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Mobile Broadband Technologies
Mobile Operators Virtualize to Win with SDN and Services at the Edge Executive Summary
Virtualization of Resources in the Cloud, Software Defined Networking (SDN) and ‘Services at the Edge’ will dramatically change the way that network resources are allocated, standardize processing platforms for all types of network equipment – including gateways and routers - and eventually simplify network operations. Mobile network operators are exploring how to utilize SDN and smart ‘services at the edge’ to scale rapidly to handle huge bursts of traffic, lower software platform costs and add unique value. This Executive Summary highlights how two major trends in network infrastructure and service delivery will change operator deployment and operations to create a winning approach in 2013 and beyond. The full Report ‘2013 Network Trends - BT, Deutsche Telekom, Singtel, Telstra, Verizon Pioneer SDN and Services at the Edge’ is available as part of Strategy Analytics Mobile Broadband Opportunities Service.