Today operators and providers are pushing full speed ahead into 5G network deployment to meet the exponential growth of mobile data usage and 5G applications. Operators and providers need to walk a fine line between upgrading their network architecture quickly and continuing to provide existing customers with uninterrupted, uncompromised services. This is also happening in parallel with the added challenge of keeping operating and upgrade expenses to a minimum. As a result, service assurance is a critical discipline for the successful upgrade of network architecture. An effective end-to-end service assurance system evaluates problems, ranks them based on their impact level, and prioritizes corrective actions. It is indispensable for operators and providers to leverage service assurance to ensure the rapid deployment of their 5G networks while maintaining or exceeding the level of services they provide to their existing customers.   

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.

In order to build the largest edge cloud network in rural environments, network-as-a-service providers utilizes edge computing and wireless technology to bring the capabilities and advantages of the cloud with IoT and AI to the remote and hard-to-reach rural areas.

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.

To function properly, drive-thru restaurants need outdoor screens that display changing menus, promotions, offers, etc. They need a solution that ensures reliable and high-performance external displays, which can be managed remotely.

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.

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