Cisco’s Marketing Velocity was recently released and it meets the burgeoning across-the-vertical board demand for smarter, personalized digital marketing.
The Ericsson/Swisscom joint exercise indicates that 5G is ready and up to the task of solving difficult indoor coverage challenges. Ericsson’s main 5G systems rivals, Nokia and Huawei, will need to prioritize the indoor capabilities of their solutions to prevent Ericsson from gaining an upper hand through indoor coverage differentiators. Overall the increased competition here is good news for the 5G ecosystem and users.
Nokia is ready to further expand its presence and influence in worldwide 5G networks regardless of how the U.S.-China trade standoff is resolved. This includes factoring in potential price pressures from major 5G rival Ericsson and its signaled intention to take on greater margin pressures in order to win more 5G market share. Why? The overall 5G market is already lifting off ahead of previous 2019/H2 2019 expectations. As operators and their ecosystem partners gain valuable deployment experience, delivering 5G experiences to customers will become more automatic, expanding and diversifying 5G use cases and revenues.
Whale Cloud’s ability to instantly leverage its integration into the Alibaba organization will drive its 5G monetization and overall digital transformation differentiation and sales objectives, especially in relation to organic assimilation of AI/advanced analytics capabilities. This move will oblige Whale Cloud’s digital transformation rivals such as Amdocs, Ericsson, Huawei, MATRIXX, Netcracker, Nokia, Openet, and Oracle to respond—and you can bet this is one to watch.
For major 5G internet breakthroughs, look to the skies, where satellite technology is augmenting and boosting competition in the 5G ecosystem. This is stellar news for 5G consumers and enterprises across the planet. Check out my deep dive here.
Openet has launched a no-cost data intelligence platform, getting first dibs on operator mind share in the early stages of adoption of 5G charging systems. This microservices-based system is designed to deliver new monetization models and expand Openet’s channel influence, driving the adoption of their rapidly evolving 5G monetization requirements.
The race is on to drive eSIM ecosystem influence among the major players, particularly in upping the operator’s game, and Amdocs is squarely in the lead. Challenges aside, Amdocs is establishing a sales and marketing lead in the eSIM Cloud realm, at least in relation to telco software rivals Ericsson, Nokia Software, and Netcracker. This will be an interesting one to watch.
Equinix and IBM up the interconnectedness of their cloud alliance in a way that creates a clear competitive advantage for both companies in a variety of ways.
As Cisco announces a major initiative at re-skilling the IT workforce with upgrades in education programs and new certifications, the company boosts its strategic business growth objectives by taking a proactive approach to the IT workforce. The approach bolsters its overall differentiation as digital transformation rivals like Juniper, Ericsson, and Nokia have not proactively developed re-skilling initiatives or programs.
5G network could wreak havoc on weather forecasts, says the head of NOAA, setting weather forecasts back 40 years. But the wireless industry claims otherwise. Here’s my thoughts on that front.