By David Le Goff,
Director of Strategic &,
#1: MOBILE SUBSCRIBERS WILL DECIDE WHAT THEY PAY FOR
An average 3G subscriber consumes around 800 MB per month. Predictions estimate that with 4G this will rise to about 1 GB to 2 GB … which means that most mobile subscribers pay for more than they actually use. New virtualized architectures based on SDN and NFV enable new, dynamic charging schemes. It will be possible to offer tiered pricing, application charging and other freemium/premium plans. Networks will become service-aware and integrate application intelligence at strategic points. Service-awareness through service classification both at the edge (eNodeB) and the core (Gn/GiLAN) will enable per subscriber metering/charging/billing while insuring Quality of Experience (QoE).
#2: M2M CYBER ATTACKS WILL INCREASE
With the advent of Internet-of-Things (IoT) and M2M communication, hackers will start attacking new targets like network printers, fire alarms, private webcams and other online M2M elements. As always, reactive measures are too late for protection. Therefore cybersecurity vendors will have to prevent attacks with preemptive methods such as predictive analysis. Big data and deep inspection of traffic (SCADA, etc.) will be used to apply real-time and predictive models and avoid massive security breaches.
David Le Goff,
Director of Strategic & Product Marketing,
#3: CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE WILL START USING SENSOR-BASED INTELLIGENCE
Dynamic capacity planning is becoming increasingly important, since data center infrastructure and architecture are built on-demand, and correct dimensioning is a key challenge for CIOs. An analytics rule engine supported by OSS will be required to prevent overloads which would compromise the cloud services. This rule engine will also rely on intelligence from “sensors” located at strategic points in the cloud infrastructure, in order to enhance automation and decision processes. Critical challenges that will be addressed using this sensor-based intelligence include communication within servers (within a hypervisor) and the motion of (virtual) applications within the data center.