligent monitoring systems that can advance your network function virtualization (NFV), 5G, and Internet of Things (IoT) adoption processes. Since emerging technologies add complexity to how modern telecom operators and enterprises function, it’s critical for businesses to plan for how they’ll affect Quality of Experience (QoE).
Quality of Experience (QoE) is the key business indicator for service providers and enterprises moving respectively to 5G and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). However, the new services enabled by these technologies coupled with innovations in the Internet of Things (IoT) and in automation in general are very different to traditional telecoms services. New, flexible approaches to assuring QoE are therefore required that take into account the needs of specific applications and the expectations of users.
Don’t miss your opportunity to explore progressive network and customer intelligent monitoring solutions that will advance your NFV, 5G, and IoT adoption – MWC 2019.
As an active member of ETSI, Empirix also joined its Open Source Management and Orchestration (MANO) community, commonly known as OSM. This community project is designed to jointly innovate, create and deliver a MANO stack closely aligned with the ETSI NFV working group. OSM is currently the only initiative recognized by the International Standards Organization for its work in defining the critical domain of network and service orchestration in NFV.
This year, 5G took center stage and, for the first time that I can remember, car manufacturers showed up at MWC to demonstrate their connected and autonomous cars that 5G should “easily” enable.
In order to do that we recently sat down with Graham Kunz to discuss the next evolution of mobile technology. With Graham’s background in service assurance for wireless customers, it was an interesting conversation that I hope you will find useful.
As Mobile technology moves towards 5G there’s an increased rollout of small cells capable of supporting low latency, low data rate applications like smart energy, building security, infrastructure, retail and healthcare etc. It may still be several years before we see the first, commercially viable applications actually in operation.
The explosion of smartphones (~1.5 billion sold in 2015), the proliferation of applications accessible through 4G mobile networks, and the advent of over-the-top (OTT) services have all put pressure on traditional service providers to differentiate themselves, keep the customer base loyal and, most importantly, recover revenues currently flowing to OTT providers and other MNO competitors.