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Mobile operators, it’s time to get your mojo back
April 20, 2021

Mobile operators, it’s time to get your mojo back

Mobile operators are about to become liberated in a way that they’ve never felt before. And I choose that word because what’s happening with the convergence of cloud, edge computing, and the everything-as-a-service consumption model is unburdening for mobile operators that, for the first time, allows them to soar with the startups and service innovators. This new disruptive approach allows
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A More Power-full Approach to Network Planning
March 11, 2021

A More Power-full Approach to Network Planning

Like most people, I was horrified by the Texas power grid’s recent failure and the devastating impact on many citizens’ lives. I think many people wondered how something like this could happen. As someone in the telecommunications industry,  it occurred to me that the power and telecommunications sector face similar planning issues. You might not think that power grids and
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Hyperscale Cloud and Mobile Core: Why They’re Better Together
February 25, 2021

Hyperscale Cloud and Mobile Core: Why They’re Better Together

What happens when you put a mobile core in a hyperscale cloud? Awesomeness. For years, even before the cloud, there was software-as-a-service. Then followed a sort of “service mania” as vendors offered infrastructure-as-a-service, network-as-a-service, storage-as-a-service, ad nauseum. In the telco world, however, networks were still built primarily with dedicated boxes running proprietary software. It wasn’t cheap or easy to scale
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February 4, 2021

The Five Key Traits of Highly Successful 5G Networks

The new year gives each of us an opportunity to reflect on self-improvements for the future, and maybe networks are no different. Right now, your network could be telling itself that 2021 is the year it’ll finally get serious about IoT or stop talking about cloud-native and take the plunge. In which case, your network has its work cut out
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Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G Architectures: The various paths to 5G revenues and profitability
December 17, 2020

Standalone (SA) and Non-Standalone (NSA) 5G Architectures: The various paths to 5G revenues and profitability

A Telecom Transformation is underway. With 5G, a whole new generation of networks is being built to connect 50+ Billion Devices, creating more than a $12 trillion-dollar market opportunity for Mobile Network Operators. The road to 5G, it turns out though, isn’t a straight line. This leads us to a discussion of non-standalone architectures (NSA) and standalone architectures (SA). Here
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4 Key Capabilities for a 5G Slice Management Tool
November 17, 2020

4 Key Capabilities for a 5G Slice Management Tool

No matter how you slice it, your slice manager matters a lot If you were to ask mobile network operators what keeps them up at night, “5G slice management” probably wouldn’t be their first answer. Or their second, third, fourth… well, you get the point. The fact is that slicing is just a very small slice of 5G rollouts at
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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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