TaraSeals 2/27/2014 | 11:34:32 AM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem I couldn't agree more-- it seems like anything that could appropriately call itself "5G" would have to inherently be about the intersection of cloud services and OTT and ultra-broadband. Start with the next-gen business case-- and then consider the technical and networking requirements to make that happen. It's about what network virtualization and faster air interfaces underpinning ubiquitous, secure and seamless integration of mobile into communications in a way that drives new consumption models, and therefore new revenue and opportunities. IoT will be a key topic I would think--obviously so?
Carol Wilson 2/25/2014 | 12:24:40 PM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem Based on what I'm hearing, the capex/opex arguments are not front and center - but then I'm talking with network technologists. Once the bean-counters get involved, the story may change. 
miburger 2/25/2014 | 12:16:21 PM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem the happy scenario: network operators understand that by using NFV and SDN they become cloud operators and therefore enter in this club with new breed of massively distributed IT resources, which everybody will benefit of even the OTT

the unhappy scenario: network operators use NFV and SDN only to reduce cost (CAPEX and OPEX) and cloud operators install remote blades (embedded in end user/enterprise solution) everywhere to implement the edge cloud, and network operators become overlay operators without visibility of the cloud signalling ....
Carol Wilson 2/25/2014 | 12:09:13 PM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem Given the convergence of cloud operators with mobility in the US, it will be interesting to see how mobility drives cloud and vice-versa.
miburger 2/25/2014 | 12:08:14 PM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem Definitevely should, but even more on how cloud solution solutions have to be developped...
Carol Wilson 2/25/2014 | 12:05:51 PM
Re: 5G is not only a network problem Will 5G spec be build on the notion of cloud-based resources?
miburger 2/25/2014 | 10:12:20 AM
5G is not only a network problem 5G will also have to be a IT issue by providing edge resources (speed of light is not eenough) and a software developement issue since cloud solutions will have to understand how to be more distributed and to cope with the fluctuation of the availabilty of edge it resources...