Author: Ron Westfall

Oracle Database@Azure Debuts Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Services To Simplify Cloud Migration, Multicloud Deployment, and Management
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens examine how Oracle and Microsoft are expanding their collaboration with Oracle Database@Azure, combining strengths for enhanced cloud performance and AI capabilities.
An Assessment of Major CSP Testing Initiatives by Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, and Verizon Aimed at Spurring Generative AI, Private 5G, and NaaS Innovations
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd R Weiss explore how major CSPs such as Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, and Verizon are conducting new tests and pushing the envelope across GenAI, private 5G network, and NaaS applications.
Netcracker Bolsters Its Relationship with Microsoft to Integrate GenAI Telco Solution with ChatGPT to Spur the Development of Telco High-Value Use Cases
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines Netcracker’s selection of Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to boost GenAI Telco Solution to fulfill top telco use case demands such as improved productivity and enhanced interactions with customers.
Netcracker Introduces GenAI Telco Solution to Ensure Generative AI Models Drive Telco-Specific Benefits
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall delves into why the Netcracker GenAI Telco Solution meets the challenges of adopting generative AI technology to deliver the telco-specific knowledge and trust essential to making generative AI successful for telcos.
In our latest research brief, done in partnership with Netcracker, we take a look at the Netcracker GenAI Solution and why it meets the challenges of adopting generative AI technology, helping to make generative AI effective and successful for telcos.
Qualcomm and JLR Collaborate To Bring 5G, Wi-Fi, and C-V2X Capabilities to JLR Vehicles With Snapdragon Auto 5G Modem-RF Ready To Hit the Road in 2025
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Olivier Blanchard examine why Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Digital Chassis will become critical to driving JLR SDV innovation and enable the intelligence to deliver the fully connected, modern luxury vehicle experience.
Oracle Reported Solid FY 2024 Q1 Results Spearheaded by Huge Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Growth of 66% YoY and Rapid Uptake of Oracle Gen2 Cloud for AI Training
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Daniel Newman examine Oracle’s FY 2024 Q1 results and how the company moves the needle in the cloud market by meeting the evolving demands of IaaS/SaaS customers, fulfilling surging generative AI training demand.
A Review of The Major Cloud Developments That Are Helping Fuel 5G Ecosystem-wide Innovations Including VMware, Red Hat, and Azure Moves
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Steven Dickens explore recent developments by major cloud players including the debut of VMware Private Mobile Network, Azure for Operators expanding ISV collaboration, and upcoming Red Hat Open 5G 2023.
Nokia Announced Key Fiber Optic Portfolio Developments That Strengthen Its Competitive Position For BABA-related Funding Program As Well As 5G Builds
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd Weiss examine why Nokia’s fiber optics portfolio moves have a significant bearing on 5G network capabilities such as 5G small cell backhaul and transport applications.
Ciena Meeting the Needs of Mobile Operators By Delivering Improved Network Timing Distribution Capabilities to Complement Global Navigation Satellite Systems at Cell Sites
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd R. Weiss share their insights about how Ciena’s xHaul router feature and performance boosts are critical to delivering improved capabilities for 5G mobile operators to boost 5G networks and innovation.
Calix’s AXOS E5 Ethernet Service Access Nodes integrate Carrier Ethernet 10G and 1G UNI Service Demarcation and Ethernet Aggregation Capabilities
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall and Todd R. Weiss examine how Calix mobile backhaul products are meeting the growing demands of 5G carriers and their customers as small cells are proliferating and network traffic and competition are growing.
VMware Private Mobile Network Offering Is Unveiled, Aimed at Enabling Wireless Service Providers to Deliver Private 4G/5G Services to Enterprises
The Futurum Group’s Ron Westfall examines why VMware Private Mobile Network is solidly positioned to provide the VECO orchestration and automation capabilities key to meeting the expanding demand for private wireless networking across edge computing environments.