Telecommunication networks have become a critical infrastructure for any society, enabling economic growth and social prosperity. Services continue to evolve, generating ever increasing workloads and network traffic with a wide diversity of patterns. This evolution is forcing the underlying network technologies to change, increasing the level of programmability, control and flexibility of configuration, while reducing the overall costs related to network operations. In parallel novel service delivery mechanisms are required, to reduce the time for service design and roll-out and simplify the service operation at runtime. In this sense, 5G will not only be an evolution of mobile broadband networks but it will involve all the layers of the architecture, from the infrastructure up to the orchestration and service framework…. read all.
Contribution made by Nextworks – Paolo Cruschelli/Gino Carrozzo