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Tag Prepare your core network


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?

Digital meets 5G—in the OSS/BSS layer

5G will impact your digital transformation. Yet 5G business success will only come with digitalization. What is the true meaning of these statements? Listen to Ervin van Rijssen, Head of 5G Core Program at Ericsson, as he provides a four-minute technology overview on the road to become a digital 5G service provider. Without giving away all the details, it is about core network evolution and a digital support system stack. Are you prepared?

Adding 5G to your mobile core network quickly and effectively

Would you like to know how to introduce 5G to your core network quickly and effectively while protecting existent services? Then join the GlobalData webinar, sponsored by Ericsson, on the topic “Evolution from 4G core networks to 5G made easy”

At the bleeding edge of 5G: Podcast

Episode no.14 has just been released and has two special guests in the hot-seat on this three-way podcast. Together, they discuss what is the business potential with 5G, is there a measurable difference to 4G, what is the technology behind it, what kind of use-cases can be realized and when we expect to have it live. So take a comfortable seat and listen to our experts at the ‘bleeding edge’ of 5G Fredrik Engströmer, Head of Marketing 5G Core and Monika Byléhn, 5G Marketing Director at Ericsson who together take us through the latest developments in this area.

To be first in 5G, first get to the core network

The fifth generation of telecom networks provide the capabilities that will evolve existing industries and create new services. Yet to realize the full potential of 5G, today’s core networks will need to evolve into new eco-systems that foster service innovation.

IoT—it’s time to go big! Is your massive IoT core network ready?

What does ‘being ready for massive IoT’ mean for you as a service provider? How will today’s core network adapt to meet IoT needs, and what challenges will the introduction of vast numbers of ‘Things’ or devices and their behaviors bring?

Is 5G a Schrödinger's cat experiment?

During the last few years, 5G has become part of everyday conversation for those in the telecom and IT industries. No matter how much has been said and how many studies have been done on this new technology and its potential (and how much it is needed) to support the future of our societies, there is still a level of skepticism and questioning regarding why and when one should open the “5G box” and see what’s inside it. This reminds me of Schrödinger's cat experiment.

How to handle 5G migration successfully

There’s no doubt the evolution of 5G is gaining momentum. But migrating to 5G is a multi-faceted process, with many aspects to consider along the way. I recently had the opportunity to share my thoughts on 5G network evolution with Mobile World Live during Mobile World Congress, Shanghai. There, I gave my recommendations for operators who are looking to evolve from their current 4G Core network to 5G.

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!