NFV Test Solutions Performance Testing of Firewall Virtual Network Functions with CNLabs

January 31, 2018

Virtual Networks Functions (VNF) are being used for increasingly complex network scenarios, involving multi -vendor products and platforms. A flexible VNF test framework is now seen as essential for ensuring all the different factors are taken into account when testing and certifying VNF. Ideally this should be done using real -world traffic - and repeated regularly to verify consistency following any changes or upgrades to the network.

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SimSpace Corporation

SimSpace’s mission is to provide an automated, cost-effective evaluation method for calculating cyber risks based on comprehensive, Virtual Clone Network assessments—leading to more secure networks globally. SimSpace enables organizations to understand their current cyber risk and then take steps to reduce it through cyber military-style exercises, tailored training on dynamic defense methods using advanced threat scenarios on realistic clones of the organization’s network.

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Smart Grid Powered by 5G SA-based Network Slicing

whitePaper | February 20, 2020

5G network slicing is an ideal choice to enable smart grid services. It divides the 5G network into logically isolated networks, where each one could be seen as a slice. 5G network slicing allows the power grid to flexibly customize specific slices with different network functions and different service level agreement (SLA) assurances according to the different requirements of the various services on a power grid.

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Quectel’s 5G modules: Leading the way in IoT innovation

whitePaper | May 1, 2021

The current deployment status of 5G networks. The real differences between 4G and 5G. Why organizations should select 5G for IoT. The barriers to 5G IoT adoption Six real-life use cases that show 5G’s value in IoT.

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Telecom’s 5G future

whitePaper | March 10, 2020

More than ever, communications service providers need to rely on the latest solutions related to 5G, (hybrid) cloud, artificial intelligence, edge computing, platform technology and blockchain to enable the digital transformation of the network needed to thrive in today’s environment. IBM has an extensive global network of telecom solution labs, research labs and innovation centers to support its industry offerings. With more than 22,000 subject matter experts in the communications industry, we work with more than 200 major communications service providers across the globe. IBM continues to invest significantly in key acquisitions to add expertise and capabilities that enable clients in this industry.

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Multi-Vendor 5G Core Networks

whitePaper | July 26, 2021

5G standalone (SA) operation, using a new core network, is foundational to mobile operators seeking to offer advanced 5G services with a low cost of production. Over the next two to three years, operators in all global regions will design, deploy, and scale 5G core networks on software-defined infrastructure. By April 2021, eight operators had already launched SA, according to the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), and a further 36 have firm plans to launch in the near term. There is now a good supply of devices that support SA mode, including the iPhone 12 after the latest iOS update.

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WEAVING THE 5G EDGE – THE ENABLING POWER OF PROGRAMMABLE FABRICS

whitePaper | June 22, 2021

5G brings edge computing to the forefront, and the edge has become much more complex and critical. For those contemplating new 5G rollouts or making non-standalone (NSA) to standalone (SA) transitions, understanding how to take advantage of this unique solution architecture could reduce costs and improve customer outcomes. This research brief will examine the novel use of programmable fabrics in edge architectures and how this hybrid approach can minimize the deployment footprint, reduce power consumption and cooling needs, and improve network performance.

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The Role of C-band in 5G

whitePaper | May 7, 2021

The C-band (or midband) is considered the “waterfront property” of RF spectrum for 5G. It offers the best compromise between RF coverage and RF bandwidth and Providers are investing heavily on C-band 5G deployment to deliver the coverage and capacity that 5G use cases need.

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SimSpace Corporation

SimSpace’s mission is to provide an automated, cost-effective evaluation method for calculating cyber risks based on comprehensive, Virtual Clone Network assessments—leading to more secure networks globally. SimSpace enables organizations to understand their current cyber risk and then take steps to reduce it through cyber military-style exercises, tailored training on dynamic defense methods using advanced threat scenarios on realistic clones of the organization’s network.

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