The Journey to Virtualized RAN: Insights 2021

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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Network Management, Inc.

The leading Washington DC Metro area provider of IT support since 1994. Located in Vienna, Virginia, Network Management computer consultants and network consultants assists small and mid-sized businesses with their IT Infrastructure management, expansion, troubleshooting, disaster recovery and security. With the latest technology and friendly network engineers we strive to create successful, long lasting relationships.

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Protecting Against Email-Based Threats

whitePaper | July 12, 2021

Email filtering often misses malicious sites because detection-based techniques find it difficult to continuously build defenses against the large number of phishing sites created daily. While email phishing attacks are highly successful, they are also entirely avoidable. Email Isolation provides organizations with the means they need to protect against this common threat without damaging the end user’s experience.

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How To Build and Operate At The Edge for CSPs

whitePaper | July 20, 2021

Edge computing is poised to significantly reshape telecom networks. Beyond changing the ways communications service providers (CSPs) operate, it also holds huge potential for capturing much more of the enterprise market. TM Forum’s analysts surveyed communications service providers to learn more about their edge computing plans and deployment experiences.

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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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VMware NSX

whitePaper | January 10, 2022

VMware NSX® is the network virtualization and security platform that enables VMware’s cloud networking solution with a software-defined approach to networking that extends across data centers, clouds and application frameworks. With NSX, networking and security are brought closer to the application wherever it’s running, from virtual machines (VMs) to containers to physical servers. Like the operational model of VMs, networks can be provisioned and managed independent of underlying hardware.

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The Evolution of Software to Measure and Manage the Data Center

whitePaper | June 29, 2022

In a growing connected economy, new demands require modern organizations to rethink how they effectively manage their data center environment. Beyond new requirements around the cloud, architectures around edge computing are also placing new strains on business and technology leaders. In a world of constant connectivity performance, efficiency, uptime, and infrastructure visibility take center stage as leaders make decisions around their digital infrastructure.

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Implementation of WiFi 6 with ns-3 and Analysis

whitePaper | April 20, 2022

1024 quadrature amplitude modulation mode (1024-QAM, MCS[10,11]) : increases throughput for emerging, bandwidth intensive uses by encoding more data in the same amount of spectrum

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Network Management, Inc.

The leading Washington DC Metro area provider of IT support since 1994. Located in Vienna, Virginia, Network Management computer consultants and network consultants assists small and mid-sized businesses with their IT Infrastructure management, expansion, troubleshooting, disaster recovery and security. With the latest technology and friendly network engineers we strive to create successful, long lasting relationships.

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