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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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July 8, 2020

5 Revenue-Driving Applications of Private LTE Services

In my last blog about monetizing Private LTE Networks, I made the case for private LTE services as a way for mobile network operators (MNOs) to monetize their networks. In this blog, I’d like to highlight some of the use cases and applications for private LTE services—that is, the nitty-gritty of how MNOs can actually make that money. Today, the
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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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How to Orchestrate a 5G Revolution
May 6, 2020

How to Orchestrate a 5G Revolution

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
April 8, 2020

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

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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March 17, 2020

The World Wide Wireless Web: What You Need to Know

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
March 11, 2020

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

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
February 25, 2020

The Age of the Subscription Economy

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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