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Cloud and NFVi trends podcast – Dez Blanchfield with Lars Mårtensson

Our series of podcasts “Transmissons from Tomorrow” by Dez Blanchfield, a Strategist and Data Scientist continues—next up in the hot seat is Lars Mårtensson, Head of Solution Area Cloud and NFVi and Head of Ericsson Silicon Valley. Together they discuss transformative trends in the telecom market.

NFV deployment–important considerations for operators

After years of talk, demos and proof-of-concepts, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) is a reality. Several telecom service providers have taken the step from trials to commercial installations of telecom clouds lately. Achieving a successful implementation is to a large degree dependent on the capabilities of the infrastructure layer, also called NFVi. Which are some important considerations for operators?

Turning network slicing into a piece of cake in commercial networks

Network slicing represents a major innovation for mobile network platforms. For the business expansion beyond consumer mobile broadband for 4G and 5G. Up until now dominated by a “one slice fits all” model for unlimited data connectivity. And this post is about the role-tailored, optimized slices of network capacity and capabilities can play in the future when combined with business model innovations.

Automated NFV operations—two key use cases

One of the top expectations on NFV is the ability to introduce automation of operations. This improves reliability and keeps total cost of ownership low. In this brief video—Amit Sharma, Strategic Product Manager in Management and Orchestration, presents examples of automated NFV operations. The focus is on auto healing and auto scaling and the benefits they provide.

Making business sense of cloud and distributed computing for 5G

Industry momentum is strong around fog computing, mobile edge and distributed cloud. Critical capabilities to unlock the full potential of 5G network platforms. Where ultra-reliable low latency communication is poised to change the world. This post is about providing a foundation for connecting distributed clouds and 5G. Looking at the fundamental drivers shaping this new market place.

Innovations in telecom: Our top 10 highlights from Digital Transformation World

I'm reflecting today on last week's event, where Ericsson together with industry peers participated at Digital Transformation World—previously known as TMForumLive. Whilst we started out our week with out of ordinary cold temps and rainfall—nothing was going to stop our Ericsson team from keeping visitors engaged and interested in what we had to offer to this year’s Digital Transformation World program.

The time for onboarding NFV is now

It takes vision, confidence, a high tolerance for risk, and a big pile of cash to become an early adopter of a transformative technology. Yes, the rewards are great, but so are the risks. This has been particularly true of transformations from physical network functions to VNFs.

NFV strategy, from trial to commercial operation

Although NFV and SDN have been discussed since 2012, most operators have several years left to come to a state where most of the commercial services are run on a virtualized infrastructure. The majority have started in some fashion and fairly common are trials or PoCs (proof of concepts) where a single application, such as vEPC or vIMS, is running on an appliance type of NFVI. Very few are running a large-scale commercial telco cloud to cater to a multitude of VNFs from many vendors.

Ericsson prepares for Digital Transformation World

Every year at this time, I await the coming of warmer days and anticipate my favorite industry event nestled in Nice, France, in the beautiful Cote d’Azur. For as long as I can remember, it's been the hub of the event most telecom industry peers and colleagues have known as “TMForum Live.” With this year’s event being officially renamed Digital Transformation World, I am eager to see what other changes have come to this great venue.

Ericsson and UKE 5G training collaboration

Ericsson 5G learning portfolio 2018 from Ericsson

In February 2018, UKE, the Office of Electronic Communications, which is the Polish Telecommunications regulator, together with Ericsson Learning Services formed a cooperation as UKE begins their journey to 5G. The aim of this cooperation is to develop and enhance essential 5G competence within UKE, as they prepare for the potential scenarios that will arise during 5G integration.

Key pillars of 5G and its influence in future networks

As I was thinking of writing a blog about Open source networking summit 2018 in Los Angeles, I’ve noticed the keynotes and technical sessions bringing together the forces of networking and cloud more so this year compared to previous years. This also correlates with crucial movement happening in our industry—convergence of telecom networking and cloud.