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Orange's Vamparys: Approach 5G With an Open Mind, Network
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1/31/2018   18 comments
5G must coexist with LTE, 3G and a host of technologies that will ride on top of it, says Arnaud Vamparys, Orange Network Labs' senior vice president for radio networks.
OpenStack's Vancsa: You Can't Be Too Cloudy for 5G Convergence
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1/30/2018   6 comments
The OpenStack Foundation's Ildiko Vancsa suggests that 5G readiness means never abandoning telco applications and infrastructures once they're 'cloudy enough.'
IDC's Delaney: 5G Demands Network Slicing & Coverage
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1/29/2018   3 comments
IDC's John Delaney talks about how telecom CIOs are addressing the relationship between 5G, automation and virtualization, while cautioning that they might be forgetting the basics.
ETSI's Martiny: Simplify 5G Together, but Be Yourself
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1/25/2018   28 comments
Klaus Martiny, chair of ETSI's Zero-Touch Network and Service Management Industry Specification Group, highlights the importance to telcos of being themselves while collaborating on common 5G models.
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Is a Zero-Sum Fiber Race
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1/23/2018   23 comments
In part two of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche explains how 5G transformation is inextricably linked with fiber rollout and edge computing, comparing the strengths and weaknesses of various 5G approaches in that context.
Wells Fargo's Fritzsche: 5G Automation Lives on the Edge With Fiber
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1/22/2018   5 comments
In Part 1 of this Q&A, Wells Fargo Securities Analyst Jennifer Fritzsche highlights the different 5G definitions and strategies of major US wireless carriers – and addresses how these differences will impact 5G automation, services and applications.
Managing 5G in Multi-Cloud Environment a Big Challenge: TBR's Antlitz
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1/17/2018   20 comments
Telcos are struggling with how to manage the growing number of services and multi-cloud environments in the emerging 5G world, according to TBR Analyst Chris Antlitz.
TBR's Antlitz: Automation Fundamental to Navigating the 5G Era
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1/16/2018   35 comments
5G and the cloud will usher in an era of automation, reassignment and retraining of personnel, says TBR Analyst Chris Antlitz.
IHS Markit's Téral: 5G Targets for Telco CIOs
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1/11/2018   33 comments
In this Q&A on 5G transformation from the telco CIO's view, IHS Markit's Stéphane Téral talks up the importance of standards in colocation and 5G new radio.
TM Forum's Bachmann Talks Digital Transformation in Dynamic Ecosystems
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1/10/2018   10 comments
Managing risk and reward in an ecosystem is the key challenge of digital transformation.
BT's McRae: Be the Visionary for 5G
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1/8/2018   21 comments
Microservices are indispensable to 5G to scale despite the diversity of its platforms and use cases at the edge.
BT's McRae on Taking 5G to the Edge
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1/5/2018   19 comments
One way of making 5G financially viable is to use microservices instead of whole systems, according to BT's Neil McRae.
GSMA's Zarri: 5G Will Fully Embrace Cloud Technology
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1/4/2018   23 comments
Edge computing and various cloud entities will play key roles in terms of enabling 5G services and applications, according to GSMA's Michele Zarri.

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