Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses how Airtel’s new 5G pacts with Ericsson, Nokia, and Samsung affirm the rising competitive prospects for the trio across the global 5G ecosystem, including especially 5G RAN solutions, due to factors such as Airtel and the India’s entry into the 5G market, the wide-ranging ban on China-made equipment in key markets, and Open RAN’s evolving readiness for prime time 5G deployments.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Samsung Mediacom 5G FWA deal highlights major ongoing 5G ecosystem developments such as growing cable operator commitment to use 5G FWA to broaden their addressable broadband market, the further boost to Samsung’s credibility as a supplier of 5G network solutions including 5G FWA and vRAN/O-RAN, as well as the critical role CBRS spectrum can play in reducing the digital divide across rural areas.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall explores why the power trio of Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Thales can advance the adoption of standardized 5G NTN through testing and validating that LEO satellites can deliver 5G connectivity throughout remote areas and challenging geographic areas such as oceans and dense forests to 5G smartphones effectively ushering in the next incarnation of satellite phones.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines how T-Mobile’s Advanced Network Solutions (ANS) launch benefits from its collaboration with Dell, Ericsson, and Nokia in delivering public network, hybrid mobile network, and private network options and capabilities as well as bolsters T-Mobile’s overall 5G private networks and mobile edge compute portfolio proposition.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall evaluates the formation of Ericsson-Intel Tech Hub enabling both companies to pool their R&D resources to advance Ericsson Cloud RAN capabilities running on Intel technology, ease CNF application adoption, and provide a roadmap for upcoming commercial software releases as CSPs evolve their RAN strategies in the emerging Open 5G era.
Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the T-Mobile Cradlepoint alliance can help streamline business adoption of 5G FWA services nationwide, boost differentiation of the T-Mobile Business Internet service offering, and provide additional warrant for Ericsson’s 2020 acquisition of Cradlepoint.
Rogers Communications and Ericsson collaborate to deliver Rogers 5G Standalone services nationwide across Canada, forming the basis for Rogers’ claim of launching Canada’s first commercially available 5G SA network. Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why the Rogers 5G SA network deployment shows the commercial viability of using key 5G SA capabilities, such as 5G core programmability and 5G RAN slicing, and is a sound indicator of the use cases, such as dedicated private networks, consumer AR/VR, public safety, and 5G-IoT, that encapsulate the best 5G monetization prospects.
Rakuten acquires Altiostar for $1 billion in a bid to accelerate global deployment and adoption of cloud native open and interoperable mobile infrastructure, especially open, virtual RAN technology. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the Rakuten’s acquisition of Altiostar provides a massive boost to the Open RAN cause, alters the competitive mix across the entire 5G landscape, and provides a template for CSPs serious about fulfilling their Open 5G mission.
Announced at MWC 2021, Ericsson and Google Cloud are building out their alliance to deliver 5G and edge cloud solutions targeted at communications service providers (CSP) and key enterprise verticals such as automotive, transportation, and manufacturing. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the partnership fulfills CSP strategic cloud objectives, including the policy of multi-cloud flexibility, and strengthen Ericsson’s hand against key 5G solution rival Nokia in supporting CSPs in their 5G cloud journeys.
In this new episode of the Futurum Tech Webcast, Futurum analysts Ron Westfall and Shelly Kramer delve into the expansion of the AWS and Ericsson alliance with AWS certifying Ericsson Telecom BSS for AWS. We discussed the industry-wide impact of the AWS announcement including the operational and business benefits CSPs gain from the cloud native Ericsson Telecom BSS portfolio and the topmost considerations CSPs need to understand in advancing their cloud journeys.