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10 considerations for Kubernetes deployments

Container development promises unprecedented portability and scalability in the cloud using tools like Kubernetes. In addition, DevOps development and cultural practices increase business value and responsiveness. However, there are many questions to consider before starting your first container development project: What operating system should we use? Should we build or buy a production-ready Kubernetes platform? […]

Rakuten Mobile: No ordinary telco

Rakuten Group is a Japanese internet services company that has been dubbed “the Amazon of Japan”. It offers a huge range of services from banking and credit cards to e-commerce, travel and video entertainment, with 1.4 billion “members” worldwide. Why did a retail giant decide to become a mobile operator? Does Rakuten see this as […]

Cloud-native operational and business support systems

Everyone talks about cloud native operational and business support systems (OSS/BSS), but how many communications service providers (CSPs) are actually using them? Most telco CEOs are convinced that their companies must transition into digital service providers, and they understand that part of this transformation requires cloud migration. The challenge for CSPs, however, lies in converting […]

Testing 5G: Tools and techniques for successful implementation, maintenance and monetization

As 5G moves to service deployment in the field, engineers, technicians and installers need to deal with all the challenges of ensuring that rollouts meet both the profitability and the staggering advances in service levels expected. Validating the 5G technology that cuts across all aspects of the network—core, transport, radio access network (RAN), and the […]

Capturing business opportunities beyond mobile broadband

What are the key execution capabilities needed for service providers to strengthen their enterprise position? To capture real perspectives and priorities, we engaged in strategic discussions with selected service providers globally. Get insights from these engagements, along with a detailed analysis on how to capture 5G business opportunities beyond mobile broadband, in this report. Topics […]

Be ahead in 5G: Trust the pioneers in 5G network testing

Data consumption in mobile networks is still growing enormously. To meet this high traffic demand, new spectrum was allocated (e.g. in the 3.5 GHz range) and 5G NR commercial rollouts started in 2019. The eGuide leads you through the most important aspects of 5G network testing and covers the following points in detail: 5G market, drivers and […]

Mass market broadband with fixed wireless access solutions

Wireless Access has been used successfully for many years to deliver Internet services to mainly rural areas. Thanks to recent developments in LTE, CBRS and 5G wireless, broadband access is now a viable alternative to wired broadband connections. Sub-6 GHz 5G NR wireless connectivity can provide a quality 50-200 Mbps service, while 5G NR mmWave […]

Podcast | Edge: From ambition to implementation

Edge computing’s benefits to data security, latency and bandwidth are making possible a host of new use cases across a swathe of industries. WWT’s new research, conducted with Analysys Mason, reveals the scale of the Edge opportunity by highlighting 30 use cases expected to deliver significant revenues and that really is just the tip of the iceberg.

Making these use cases a reality is the topic of the final podcast in our series on Edge computing for telecoms service providers, created by WWT in partnership with Telecoms.com.

In this episode, Telecoms.com editor Scott Bicheno is joined by WWT’s EMEA Chief Technologist for Service Providers Daniel Valle and Intel’s Senior Solution Architect Larry Horner. Their conversation gets into the nitty-gritty, exploring what enterprises are already doing with Edge, taking in examples such as high-resolution cameras in industrial QA and data security in remote healthcare. They discuss what makes Edge so well suited to these applications, and why telcos are essential to their success.

As Larry says, no-one’s data gets to the cloud without going through service providers. But the opportunity is much greater than that. This discussion highlights why telcos should look to move from offering connectivity to providing use cases and outcomes, and how the right partnerships can help them turn the complex ecosystem of Edge hardware, software and connectivity into enterprise-ready platforms and solutions.

Interactivity test – measure bit rate, latency and continuity at the same time

To understand the ability of a 5G network slice to support a particular use case such as Industry 4.0 or Augmented Reality, it is necessary to measure the key performance parameters of throughput, latency and continuity. Download our interactivity test white paper to learn more about: The interactivity test concept and its applications Quantify a […]

Prepare your technicians for the next generation

5G is the next evolution in global communications. It will impact consumers providing faster connections than ever before, but it will also transform the way healthcare, automotive, leisure and other industries operate. VIAVI has been a driving force in 5G since 2013 and are more than aware of its complexities. With this in mind, we […]

Podcast: Edge Modernising to Monetise

Edge isn’t just a new technology; it’s a complex ecosystem of hardware, software and connectivity, and the radical new outcomes that can be achieved with them. Telcos are well placed to capitalise on the connectivity needs of enterprises exploring Edge computing, but that’s just one piece of the puzzle and just one aspect of the $17bn opportunity at stake.

