Viewpoints

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Moving to Cloud Native

By Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas In the world of wireless telecommunications, there is perhaps nothing so shrouded in mystery and complexity than when introducing cloud native concepts. We are an industry that is undergoing a profound digital transformation that is introducing massive changes to our ability to scale our

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5G Can Be Bigger Than You Think

Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas | November 2019 A few weeks ago, when I was at Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles, I overheard more than one industry analyst observe that 5G is at the top of the “Hype Cycle”. The implication was that the cellular wireless industry had revved up marketing to such a degree

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Management, Orchestration & Automation Not Just Overhead Anymore

Service Enablement and Assurance are key to revenues By Sue Rudd, Strategy Analytics Overview After years of work on standards and process evolution, Communications Service Providers (CSPs) can now begin toleverage 5G management, orchestration and automation to enable new services and assure their quality in minutes not weeks or months.

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Will AI weaken or strengthen wireless security?

By Monica Paolini, Principal, Senza Fili Against the grain, let me start with the conclusion: AI will both create new vulnerabilities and become a powerful tool to fight security threats, and the challenge is to integrate AI carefully to avoid the first and benefit from the second. Security has always

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5G: A Great Rural Opportunity?

By Eddie Hold, NPD Group “Focusing on a wired growth plan is not the best approach for providing broadband service in rural markets” While much of the media buzz about 5G is focused on the wireless technology’s potential speed, there’s a more fundamental benefit that 5G will bring to the

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So where exactly is the edge?

By Iain Gillott, President, iGR Edge computing (EC) – and there are several different versions/approaches – emerged on the wireless industry stage several years ago. It has the potential to be as disruptive a technology as anything that is being discussed today – 5G New Radio, NFV/SDN, C-RAN, etc. In

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Edge computing: the nervous system for 5G networks

What does Edge computing do? Edge computing enables new applications which require lower network latency for real-time operations, such as augmented and virtual reality for events, video and speech analytics, remote monitoring for video security, and others. Edge computing will be needed at scale for augmented reality applications, such as

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How Global 5G is Truly Transformational

Chris PearsonPresident, 5G Americas September 04, 2019 For years, the promise of 5G has been dangling in front of us, with visions of being able to change the world. Its ability to greatly improve network speeds, manage more devices, have better coverage, use more spectrum, be more energy efficient, and

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Sparring Partners: Does the edge matter to the enterprise?

Watch the Sparring Partners webinar on how the edge enables enterprise private networks with Chris Nicoll and Monica Paolini: – Does the enterprise need edge compute for access, services and IoT?  – Do private networks benefit from the edge? – What are the operational, security, and network topology implications of

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5G Radios are Packed with Advanced Antenna Technology

Building on 3GPP Advances Chris Pearson, President, 5G Americas August, 2019 It’s now been a little over ten and a half years since the introduction of Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in December2008, which has been the fastest growing mobile broadband technology in history.  Over the years, we’ve seenstrong and steady improvements

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