Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why Casa Systems supplying 5G Core Network Functions to support Verizon’s public MEC service offering coupled with Verizon’s $40 million equity investment in Casa Common Stock bolster Casa Systems overall 5G ecosystem credibility and demonstrates how 5G openness and architecture can give operators more supplier flexibility in building out their 5G networks.
Qualcomm contributes five key inventions, consisting of mmWave expansion, NR-Light, device enhancements, non-terrestrial networks, and topology expansion, to advance 5G ecosystem adoption of the recently completed 3GGP Release 17 specification. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the five inventions strengthen emerging 5G use cases, such as dedicated private networks, wearables, industrial sensors, video surveillance, global asset tracking, satellite communications, and public safety, and reinforces Qualcomm’s reputation for consistently delivering 5G ecosystem-wide innovation.
T-Mobile US provided a preliminary of critical customer results for Q4 and FY 2021, such as registering its highest postpaid net customer additions and postpaid account net adds in company history for FY 2021. Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the new breakthrough results strengthen T-Mobile’s competitive position, especially in exercising more influence across the 5G ecosystem as U.S. 5G network builds and customer additions accelerate in the digital workforce era.
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.
The extension of the Intel-Red Hat alliance will ease the pain and suffering of service providers as well as enterprises in accelerating their adoption of cloud-native capabilities to rapidly boost the agility and flexibility of 5G implementation journeys. Intel and Red Hat have the portfolios and deployment expertise to reduce the complexity of 5G deployments, particularly in areas such as assuring interworking of open source Open RAN and 5GC technologies in hybrid and multi-cloud environments.