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SmartNICs give EPC5G services a turbo boost of speed

SmartNICs Give EPC/5G Services a Turbo Boost of Speed

November 19, 2019 by

5G has a need for speed, and just down the road are a host of new 5G services that will demand higher network performance, from augmented/virtual reality applications to connected cars. Where will that extra performance come from? There are two paths that mobile operators can take to boost network performance: they can upgrade and/or add more CPU horsepower to...

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Think You’ve Got 5G Security Issues Protected Think Again.

Think You’ve Got 5G Security Issues Protected? Think Again.

November 13, 2019 by

As interest in 5G continues to heat up, you’re likely to hear a lot more about 5G security. You may not, however, be hearing the whole story. Most conversations around 5G security centers on the standards put forward by 3GPP last year. Those standards are a good starting point, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not the last word on...

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Cloud-washing

It’s Time to Come Clean About Cloud-Washing

November 1, 2019 by

They did it again. Another company has taken their old software, cleaned it up a little for deployment in the cloud, and called it cloud-native. We call it cloud-washing. Like the “green-washing” of old, where companies would make claims of environmentally friendly products and practices when, in fact, little had changed from the past, cloud-washing is simply the rebranding and repackaging...

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The Traditional Telecom Vendor Is Dead. Long Live the Continuous Innovation Partner!

The Traditional Telecom Vendor Is Dead. Long Live the Continuous Innovation Partner!

October 21, 2019 by

For years, the traditional telecom vendor has been the leviathan on the landscape, generating billions of dollars in revenue through hardware, software, and network-related services. But those vendors are going the way of the dinosaur—that is, toward extinction. Telecom operators (i.e. Communication Service Providers, or CSPs) are looking for a new kind of partner, one that can help them innovate...

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Affirmed Networks Awarded Leaders Board Partner Twice in a Row as Part of Intel® Network Builders Program

Affirmed Networks Awarded Leaders Board Partner Twice in a Row as Part of Intel® Network Builders Program

October 15, 2019 by

Good leaders understand the value of teamwork. They know that good ideas can come from individuals, but good solutions come from people. That’s why it means a lot to us to be recognized again for this year’s Intel® Network Builders Winners’ Circle Awards: it validates everything we believe at Affirmed about the importance of leadership. Intel Network Builders represents a...

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Cloud Native The Disaggregation of Software

Cloud Native: The Disaggregation of Software

October 9, 2019 by

“If virtualization is the disaggregation of hardware, then cloud-native is the disaggregation of software.” As we stand on the cusp of 5G’s arrival next year (according to most analysts), it’s surprising to me how many people in the industry still don’t agree on what 5G will look like when it does arrive. You’ll hear the usual terms in a conversation...

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Professional Services

Virtualization Simplified with Affirmed Professional Services

October 3, 2019 by

These days, it’s almost impossible to find a technology product that doesn’t tout artificial intelligence (AI). Antivirus software uses it to screen out malware. Cars use it to parallel park. It’s only a matter of time before your toaster is using AI to determine whether to lightly toast your bagel or set the controls for the heart of the sun....

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How to Implement Seamless Service Provisioning for 5G Networks

How to Implement Seamless Service Provisioning for 5G Networks

September 18, 2019 by

Service Provisioning Makes 5G Services as Smart on the Inside as They Are on the Outside As 5G approaches, the telecom conversation has shifted from smartphones to 5G services such as smart cars and smart cities. And while 5G services are fun to talk about, one of the things that many telco vendors aren’t talking about is service provisioning; how...

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Instead of waiting for 5G Services, Monetize now on the TCO savings from an Integrated Mobile Core

Instead of waiting for 5G Services, Monetize now on the TCO savings from an Integrated Mobile Core

August 20, 2019 by

The arrival of 5G can feel a bit like Waiting for Godot sometimes. Is it here already? Is it coming soon? Did it ever really exist at all? Of course, 5G is real, as are the promises of new mobile experiences and the increased revenue opportunities they represent. But it may be years before mobile service providers see any of...

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What is Multi Access Edge Computing It’s The Future, Happening Now

What is Multi Access Edge Computing? It’s The Future, Happening Now

July 25, 2019 by

Any conversation about the most exciting 5G services eventually moves to the edge. Multi-access edge computing (MEC) is the way that high-bandwidth, low-latency applications will be delivered in the future. With innovative and cutting-edge applications like virtual reality gaming and self-driving cars among other use cases, Multi-access edge computing enables operators host content close to the edge of the network....

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