NEC and Netcracker unveiled an integrated multi-vendor solution with ADVA and Juniper that targets packet optical automation and the streamlining of 5G transport. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the alliance bolsters NEC’s strong hand as lead integrator for Open RAN projects across broader Open 5G network builds, enhances Netcrackers’ Network Domain Orchestration credentials, and augments the 5G ecosystem prospects of ADVA and Juniper.
Qualcomm has partnered with SSW to complete a strategic deal to acquire Arriver from within the Veoneer portfolio while selling other assets.
Mavenir introduces its ngOSS offering as a new addition to its MAVscale platform, blending AI, analytics, automation, and orchestration key to advancing 5G capabilities through intelligent network operations. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why Mavenir’s ngOSS bolsters its MAVscale platform and overall open 5G proposition by countering rival OSS offerings and augmenting the company’s open RAN messaging providing the foundation to make long-term competitive waves across the 5G ecosystem.
Futurum’s Principal Analyst Daniel Newman breaks down Apple’s 5G strategy, as it appears to put profits before innovation.
IAA Mobility 2021: Top tech trends collide as data, mobility and automotive look to the future.
Futurum’s lead analyst Shelly Kramer explores GlobalFoundries’ announcement of new solutions for 5G and Wi-Fi 6/6e enabled devices from the 2021 GF Summit.
DISH chooses IBM to help automate its 5G network deployment, particularly in the targeting of Industry 4.0 verticals and use cases. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why DISH’s selection of IBM’s AI-powered automation and network orchestration capabilities provides the essential capabilities needed to push its cloud-native 5G network deployment forward and boosts the Cloud Pak for Network Automation proposition across the 5G ecosystem, especially among operators.
Orange selects Amdocs as the monetization engine for its 5G experimental network with the strategic objective of validating AI-driven, software-based, cloud-first architectures as key to powering 5G SA network builds. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the inclusion of Amdocs in Orange’s multi-vendor, cloud-native experimental 5G SA network is essential to advancing 5G use cases and business outcomes as well as bolstering the Open 5G cause including Open RAN.
What is RF Front End (RFFE), and what part does this critical mobile technology play in delivering advanced RF-Modem systems? These are just the first two answers that Futurum senior analyst Olivier Blanchard answers in this three-part series about how RFFE is already solving the growing engineering complexities of 5G, perhaps chief among them how to elegantly solve mmWave challenges, deliver high performance solutions like Qualcomm’s X65 modem-RF system, and provide high speed, low latency connectivity to mobile devices, vehicles, and IOT devices.
Futurum lead analyst Shelly Kramer covers the announcement by AT&T and University of Tennessee on their partnership to build a 5G testbed to its Knoxville campus testing the expansion of mmWave 5G to rural areas. This partnership will afford students expanded learning opportunities and the ability to experiment and learn in situations that would otherwise be cost prohibitive or impossible due to location. UT joins Texas A&M, the University of Connecticut and the University of Missouri who likewise have partnerships with AT&T, although this partnership between AT&T and UT is primarily focused on mmWave and MEC applications.
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