4G Americas | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
This white paper is an update of the paper published in 2011, Self-Optimizing Networks: The Benefits of SON in LTE, that addressed the rationale for SON and the description of SON features in 3GPP Releases 8, 9 and 10.
This paper also focuses on the SON use cases that play an important role in the operation of multi-vendor Heterogeneous Networks (Hetnets) comprising of macro and metro cells. Multi-vendor aspects of these SON use cases are addressed in detail. Various architecture options and tradeoffs as it relates to the implementation of SON use cases for multi-vendor HetNets are described as well.
Alcatel-Lucent | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
This white paper series details how service providers can turn small cells into profits by using an economic simulation process, and provides insight into issues related to spectral management and core network connectivity.
Tail-F Systems | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
Service providers urgently need to address configuration management as one of the last and unautomated frontiers of network management. Operational costs are rising, and service providers are also struggling to deploy new services in the network in a timely manner. Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are promising technologies that may provide solutions in the future, but service providers need a means of abstracting and automating their existing physical networks and making them more "programmable" today.
NETCONF is a stable standard for writing network configurations, with outstanding features for automating sequences of configurations and driving out the costs associated with manual manipulation of devices. These features include domain specific knowledge, support for transactionality and vendor device independence.
NETCONF's associated data modeling language, YANG, provides vendors with a formal and precise way of modeling physical and or virtual device functionality and provides service providers with a means of formally expressing their services, which can be directly mapped onto devices without the need for human intervention.
Analysys Mason on behalf of Openet | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
In order to grow many operators are moving their revenue management functions to real-time.
This is in response to the ever changing market driven by faster networks, smarter devices, and increased competition and partnership opportunities. This white paper, jointly produced by Openet and Analysys Mason, covers the following key aspects:
- Real-time BSS and marketing: operator examples of innovative offers
- Real-time analytics and contextual aware offers
- Content and OTT direct operator billing
- The IT roadmap to moving to real-time BSS
CYAN | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
This white paper presents a software-defined networks (SDN) application that coordinates and orchestrates rich cloud-based services across both the WAN and data center. It also highlights the perspectives of enterprise-users, data center operators and network operators.
SDN has gained considerable momentum and traction in the data center environment in a short timeframe. The infrastructure has been virtualized (network, compute, storage) and applications and services can be scaled, moved and managed dynamically based on users’ needs and demands. The initiative to evolve data center network infra-structure toward this software-defined paradigm is being led by innovative companies like Arista Networks.
Red Bend Software | December 02, 2013 06:12 PM
Ensuring that smartphones and tablets can be updated is one of the most important features of mobile devices today because successful updates directly correlate with the daily performance of the device and a positive user experience.
As Android becomes more and more popular and the preferred OS choice for many other non-mobile devices, like smart watches, ruggedized devices, cameras, TVs and others, having an over-the-air (OTA) update capability has become essential to every new Android manufacturer.
In the words of Internet blogger Jerry Hildenbrand, "Nothing pleases Android fans more than a notice that they have an update."
In this whitepaper you will learn: the importance of delivering software updates, how OTA updating has become an integral part of a manufacturer's go-to-market strategy, and the technology, expertise, and service infrastructure needed to ensure reliable and efficient software updates.