View Post

NEC and Netcracker Join Forces with ADVA and Juniper to Boost 5G xHaul Transport Automation

In 5G by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

Mavenir Adds ngOSS to Strengthen MAVscale and Open 5G Arsenal

In 5G by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

DISH Goes with IBM AI-Powered Assets to Advance Cloud-Native 5G Network Build

In 5G, AI, Cloud by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

Orange Bets on Amdocs to Monetize 5G Experimental Network

In 5G by Ron WestfallLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

Part Two of Series: More on 5G RFFE and Why It’s Part of the 5G Puzzle

In 5G by Olivier BlanchardLeave a Comment

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.

View Post

AT&T and University of Tennessee Partner to Bring 5G Testbed to Knoxville Campus

In 5G by Shelly KramerLeave a Comment

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.