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5G moving from hype to reality, with Ericsson as an industry leader

5G moving from hype to reality, with Ericsson as an industry leader

By Jeff Gowan Recently I’ve seen a couple of interesting items on the topic of 5G. The first is, “Ericsson Rides 5G Wave Across Asia, North America” from SDX Central. The article summarizes some key points gleaned from a recent Ericsson earnings call with analysts. Some of the most interesting points were: “Ericsson is riding a wave of 5G momentum and…
The Case for Easier Installation, Operations & Maintenance at the Edge

The Case for Easier Installation, Operations & Maintenance at the Edge

By Jeff Gowan The network edge may look like the land of opportunity for telcos seeking fertile ground to grow new revenue-generating services. For their network operations managers, however, ensuring the delivery of reliable services across disparate edge architectures and geographically dispersed sites of varying sizes could well look like a nightmare scenario. Indeed, operational complexity is one of the…
What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

By Jeff Gowan You’ve heard about StarlingX but not sure it is for you yet? Learn more about opportunities and the first steps of starting to contribute. Maybe you already know that StarlingX is a fully-featured open source cloud for the distributed edge. Perhaps you are aware it has features like ultra-low deterministic latency, high availability, strong security, and lowers…
Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

By guest Marc Fiuczynski at Akamai Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks. As the competition for viewers continues to heat up, and business and technical pressures escalate for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), scaling…
Multi-Access Edge Computing: Bringing Forward the 5G Experience

Multi-Access Edge Computing: Bringing Forward the 5G Experience

By guest contributor Alla Goldner, Director of Technology, Strategy and Standardization, Amdocs  5G will dramatically alter the relationships between service providers in all industries and the customers they serve. Despite the hype, it will still be years before standards are formalized and technology is mature enough to support all the potential 5G use cases. With advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence…
VNPT Technology Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

VNPT Technology Successfully Completes NFV Proof-of-Concept with Wind River Titanium Cloud Platform

Vietnam Post and Telecommunication Industry Technology Joint Stock Company (VNPT Technology) recently completed a proof-of-concept (PoC) program with the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform as part of their long-term strategy for Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Aiming to implement a robust NFV infrastructure that will take them into the future of telecommunications, VNPT Technology conducted an in-depth evaluation with the…
IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

IoT: What, Where, When, Why, How

By Jeff Gowan The Internet of Things (IoT) is a major industry trend in the telecom industry and beyond. It is generally agreed there is no shortage of potential on many different fronts. IoT brings the potential for businesses to be much more efficient due to the ability to analyze data that was previously locked within non-IoT enabled equipment. This…
Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

Working More Efficiently with OpenStack

By Ron Breault As someone who loves the outdoors, I have a number of watercraft.  Not the kind with engines, but the kind that are self-propelled: kayaks and canoes.  Being out on a calm lake in the wee hours of the morning is pure pleasure!  Being on that same lake with a strong headwind can be exhausting. Many years ago…
More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

More Testing than Tapas: ETSI Releases Detailed Plugtest Report

By Charlie Ashton A few weeks ago, we published a post “Tapas and Testing: Two Weeks in Madrid” summarizing Wind River’s involvement in ETSI’s first “NFV Plugtest” event, which was hosted by 5TONIC Laboratory in Leganes, near Madrid  from January 23rd through February 3rd. In that post, we summarized the success of the Wind River Titanium Cloud network virtualization platform in…
Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

Don’t Miss Integrated Demonstration of OPEN-O at Mobile World Congress

By Charlie Ashton If you’re attending Mobile World Congress later this month, you’ll have the opportunity to see one of the first public demonstrations of and end-to-end use case enabled based on the OPEN-O open-source orchestration project. At China Mobile’s booth (Hall 1 Stand 1G50), you’ll see a demo that is the result of extensive collaboration between China Mobile, Intel…