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InterDigital’s Dirk Trossen Talks NFV and SDN in 5G with RCR Wireless

October 26, 2015 / NFV, SDN, 5G / Posted By: Kelly Capizzi

InterDigital’s Dirk Trossen, Principal Engineer, recently joined RCR Wireless’ Dan Meyer in an episode of NFV/DSN Reality Check. During the episode, Dirk discusses the role of NFV and SDN in 5G along with the recent IP-over-ICN-over-SDN implementation demonstrated by a team of academic and industrial researchers from InterDigital Europe and University of Essex.  

Dirk explains virtualization is present everywhere in 5G – radio access, core network space, etc.  5G will not just be about a bigger pipe. It is expected to be an extremely intelligent generation of mobile technology. Dan and Dirk discuss some of the industry challenges on the path to 5G. For example, Dirk points out that rethinking owner infrastructure and the ability to get mobile operators to release some control is a major challenge that the industry will face in this evolution.  

Want to learn more? Click below for the full episode: