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Author: Ron Westfall

By stepping up industry awareness of its established public cloud relations and portfolio expertise, Netcracker bolsters its ability to fulfill more CSP adoption of cloud platforms in order to catalyze their digital transformation journeys and spur their 5G deployments, especially by 2021. The move is a solid indicator of broader collaboration between cloud providers and telco software suppliers throughout 2020 including potential M&A activity.
AT&T’s decision makers are demonstrating why the FirstNet platform is playing a pivotal role in meeting the unique challenges of the coronavirus crisis. The COVID-19 crisis will compel mobile operators to make promoting the public safety capabilities of their networks a top development and marketing priority.
HPE launches the Open Distributed Infrastructure Management initiative as an open source program aimed at easing the complexity of large-scale geographically distributed physical infrastructure deployments in 5G environments, but HPE must show it can outflank the competition in order to generate broad operator support.
Meeting HPC challenges is a real issue in global health crisis environments. Service providers are encountering HPC-based challenges due to factors such as the expansion of interworking with enterprise HPC platforms and exploring how they can optimize their own HPC investments and builds. Here’s a deeper look at why these HPC adoption challenges matter to the digital ecosystem, including the very real need to rapidly accelerate digital responses to the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis.
Microsoft’s move to acquire Affirmed Networks aims to deliver new opps for the 5G ecosystem. In my opinion, this is exactly the company it needed to make new waves in the 5G ecosystem and firm up its presence with mobile operators in particular. Now it’s up to cloud rivals AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba, IBM, and Oracle to refresh their telecom-specific portfolio development and marketing strategies.
HPE is wagering heavily that service providers are ready to overhaul their mobile cores and purchasing models, especially for nascent 5G environments. HPE’s 5G Core Stack targets accelerating operator monetization of 5G networks, but can the new offering beat a formidable array of competitors and their own cloud-native solutions?
Ericsson unveils its entitlement server solution for on-device eSIM subscription activation for smartphone – beginning with Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip, following the launch this past January of its eSIM solution. Not only do these eSIM solutions make the customer experience a better one, they deliver big value to both Ericsson and Samsung, especially as it relates to the success of 5G success as a global transformational technology. Here’s a deeper look at why these eSIM solutions matter, to both of these companies, and what I believe is next.
Nokia expands the range of ReefShark chipsets with Marvell, improving performance and decreasing the energy footprint of 5G networks.
Cisco announced a new lineup of cloud software and hardware solutions for mobile networks. 5G will lay the foundation for service providers to achieve profitability from their 5G infrastructure.
Futurum Research, in partnership with Intel, completed a global research study of 465 business and technology professionals helping to shape, implement, and support these initiatives to better comprehend the Hardware-to-Software (HW2SW) journeys service providers must undertake to successfully navigate digital transformation.
Intel is set to alter the competitive landscape with debut of new 5G infrastructure products including the Intel Atom P5900 platform, 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, “Diamond Mesa”, Intel’s first next-generation structured ASIC for 5G network acceleration, and new Intel Ethernet 700 Series Network Adapter.
Ericsson’s AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations is blueprinted to decrease OPEX and CO2 emissions for operators using AI and data analytics to improve energy efficiency and improve site availability.