5 Data Security Challenges for Modern Collaboration

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5-Data-Security-Challenges the Panama law firm which had its data stolen, Mossack Fonseca, was specialized in helping clients establish offshore financial holdings. Unfortunately, when storing client data, it lacked basic network security such as server-side document encryption and user access controls. 

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5G Enterprise Private Network: 9 Ways to Scale Your Business

Article | August 23, 2022

Something revolutionary that solves problems becomes a product or service with many trade secrets you cannot afford to let loose in the market. All small, medium, and large businesses worry about how vulnerable they are to threats as far as data sharing within the organization is concerned. This is where a private network comes in. Every business wants to take a technological leap for scalability. Two of the factors that private networks address are independence from commercial carriers for the network and maintaining the privacy of trade secrets. This helps achieve long-term goals to scale your business. Powering your enterprise private network with the futuristic speeds of 5G can help your business achieve two goals at once. Take a look at why 5G has now started to matter even more. Why 5G? By 2026, the 5G market will reach $667.90 billion, with a CAGR of 122.3% from 2021 to 2026. It is estimated to go beyond $1.87 trillion by 2030. This massive technological transition will forever change how we communicate, process information, and connect with the cloud. A boost in turnkey research and development is one of the vital benefits of 5G that will help your business be one step ahead in the market. What Makes the 5G Enterprise Private Network Ideal for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses? A private enterprise network is VPN, LAN, WAN, or cloud-based. High-speed internet and low-latency data sharing or transfer are achieved using fiber optics in a 5G EPN. Expect superior service security, network slicing, enhanced service quality, and no risk of network congestion. Design your 5G EPN as per the software integrations required for your small and medium-sized business. This will allow seamless integration for present and future needs. 5G is about 100 times faster than 4G, leading to incredible speeds and unlocking many never-seen-before possibilities accelerating the speed of research for your enterprise. The network efficiency and the traffic capacity it can handle are 100x. Connecting and sharing data in almost real-time is made possible with 5G. This means, a private 5G network can reduce the infrastructure needs of relatively more demanding managed wired networks for small and medium-sized businesses supporting 5G ecosystems. But it will keep up with the most advanced wireless technologies of the future and stop supporting older ones. In addition, 5G supports lower power consumption than 4G during data transmission. This means enterprises get better battery life on devices running 5G, including 5G IoT devices. How Secure is a 5G Enterprise Private Network? The 5G enterprise private networks are integrated or hybrid EPNs (enterprise private networks) and independent EPNs. It depends on whether your business wants to lease 5G spectrum from the government or a mobile network operator (MNO) and whether you will use a hybrid or independent EPN. • Integrated 5G EPN: A small business can lease a private 5G line from an MNO. A public 5G network backs a virtual private network (VPN) for medium-to-small businesses. On the other hand, MEC and UPF from a public 5G network are used to set up a local network for large businesses. • Independent 5G EPN: This is the most secure type of 5G EPN, the independent 5G EPN. It is independently built for your enterprise, owned, operated, and managed by you. You will be handling the RAN, core, edge computing nodes, and the wireless spectrum reserved for your use. These are mostly the goals of a large business that sends and stores data that needs to be very secure. An independent 5G EPN is the best solution for large enterprises looking for the most secure private network. Also, it applies to businesses dealing with massive amounts of data. Why Use the Cloud for Storage and Retrieval of Data in 5G EPN? Access computing resources, data storage, development tools, and applications across the internet with the help of the cloud. The combined features of 5G and a private enterprise network create a healthy environment to implement cloud infrastructure. When thinking about using the cloud to store and get data in a 5G EPN, keep in mind the good things about it. Interconnected, shared resources 5G speed Improved reliability Increased data accessibility Better privacy and security Efficient connectivity Now that we have learned networking fundamentals for a better 5G EPN are resolved with the help of the cloud, let us discover how it can help your business scale. How Can Your Small, Medium, or Large Business Scale up With a 5G EPN Network Easily? You can use a 5G enterprise private