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Exfo and Zain KSA discuss their service assurance partnership

Operator Zain KSA has a long term partnership with vendor Exfo in the area of service assurance. In this interview Alaa Khreisat of Zain KSA gives us the thinking behind the partnership and Eric Van Haetsdaele of Exfo details some of the unique features of his company’s service assurance offering.

Virtualization of the RAN is a key part of the move to 5G

To deploy 5G operators need to re-think how they will re-architect the network for key parameters such as latency, service quality and cost reduction. Architectures such as Cloud RAN enable major cost reductions saving mobile operators 49 percent in capital costs and 31 percent in annual operating costs, compared to traditional RAN implementations. To be successful, operators must deliver more profitable strategies moving forward. Now is the time for operators to look toward virtualization, Cloud RAN, and other associated technologies to improve their bottom line by developing their end-to-end network capabilities. Mavenir offers solutions to help mobile operators transform network economics through cost savings, revenue-generating services and revenue protection capabilities.

3 + BT + SSE = 5G, FYI

UK MNO Three has announced a new deal that gives it access to a bunch of BT local exchanges to augment its backhaul. This will be handy for 5G, we’re told.

MWC Shanghai 2018 video wrap up

Telecoms.com roving reporter Jamie Davies delivers offers his take on MWC Shanghai, featuring an interview with Nokia’s Jane Rygaard.

5G adoption fast changing legacy trends and services

Aricent had recently participated in 5G world and was part of a panel discussion explaining how use cases of 5G will help monetize networks. Aricent explained later how 5G affects the hardware and software for New radios and antennas. Virtualization of core is coming with 4G leading path for 5G. Use cases are the major driving factors for 5G. 3GPP specifications are now available for non stand alone and recently frozen for stand alone as well. This will further drive 5G adoption.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Social skills

There’s a cosmopolitan theme to the pod this week with Scott reflecting on his trip to Stockholm to hang out with Ericsson and Jamie looking forward with some trepidation to breakfast in China. We also hear about a recent Connected Britain event from guest podder Shannon, who also fuels a massive tangent about the pros and cons of social media. Iain ruins the jaunty mood by lamenting the continuing attrition of jobs among the world’s operators.

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