5G Network Deployment Handbook

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As 5G moves from the lab to the field, field engineers, technicians and installers grapple with the many challenges of ensuring successful deployment. Validating 5G in the lab is one thing, but scaling it to the field requires robust and efficient 5G test and verification solutions.

VIAVI is pleased to offer you this comprehensive 5G Deployment Handbook where you'll find insights to simplify deployment complexities and learn about easy-to-use fiber, x-haul and RF solutions.

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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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WAN TECHNOLOGIES

Ericsson researchers top 4.3Gbps downlink on 5G millimeter wave

Article | August 23, 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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NETWORK MANAGEMENT

Intelligence Brief: How is 5G changing network ownership?

Article | July 11, 2022

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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5G Needs Edge Computing to Deliver on Its Promises

Article | February 11, 2020

Edge computing will be a key enabler for 5G to deliver on its bandwidth and latency requirements. In the short term, it can enable developers to provide a “5G experience” at scale. In the long term, it will be necessary to optimise customer experience for real-time, data hungry applications. Telecoms operators have reported that 5G in the lab can deliver network speeds that are more than twenty times faster than LTE1. But, this does not reflect the experience of the average user. And 5G roll out in many countries will be limited in terms of coverage and capabilities for several more years, given that the ultra-low latency standards will only be revealed in 3GPP’s Release 16 later this year. This is why it is likely that, for 5G to deliver on its promises, it must be coupled with edge computing.

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National Information Security Group

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KGP Services, Circet’s U.S. Entity, Acquires Further Enterprise Solutions

KGP Services | February 07, 2023

On February 6, 2023, Circet, a global provider of network services, and its U.S. partner KGP Services, announced the acquisition of Further Enterprise Solutions (FES). FES is a leader in RF Engineering & Optimization, Staff Augmentation, Installation & Commissioning, and Decommissioning Services for the wireless communications industry. FES, founded in 2002, employs more than three hundred highly specialized wireless services professionals who provide critical integration, network engineering, and optimization services for renowned communication service and equipment suppliers. Circet / KGP Services' existing wireless services capabilities will be enhanced with the addition of FES, providing customers with a unique and extensive end-to-end wireless services offering. Trevor Putrah, CEO of KGP Services, shared, "The addition of FES provides KGP Services with more robust technical capabilities in the areas of RF Engineering and Optimization, complementary to our current suite of wireless network services. We are very excited to work with the FES team to drive additional value to existing and new customers by providing a true turn-key wireless services offering." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About KGP Services KGP Services, a Circet company, is a premier communications network services provider and a reliable partner for clients who develop, own, and operate high-speed fiber, cloud, and wireless networks in North America. The company's expert team of over 2,000 professionals offers customized services, including design, engineering, installation, integration, and maintenance for all technologies, blending complete end-to-end capabilities with a customer-first culture. KGP Services is the only company in the industry to offer a comprehensive range of solutions and an integrated approach to creating, optimizing, and maintaining networks from the ground to the cloud.

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Vocus to Acquire Challenge Networks to Gain Wireless Network Capabilities

Vocus | February 06, 2023

Vocus, a provider of specialist fiber and network solutions, has recently signed a contract to acquire its long-time partner, Challenge Networks, a pioneer in designing and deploying private mobile networks. The acquisition advances Vocus' strategy of providing secure, high-capacity connectivity to Australian enterprise and government customers wherever they are via its national fiber, satellite, and now wireless network infrastructure. Including wireless network capability complements Vocus's $1 billion investment strategy, which involves network capacity upgrades and the deployment of significant new fiber infrastructure, including the Horizon and Highclere projects in Australia's northwest. It also follows the December launch of Vocus Satellite – Starlink, after Vocus signed a contract with Starlink to offer LEO (low earth orbit) satellite services across Australia to government and enterprise customers. Challenge Networks, a leading provider of private LTE/5G networks, designs, implements, and operates private 4G and 5G networks for customers who require secure, dependable, and high-capacity wireless coverage on their sites to support operational technology (OT) use cases. These custom-designed mobile networks can be deployed at hospitals, universities, floating platforms at sea, mines, vessels, ports, and any other site requiring highly reliable and secure wireless connectivity. By acquiring Challenge Networks, Vocus will be able to construct more private LTE and 5G networks for customers and offer them a fully managed service on a service-billed basis, as opposed to customers funding the infrastructure themselves. Challenge Networks co-founder Simon Lardner and Challenge Networks staff will join the Vocus business. Jack Smyth, a veteran of the wireless industry and co-founder of Challenge Networks, will retire from the company. About Vocus Vocus is a premier provider of specialist fiber and network solutions based in Melbourne, Victoria. With a team of world-class experts, it defies convention and does things differently to simplify brilliant solutions. The company owns and operates a 25,000-kilometer fiber network that is purpose-built and handled for business and government. Australian consumers and small businesses are provided simple and affordable mobile, voice, broadband, and energy services through its well-known retail brands. The company understands the importance of straightforward and dependable technology and enables more control over the aspects that are crucial to the client.

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Liberty Latin America Chooses Ribbon Analytics to Enhance Network Monitoring

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Ribbon Communications Inc., a leading supplier of real-time communications technology and IP optical networking solutions, recently announced that Liberty Latin America, a leading communications company, has chosen Ribbon Analytics to gain a comprehensive view of its network behavior and improve its performance. Liberty Latin America utilizes the Ribbon Analytics solution to build KPIs and dashboards for third-party devices. The solution flow entails ingesting data from Cable Modem Termination System (CMTS) and WiFi devices, recording this information into their Network Quality Index (NQI), and feeding it to the solution, which enriches the data and aids in the creation of new dashboards for monitoring performance and security. With Ribbon Analytics implemented in their network, service providers gain extensive monitoring capabilities for key trends and KPIs and the ability to detect, diagnose, and resolve various security threats or Quality of Experience problems, resulting in end-to-end network visibility, enhanced operational productivity and incident resolution. Ribbon's Global Account Manager for Liberty Latin America, Jorge Gil, shared, "Our analytics platform helps a provider like Liberty Latin America make smarter decisions, faster, and better serve their customers." He added, "We're pleased to support them as they meet their performance KPIs and keep their customers safer with automated fraud control and centralized network monitoring." (Source – PR Newswire) About Ribbon Communications Ribbon Communications Based in Plano, (Texas) Ribbon Communications offers communications software, optical networking solutions and IP to enterprises, service providers, and critical infrastructure sectors worldwide. In today's intelligent, always-on, and data-hungry world, the company works closely with its clients, assisting them in enhancing their networks for stronger competitive positioning and better business outcomes. Its innovative, end-to-end solutions portfolio provides scale, performance, and agility, including core-to-edge software-centric solutions, cloud-native offerings, cutting-edge security and analytics tools, and IP and optical networking solutions for 5G.

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