network, or EPN, to get the most important benefits for a small business. Speed to promote an industrial digital transformation IoT readiness Better control over digital assets. Improved security Reliable coverage Network slicing Ultra-low latency Improved bandwidth Improved quality of service (QoS) You will have complete control over configuring and customizing your EPN, managed independently by your in-house 5G networks. Explore the future avenues of 5G private networks in detail. The Future of 5G Private Networks and Wi-Fi with Industrial Use Cases: According to a study by RAN Research, by 2028, private 5G networks will generate about $23.5 billion, with 19% usage in the manufacturing industry and 12% of the network in the healthcare industry. The deployment of the 5G network and upgraded Wi-Fi standards will likely be saturated by 2024. Most of the investments would be towards upgrading the infrastructure and maintaining the network. The goal of fierce competition among telecom network operators will be to gain rapid market share, bringing down the cost of usage. The new service providers will garner competition from telecom giants, while 5G private networks from different enterprises will still be dominant and mainstream in providing security, privacy, and data isolation. Leading Industrial Use Cases Healthcare: A revolution in healthcare benefiting from 5G technology is bound to happen with their transition to a cloud-native architecture. The need for high-speed and reliable connectivity will arise sooner or later, and 5G private networks will perfectly meet the requirement. The driving forces for healthcare to adopt 5G private networks include the shift to demographics, value-based and patient-centric care, and emergency healthcare. In addition, the use of big data analytics, the internet of medical things (IoMT), better wearable medical technology, hospital remote monitoring systems, e-Health and more will need the speed that 5G offers. Manufacturing: The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) uses private 5G networks. Depending upon the software-defined implementation of the 5G network, 5G does not just allow remote monitoring of production lines; it also regulates maintenance and device lifecycle while powering industrial automation. 5G is also finding its way into implementing augmented reality for troubleshooting electronics, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, automated guided vehicles, camera-based video analytics and more. Collaborative robotics, supply chain optimization, and maintenance using a digital twin are a few other things that are worth mentioning. Supply Chain: Due to near-shoring, manufacturing and distribution will decentralize. Due to Internet of Things (IoT) devices with sensors, supply chain and shipping logistics companies will be able to reduce delivery times, have better control over warehouse and transportation environments, and offer great asset management services. Final Thoughts Finding the right 5G private network type for your enterprise is easy. It offers enhanced security while connecting to the cloud, IoT and more. This would allow the development of futuristic products and services, touching multiple industries, with healthcare, manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics among the top. Keeping trade secrets and the latest research and development secure and enhancing the capabilities by integrating future technologies will improve with a 5G EPN. With a 5G private network for your enterprise being used on a large scale, the future of networking looks bright. FAQs: What is the difference between a public 5G network and a private 5G network? A single location or several locations of the same institution, business, or organization are the focus of a private 5G network. On the contrary, the public 5G network is nationwide with millions of subscribers without being dedicated to serving a single entity. Because of this, 5G EPN infrastructure solutions will probably be used on college campuses, in factories, hospitals, military bases, transportation hubs, and other places. What is a private 5G network and what are the benefits of a private 5G network? A 5G private network offers low latency, high bandwidth and multiple connections with access control, which are perfect for business applications for small, medium and large enterprises. Furthermore, 5G private networks allow you to tailor them to your business requirements, making them an excellent investment for your business. Again, while diversifying your business as per customer and market demand, it is crucial to have a networking infrastructure that can adapt to your changing needs. Therefore, a private 5G network becomes even more critical. How does EPN help in centralization and business continuity? When implementing business continuity planning and centralization of your organization, a 5G EPN can provide several benefits over a public network. It makes integrations easy, provides high-quality services, improves access control and reliability, and lets your business share resources in the best way for its current and future needs.

