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SoftBank launches 5G Standalone services in Japan

Japanese operator SoftBank announced that it has started to offer 5G Standalone services in conjunction with the sale of its new 5G-compatible SoftBank Air terminal, called "Air Terminal 5". With this new launch, SoftBank claims to be the first carrier in Japan to offer 5G...

‘Just a year ago, it sounded like science fiction’: How virtual testing and massive automation play into Dish’s network strategy

The ability to automatically, virtually and in parallel test new 5G Standalone services, slices and software updates in the cloud is key to Dish Network's network strategy and its differentiation, according to Marc Rouanne, Dish EVP and chief network officer for its wireless business....

Dish selects IBM’s automation and orchestration software for cloud-native 5G network

IBM's software will allow Dish to accelerate the creation and delivery of new services and will make 5G network slicing possible IBM is now involved in the United States’ first greenfield cloud-native 5G network, following a deal with Dish Network. IBM will provide its AI-powered...

Vodafone deploys private 5G network at Porsche’s development center

Vodafone Germany and Porsche have deployed a private 5G network at the latter’s Weissach Development Center. The new 5G technology will improve the framework conditions for the strategic development of new vehicle systems and functions at the industrial facility, the two companies said. When installing...

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....

A1 Telekom Group awards Nokia single-vendor, three-country 5G deal

Nokia providing 5G standalone core for A1 Telekom Group operations in Serbia and Slovenia A1 Telekom Group has been working with Nokia on 5G deployment in its home market of Austria for some time and now the multi-national operator is working with the infrastructure vendor...

Network slicing will supercharge these six industries (Reader Forum)

Businesses have traditionally relied on one shared network to handle a wide variety of tasks. However, as more devices require connectivity as part of the Internet of Things (IoT) and businesses digitize, it’s becoming apparent that the one-size-fits-all approach to networks need to change....

What is 5G network slicing and what does it mean for enterprise 5G adoption?

Ericsson: 'Network slicing is the operators’ best answer on how to build and manage a network that meets and exceeds the emerging requirements from a wide range of users' 5G network slicing is a feature of a cloud-native 5G network architecture that leverages the principles...

United Group taps Nokia for core network upgrades in Southeast Europe

The Nokia core products will help United Group's network support advanced 5G services, like network slicing United Group (UG) has selected Nokia’s cloud-native core network products in Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia, including the vendor’s Cloud Packet Core, Voice Core, 3G Core and Cloud Infrastructure and...

Why network slicing is the key to unlocking extended reality digital experiences (Reader Forum)

Imagine you’re shopping for furniture and using an Augmented Reality (AR) app on your mobile device to experience the products in your living room. Or your child is using a Virtual Reality (VR) headset to tour ancient ruins as part of their summer school...

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...

Infovista acquires Empirix, bolstering its 5G network management offering

Infovista has completed the acquisition of network performance monitoring and testing company Empirix, allowing the software vendor to offer a carrier-grade, cloud-native network lifecycle automation platform for 5G to communications service providers (CSPs) and enterprises customers. Empirix’ cloud-native monitoring, assurance and analytics solution for 5G...

Well, technically… network slicing brings traffic engineering to the next level: Ribbon Communications’ Irit Touitou (Ep. 37)

https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/well-technically-network-slicing-brings-traffic-engineering-to-the-next-level-ep-37 Irit Touitou, executive VP of packet optical networking R&D at Ribbon Communications, comes on the podcast to discuss the essential role of traffic engineering and how network slicing creates a dynamic network in the 5G era.

AdaptiveMobile Security finds ‘fundamental vulnerability’ in 5G network slicing architecture

Network slicing is not widely deployed; AdaptiveMobile Security working with GSMA on a fix Network slicing is among the North Stars of current 5G efforts as the ability to virtually partition a network out from the core to the radio access network is seen as...

The state of the mobile network market in 2021 (Analyst Angle)

5G market status and technology 5G is already in the mainstream news in 2021, followed by a turbulent year due to geopolitics and COVID-19, but also the realization that telco networks are much more important than consumers, governments, and enterprises used to think they were....

Rogers, Ericsson to deploy standalone 5G network in Canada

Canadian operator Rogers Communications announced that it is starting to roll out what it claims to be the country’s first 5G Standalone core network. The new network, with solutions from Swedish vendor Ericsson, will be initially rolled out in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver. “Considered the...

Swisscom tests 5G carrier aggregation, VoNR with Ericsson, Qualcomm

Swisscom, in partnership with Ericsson and handset maker OPPO, has successfully carried out 5G voice and data calls over a commercial 5G standalone network, the vendor said in a release. Ericsson said that all of Europe’s live 5G networks are deployed in 5G non-standalone mode,...

For 4G/5G network slicing, ‘SLAs really matter,’ Nokia says

Nokia announces cross-domain–core, transport and RAN–automated network slicing solutions The ability to autonomously orchestrate and manage a network slice extending from an operator's EPC or cloud-native core, across the transport network and through the RAN, is seen as key to supporting the type of differentiated,...

Amdocs White Paper: The Critical role of the sliceable platform in 5G monetization

Caroline Gabriel, Principal Analyst at Analysys Mason, explores optimal 5G business models for operators to achieve the best commercial outcome. Learn why operators should deploy the cloud-native core and network slicing early to achieve the strongest differentiation. Also discover the role of a broad, programmable...

Samsung, KDDI demo 5G end-to-end network slicing

5G end-to-end network slicing will allow for the creation of new services and business models Samsung Electronics and KDDI completed a 5G end-to-end (E2E) network slicing demonstration with a RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) in Tokyo, Japan yesterday. The demo, which tied together Samsung’s virtualized core,...

Why network slicing is the Holy Grail for telcos in the 5G era (Reader Forum)

Legacy generations of networks have predominately provided services with best-effort delivery. While this has worked for voice, text and best effort broadband services, end users are hampered with buffering, delays, and drops as the demand for feature-rich services continues to grow. The 5G-era promises new...

Dynamic network function placement is essential in the 5G era

  Network function (NF) placement, or homing, is a set of smart algorithms which deploy services automatically across multiple sites and multiple clouds, based on a wide variety of intent and policy constraints including capacity, location, platform capabilities and other service specific parameters. Optimization of NF...

Ericsson deploys 5G network near Texas HQ to run real-world use cases

Ericsson: The network is a 'platform for trial and development' for future enterprise 5G networks Ericsson deployed its very own 5G end-to-end distributed network in North Texas that runs across multiple campuses, including Plano Ericsson Village, the company's 38-acre U.S. headquarters, and its nearby research...

Understanding the role of the sliceable network in 5G monetization

  The rollout of 5G networks is well underway, especially in developed mobile markets, yet realizing the full monetization potential of 5G is still a work in progress. As with any large-scale technology transformation, investment takes place in multiple phases, with the value expected to...

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