By Jessica Schieve
The way things are shaping up, the networking industry is in for an exciting 2012. Every year, in early January, the consumer electronics industry stages one of the biggest shows in the world, International CES held in Las Vegas. Given the largely consumer feel of the show, many of us in the networking and communications industries don’t typically focus major attention on the show but this year turned out to be a bit of an the exception. There were numerous products on display that are being designed for 3G and 4G networks and there was significant buzz around indications of what’s about to seriously impact our industry. Here are a few headlines that caught my eye:
- iPhone 4S Doubles Data Consumption
- Mobile Video Can 'Wreak Havoc' on Networks Without Proper Optimization, Says Strategy Analytics
- Verizon Demands LTE in All Future Smartphones, Tablets
Reading between the lines, there were so many stories reinforcing the need for greater network performance. 2012 will be a critical year for suppliers of network infrastructure equipment to design products and solutions that deliver never-seen-before packet throughput performance. Without this, all those cool new devices just won’t deliver the fast and seamless user experience people have come to expect and demand.
Get Ready for the Performance Response at MWC
Just around the corner, the networking and communications industries will have their biggest event of the year, Mobile World Congress 2012 . Virtually every telecommunication infrastructure equipment company will be on hand showing its latest products. During the next few weeks, it will undoubtedly be interesting to see which equipment companies make moves to directly respond to the headlines above. And if you’re heading to Mobile World Congress, you can see Wind River’s network acceleration solution in action. Check out what we’re doing and schedule a meeting here.
Design in Network Performance Today
If designing a high-performance network product is your top priority for 2012, you’ll also want to read our latest white paper, jointly written with Intel,it describes performance design options using multi-core software technologies. This paper goes deep. So, plan to curl up and dig in and share it with your team.
Hope to you see you at Mobile World Congress 2012!
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