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Ericsson’s 5G platform adds unique core and business communication capabilities

Article | May 25, 2022

To leverage the full benefits of 5G and cloud native investments, orchestration and automation are now a critical matter of business. Ericsson’s 5G platform is now being strengthened with new solutions that enable smarter business. David Bjore, Head of R&D and Portfolio, Business Area Digital Services, Ericsson, says: “Through our core networks, service providers can get to market faster and can capitalize on new services, through leading consumer and enterprise communication and monetization solutions, enabling them to stay ahead in the race for 5G business, today and tomorrow.”

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Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | June 9, 2022

With a technical specification comprising 8 component carriers (8CC) aggregating 800MHz of millimeter wave spectrum, Ericsson engineers achieved delivery rates of 4.3Gbps – the fastest 5G speed to date. Ericsson Radio System Street Macro 6701 delivered data with downlink speeds of 4.3Gbps over-the-air to an industry partner test device during interoperability testing. The commercial solution, including network and terminal support, will be available to 5G consumers during 2020.

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Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | February 12, 2020

5G necessitates a different network strategy. Unlike previous generations, 5G deployment is not only about adding more sites and increasing backhaul capacity. In fact, it is more about rethinking the whole network architecture to make it agile. The high capacity requirements of 5G will necessitate the use of small cells in cities and areas of high footfall (such as airports) to complement national macro networks. Private networks (for example to sell into enterprise customers) and the concept of a neutral host (such as for sports stadiums) are further examples of diversification.

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Equinix Boosts 5G And Edge Ecosystem Innovation With Nokia

Equinix | September 24, 2021

Equinix, Inc., the world's digital infrastructure company, announced it has deployed a first-of-its-kind, fully functional 5G and Edge Technology Development Center which includes a fully operational, non-standalone 5G network from Nokia to test and validate various 5G services and use cases. Equinix is investing in helping service providers and network operators bring innovative concepts to market by providing an agile production framework for assessing, incubating and testing 5G and edge solutions for end-to-end secure applications. The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center—located at the Equinix DA11 International Business Exchange data center in Dallas—brings together select ecosystem participants to develop end-to-end edge solutions by providing a production-ready interconnection sandbox environment from the radio network to the cloud. Mobile network operators (MNOs), cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises come together at Equinix to test, demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and edge scenarios—key activities that will make 5G deployments available to enterprises in the future. Equinix Fabric directly, securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix®. Customers can establish data center-to-data center network connections on demand between any two Equinix Fabric locations within a metro or globally via software-defined interconnection. "As we look to a future where 5G is ubiquitous, the way that IP traffic moves between networks around the world will change completely, and interconnected data centers will play a crucial role in this new 5G-dominated future," said Sean Hemphill, VP Webscale Business at Nokia. "Equinix's approach to digital infrastructure enables access to a large ecosystem of end users and service providers. Nokia IP solutions underpin Equinix Fabric, providing seamless interconnection between its global data centers. We're pleased that Equinix Fabric will bring the power of interconnection to help customers test real-world 5G and edge deployments." The Dallas-based 5G and Edge Technology Development Center will initially focus on the following use cases: Mobile Hybrid Multicloud Connectivity: Assessing strategies for ensuring that 5G user traffic can reach multiple clouds and hybrid edge computing resources, effectively and efficiently. Network Slicing: Aiming to facilitate private wireless enterprise networks supporting secure, predictable, end-to-end quality of experience. Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Investigating the optimization of AI/ML applications and infrastructure distributed across the edge, directly connected to 5G, and interconnected to clouds for enabling data-dense capabilities, such as scene and video analytics. Enablement and Orchestration of Infrastructure: Exploring optimal deployment strategies for 5G RAN, fronthaul, core and edge computing infrastructure and functions management across domains. Augmented and Virtual Reality: Validating a uniform experience, consistent quality and anywhere usage with high mobility and high motion. Gaming: Demonstrating responsive hosted-gaming, low-latency peripherals leveraging the metro edge for deliver Equinix is actively standing up novel 5G use cases. The first use case is Secure Edge from Exium, which enables highly secure, seamless multi-access edge compute functionality with tightly integrated security and network functions from the cloud, to edge locations, to the devices themselves. With Exium deployed at Equinix data centers, customers get close to on-prem performance with the benefits of cloud aggregation and also manage enterprise-grade traffic breakout in real time. "Applications and artificial intelligence are moving to the edge, whether we're ready or not," said Farooq Muzaffar, COO, Exium. "As enterprises embrace digital transformation, automation and intelligence at the edge, it's crucial to have a partner like Equinix. The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center has been an incredible resource for us and our customers as we incubate, develop and deploy secure edge AI services with 5G access". - Farooq Muzaffar, COO, Exium The Equinix 2020-21 Global Tech Trends Survey—which surveyed 2,600 IT decision makers—uncovered a crucial need for infrastructure technology exploration in this area. While most respondents agreed that the biggest impact of 5G is the ability it gives businesses to take advantage of new technologies, more than a third worried about the need to re-architect infrastructure to take advantage of 5G capabilities. "As companies develop new 5G technologies and services, they need a real-world environment to test and bring their concepts to life," said Justin Dustzadeh, CTO, Equinix. "With Equinix's rich ecosystem of service providers, partners and clouds, the 5G and Edge Technology Development Center is an ideal place to fully test their concepts in a real way, enabling them to bring new capabilities to market, accelerate adoption and deliver new revenue streams faster." Jim Poole, VP Business Development, Equinix added, "We're excited to invite private enterprises, commercial organizations and researchers across industries to Dallas to test, validate and accelerate complex 5G deployments and interoperability scenarios." About Equinix Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today's businesses to access all the right places, partners, and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and multiply their value.

