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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…
The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

The Cure for StarlingX FOMO at Open Infrastructure Summit

By Jeff Gowan FOMO, for those who are unfamiliar, stands for "fear of missing out." If you weren't able to attend the Summit in Denver, or perhaps even if you did, some StarlingX "FOMO" could be understandable. After all, StarlingX made a strong showing at the Summit this year, with more than 15 sessions that covered aspects of the project from…
Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

Co-existing with containers: Cloud Native solutions don’t need a greenfield

By Jeff Gowan Containers are widely regarded as the next big thing in telco virtualization technology, but what about the service providers who have already deployed VM-based solutions? Some communications service providers have already started virtualizing with virtual machines and VNFs and will want to continue that route for various reasons, but they will also want to adopt container-based technologies…
RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

RTOS Application Development Redefined: Desktop-like Ease-of-Use in Embedded with LLVM and Boost

By Michel Genard Nearly four decades ago VxWorks revolutionized the RTOS market by enabling a hardware board to connect to a Unix workstation dramatically changing the edit/compile/debug paradigm. This revolution was so disruptive that within ten years many established competitors went out of business or were acquired as a way to be salvaged. With VxWorks, Wind River continues to disrupt…
Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

Industry Experts Quantify the Operational Benefits of Telco-Grade OpenStack Platforms

By Charlie Ashton As Communications Service Providers (CSPs) plan the deployment of virtualized network applications and services, they have to make a fundamental decision about the infrastructure software that will host these functions: can they get by with using the same platform that’s already deployed in their IT cloud or should they select a platform that’s purpose-built and optimized to…
Is your ATM moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10?  Save the Motherboards!

Is your ATM moving from Windows 7 to Windows 10? Save the Motherboards!

By Rick Anderson Within the financial sector, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) are one of the primary mechanisms for getting cash out of your bank or savings & loan account.  The majority of these devices are running Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system on older Intel motherboards.  Unfortunately, Windows 7 end of life occurs on January 14, 2020 and after that date, these ATMs…
NFV pro-tip: Convert the service, not the component

NFV pro-tip: Convert the service, not the component

By Jeff Gowan A new white paper written by Sandvine and Wind River asserts that NFV maybe hasn’t quite lived up to the promise of removing dependencies on vendor hardware. That said, it has been, and continues to be, a necessary element in the evolution of the telecommunications industry. And, in the pursuit of driving down total cost of ownership,…
Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

By Charlie Ashton While Linux containers have been around a long time and are widely deployed in data centers and IT environments, the lack of easy-to-use pre-integrated platforms and lack of interaction with a broader ecosystem have prohibited their use in small-footprint edge systems. In this post we’ll explore how the recent introduction of Wind River Linux LTS 18 removes…
WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton WiZR and Wind River have collaborated to offer AI-enabled video surveillance and analytics on the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform. Titanium Cloud is a commercial-ready, NFV infrastructure software platform that enables service providers to deploy virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with the high reliability  that industries demand. WiZR has validated and pre integrated their solution…