Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor

BARCELONA — Mobile World Congress 2016 — European Union legislation on the thorny topic of net neutrality could undermine one of the business cases for investing in 5G and NFV technologies, according to Bjørn Taale Sandberg, the head of research for Telenor ASA (Nasdaq: TELN). The Norwegian incumbent is particularly interested in the business opportunities associated with network slicing, whereby services meeting specific performance requirements could be designed for particular vertical markets. “Everyone is looking into NFV now to be able to do this network slicing,” says Sandberg. “If regulation doesn’t allow you to do that then you forego an opportunity.” Because 5G technology promises much faster and lower-latency connections than 4G, it could open up a considerable opportunity for operators to provide a variety of differentiated network services to…


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