Featured Editorial - Next Generation Communications
The Network View of Mobile Malware 6/29/2015 - At the recent Black Hat Security Summit in London, Kevin McNamee, Director of Motive Security Labs for Alcatel-Lucent, gave a presentation with some interesting statistics concerning where we are and probably are heading when it comes to mobile malware. In fact, the presentation was based on a special report done for the event, Mobile malware: A network view.
Selecting the LTE Deployment Option that is Right for You 6/29/2015 - There is no denying that LTE deployments are accelerating around the world. With that said, however, mobile service providers are faced with an interesting decision. Is using an overlay network the best path to rapid deployment or is simply adding LTE support as part of an overall cell site upgrade using single radio access network (RAN) the best option? Given the urgency of deploying LTE by mobile service providers, this is a non-trivial question. It involves important infrastructure evolution issues that impact a host of challenges going forward which will be dictated by the initial path chosen.
A Centralized Path Computation Element (PCE) Can Optimize Routing Efficiency 6/22/2015 - There is little disputing that as services converge onto all-IP networks , that service providers need to employ more advanced path computation capabilities to ensure that IP traffic is routed efficiently. In essence, "sweating the assets" to assure optimized network resource usage and compelling user experiences are a priority.