Futurum’s Ron Westfall assesses why NEC’s acquisition of Aspire Technology strengthen its hand in the nascent Open RAN market segments, boosts sales and marketing prospects for Netcracker, and can help advance integration and interoperability assurances across intricate Open RAN 5G environments.
NEC and Netcracker Join Forces with ADVA and Juniper to Boost 5G xHaul Transport Automation
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.
Microsoft’s Expanded NEC Relationship Showcases Azure’s Global Appeal
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.
MWC 2021: Netcracker, NEC, and AWS Triple 5G Core and Orchestration Bliss
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.
Rakuten, NEC, and Intel Score 5G SA Core Breakthrough
Rakuten Mobile, NEC, and Intel have attained a performance of 640 Gbps per server for the containerized User Plane Function (UPF) on the containerized 5G Standalone core network. Futurum’s Ron Westfall examines why the demo strengthens the open model 5G credentials of the Rakuten, NEC, and Intel and how the 5G power trio can further advance the Open 5G cause.
DTW 2019: Netcracker Proves Digital Transformation is the Real Deal
Netcracker proves digital transformation is the real deal at TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World event (DTW) in Nice last week. Here’s how.