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Why is beam management key to 5G?

5G New Radio (NR)'s massive MIMO and beam management support are both essential to 5G mmWave carrier deployment strategies.

What is the 5G multimedia priority service (MPS)?

Multimedia priority service (MPS) allows priority access to system resources to Service Users, creating the ability to deliver or complete sessions of a high priority nature According to the 3GPP, the response to emergency situations (e.g., floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, terrorist attacks) depends on the communication...

What is serverless computing?

Serverless Computing promises cost-effective cloud service delivery Serverless computing takes the guesswork out of managing cloud infrastructure. This lets app developers focus on writing code, not managing the servers the code runs on. Serverless computing promises more cost-effective management of the underlying hardware that enables...

What are non-public networks in 3GPP parlance? 

Non-Public Networks (NPNs) are 3GPP's term of art for private networks: "NPNs enable deployment of a 5G system for private use."

How is 3GPP approaching 5G-enabled unmanned aerial systems?

As 5G use cases have evolved, new studies and new features are needed for the safe operation of UAVs, 3GPP said Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) are increasingly integrating into today’s airspace, providing different capabilities such as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data for both civil and...

Channel reciprocity enhancements in 3GPP release 17

While typically associated with TDD systems, enabling both TDD and FDD reciprocity is important to achieving 5G Advanced capabilities Time Division Duplex (TDD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) are two different spectrum usage techniques employed by mobile operators. While FDD requires two separate frequency bands...

What is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)?

Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs) are foundational components of cloud-centric corporate cybersecurity solutions like SSE and SASE.

What is Security Service Edge (SSE)?

Gartner's recently-coined Secure Service Edge (SSE) describes the cloud security of SASE without wide area network (WAN).

How to develop a 5G ecosystem in the telco cloud era

Developing a 5G ecosystem requires CSPs to rethink their relationships with stakeholders and look for new opportunities, said this panel.

Three cybersecurity considerations in the 5G era

A panel of telecom cybersecurity experts discuss the issues affecting carriers as they implement 5G Core networks.

How is OSS/BSS evolving with the move to telco cloud?

5G drives monetization opportunities for telcos, but taking advantage of them demands an OSS/BSS rethink, say these experts.

How to transition from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G

A panel of carriers and stakeholders discusses transitioning from Non-Standalone 5G (5G NSA) to Standalone 5G (5G SA).

How can 5G operators make the most of telco cloud? (Part 2)

With telco cloud, "It's no longer a technology conversation" Operators are, at varying speeds, embracing the scale, speed and economics of telco cloud as they look to make the most of 5G network investments. In the first part of this piece, we heard loud and...

What is Multi-SIM?

Multi-SIM devices enable use of multiple subscriptions, potentially for different networks, in one device Multi-SIM is a type of service offered by mobile carriers for users with multiple connected devices. Multi-SIM is a service in which carriers give users a second or several SIM cards...

How can 5G operators make the most of telco cloud? (Part 1)

Telco cloud is all about people, process and technology—but mostly about people One of the key messages from expert presenters at Arden Media’s recent Telco Cloud Forum was, perhaps not surprisingly, that people are key to success. While the move to cloud-native network operations is...

Three fundamentals of a cloud-native infrastructure strategy

BT's chief network architect Neil McRae offered some Kubernetes tips for telcos making the cloud-native migration for essential network apps.

What is the role of DevOps in telco cloud success?

DevOps: A cornerstone of cloud computing, but still novel to many network operators. Orange, KORE, and WGTwo share their experiences.

What is Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) in Wi-Fi 7?

Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) is a spectrum use coordination system designed specifically for 6 GHz operation In order for unlicensed Wi-Fi 7 (or 802.11be) devices to play nice in the 6 GHz band with the licensed users already occupying that band, the Federal Communications...

5G, the hybrid cloud, and hybrid work

5G sits at intersection of two major business trends: the enterprise pivot to hybrid cloud, and the labor trend towards hybrid work.

What is 5G bare-metal cloud infrastructure?

5G bare-metal infrastructure helps CSPs and hyperscalers deliver and manage predictable performance at the edge.

What is Zero Trust Network Access?

Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) is an information security approach that restricts user access to only what the user needs.

What is 5G Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)?

Integrated Access and Backhaul provides scalable and easily-migrated wireless backhaul in 5G mmWave deployments.

What is the timeline for 3GPP Release 17?

Release 17 completion dates were initially expected in 2021 but the process was delayed due to the pandemic Together with enhancements aimed at existing use cases such as mobile broadband, industrial automation and vehicle-to-everything, 3GPP Release 17 introduces support for new ones including public safety,...

What is Firewall as a Service?

Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) is an essential part of Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), cloud-based network security.

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