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by Mavenir

MAVENIR AND BT PROMOTE NEW SHARED vRAN SOLUTION

BT is hopeful of bringing operators together with an indoor coverage solution fit for 5G with virtualization support from Mavenir enabling flexible antenna sharing, subject to industry clearance. Working with network software developer Mavenir, BT has developed a virtual radio access node that can reportedly host up to four operators,...


by Carlos Aragon

RCS AS A CHANNEL IN BOT PLATFORMS

Even if the specifications of the RCS MaaP layer are fundamentally designed for chatbot interaction, they do not provide a definition of what a chatbot development system or framework needs to do. In fact, a MaaP implementation does not even need to include chatbot creation capabilities. The intention is to promote an...


by Guillaume Le Mener

CHATBOTS IN RCS BUSINESS MESSAGING

With RCS, for the first time, mobile network operators can offer the same capabilities that enterprises have been using on their websites and social networks (a bot store, bot discovery, bot search capability, etc.) but with the ubiquity of the mobile messaging ecosystem. And because RCS is a seamless transition for...


by Carlos Aragon

THE DAWNING OF THE AGE OF THE CHATBOT

As Mavenir have already mentioned in our previous blogs, reach is key for brands, but once the connection between the brand and the consumer has been made, a fast and responsive bidirectional communication needs to be established. This applies also to mobile messaging. Businesses have always seen the potential of...


by Guillaume Le Mener

RCS MESSAGING AND THE A2P/P2A CONUNDRUM

A joint effort by the GSMA, leading MNOs, suppliers of telecommunications equipment, and application developers led to the creation of the RCS standard, bringing forward a successor to SMS which enhanced the user experience with multimedia capabilities including: Audio, images, and video Messaging conversations Group chat Sent, delivered, and read...


by Carlos Aragon

COMBATING THE CARRIER STRUGGLE FOR REACH

Since the dawn of civilization, in which commerce played a germinal role, businesses have always understood a simple principle: if you have something to sell, you have to find someone who wants to buy it. It meant you had to come up with a plan to make others aware of...


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...


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