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by Mavenir

WHY OPENRAN WILL DISRUPT THE VENDOR LANDSCAPE

It is not unreasonable to suggest that the survival of some operators and traditional Network Equipment Providers is in question. Burdened by legacy business models, they’re financially struggling to deliver the required innovation, flexibility and agility needed to remain competitive and profitable.  With 5G on the horizon, the vendor community...


by Mavenir Guest Blogger

MAVENIR AND BIG SWITCH NETWORKS: WORKING TOGETHER TO BRING THE 5G REVOLUTION

Salman Zahid, Director, Systems Engineering, Big Switch Networks A revolution is underway. Nearly every automotive company is developing autonomous self-driving vehicles. In fact, not long ago, an autonomous taxi service (Waymo), launched in Arizona. During the last few years, IoT applications have become increasingly commonplace across several industries, from retail...


by John Baker

NATIVE SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS FOR NFV AND SDN

THE QUEST FOR NEW NETWORK ECONOMICS The launch and migration towards NFV signify a recognition among leading network operators that their legacy business models are not sustainable and that they need to change their cost-per-bit assumptions and revenue generation capabilities. Five years on, the quest for new network economics is...


by John Baker

WHAT THE ADOPTION OF STANDARD OPEN INTERFACES COULD MEAN FOR TRADITIONAL OEM BUSINESS MODELS

DISRUPTING THE TRADITIONAL OEM MODEL A recurring theme in CSP discussions about NFV and SDN is their frustration with traditional OEMs for not moving fast enough to deliver native VNF solutions that run on COTS hardware in a standard way. While CSPs have always been focused on driving suppliers to lower price,...


by Maryvonne Tubb

PART THREE: KEYS TO A SUCCESSFUL NETWORK FUTURE

THE CHALLENGES TO MOBILE NETWORK ECONOMICS ARE VAST, BUT THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT. In the third and final part of the India Digital Open Summit series, Pardeep Kohli reveals the keys to a successful network future. Read on for the transcript presented at India Digital Open Summit. Part One: How Carriers Lost the...


by Maryvonne Tubb

PART TWO: HOW CARRIERS CAN WIN THE NETWORK BACK

OPEN SOURCE TECHNOLOGY SET TO CHALLENGE TRADITIONAL NETWORK MODELS In part one of the India Digital Open Summit series, Pardeep Kohli discussed the challenges in mobile network economics historically - specifically when the phone became smarter than the network. The carriers lost the battle, but will they win the network economics war? In...


by John Baker

WHY OPEN INTERFACES ARE IMPERATIVE TO MAKING VIRTUALIZED MOBILE NETWORKING A REALITY

OPEN INTERFACES ARE IMPERATIVE To make the virtualized, programmable and Software-Defined Network a reality from the core to the edge, open interfaces are vital in all parts of the system. Open application programming interfaces (APIs) unlock the flexibility, manageability and cost savings that operators require by breaking open the proprietary...


by John Baker

ENABLE NEW BUSINESS MODELS

DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS ENABLE NEW BUSINESS MODELS While RAN virtualization is leading to centralized approaches in the radio network, virtualization in the mobile core network allows key functions to be distributed out to the edge. Together, vRAN and vEPC provide unparalleled flexibility for operators to deploy network intelligence more effectively to not only improve network performance...


by John Baker

REDUCE TCO AT THE EDGE WITH VIRTUALIZED RAN

THE SHIFT FROM TRADITIONAL TO VIRTUALIZED MODELS Virtualization fosters new architectures in the Radio Access Network (RAN) that enable mobile operators to dramatically improve performance and reduce costs. The transformation in the RAN will see architectures shift from traditional distributed/centralized models toward fully virtualized implementations, allowing operators to locate processing...


by Maryvonne Tubb

CLOUDRANGE – THE MOST INNOVATIVE NFV SOLUTION

THE MOST INNOVATIVE NFV SOLUTION Last week’s Network Virtualization Europe event in Madrid provided key insights into the status of 5G, and as expected, there was a lot of buzz about NFV (Network-Functions Virtualization) and SDN (Software-Defined Networks) architectures to support 5G networks. Pushing the boundaries again, Mavenir was awarded Most Innovative NFV Solution for...


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