Mobile Europe Magazine – 2015: A year of more virtualisation, LTE and IoT experimentation

Nordström expects a fully soft SIM will be announced by the end of 2015. He says: “There’s a pressing need for it in the Internet of Things market. Everything service-wise will require a completely different cost structure than what we see today.”

He argues this is potentially good news for networks, given the high costs involved in handling SIM cards. He says: “This will not be a negative for the operator. We are not looking at subsidies disappearing. We still think the model is important for operators, users and handset vendors. It’s only the technical solution that has to change.”

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In a presentation entitled “A reality check on SDN and NFV”, Bengt outlines what his firm has discovered about the two technologies in working with operators.
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