Viewpoints

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2020 5G Outlook

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3GPP Is Getting Everything to Talk to Everything Else

The age of the smart machine being smartly connected is here. Those words may seem cliché by now, but it’s true. We are entering an amazing time in history when not just people, but things are becoming intelligent. Artificial Intelligence is no longer relegated to the tall towers of the

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How 5G will revolutionize business (podcast)

5G is touted as a game changer in the world of mobile communication. Technology experts say its performance benefits and industry use cases will be unparalleled. As business owners consider upgrades to their networks and devices, they’re asking: is 5G going to be worth the hype? Chris Pearson, president of

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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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