SLICING FOR SHARED 5G FRONTHAUL AND BACKHAUL

June 18, 2021

This white paper introduces the concept of 5G mobile access network sharing and use cases for providing multiple mobile access network services over a common underlying fronthaul and backhaul infrastructure. This white paper was originally published by MEF.

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Dell PowerScale: Network Design Considerations

whitePaper | April 25, 2022

This document provides design considerations for understanding, configuring, and troubleshooting Dell PowerScale scale-out NAS external networking. In a scale-out NAS environment, the overall network architecture must be configured to maximize the user experience. Many factors contribute to overall network performance. This document examines network architecture design and best practices, including factors such as latency, flow control, ICMP, MTU, jumbo frames, congestion, TCP/IP parameters, and IPv6.

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Simplifying Your Network for Success: The Key To Slashing Costs and Unleashing Innovation

whitePaper | November 1, 2021

Increasingly, broadband service providers (BSPs) are upgrading to next-generation XGS-PON fiber networks. Why? These advanced networks are necessary to support the new era we live in—one of high-bandwidth services and rich subscriber experiences backed by popular cloud-based applications and services. Next-generation XGS-PON fiber networks can deliver those high-speed 10G offerings and enable broadband businesses to provide popular subscriber services to both homes and businesses. In this world of increased demand for more bandwidth, BSPs also need networks that enable service provisioning in minutes—not days or hours. Networks must be seamlessly optimized and scaled to meet changing subscriber demands.

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Service Provider Outlook

whitePaper | July 20, 2021

In 2Q21, Heavy Reading surveyed 86 communications service providers (CSPs) across global regions on their plans for customer premises equipment overall and universal CPE (uCPE) specifically. This report presents the highlights of that survey. Omdia’s uCPE Tracker – 1H21 Annual Forecast report projects that the worldwide uCPE hardware market will grow from $52.5m in 2020 to $2.3bn in 2025—an impressive CAGR of 113% over five years. With this in mind, Heavy Reading expected to see good support for uCPE from survey respondents, and we were not disappointed. We targeted the survey at CSPs planning to implement uCPE within, at most, 24 months. Nevertheless, the respondent pool showed a more lively than anticipated adoption of uCPE. 59% of US, 61% of Asia Pacific (APAC), and 39% of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) respondents have already deployed uCPE.

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White Paper: Security in Open RAN

whitePaper | June 17, 2021

Despite misconceptions, open interfaces provide increased independent visibility and the opportunity for an enhanced and more secure system.

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Reaping the Benefits of Disaggregated Optical Networks

whitePaper | June 21, 2021

The disaggregation of optical networks will bring numerous benefits to service providers including enabling best-in-class innovation for each network element or sub-system; freedom from vendor lock-in enabling solution flexibility and price competition; and staggered network evolution. For example, a faster cycle for transmission subsystems with a longer life for optical line systems. Most service providers are pursuing one of two approaches to building disaggregated optical networks. The Partially Disaggregated and the Fully Disaggregated approach. This paper explains the benefits of both and how service providers can reap the rewards of disaggregated networks regardless of which approach they choose.

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The Journey to Virtualized RAN: Insights 2021

whitePaper | July 9, 2021

At the end of 2019, Heavy Reading surveyed 77 communications service providers (CSPs) on their plans for virtualization overall, and virtualized radio access networks (vRANs) specifically. A lot has happened since then that could throw the carriers off course – like data centers and central offices going zero-touch and lights-out virtually overnight. Heavy Reading checked in with the carriers in Q2 2021 to see how their plans have changed. This report highlights the results of our 2021 survey, comparing and contrasting them with the results from our 2019 survey.

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At VHT we enable our customers to keep the promises they make to their customers, creating lasting brand loyalty. For over two decades, VHT has been the world’s #1 provider of callback software and services, enabling over 300 of the world’s leading companies to increase their Net Promoter Scores among tens of millions of consumers and generate millions of dollars in return on their investment.

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