Cisco predicts global mobile data traffic will increase nearly tenfold by 2019 and that 50 billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2020. This massive data explosion will produce additional capacity and connectivity challenges for today’s mobile operators, enterprises and telecoms service providers. Their challenge of addressing growing consumer demand for instant connectivity anywhere and faster connection speeds, as well as the industry’s move to next mobile standard - 5G, will be further compounded by traditional mobile network infrastructures, which were not built to accommodate today’s mobile traffic surge.
This topical session and / or executive insights roundtable will examine how the growth of mobile data is transforming traditional network infrastructure and how today’s providers are reshaping their strategies to accommodate the fundamental shift. It will introduce a new fiber network infrastructure model that aggregates and connects high-capacity small cell clusters to redundant fiber backhaul and major colocation facilities. Attendees will also benefit from real-world case studies surrounding applications of this new network, which will provide a firsthand look into how it enables innovative mobile technologies such as Wi-Fi, C-RAN and Small Cells.