Pulse: Secure your network while simplifying BYOD onboarding.

| June 21, 2016

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Aruba ClearPass for Adaptive Trust Defense gives IT insight into how users and devices connect making sure your enterprise network and data stay secure. At Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, we serve businesses that want to stay ahead of the game, support their mobile workforce anywhere, and deploy business apps at warp-speed.

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We make human to machine communications simple. Named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies, UIB is a global cloud computing company. The creators of Conversational IoT, we solved the problem of how to talk to cloud-connected software, services, chatbots, and devices. UIB provides its customers, partners, and developers with omnichannel messaging solutions using its patented UnificationEngine®, Unified AI®, and SmartContact® technologies.

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Incumbent vendors cannot ignore the market-disrupting implications of AT&T’s and Swisscom’s outsourced 5G mobile cores

Article | July 1, 2021

At the tail-end of June, both AT&T and Swisscom announced plans to outsource their 5G mobile core networks to cloud service providers. AT&T’s announcement was with Microsoft Azure. Swisscom’s was with AWS. With the AT&T deal, Azure will be acquiring IP and engineering expertise from AT&T that it can resell to other operators. It was reported that Azure will offer jobs to current AT&T employees, as well. This move suggests Microsoft understands how critical it will be to retain talent that has deep networking knowledge. Swisscom’s deal does not appear to include AWS acquiring any Swisscom assets or employees, but the operator did say it will be using AWS for its own IT applications.

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RAN Management and Orchestration Is Central to Operators Gaining Control Over Their Own Networks

Article | July 6, 2021

The promise of Open vRAN is to give back to mobile operators some form of control over their networks. The “open” refers to the opening of RAN interfaces. It is critical because it gives operators the possibility to buy the radio unit and the baseband unit from different vendors, rather than having to buy an integrated system, and therefore helps them diversify their suppliers and reduce their dependence on traditional vendors. The “v” refers to virtual. Virtualization is about disaggregating hardware and software and enabling the use of commercial off-the-shelf servers, instead of the usual purpose-built hardware, to run network functions in order to increase flexibility and reduce costs. Across Asia-Pacific, the announcements and activities from operators including Airtel, Axiata, NTT Docomo, Rakuten Mobile, Smartfren and Telkomsel indicate a growing appetite for open and virtualized radio access networks. In countries like India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, open RAN can for example help to address the challenges of remote connectivity and to deploy a network in places where it has been traditionally difficult to achieve a satisfactory return on investment.

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For service providers SD-WAN is a mixed blessing

Article | March 10, 2020

SD-WAN has been coming down the technology pipeline for a while now. Since the wide-area aspect of Software Defined Networks (SDNs) came to prominence perhaps five years back, service providers have been trying to work out how, and when, it will land in their market. We know this because, as a business specialising in giving service providers visibility of what’s going on in their networks, we wanted those answers too. Surprise! SD-WAN is refusing to fit neatly into the provider’s traditional way of doing business.

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Accelerating the Evaluation and Deployment of uCPE-Based SD-WAN Solutions

Article | February 28, 2020

Unless you’ve been living on an Internet-free desert island for the past couple of years, it’s been hard to escape all the industry hype around Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN). While the business benefits of adopting SD-WAN are significant, there’s no denying the fact that evaluating and then deploying potential solutions is hard: typically, the solutions that deliver the best Return on Investment (ROI) involve products from multiple vendors, leading to complex integration and testing. A recently-announced software evaluation kit addresses these challenges, providing a pre-integrated open-source SD-WAN solution that runs on multiple white-box hardware platforms, all ready for a quick, efficient start to putting together a multi-vendor SD-WAN deployment.

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UIB

We make human to machine communications simple. Named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies, UIB is a global cloud computing company. The creators of Conversational IoT, we solved the problem of how to talk to cloud-connected software, services, chatbots, and devices. UIB provides its customers, partners, and developers with omnichannel messaging solutions using its patented UnificationEngine®, Unified AI®, and SmartContact® technologies.

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