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Heavy Reading’s 2018 Open RAN Operator Survey
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11/30/2018  | 

In this report we present the results of a Heavy Reading operator survey, conducted in the autumn of 2018, on the outlook for open radio access networks (RANs). We defined “Open RAN” as the ability to integrate, deploy and operate radio access networks using components, subsystems and software sourced from multiple suppliers. The survey was open to employees of communications service providers only.

5G Security: Establishing a Holistic Security Approach
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11/15/2018  | 
Establishing the right security approach across 5G networks is critical and requires consideration of some new requirements and challenges, while recognizing there are a few myths that need to be debunked.
A Holistic Approach to IoT Monetization
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11/5/2018  | 
The monetization capabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms needs a fresh approach beyond standard rating and charging designed for connectivity usage. As communications service providers (CSPs) embrace more innovative IoT business models, they are struggling to address these opportunities with their connectivity-oriented IoT platforms.
Achieve Transformative Revenue Growth Using “Location Intelligence”
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11/1/2018  | 
Revenue growth for service providers and aggregators require identifying their total addressable market, targeting the right accounts, and pricing to maximize close rates. Location Intelligence delivers insights that optimize each of these areas while automating currently manual efforts.
Build Your Future-Ready Infrastructure – Optimize, Monetize, and Secure Your Network
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11/1/2018  | 
The service provider (SP) business landscape is dominated by shifting subscriber requirements and a changing competitive climate. Technology advancements and service-level expectations are disrupting what has long been the principal objective: to nurture the core business and ensure a robust recurring revenue stream. These evolving business dynamics require new strategies to help you achieve sustained success.
Protect Every Strategic Control Point – A Guide to Security for Service Providers
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11/1/2018  | 
Data security for service providers focuses on two core issues: maintaining network availability and preventing data loss. Failure in either area can damage your reputation and impact your business. Attacks can interrupt your core business and disrupt your bottom line. Be ready.
Five Strategies to Optimize Your Network – Traffic Management for Service Providers
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11/1/2018  | 
With IP traffic predicted to grow at a 24 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 20211, optimizing your network to improve efficiencies and reduce costs has become a top priority. At the same time, creating new revenues to offset rising network costs is imperative.
Simplicity, Velocity, Scale – Ready-To-Install NFV Packaged Solutions
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11/1/2018  | 
Deployment and management of individual virtualized network functions (VNFs) has proven to be a significant challenge for Service Providers. To solve this problem, F5 has developed a set of unique prepackaged, preconfigured Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions that simplify your virtualized network.
Configurable Service Capacity: The Future of VNF Management
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11/1/2018  | 
A fundamental premise of network functions virtualization (NFV)-based networks is that software functions must be executable anywhere in the cloud. This white paper documents both the current and future role of the VNFM, including how it is evolving from simply managing VNFs to focusing on the optimal approach to scale individual instances.


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