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Software Defined Infrastructure (SDI): use cases for NFVI

When talking about moving telecom network functions and services to the cloud, the virtual network functions (VNFs) get most of the attention. The software part of the infrastructure—virtual infrastructure managers (VIMs), software-defined networking, and MANO platforms—get some attention, too. But the hardware?

Industrial edge computing for the automotive industry

Edge computing will play a key enabling role in the fourth industrial revolution. The automotive industry and other manufacturing industries already have use cases that make them very likely to be early adopters of distributed cloud technology. Augmented Reality (AR) and Machine Learning (ML) will play a key role.

NFV trends from the SDN NFV World Congress 2018

An urgency to get NFV working as a platform for 5G was on top as 1,700 delegates discussed how to overcome some of the remaining barriers to get ready, and we see an NFV trend towards commercial-scale implementation.

What it means to be a digital service provider

Today, it is no longer a question of whether a service provider should go digital or not; the question is how to start. With the introduction of 5G, and all the business opportunities enhanced or created with 5G, it is no longer an option to maintain the same operations or technologies in OSS, BSS, and the core network.

What's involved in a PNF to VNF migration?

Most telecom operators are still structured to support siloed physical network functions. They are not prepared for VNF's agile business model in which new services are launched rapidly. What are the considerations you need to do that, although they are beyond the basic tasks of migrating subscribers from PNFs to VNFs, are critical to the success of a migration?

Edge computing success—a distributed cloud approach

Would you like to learn more about edge computing and how the industry can learn from the past to avoid pit falls when deploying at the edge? In that case you should join the SDx Central webinar, sponsored by Ericsson, on the topic “Edge computing success—a distributed cloud approach”.

Boost digital transformation via Network Function Virtualization

Organisations of every size, form, scale, location and type are being challenged with significant change - at a pace we have never seen before. From front of house through to back office, warehousing, engineering, logistics, to design, support, admin and management—every single aspect of today’s organizations are quite literally inundated with new and emerging technologies. This brings about a need to be aware of them, understand them, and to be ready to adopt and in time, adapt to them.

Accelerate 5G and IOT growth with distributed cloud computing architecture

It’s certainly no secret that in order to build and maintain a reliable customer base — while also keeping internal functions moving fluidly — many businesses have been quickly adopting 5G, cloud-native, and IoT services into their current enterprise.

How many network slices are needed?

Looking into the crystal ball, where are we going with network slicing in one to five years from now? How to scale and how many network slices will there be? Network slicing needs to add value, so it’s important that the process lowers time to market, time to customer, and operational costs, as well as tailoring service characteristics such as delay or capacity, or meeting isolation requirements. Okay we all agree to that, but how is this done in practice and how many slices are needed?

Can VNFs match the performance of PNFs?

At some point before the procurement and sales teams give each other high fives for a technology purchase well negotiated, I always hope somebody had the courage to call in my favorite kind of techie: the ShowMe Skeptic. This guy or gal is never popular. Seldom gets invited to the party. That's because she warns you that you're about to make a mistake. But when you're about to ink a multi-million dollar deal, that last thing you want to hear is that you're about to make a mistake!

Ericsson reaching milestone of 100 commercial vEPC customers

It’s been a ride, from first customer trials in 2014, to the No. 1 position at the end of 2015, when we went live initially with virtual Evolved Packet Core (vEPC) and launched mobile broadband capacity expansions with Softbank, to today when we reached 100 commercial vEPC customers. I think many of us in the NFV space have been thinking it’s been slow, but getting into 100 commercial customers shows that this has truly moved into the mainstream. It's time for some reflection and also for sharing what our latest customers are doing.