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Neos Networks Deploys Blue Planet to Automate Service Delivery

Neos Networks, Blue Planet | May 18, 2021

Neos Networks, one of the UK's largest connectivity providers, is deploying software from Blue Planet, a Ciena subsidiary, to increase end-to-end visibility across its network and flexibility to meet its customers' ever-changing needs. Blue Planet enables Neos Networks to simplify service provisioning through the multi-vendor, multi-layer transport network, which covers 24,000+ km, 477 PoPs, and 90 data centers to provide on-demand access to on-net businesses, government agencies, and other public bodies. “It is critical that the operational environment effectively facilitates a better-integrated future to underpin the UK's digital ambitions,” said Dave Eddy, COO of Neos Networks. “Blue Planet supports our commitment to achieve pace and scale as our customers' dynamic requirements begin to evolve.” As part of its goal to deliver premier connectivity solutions to UK companies, Neos Networks is using Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) to simplify on-net end-to-end provisioning through its multi-vendor Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks. Neos Networks will focus on serving its clients and challenging service delivery norms by simplifying and automating service delivery. Through this innovation, the provider will be able to concentrate on providing reliable and critical connectivity to all of its clients that support critical national infrastructure. “With Blue Planet, Neos Networks gives its users the ability to control their resources and have on-demand capabilities to their customers,” said Kailem Anderson, Blue Planet's Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering. “By transforming the network, Neos Networks enjoys a competitive edge in the transition while providing its users with cloud-like experiences.” About Neos Networks Neos Networks offers industry-leading connectivity and data center services that provide exceptional results, cost-effectiveness, and a competitive edge. The company operates a 24,000-kilometer private telecoms network as well as a network of 90 commercial data centers throughout the United Kingdom. It provides commercial security with unrivaled in-house engineering resources due to its vast telecoms and data center operational expertise. About Blue Planet Blue Planet offers tried-and-true software solutions that help drive digital transformation by automating the services management lifecycle. Our intelligent automation software line includes orchestration, order processing, inventory, assurance, and analytics, with over 200 customers worldwide using it. Blue Planet is a Ciena division that combines expertise across IT, network, and business processes to allow the agility needed for delivering differentiated end-customer experiences. It is supported by a global team of delivery specialists and a broad ecosystem of partners.

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Cisco gets in on 5G action, including 5G private wireless

Cisco | March 03, 2021

Jonathan Davidson was named SVP and general supervisor of Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group in March 2020. From that point forward, he's driven the gathering that forms silicon, optics, equipment and programming for Cisco's biggest organization clients. As a component of that, his gathering additionally oversees Cisco's 5G ambitions. Talking at a virtual occasion a week ago, Davidson noticed that Cisco was engaged with aiding T-Mobile set up its 5G independent (SA) center, which T-Mobile reported in August 2020. “Cisco was a big part of helping that transition,” said Davidson. For T-Mobile, Cisco provided technology for user plane function, session management function and policy control function. He said 5G offers Cisco a chance to help its clients move from inheritance apparatus based models to cloud-local virtualized foundations as they update their center organizations. Although Cisco was slow to embrace disaggregated infrastructure, the company is on board with it now, driven by demand from its customers. “Generally, appliances are upgraded every 6, 12 or 18 months,” Davidson said. “We have customers using our cloud-native technology that are doing upgrades once or twice a week. And I cannot overemphasize the capabilities of cloud-native technologies as it relates to every aspect of network infrastructure, but especially inside of the mobile network.”

