In simplified terms, network virtualization is a way to allow existing physical network equipment like towers and base stations to support multiple virtual networks. This is great for carriers because it allows operators to devote virtual networks for specific purposes. By creating virtual networks, operators can use their existing infrastructure to tailor their services for specific markets.
There’s also a cost savings involved for the operators. Network virtualization allows the network structure to be more flexible, meaning that operators can more easily shift and adjust resources like processing power and electricity consumption to meet the actual needs of the network.
Why is this important to end users? If it saves operators money or creates new opportunities for them, there’s a strong incentive for it to be adopted. Fortunately, Zinwave’s UNItivity DAS solution is capable of supporting all carrier frequencies, and can be reconfigured through simple software updates. UNItivity users can rest assured that any changes to network infrastructure from the provisioning of virtual networks won’t force costly changes or upgrades to the system.
That’s it for Day 3 of Mobile World Congress! Stay tuned to these pages tomorrow as we bring you more news and views from the fourth and final day of MWC.