Tag Prepare your core network

Continuous delivery and continuous deployment helps turning on 5G

How far have network operators reached with continuous delivery and continuous deployment? Or maybe I should ask, how far have network operators reached with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) including continuous deployment? What benefits have they experienced and how will those support the 5G setup?

Why is Ericsson a leader in Telco NFV?

There are many who still question if this will really work and fulfill the promises of lower opex and shorter time to market for new services. Steve Saunders at Light Reading has described the NFV transformation as a disaster for the whole industry, where key values such as stable reliable networks based on standards have been forgotten.

Dell'Oro names Ericsson top vendor for Evolved Packet Core

Ericsson maintains top ranking for Evolved Packet Core, all according to a recently published report from Dell’Oro Group. It’s interesting to see how we over the last 4 quarters strengthen our number 1 position for EPC as recognized by Dell’Oro report below, making it possible for us to prepare and invest in virtual EPC and 5G Core networks.

What is network slicing?

Network slicing is a powerful technology to meet the diverse demands of new services on the evolution towards 5G. But you do not need to wait until 5G radio is around to reap the benefits from network slicing. You can use it now, and some innovative operators are.

BT and Ericsson joint webinar on network slicing

Join us in this joint webinar on January 11th to understand the economic considerations in building a 5G infrastructure that fulfils the diverse service requirements of multiple use-cases and industries.

Turning Telco NFV into Business

Overall transformation to digital will be required to be prepared for 5G. Data is going to drive business, where a common network infrastructure for programmability, automation, and digital customer engagement will be essential. The telco NFV will enable an industrialized practice for onboarding services based on continuous software delivery.

Why continuous software delivery is so important

Some things get better with age. Wine, objects of art, friendship, and love are some common examples. Some might also add old and proven software to that list, but would that really be justified? Sure, the software industry has a history of debugging and hardening its products over time, and it may feel safe to stay on an old and proven software release. If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it, right?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is happening—are you ready?

IoT in telecom is happening. We can sense it when reading all the news about narrowband IoT(NB-IoT) networks under deployment around the world right now. Have you decided which role you want to play in this industry segment?

Automated Acceptance Testing—a competitive advantage

The need to reduce Core Network operational costs is common among all service providers. Rapid introduction of new software in the Packet Core domain brings new functionality and revenue possibilities, but the deployment process can be lengthy and laborious, which translates into cost and weakened competitiveness.That’s all changing however.

5G network slicing: the economic opportunities for operators

With 5G on the horizon, the Internet of Things (IoT) offers great potential to transform industry and society. That said, in order to capture the opportunity, operators will need to carefully consider the new demands being placed on their networks and make strategic investments in order to deliver high-quality, efficient IoT services.

The top three stumbling blocks for cloud transformation programs

Operators, globally, are rapidly embarking on their evolution towards being digital service providers. If you’re one of them, it’s high time to begin your own digital transformation so that you are positioned to help your customers achieve theirs. That means updating your services, network, infrastructure, and operations to become agile and accelerate innovation. The cloud, in all it fuzzy definitions, is an integral part of achieving the digital transformation. A successful Cloud Transformation will create the necessary foundation for the digital service provider of the future.