The concept of software-defined networks (SDN) was all the rage at Mobile World Congress earlier this year in Barcelona, Spain, but efforts to virtualize the mobile network remain in a very nascent stage. Nonetheless, progress is coming fast and furious as customers increasingly push operators to find methods to open bandwidth or deploy applications on the fly.
Arthur D. Little: What can 4G LTE do for business?
By Joseph Place
While a lot has been written about the technical benefits of 4G LTE, and its applications from a B2C perspective, no one has taken a structured look at the impact that LTE could have on businesses.
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Accedian Networks announced SkyLight, which it claims delivers performance assurance on multivendor heterogeneous mobile backhaul networks by leveraging software-defined networking (SDN) and self-organizing/optimizing network (SON) technologies.
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As U.S. automaker General Motors gears up to make passenger vehicles a chief tech platform, the European Union is simultaneously moving to require all new cars sold there to be fitted with a wireless emergency calling device.
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Broadcom unveiled its newest platform for entry-level smartphones and also announced a milestone-reaching series of multicore processors suited for LTE and LTE-Advanced networks.