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UnityCloud Operations
October 27, 2020

UnityCloud Ops Brings Together Orchestration, Management, and Automation for Accelerated Digital Transformation in the World of 5G

Digital transformation is central to everything you do. It’s what determines how you build your network. It’s what sparks innovation in your business. It’s what will drive the great customer experiences of tomorrow. But without a new approach to orchestration, automation, and management, telco operators will never realize the full benefits of digital-driven initiatives such as 5G, multi-access edge computing,
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September 28, 2020

Microsoft and Affirmed: Accelerating the path to 5G Services in the Cloud

With the announcement of Azure for Operators, Microsoft has outlined a vision and strategy to unlock the power of 5G and bring cloud and edge closer than ever, opening new opportunities for service providers all over the world. Microsoft’s recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch, while a surprise to some in the telecommunications industry, signaled  Microsoft’s long-term commitment to
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Four things you need to think about before you get to 5G
September 16, 2020

The four key investments in 4G which will pave the way to 5G

The journey to 5G has been like a summer road trip, with choruses of “Are we there yet?” mixed with exciting discussions about all the things we’ll do when we get there. It’s going to be a long haul, though, as 5G isn’t expected to officially “arrive” for several years. What we’ve seen so far is a smattering of 5G
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Affirmed Networks Wins the Best Network Automation Technology Award at 5G World Summit 2020
September 3, 2020

Affirmed Networks Wins the Best Network Automation Technology Award at 5G World Summit 2020

The 5G World Summit 2020 event program may have been a virtual one but that didn’t take away from the event’s ability to highlight the criticality of the telecommunication industry during this unprecedented time. This was especially true in the awards program.  Consisting of 15 dedicated 5G categories, the 5G World Awards are focused on celebrating and recognizing achievement and
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3G Riding Into the Sunset
September 2, 2020

3G Riding into the Sunset

Every now and then, a technology comes along that changes the strides humanity takes. The introduction of the first-generation iPhone in 2007 changed the way we look at the phone and how we use it. Smartphones and social networking have changed the way we communicate and work, which has had an unprecedented impact on healthcare, travel, education, national security, and
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Going Native Why Carriers Need to Embrace Cloud-Native Technologies Right Now
August 25, 2020

Going Native: Why Carriers Need to Embrace Cloud-Native Technologies Right Now

The cloud isn’t an if. It’s a when. And it will probably start like this: a few forward-thinking carriers will begin moving large portions of their network functions into the cloud and realize that the savings are almost shocking. Not the 2X magnitude CapEx savings we’ve seen from replacing physical servers with cloud-based servers, but a 10X magnitude CapEx+OpEx savings
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The Greatly Exaggerated Death of 4G
August 12, 2020

The Greatly Exaggerated Death of 4G

Everybody’s talking about 5G. But how close are we really to a 5G revolution? According to GlobalData’s Global Mobile Broadband Forecast, 5G subscribers currently account for less than one percent of the global market. Even with steady growth, 5G subscribers are still expected to represent less than 20 percent of the global market by 2023. In other words, don’t throw
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July 27, 2020

If you plan on serving up network slices quickly, you’ll need the right cooks in the kitchen

If you look at most telecommunications networks today, they’re divided into a kind of vanilla/chocolate/strawberry mix of services where you may have an enterprise flavor, a standard consumer flavor, and a high-usage consumer flavor. When 5G arrives, however, those networks will need to look a lot more like Baskin-Robbins’ 1,300 flavors. What telcos will do to create those flavors is
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Affirmed and Red Hat
June 26, 2020

Red Hat and Affirmed Networks collaborate to help accelerate 5G deployments on Red Hat OpenShift

Service providers are transforming and virtualizing their networks in response to an increasingly dynamic market and rapid technology changes. As new opportunities for services grow, 5G has also given service providers the opportunity to increase efficiency, flexibility and elastic scale with microservices-based cloud native architectures.  As these shifts take place, Red Hat and Affirmed are working together to help service
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You don’t need to wait for 5G. Monetize your network now with Private LTE.
June 17, 2020

You don’t need to wait for 5G. Monetize your network now with Private LTE.

You’ve heard it all before. Telcos are trapped between rising traffic, shrinking margins, and flat revenue but—wait!—5G will come to the rescue with new revenue-generating services. And while 5G does have a world of potential, telcos can’t afford to wait for a future that may take years to arrive – but you don’t need to wait any longer, thanks to
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