Monetising Edge is the topic of the second of three podcasts on Edge computing for telecoms service providers, created by WWT in partnership with Telecoms.com.

In this episode, Telecoms.com editor Scott Bicheno is joined by WWT’s EMEA Chief Technologist for Service Providers Daniel Valle and GSMA’s Head of Future Networks Henry Calvert. Their conversation centres on telcos main challenge to cultivating success in enterprise Edge: the new expertise and models needed in order to adapt from providing the plumbing for voice, messaging and data to offering value-added services such as apps and experiences.

There’s no one way to monetise Edge, but as they discuss, there is a consistent theme: partnerships. With the increasing cloudification of the network, forging partnerships will enable telcos to manage the risk inherent in adopting IT production models, upskill on emerging trends like OpenRAN, and bridge gaps in their knowledge to offer the easy-to-consume Edge platforms that enterprises are crying out for.

The first podcast in the series, Opportunity at the Edge, can be found here, and the final installment will be available on 2/7.

5G & the enterprise opportunity

The 5G shakeup has already started in many markets. Service providers are actively considering how they can evolve from being primarily consumer – oriented providers of voice, text and data to become much more business – and enterprise-focussed, enabling a more diverse range of B2B2x services. This paper discusses network slicing, partner ecosystems, enterprise marketplaces […]

Virtualizing the Cable Headend

As service providers continue to evolve their networks to support the ever-growing demand for content, and as video delivery shifts from broadcast technologies (QAM) to IP, solutions are needed for flexible and adaptable network deployments. Distributed access architecture (DAA) is the next step in a 20+ year evolution. In this white paper you will learn […]

Podcast: Opportunity at the Edge

Edge computing is a hot topic: a buzzy area at the confluence of numerous other buzzy areas in technology, including cloud, 5G and IoT. And crucially, it’s one that enterprise decision makers are taking very seriously indeed.

That’s why WWT partnered with Telecoms.com to record a three-part podcast series exploring enterprise Edge computing for telecoms service providers.

In the first of these podcasts, Telecoms.com editor Scott Bicheno is joined by WWT’s EMEA Chief Technologist for Service Providers Daniel Valle and Dell Technologies EMEA GTM Manager Telco/5G Eric van Vliet. They discuss enterprise attitudes to Edge and the $17bn revenue opportunity it represents, based on findings from new research conducted with Analysys Mason. They also delve into why telcos infrastructure and experience make them so well positioned to capitalise on the Edge ecosystem.

After touching on other hot topics such as OpenRAN, they conclude that the Edge opportunity is great, but so is the complexity of the space. That complexity, and the fact that telcos are not currently front-of mind for enterprise Edge deployments, make forging the right partnerships essential for any telco eager to grab a slice of the Edge pie.

Don’t miss the following two podcasts in the series, which will be available on 18/6 and 2/7.

5G Poster: Cell Site Installation Tips

5G is not just faster than 4G, it is way more complex. And this means installation and turn-up is also much more involved. All the different pieces have to work together instantaneously. Things like beam forming with new antennas with massive MIMO, new frequency ranges, millimetre-wave and of course it also depends on how the […]

IoT and Network Sunsets: A 4G/5G Planning Framework

Internet of Things (IoT) projects are often part of enterprise digital transformation initiative. Technology convergence and the rapid pace of change of communications are making the choice of connectivity a critical decision for IoT solutions. Compounding this is uncertainty around low cost 2G/3G network longevity and confusion about 4G and 5G options. This paper examines […]

Reducing risk and minimising transformation pain

When calculated risks are successful, revenue and customer loyalty increase, and C-level executives get big rewards. This TMF report looks at both sides of risk and assesses different options for transforming BSS based on potential risk and rewards. The good news for operators is that there are many options for transformation, and they can choose […]

Making the most of 5G opportunities

5G is expected to provide extraordinarily fast data rates and low latency, as well as enable many completely new services and products. In some specific cases, 5G as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) can be a better alternative or a complement to traditional landline networks. However, many new challenges are coming with these new capabilities; for […]

Digital Transformation Tracker: Culture change for CSPs

TM Forum’s Digital Transformation Tracker 4 explores how a cultural change in IT is critical for communications service providers (CSPs). TM Forum surveyed nearly 150 executives, and found that most CSPs are optimistic about the future. However, cultural change is slow and difficult to scale. For instance, different agile development frameworks work well within CSP […]

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