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Dish selects Equinix as connectivity infrastructure provider for 5G network

Equinix will provide digital infrastructure services to support Dish’s cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As a result, Dish will have access to the infrastructure company’s International Business Exchange (IBX) data centers across the U.S. “Dish is taking the lead in delivering on the promise of...

MEC and private wireless – CSPs enabling enterprise transformation

As 5G quickly rolls out and expands towards the enterprise market, a more open telecom business model will spark a wave of customer-centric innovation among communications service providers (CSPs). 5G’s low latency and high throughput will pave the way for new Internet of Things (IoT)...

What is a cloud-native 5G network?

Cloud-native 5G means advantage of scale The 5G Core standard defines a Service-Based Architecture (SBA) that is designed from the start for cloud-native 5G network deployment. This enables communication service providers to build and iterate network functions faster, with greater scalability and flexibility than before....

Protecting and securing data in a 5G network

5G is more than just another generation of mobile network technology. It is a potential game-changer for communications service providers that have long struggled to connect the revenue opportunities between mobile networks and the applications that run on them. Enterprises, in particular, are excited...

How to secure cloud-native 5G virtual and Open RAN infrastructure (Analyst Angle)

Ever since the cloud-native virtual RAN (vRAN) and Open RAN architectures have started gaining popularity, one key question both proponents and adversaries have been asking is “What about security?” Considering the massive number of services and critical applications that 5G will connect, security risks...

Mavenir deploys Open vRAN at Deutsche Telekom’s O-RAN Town

Deutsche Telekom launched O-RAN Town in the city of Neubrandenburg this past June Mavenir has deployed Open vRAN, integrated with massive MIMO (mMIMO) Active Antenna Units (AAU), as part of Deutsche Telekom’s, “O-RAN Town” in Germany to deliver a 5G Non-Standalone Architecture (NSA) service. The...

Orange tests cloud-native 5G standalone network in France

Orange will begin deployment of the 5G standalone network in the town of Lannion, with expansion expected in 2022 Orange is launching a test Standalone (SA) 5G network in France to evaluate the benefits of cloud, AI and new radio technologies on its operation and...

EXFO Infobrief: 5G Adaptive Service Assurance

The end goal for 5G is a cloud-native, service-based, fully standalone (SA) network. That’s a major undertaking, which means most operators will spend several years with a mix of 4G, 5G non-standalone (NSA) and 5G SA infrastructure. This highly diverse environment makes it challenging...

‘Choice and control’: Dell reveals open, cloud-native solutions designed for CSPs

Dell is also introducing new reference architectures and an Open Telecom Ecosystem Lab Dell Technologies launched new cloud-native network infrastructure that includes a full stack of open, scalable carrier-grade server and software solutions with the ambition to simplify and accelerate the telecom journey towards disaggregate networks the...

The rise (and rise) of the intelligent RAN

By all accounts, 5G is off to a great start in 2021. Adoption has accelerated four times faster than previous LTE technology, resulting in 229 million 5G subscriptions worldwide as of December 2020. Yet even as users embrace the promise of 5G, the increasing...

Ericsson, Swisscom extend 5G partnership to include Standalone architecture

The goal is to transition Swisscom’s live 5G network to 5G SA mode with cloud-native, dual-mode 5G Core Ericsson and Swisscom have been working together to build out cellular networks since 2015, and in 2017, the pair began incorporating 5G into the partnership. Now, Swisscom and...

Cloud-native: The key to beating out the competition (Reader Forum)

Run fast Imagine yourself in the mountains with a friend on a back-packing adventure. While watching the sun rise up between the trees, you see a bear running straight at your tent. You shout to your friend that a bear is headed your way, but...

Well, technically… 5G has to be agile, secure, affordable and resilient: Rakuten Mobile’s Azita Arvani (Ep. 36)

Rakuten Mobile Americas' General Manager Azita Arvani addresses the company's decision to sell its end-to-end, cloud-native and fully virtualized mobile network architecture as a solution to other operators, as opposed to keeping it all to itself. 

Will 5G Change the World? Tareq Amin, Rakuten Mobile (Ep. 22)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Tareq Amin, Rakuten Mobile (Ep. 22) This week we talk to Tareq Amin, Rakuten Mobile CTO and Group EVP and CAO of Rakuten, about his vision for (and reality of) a fully-virtualized, cloud-native network. Amin reflects...

Getting from non-standalone to standalone 5G

Ericsson talks dual-mode cloud core; Oracle on move from VNF to CNF With one notable exception, commercial 5G networks use a non-standalone architecture wherein new 5G NR radio infrastructure is connected to an Evolved Packet Core that also supports LTE data transmissions. Virtualization of EPC functionality is...

Mobile operators move rapidly toward 5G deployments (Reader Forum)

The first phase of 5G build-out is now well underway in major markets around the world. Increasingly, the big mobile service providers and some new entrants, as well, are in the midst of their first 5G deployments or will begin them this year. Mobile...

Operators, enterprises face concurrent need for OT/IT convergence in the 5G era

5G transformation extends beyond the network--there has to be a shift in the workforce 5G is touted as the connectivity fabric that will fundamentally reshape our collective future. Consumers will benefit from ubiquitous, high-quality connectivity capable of serving up applications that were previously impossible. Enterprises...

Open RAN central to Telefonica’s 5G future

Telefonica Innovation Ventures invests in open RAN provider Altiostar ZURICH--As Telefonica continues to enhance its network and crystallize 5G plans, the Spanish-based multi-national operator this week, through its Telefonica Innovation Ventures investment arm, announced an investment in open radio access network infrastructure Altiostar, which specializes...

Building a cloud-native network from core to edge

While some greenfield players are able to immediately embrace cloud-native network design and reap the benefits that come with it, those cases are few and far between. For most operators this is an incremental transition that gradually shifts from legacy systems to cloud-based systems....

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