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Private 5G offers opportunity… and serious challenges

Time to read: 3 minutes With all the hype around 5G and the latest consumer devices, it might be easy to overlook the business benefits of the latest mobile technology. But private 5G networking for enterprise is quietly gaining momentum worldwide. In fact, the global…

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The 4G/5G Interworking – Breaking Vendor Lock-In

Time to read: 2 minutes This article originally appeared in Voice and Data 4G and 5G will continue to co-exist for a long time to come. Even after 5G launches, 4G will still account for more than half of all connections for the next few…

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It’s not too early to lay the foundations for 6G

Time to read: 4 minutes Is it too early to start talking about 6G? After all, most mobile operators are still building out and fine-tuning their 5G networks. “We just put 5G in,” Verizon CTO Kyle Malady said in December 2020, “there’s a lot of…

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A new approach is needed for policy and charging in 5G

Time to read: 2 minutes This thought leadership byline originally appeared in RCR Wireless Globally, telecoms spent over $8 billion in 5G infrastructure last year, while in the U.S. alone operators spent more than $80 billion on 5G spectrum. The key to unlocking a return…

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Encrypted Traffic – A Challenge for Operators

Time to read: < 1 minute This article originally appeared in BISInfotech India. Currently, over 85% of traffic on mobile networks is encrypted and operators have relied on traditional optimization technology to manage this so far. Data originating from OTTs are layered with encryption protocols like…

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How to escape vendor lock-Ins in 4G/5G

Time to read: 2 minutes This article originally appeared in Telecom Review Out with the old and in with the new? Not when it comes to 5G. Although mobile operators are rapidly deploying 5G standalone (SA) networks, they cannot sunset their 4G networks anytime soon…

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Why encryption in 2021 could be toxic for operators

Time to read: 2 minutes Today over 90% of traffic on mobile networks is encrypted. HTTPS is the norm and the internet has been driven dark by OTT content providers. With HTTPS traffic management technologies, although the content of data packets were invisible, the destination,…

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Why subscriber data is key for 4G and 5G interworking

Time to read: < 1 minute This article appeared on RCR Wireless You can’t keep a good technology down! According to recent industry data, 5G is the fastest growing mobile technology in history – despite a pandemic and widespread lockdowns. Between Q3 2019 and Q3 2020,…

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