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Fiber Connect 2021: DZS Enlightens the Edge with DZS Helix Edge Access Portfolio Launch

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DZS launched the DZS Helix Edge Access portfolio that showcase carrier-grade edge access solutions ready to leverage DZS Cloud Service Management Intelligence and Orchestration to deliver an augmented broadband experience and improved operational efficiencies. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Helix Edge Access portfolio strengthens the overall competitiveness of DZS, especially in competing against major rivals ADTRAN and Calix, and the key role DZS Cloud can play in shepherding CSP migration toward software-centric networks and powering adoption of intelligent edge capabilities.

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New Futurum Research Report: Why Intel’s Portfolio Key to Powering Ecosystem-wide 5G Innovation

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In our research paper “Intel: 5G Trailblazer Powering 5G Ecosystem-wide Innovation”, we conclude that operator 5G decision makers must prioritize considering Intel as their primary trusted advisor in driving their 5G network journeys, since Intel provides the extensive portfolio capabilities and channel expertise (i.e., Intel Network Builders) across the most strategic 5G technology areas, such as network cloudification, 5G edge, 5G core, vRAN, and 5G ecosystem, needed to meet the highest priority 5G business objectives.

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Cloud FinOps Management: Optimizing Cost Savings in Multi-cloud Environments

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CSPs must prioritize FinOps management in the development of their multi-cloud administration strategies that account for security costs, the capture and development of best practices, and the fulfillment of legal mandates across a multitude of jurisdictions. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why failure is not an option since CSPs must have an optimized multi-cloud strategy in place to meet the security and legal requirements of their customers as well as deploying best practices to assure positive business outcomes as well as how Amdocs offers the Cloud Operations portfolio essential to fulfilling telco-specific FinOps requirements.

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ADTRAN Delivers the Right Combo-nation to Energize Worldwide 10G PON Deployments

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ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is playing an integral role in advancing multi-gigabit broadband adoption across the world including the amassing of over 100 operator deals such as U.S.-based cable operator Armstrong committing to a 10G full-fiber strategy using ADTRAN’s XGS-PON solution. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why ADTRAN’s Combo PON technology is well-matched for the broadband demands of post-pandemic society and how 10G-capable fiber access networks will ultimately prevail in winning fixed access battles against competing technologies like cable HFC.

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Microsoft’s Expanded NEC Relationship Showcases Azure’s Global Appeal

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Microsoft and NEC have established a new multi-year strategic alliance, that synthesizes Azure, Microsoft 365, NEC’s IT and network portfolio resources, including 5G assets, and both companies AI and IoT capabilities to power customer digital transformation missions across the public and private realms. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the expanded partnership enhances Microsoft Azure’s competitive prospects across the operator and enterprise realms, coming on the heels of winning AT&T’s 5G mobile business, and how both companies are better positioned to drive organization-wide digital transformation on a vertical-specific basis.

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Check Point and Alibaba Cloud Raise the Multi-Cloud and Cloud Security Stakes

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Check Point expands its Unified Cloud platform to support Alibaba Cloud elevating market awareness of its advanced security, visibility, and compliance capabilities of its cloud security portfolio, especially across multi-cloud environments. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Check Point’s integration of its CloudGuard solution with Alibaba Cloud strengthens its overall multi-cloud proposition and provides a marketing edge over rivals as well as how Alibaba Cloud benefits competitively from the Check Point relationship.

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AT&T and Google Cloud are Ready for Prime Time 5G and Edge Computing Business

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AT&T and Google Cloud expand their 5G and edge collaboration targeting enterprises with a flexible combination of AT&T’s on-premises Multi-access Edge Compute solution and AT&T Network Edge Capabilities augmented by Google Cloud’s extensive edge PoPs and core proficiencies including Kubernetes container orchestration, AI/ML, data analytics, and ISV collaboration expertise. Futurum’s Ron Westfall analyzes why the expanded alliance boosts AT&T’s overall competitive prospects, especially in relation to main rival Verizon, and how AT&T now has the 5G and edge compute proposition needed to innovate immersive experiences and win more enterprise business.

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MWC 2021: Qualcomm and Capgemini Collaborate to Make 5G a Private Networks Affair

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Qualcomm and Capgemini expand their alliance to boost 5G private network capabilities for industries including providing broader interworking assurances, boosting performance, and easing implementations. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Qualcomm and Capgemini strengthen their competitive foundation to take advantage of burgeoning 5G private network demand and meeting the distinct use case requirements of industry verticals.

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Nokia Eyes Enabling New 5G Mobile and IoT Service Revenue Streams with iSIM Launch

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Nokia introduces its iSIM Secure Connect solution with initial marketing emphasis on vendor-agnostic design and streamlining cellular subscription lifecycle management with automation. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Nokia iSIM Secure Connect solution is well-suited to play a key role in making IoT connectivity and networking safer, especially since infection of IoT devices has shot up since 2019, paving the way for 5G mobile and IoT service quality and revenue streams and strengthening Nokia’s competitive hand.

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MWC 2021: Netcracker, NEC, and AWS Triple 5G Core and Orchestration Bliss

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Netcracker and NEC announced the deployment of NEC’s 5G Core and Netcracker’s full stack Digital BSS/OSS on AWS to orchestrate and automate 5G digital services and how 5G services and network slices can be ordered on demand from Netcracker’s Digital Marketplace. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the three-way partnership using Netcracker orchestration systems bolsters and assures the dynamic placement of 5G workloads across AWS Local Zones as well as the 5G ecosystem and competitive implications of the trio’s alliance.