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T H E M E: 5G: T H E N E X T G E N E R AT ION Cloud-based IP: The Way to 5G and the Internet of Things By Toby Paul Product Marketing Manager, Interop Technologies The higher volumes of mobile traffic produced by IoT will profoundly impact how mobile operators manage and monetize their networks. I n the not-too-distant future, the Internet of Things (IoT) will become the largest category of connected devices on the planet, likely surpassing by orders of magnitude the number of mobile handsets in use today. And each of these devices will generate and communicate data. According to an Ericsson Mobility Report, the tipping point could come as early as 2018.1 This world of connected devices has the potential to transform both how we do business and how we live. The higher volumes of mobile traffic produced by IoT will profoundly impact how mobile operators manage and monetize their networks. IoT traffic likely will manifest as one of two distinct market segments - massive or critical applications. Massive IoT applications are characterized by minimal data traffic at web-scale connection volumes. Some examples include smart buildings/homes, inventory trackers, smart appliances, and smart meters/monitors (e.g. Nest). Generally, these applications utilize THE low-bandwidth connection technologies such as GSM-only, and represent roughly 70 percent of current implementations of IoT technologies.2 In contrast, critical IoT applications require ultra-high reliability and availability coupled with very low latency. This includes uses such as health and medical monitoring devices, telepresence (e.g. remote surgery, remotely-controlled vehicles), industrial infrastructure command-andcontrol and autonomous cars. These applications require specialized higherbandwidth connection technologies such as LTE and Wi-Fi in order to function and will be the driving force for the adoption of 5G. Given the apparent inevitability of 5G and IoT and their potential impact on mobile networks, operators need to answer how best to prepare for this change, something especially true for regional operators who have fewer resources than tier-1 operators. Finding the answer is challenging because the VOICE * www.ccamobile.org * Fall/Winter 2016 27 http://www.ccamobile.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The CCA Voice - Fall/Winter 2016

Board of Directors/Staff
Chairman’s Letter by Slayton Stewart
A Message from the President & CEO by Steven K. Berry
CCA’s 2016 Excellence in Marketing Awards
Next-Generation IoT: Revolutionizing Mission-Critical Connectivity
What 100 Operators Really Think About 5G
5G Is Here (If You Want It)
Five Trends Shaping the Future of Spectrum
5G, A Technology Vision
Cloud-based IP: The Way to 5G and the Internet of Things
#5GNG
Power Outages Don’t Belong in a Connected World
The Path to 5G: Challenges, Benefits and Endless Possibilities
The Evolution to 5G: Implementing the Next Generation of Wireless Networks
New Report Details One Year of Roaming Fraud Data to Add to Industry Knowledge
Better Data for Brand Evolution
Verticals: At the End of the 5G Rainbow
Over-the-Top International Wi-Fi Calling and Messaging
SmartCom Brings 4G LTE to Belize
In the Dugout with Kevin Cundiff, Creator of Retail Moneyball
Company Profiles
Index of Advertisers.
Congressional Spotlight: Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)

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