As digital transformation progresses in the business world, networks are steadily gaining in importance. The building blocks of business digitalization are the infrastructure technologies that comprise it, including uCPE, vRAN, Cloud Edge, Aggregation Routers, IoT, and A.I., all of which share one thing in common – network centricity.
The incoming 5G technology era will bring both speed and convenience. While there are many benefits, behind the scenes, 5G infrastructure is complicated. It requires substantially more network automation than previous technologies. That automation depends on having a real-time view of network resources enabled by intelligent algorithms that measure the performance of available resources to determine service path computation, in addition to smart network control methods.
With the deployment of 5G networks globally, the importance of network edge, particularly in terms of performance and programmability, is ever more critical for consumers and service providers. If you are unfamiliar with the concept, network edge is simply a distributed computing paradigm that brings computation and data storage as close to the point of request as possible to deliver low latency and save bandwidth. Network edge empowers service providers with the openness, agility, and scalability they need to deliver a full range of services and applications to their customers, efficiently and economically.
In 2020, voice and internet data services are a mainstay of our economy and have become commodities. As a result of this commoditization, revenues from these services are plateauing and no longer a viable area of growth for many operators. In response to this trend, operators are now turning their attention towards new high-growth segments, such IoT, eMBB, UrLLC, and Immersive reality to name a few, to fuel their expansion. For these mainstays of the new 5G economy, wireless networks will play a critical role in realizing the full potential of these next-generation disciplines. Wireless networks will be required to connect to ever-larger numbers of devices, process ever-larger volumes of data, and provide the versatility needed for fostering innovation. OpenRAN architecture is the perfect solution for the needs of operators in the 5G era. OpenRAN solutions offer flexibility and scalability through the disaggregation of hardware and software and the utilization of Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) hardware. OpenRAN platforms constitute a significant step towards the realization of the 5G era.
In today’s world, our technologies and systems are only as good as the networks they rely on. When it comes to border security, the stakes are even higher. For many countries, border security systems are the first line of defense against a host of external threats, including, but not limited to, drug smugglers and human traffickers. Border security systems are often a comprehensive affair that emphasizes intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance to stay ahead of threats. One of the most powerful tools in the arsenal of border security authorities are drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and surveillance cameras.
A CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a system of geographically distributed servers that aim to decentralize cloud computing and attempt to bring more resources closer to the end-user. CDN improves the geographical presence of service and delivers faster website content, from videos, images, scripts, HTML files, etc.The CDN provides an acceptable level of video streaming quality. It overcomes those Internet issues, like jitter, delay, lag, high latencies, and delivers content to the end-user.
The era of 5G and IoT means both opportunities and challenges for telecom operators. While the new network technologies can bring new business opportunities, there are challenges that should not be overlooked. First, with the explosion of Internet consumption from mobile devices, telecom operators have adopted Carrier-Grade NAT (CG-NAT), a large-scale NAT measure for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6, in order to accommodate the exploding demands for IP addresses. Secondly, intense competition among the industry and OTT have put pressure on the profitability of telecom operators. Therefore, convergence is the trend for next-generation telecom network architecture.