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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.

Tips for writing cloud-native VNF applications

To obtain the operational efficiency and business agility promised by cloud, telco applications need to be written so they run optimally on cloud environments. We have published an eBrief that gives you a few tips on writing telco-grade cloud-native applications for a virtual network functions infrastructure.

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.