In a recent interview Tony Evans (Vice President, Global Financial Services, Juniper Networks) highlighted that the top three issues for CIOs at his customers in the financial services industry are: cost; agility; and risk. None of these are surprising, and will probably still be the big issues this time next year
It's interesting to think about how each of these areas of cost; agility and risk can be tackled by CIOs in the financial services industry.
The impact of the new requirements from LTE-A (and beyond) on the backhaul network are discussed by Patrick Donegan, from Heavy Reading, in this recently released white paper, and accompanying webinar.
The white paper discusses that to successfully support new features from LTE-A and VoLTE it is essential that the backhaul networks add new features which have not often been a requirement to date. Specifically, these include
Very low latency access to the Security Gateway from the eNodeB for the handover interface