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by John Baker

DISRUPTION IN THE NETWORK EQUIPMENT MODELS AND VENDORS

A recurring theme in discussions with wireless operators about NFV and SDN migration is their frustration with traditional Network Equipment Providers for not moving fast enough to deliver native VNF solutions that run on COTS hardware in a standard way. While operators have always been focused on driving suppliers to lower price,...


by John Baker

DISTRIBUTED CORE NETWORKS TO FOSTER NEW BUSINESS MODELS

To prosper in the 5G era, wireless operators must build cost-efficient, flexible, and agile networks to deliver innovative services and grow the top and bottom lines. The new model for wireless network economics is founded on dramatic savings in capital and operating expenditures through the deployment of distributed cloud-native architectures that...


by John Baker

VIRTUALIZED RAN TO REDUCE TCO

To prosper in the 5G era, wireless operators must build cost-efficient, flexible, and agile networks to deliver innovative services and grow the top and bottom lines. The new model for wireless network economics is founded on dramatic savings in capital and operating expenditures through the deployment of distributed cloud-native architectures that foster new...


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 Maryvonne Tubb

RCS BUSINESS MEASSAGING FOR REVENUE-MAVENIR+SYNIVERSE

Top Operator recently visited with Mavenir’s own Guillaume Le Mener, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Solutions to discuss the Mavenir/Syniverse RBM solution. Dan Baker, Editor of Top Operator shares that Mavenir is known as a fast-rising network software provider that competes with the likes of Ericsson and Syniverse is a top A2P messaging...


by Carlos Aragon

TIME TO HIT THE ACCELERATOR ON RCS BUSINESS MESSAGING

Throughout 2018, RCS Business Messaging has been an increasingly hot topic at industry tradeshows and customer meetings. During Mobile World Congress Americas, the Mavenir-sponsored RCS Business Messaging Seminar had a huge line of people waiting to enter the room half an hour before it began, and most of them had to be...


by Dr. Virtyt Koshi

OPEN RAN ECOSYSTEM LETS CSPS OPTIMIZE INVESTMENTS

Ahead of their Dubai Summit, Telecom Review sat down with Mavenir's Virtyt Koshi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMEA. In the interview transcribed below, Koshi describes the formation of the Mavenir's OpenRAN Partner Ecosystem, how it will pave the way to 5G deployment, and the economic transformation that is critical to...


by Brandon Larson

10 BENEFITS TO RCS

It’s true, Over-The-Top (OTT) messaging applications like GroupMe, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger are growing in popularity worldwide. Even so, they pale in comparison to the biggest messaging platform of them all – SMS. According to a joint report from Radicati, Ooyala, and Statista, it is SMS (not a popular OTT app) that...


by Ilia Abramov

PREVENTING SUBSCRIPTION FRAUD

The SIM swap problem is becoming a headache for businesses and for mobile operators but the issue is even more painful for the mobile subscribers as fraudsters are gaining control of their messaging accounts as well as bank accounts. This is a pain that everyone can feel immediately. WHAT IS...


by Carlos Aragon

SHOULD MNOS IMPLEMENT THEIR OWN BUSINESS MESSAGING SOLUTION?

With RCS deployed by 53 mobile network operators in 27 countries and 159 million monthly active users in the first quarter of 2018—expected to reach 450 million by 2020 in conservative forecasts and 1 billion in more aggressive ones—the evolution from SMS to RCS seems unstoppable!  It will bring fresh air for...


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