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Equinix Boosts 5G And Edge Ecosystem Innovation With Nokia

Equinix | September 24, 2021

Equinix, Inc., the world's digital infrastructure company, announced it has deployed a first-of-its-kind, fully functional 5G and Edge Technology Development Center which includes a fully operational, non-standalone 5G network from Nokia to test and validate various 5G services and use cases. Equinix is investing in helping service providers and network operators bring innovative concepts to market by providing an agile production framework for assessing, incubating and testing 5G and edge solutions for end-to-end secure applications. The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center—located at the Equinix DA11 International Business Exchange data center in Dallas—brings together select ecosystem participants to develop end-to-end edge solutions by providing a production-ready interconnection sandbox environment from the radio network to the cloud. Mobile network operators (MNOs), cloud platforms, technology vendors and enterprises come together at Equinix to test, demonstrate and accelerate complex 5G and edge scenarios—key activities that will make 5G deployments available to enterprises in the future. Equinix Fabric directly, securely and dynamically connects distributed infrastructure and digital ecosystems on Platform Equinix®. Customers can establish data center-to-data center network connections on demand between any two Equinix Fabric locations within a metro or globally via software-defined interconnection. "As we look to a future where 5G is ubiquitous, the way that IP traffic moves between networks around the world will change completely, and interconnected data centers will play a crucial role in this new 5G-dominated future," said Sean Hemphill, VP Webscale Business at Nokia. "Equinix's approach to digital infrastructure enables access to a large ecosystem of end users and service providers. Nokia IP solutions underpin Equinix Fabric, providing seamless interconnection between its global data centers. We're pleased that Equinix Fabric will bring the power of interconnection to help customers test real-world 5G and edge deployments." The Dallas-based 5G and Edge Technology Development Center will initially focus on the following use cases: Mobile Hybrid Multicloud Connectivity: Assessing strategies for ensuring that 5G user traffic can reach multiple clouds and hybrid edge computing resources, effectively and efficiently. Network Slicing: Aiming to facilitate private wireless enterprise networks supporting secure, predictable, end-to-end quality of experience. Distributed Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Investigating the optimization of AI/ML applications and infrastructure distributed across the edge, directly connected to 5G, and interconnected to clouds for enabling data-dense capabilities, such as scene and video analytics. Enablement and Orchestration of Infrastructure: Exploring optimal deployment strategies for 5G RAN, fronthaul, core and edge computing infrastructure and functions management across domains. Augmented and Virtual Reality: Validating a uniform experience, consistent quality and anywhere usage with high mobility and high motion. Gaming: Demonstrating responsive hosted-gaming, low-latency peripherals leveraging the metro edge for deliver Equinix is actively standing up novel 5G use cases. The first use case is Secure Edge from Exium, which enables highly secure, seamless multi-access edge compute functionality with tightly integrated security and network functions from the cloud, to edge locations, to the devices themselves. With Exium deployed at Equinix data centers, customers get close to on-prem performance with the benefits of cloud aggregation and also manage enterprise-grade traffic breakout in real time. "Applications and artificial intelligence are moving to the edge, whether we're ready or not," said Farooq Muzaffar, COO, Exium. "As enterprises embrace digital transformation, automation and intelligence at the edge, it's crucial to have a partner like Equinix. The 5G and Edge Technology Development Center has been an incredible resource for us and our customers as we incubate, develop and deploy secure edge AI services with 5G access". - Farooq Muzaffar, COO, Exium The Equinix 2020-21 Global Tech Trends Survey—which surveyed 2,600 IT decision makers—uncovered a crucial need for infrastructure technology exploration in this area. While most respondents agreed that the biggest impact of 5G is the ability it gives businesses to take advantage of new technologies, more than a third worried about the need to re-architect infrastructure to take advantage of 5G capabilities. "As companies develop new 5G technologies and services, they need a real-world environment to test and bring their concepts to life," said Justin Dustzadeh, CTO, Equinix. "With Equinix's rich ecosystem of service providers, partners and clouds, the 5G and Edge Technology Development Center is an ideal place to fully test their concepts in a real way, enabling them to bring new capabilities to market, accelerate adoption and deliver new revenue streams faster." Jim Poole, VP Business Development, Equinix added, "We're excited to invite private enterprises, commercial organizations and researchers across industries to Dallas to test, validate and accelerate complex 5G deployments and interoperability scenarios." About Equinix Equinix is the world's digital infrastructure company, enabling digital leaders to harness a trusted platform to bring together and interconnect the foundational infrastructure that powers their success. Equinix enables today's businesses to access all the right places, partners, and possibilities they need to accelerate advantage. With Equinix, they can scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and multiply their value.

