Mobile World Congress 2014: What Operators Should Look For – Mobile Packet Core

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

Summary Bullets:

  • With nearly every network vendor gathered in one place, Mobile World Congress represents the best opportunity for operators to track network R&D evolutions.
  • With 4G and IoT dominating service thinking, the packet core deserves a particular focus.
  • In the mobile packet core, a handful of themes should dominate: NFV, feature functionality, scalability, and startup vendors.

When we launched our mobile network infrastructure practice around a decade ago, the mobile packet core was a central component of our initial product assessments and analysis.  3G mobile data was on the horizon and IP was beginning to make its way into the mobile network.  The mobile packet core sat squarely at the intersection of these trends.  Flash forward to our recently updated Evolved Packet Core product assessments and a trip down memory lane almost seems fun.  Continue reading “Mobile World Congress 2014: What Operators Should Look For – Mobile Packet Core”