The 3Rs for the new mobile economy

Mobile data traffic has tripled year-over-year for the past three years. Three basic elements will be required to support such explosive growth in the new mobile economy. Real-time performance measurements will be necessary for proactive real-time load balancing. Resiliency or elasticity of the network will be a key capability necessary to maintain cost-efficient infrastructure. Relevancy techniques and policies will be required to detect congestion and dynamically load balance traffic to accommodate virtualized resources. The current rate of adoption of wireless mobile communications has hit a staggering 70+ per cent of the 6.9 billion…

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Will cloud services promote IT?

An interesting insight offered by Forbes magazine in their article ,“Cloud Computing: Ticket to the Corner Office?”, cited a study that shows a majority of CIOs, 54%, believe that cloud computing has enabled them to spend more time on business strategy and innovation. Will cloud services enable IT to become more strategic and ultimately change the position of IT within businesses? It would be interesting to see if, as part of the move from enablers to drivers, IT people will influence how businesses can improve services to their employees and…

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Mobile Backhaul in Cloud RAN Architecture

A new distributed architecture called Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) offers a new paradigm in base stations architecture that aims to reduce the number of cell sites while increasing the base station deployment density. This new architecture breaks down the base station into a Base Unit (BU) – a digital unit that implements the MAC PHY and AAS (Antenna Array System) functionality, and the Remote Radio Head (RRH) that obtains the digital (optical) signals, converts digital signals to analog, amplifies the power, and sends the actual transmission. By making the…

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