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Neos Networks Deploys Blue Planet to Automate Service Delivery

Neos Networks, Blue Planet | May 18, 2021

Neos Networks, one of the UK's largest connectivity providers, is deploying software from Blue Planet, a Ciena subsidiary, to increase end-to-end visibility across its network and flexibility to meet its customers' ever-changing needs. Blue Planet enables Neos Networks to simplify service provisioning through the multi-vendor, multi-layer transport network, which covers 24,000+ km, 477 PoPs, and 90 data centers to provide on-demand access to on-net businesses, government agencies, and other public bodies. “It is critical that the operational environment effectively facilitates a better-integrated future to underpin the UK's digital ambitions,” said Dave Eddy, COO of Neos Networks. “Blue Planet supports our commitment to achieve pace and scale as our customers' dynamic requirements begin to evolve.” As part of its goal to deliver premier connectivity solutions to UK companies, Neos Networks is using Blue Planet Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO) to simplify on-net end-to-end provisioning through its multi-vendor Layer 1 and Layer 2 networks. Neos Networks will focus on serving its clients and challenging service delivery norms by simplifying and automating service delivery. Through this innovation, the provider will be able to concentrate on providing reliable and critical connectivity to all of its clients that support critical national infrastructure. “With Blue Planet, Neos Networks gives its users the ability to control their resources and have on-demand capabilities to their customers,” said Kailem Anderson, Blue Planet's Vice President of Portfolio and Engineering. “By transforming the network, Neos Networks enjoys a competitive edge in the transition while providing its users with cloud-like experiences.” About Neos Networks Neos Networks offers industry-leading connectivity and data center services that provide exceptional results, cost-effectiveness, and a competitive edge. The company operates a 24,000-kilometer private telecoms network as well as a network of 90 commercial data centers throughout the United Kingdom. It provides commercial security with unrivaled in-house engineering resources due to its vast telecoms and data center operational expertise. About Blue Planet Blue Planet offers tried-and-true software solutions that help drive digital transformation by automating the services management lifecycle. Our intelligent automation software line includes orchestration, order processing, inventory, assurance, and analytics, with over 200 customers worldwide using it. Blue Planet is a Ciena division that combines expertise across IT, network, and business processes to allow the agility needed for delivering differentiated end-customer experiences. It is supported by a global team of delivery specialists and a broad ecosystem of partners.

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Cisco gets in on 5G action, including 5G private wireless

Cisco | March 03, 2021

Jonathan Davidson was named SVP and general supervisor of Cisco's Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group in March 2020. From that point forward, he's driven the gathering that forms silicon, optics, equipment and programming for Cisco's biggest organization clients. As a component of that, his gathering additionally oversees Cisco's 5G ambitions. Talking at a virtual occasion a week ago, Davidson noticed that Cisco was engaged with aiding T-Mobile set up its 5G independent (SA) center, which T-Mobile reported in August 2020. “Cisco was a big part of helping that transition,” said Davidson. For T-Mobile, Cisco provided technology for user plane function, session management function and policy control function. He said 5G offers Cisco a chance to help its clients move from inheritance apparatus based models to cloud-local virtualized foundations as they update their center organizations. Although Cisco was slow to embrace disaggregated infrastructure, the company is on board with it now, driven by demand from its customers. “Generally, appliances are upgraded every 6, 12 or 18 months,” Davidson said. “We have customers using our cloud-native technology that are doing upgrades once or twice a week. And I cannot overemphasize the capabilities of cloud-native technologies as it relates to every aspect of network infrastructure, but especially inside of the mobile network.”

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