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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 […]

Connecting the Digital World

Telecommunications service providers must reinvent themselves to overcome multiple challenges in an ever-shifting market landscape. Red Hat has developed an open NFV solution for service providers, providing a scalable, high-performance, and reliable platform based on the NFV reference architecture. The Red Hat® NFV solution helps transform networks, infrastructure, and the organization itself, allowing service providers […]

Telenor’s multi-vendor platform approach to NFV is a foundation for 5G

Telenor’s multi-vendor NFV initiative, including Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®, helps transform business, IT, and networks for greater efficiency. This Analysys Mason paper shows how Telenor NFV reduces cost and complexity despite high rates of traffic growth and lays the foundation for 5G and innovation in telecommunications.

eBook: Boost Business Agility

Developers need resources provisioned for them quickly so they can get started on the next big idea. Operations need to maintain security and reliability in their infrastructure. Together, using hybrid cloud, multicloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies, IT can provide the agility and stability needed to deliver services faster. Red Hat® open source technologies provide a […]

5G Monetisation White Paper

5G can mean increased revenues – if operators have the correct systems in place to enable them to quickly make the most of the new revenue opportunities. In order examine the system developments that are needed Openet have teamed up with leading analyst firm Omdia to produce a white paper on 5G monetisation. This paper […]

Network Performance Score – The Single Score for Network Quality of Experience (QoE)

Many different and fragmented proprietary scores have swept the market over the years and the methods of scoring are not transparent. Therefore, the ETSI STQ group has harmonized the process and released the technical report TR 103559, which defines best practices for network QoS benchmark testing. The Network Performance Score (NPS), which is integrated in […]

Edge computing and deployment strategies for communication service providers

This white paper describes edge computing from a CSP perspective, – how a solution is built up, the key industry challenges and how CSPs can choose different roles and deployment strategies when addressing opportunities. Depending on their market position and type of use case provided, they can choose an optimal model or a combination of […]

Cellular IoT in the 5G era

There are over 1 billion cellular IoT connections today in 2020, and Ericsson forecasts around 5 billion connections by 2025. With 5G in the market, almost every industry is exploring the potential of cellular connectivity for fundamentally transforming businesses. This paper presents a clear evolution path for CSPs to address all 5G-IoT use cases, from […]

5G migration strategy: From EPS to 5G system

Introducing the 5GS to provide mobile broadband (MBB) in an existing 4G EPS network has significant impacts across all network domains – from the RAN, to packet core, user data and policies, and services – as well as backend systems. This Ericsson Technology Review article provides an overview of all the aspects that CSPs need […]

Best practice for end-to-end IoT security

Security is one of the most significant barriers to IoT deployment, together with funding, interoperability and the business model . Fraud is growing in this area, and industry leaders across the ecosystem agree that securing the IoT application is the only way to fully develop its business potential. The good news is that the vast […]

Case Study: Amdocs creates dynamic development with Red Hat OpenShift

Amdocs’ mission is to deliver business improvements that create growth for its communications and media customers. As these industries become more dynamic, Amdocs sought to become faster and more agile in its service development approach. By building key new OSS/BSS applications as microservices running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, the company can deliver new […]

F-Secure Attack Landscape H2 2019

2019 wrapped up with high-impact ransomware attacks on enterprises, as well as continued high rates of attack traffic throughout our global network of honeypots. Honeypot traffic was driven by action aimed at the SMB and Telnet protocols, indicating continued attacker interest in the Eternal Blue vulnerability as well as plenty of infected IoT devices. The […]

The Impact of 5G on the Secondary Device Market

As predicted, many global consumers have been holding on to their current smartphones in anticipation of 5G. Not only will 2020 see a huge number of 5G smartphone upgrades, it will also see hundreds of millions of used device trade-ins. This exclusive report will reveal: The extent of the used device deluge facing operators, OEMs […]

Filling the gap in IoT security to protect the connected home

Just a few years ago, service providers were adapting to consumers’ growing use of mobile devices and introducing solutions to secure not just computers, but smartphones and tablets. Fast forward to today, and consumers are quickly acquiring smart thermostats, light bulbs, TVs, gaming consoles and other connected things. What was once a trend in multi-device […]

Is identity theft the cyber crime consumers fear most?

This new report by F-Secure explores consumer views on identity theft and cyber crime. According to an F-Secure survey, most people think they’ll likely be victims of identity theft or cyber crime. And with good reason. Criminals who get hold of personal data data try anything from hacking our critical accounts to taking over our […]

VIAVI Solutions: Network Slicing – Test Now, Succeed Later

Network slicing is fundamental to make 5G networks successful. This whitepaper introduces the concept of network slicing and provides an overview of three primary 5G service types and core network functions. It also highlights how operators and network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) can take a lead on the competition by adopting test and measurement solutions available […]

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