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How to Orchestrate a 5G Revolution

How to Orchestrate a 5G Revolution

May 6, 2020 by

How to Orchestrate a 5G Revolution Around the world, mobile operators are beginning to roll out their plans for next-generation mobile networks. Some carriers have even begun to refer to these rollouts as 5G—although, in fairness to the future, these have been more like 5G phase one, in the sense that some carriers have realized more bandwidth and better speeds,...

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How Mobile Networks Help the World Stay Connected in the Age of Social Distancing

How Mobile Networks Help the World Stay Connected in the Age of Social Distancing

April 8, 2020 by

As governments, healthcare professionals and businesses make hard choices on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic, it’s easy to lose sight of the important role that communications service providers play behind the scenes to keep everyone connected in an age of social distancing and shelter-in-place. As a response to the COVID-19 concerns, Work From Home (WFH) is mandatory for most...

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The World Wide Wireless Web: What You Need to Know

March 17, 2020 by

As the World Wide Web approaches its thirtieth anniversary, the question arises of whether businesses and consumers can still trust the original model of the WWW to serve the needs of a much-changed marketplace. In 1991, the first year of the WWW, smartphones didn’t exist, “broadband” speeds maxed out at around 512 kilobits per second and Google was still years...

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The Importance of Having an Edge: Five Key Capabilities of Edge Computing

The Importance of Having an Edge: Five Key Capabilities of Edge Computing

March 11, 2020 by

In today’s hyperconnected digital economy, communication service providers (CSPs) are refocusing their efforts on developing and growing new revenue streams from their enterprise customers, and edge computing can help that cause. Top-tier CSPs recognize the capabilities and benefits of edge computing, monetizing enterprise revenue opportunities of the future, faster. For many CSPs, their enterprise offerings currently focus on providing essential...

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The Age of the Subscription Economy

The Age of the Subscription Economy

February 25, 2020 by

As enterprises move from physical products to digital services, they are redefining the business model relationship with the end customer, creating what we now know as the subscription model. Subscription models are one of the benefits of 5g for consumers - they can help deliver meaningful 5G consumer and enterprise services to consumers. Many of today’s most popular digital 5g...

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The Democratization of IT and the Network: Are You Ready?

The Democratization of IT and the Network: Are You Ready?

February 17, 2020 by

Many years ago, I worked at a network equipment provider, where I shared an office with the mobile core team. And every morning, as I walked through the reception area, I would pass a pair of towering, refrigerator-sized CGSN and SGSN nodes. Each node could deliver wireless access protocol (WAP) service to about 50,000 subscribers. At the same time, companies...

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The End of the ISV Era

The End of the ISV Era

February 4, 2020 by

It’s no secret that cloud services are on the rise. Gartner estimates that businesses will spend $266.4 billion on cloud services this year, growing to $354.6 billion by 2022. Why is cloud consumption rising so quickly? Because free-market economies hate inefficiencies, and the cloud is all about efficiency. But that’s not to suggest that cloud adoption didn’t create ripples in...

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Mobile Network Analytics

If Data is the New Oil, Why Have Your Mobile Network Data Analytics Efforts Stalled?

December 18, 2019 by

It’s been said that data is the new oil. If that’s true, communications service providers (CSPs) have struck it rich. Their networks collect a vast amount of data on customers, all of which can be used to deliver better customer experiences and new, revenue-generating services.  Mobile network data analytics is the opportunity that CSPs have waited for, as they look...

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Innovation at the Core: Standalone 5G Core Architecture

Innovation at the Core: Standalone 5G Core Architecture

December 4, 2019 by

Whenever 5G is mentioned, the conversation seems to inevitably shift to 5GNR (New Radio) as the driver for the diverse use cases that will come. Meanwhile, all those 5G mobile core innovations are pushed to the margins, with maybe a mention of network slicing. These same pundits like to tell people that 5G is still years away and to keep...

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A Moment of Reflection on the 5G Revolution in 2019

A Moment of Reflection on the 5G Revolution in 2019

November 26, 2019 by

The iPhone 11 was released on September 20th, 2019. Take a look at it 1, and you’ll quickly notice the extra camera and the lower price tag. What you won’t see is any mention of native support for 5G. The new iPhone doesn’t have it. If you’re looking for the seeds of a 5G revolution, don’t look to Apple. Look...

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