Thursday, 08 December 2016

Mobile ops could save $9bn in opex with SDN, but must 'challenge vendors'

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Tuesday 11 February 14

Tellabs-commissioned study shows significant operating expense savings in mobile backhaul for operators that deploy SDN; vendor sees mass-market rollout in 2016.

Mobile operators worldwide could save billions of dollars in operating expenses in their backhaul networks with the deployment of SDN, according to a new report published on Tuesday. However, the telcos must push their equipment suppliers to overcome the challenges that still remain around software-defined networking. Opex savings could reach US$9 billion globally by 2017…

Mobile operators worldwide could save billions of dollars in operating expenses in their backhaul networks with the deployment of SDN, according to a new report published on Tuesday. However, the telcos must push their equipment suppliers to overcome the challenges that still remain around software-defined networking. Opex savings could reach US$9 billion globally by 2017…

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