Networks & Service Platforms

Next Gen. Networks Must Meet Seven Key Challenges To Deliver IoT Services, Security, FMC, Cloud, Network Slices, 5G and Bursty Video




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Report Summary:

Snapshot

Strategy Analytics lays out seven challenges that could be ‘show stoppers’ for the major markets that Service Providers are looking to address over the next decade.

Both generic capabilities like Security and Bursty Traffic Optimization as well as the specific requirements for IoT Services, Fixed Mobile Convergence, Cloud, Network Slicing, 5G and 4K Mobile Video create significant challenges that cannot be addressed at scale today. Even massive additional bandwidth will not be enough to solve these problems - new approaches are needed and work is just beginning.

This report reviews these challenges and the specific requirements needed for Next Generation Broadband networks to deliver what is needed for the multi-billion dollar markets of the next decade.

Also see Video from BBWF 2016 where Sue Rudd of Strategy Analytics speaks to Scott Bicheno about the challenges that next-generation broadband is facing. 

Click link for Video: http://ubm.io/2ftkeiX



Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

1. The Seven Critical Challenges

Table A. Seven Challenges Must be Met to Reach Major New Markets

  • Security, Network Independent Identifiers and Services Optimized End to End can be resolved better together
  • Quality of Service and the Ability to Guarantee it are at the heart of multiple critical service markets
  • IoT Needs both Unique Identifiers and Security.
  • Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) and Cloud Data Centers both need Seamless Layer 1 and Layer 2 Access and Global Cloud vLANs
  • Bursty Traffic Optimization

2. Requirements to Meet the Seven Challenges               7

Table B. Seven Challenges demand Specific Functionality

3. Solution Approaches to Address the Requirements

Table C. Generic Requirements and Solution Approaches by Market

4. Initiatives for Next Generation Networking

  • ETSI Next Generation Protocols (NGP) Industry Specification Group
  • European Commission ICT Initiatives: PRISTINE and ARCFIRE

5. Legacy Internet was designed in 1970s for narrowband services.

  • Internet was born into the world of the 1970s
  • Mobile Networking, Distributed Computing and Client Server Networking in 1980s/90s
  • 21st. Century Evolution

6. Time to Rethink High Performance Next Generation networking



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