Latency Matters! And so does how you measure, manage and monetize it.
- Mansoor Hanif, Former Director of Converged Networks and Innovation in BT R&D
- Neeraj Pandey, Associate Vice President Vodafone Shared Services India
- Thierno Diallo, Senior Product Manager, EXFO
- Monica Paolini, Principal, Senza Fili
The impact of latency continues to grow as networks become more complex, carry more traffic, and support more real-time services, especially as we move to 5G where RAN latency targets reach 1 ms or less. Ahead of 5G, the pressure for latency reduction is already on. Users expect the same QoE regardless of access type—wireline or wireless, licensed or unlicensed—and are quick to abandon slower apps or switch from one network operator to another.
Though we can’t avoid latency altogether, we can understand, manage and precisely measure it to minimize its impact on QoE and network performance. Some aspects of latency are technology dependent and cannot be eliminated, some may be controlled or removed, and others are outside the network operators’ control.
In this webinar, we will discuss how latency affects wireless networks, and how operators can benefit from measuring and efficiently managing latency. A look at Vodafone and British Telecom practices will also provide insight into how latency affects real-world network performance and how to mitigate its effects.