Gearing Up in the Wireless World
The trends that defined the wireless network industry in 2016 are all still in play in 2017. While that might sound like more of the same, it can also be thought of as a prelude to 5G. Now is the time when mobile network operators (MNOs) are laying the groundwork for the future while monetising and managing their investments from the past. The trends of densification, virtualisation and optimisation are how they will do so. This byline article from Joseph Habib, vice president, Service Providers Middle East and Africa, CommScope was first published by Intelligent CIO on April 19, 2017. Joseph explains that by 2020, projections suggest there will be around two zettabytes of data in the Middle East; greater than the estimated number of grains of sand covering the entire Arabian Desert.