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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

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, but the 5G services themselves have
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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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The Democratization of IT and the Network: Are You Ready?
February 17, 2020

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

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
February 4, 2020

The End of the ISV Era

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
December 18, 2019

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

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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10 Tips for a Successful NFV Deployment
December 13, 2019

10 Tips for a Successful NFV Deployment

Over the past eight years, Affirmed Networks has helped leading service providers successfully transition to NFV based architectures and realize exceptional returns. Along the way, we’ve learned some valuable NFV deployment lessons on how providers can avoid underwhelming NFV results and realize the technology’s full transformative benefits.   Some telecommunications network equipment vendors think that Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is
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