Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Sharpens Its Edge At Discover 2020

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) held the digital version of its Discover event this week. Similar to the Atmosphere virtual event, held last week by HPE’s Aruba division, the “Intelligent Edge” was a core theme (see my coverage of the Aruba event here, if interested). Today I would like to share my edge and telco-related insights from Discover …

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Cisco Live! 2020 Goes Digital To Address COVID-19 And Inclusivity

I attended the first ever virtual Cisco Live! event this week from the comfort of my home, as did many of the Cisco executives that presented. Before COVID-19 hit in full force, I traveled the world to attend enterprise networking and mobility conferences. It has definitely been a dramatic change—I miss the personal interactions with attendees as …

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HPE Aruba Delivers A Networking Sixth Sense With Its ESP Platform

HPE Aruba held the digital version of its signature Atmosphere event this week. In an enlightened move, the company decided to have comedian and talk show host James Corden perform master of ceremonies duties, starting the event with some much-needed comic relief amid the coronavirus pandemic and recent social unrest. Not surprisingly, the “Intelligent Edge” …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Aruba Edge Services Platform

The need to support robust networking and new application services places incredible demands on today’s IT staffing. An inherently siloed legacy infrastructure with inconsistent hardware and software platforms spanning local and wide area networks requires excessive manual network operations. This reduces the network operator’s ability to manage device provisioning and ongoing operations. As a result, teams are unnecessarily taxed …

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Microsoft’s One-Two 5G Telco Punch

There has been quite a lot of activity lately tied to the public cloud provider push into the telco space. Amazon Web Services launched its Wavelength initiative at the last re:Invent event in December to help operators “supercharge” 5G networks by placing compute and storage resources closer to the network edge. Google Cloud recently announced …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Inseego: 5G Born In The U.S.A.

The United States government views the deployment of 5G networking as a strategic initiative that will unlock transformative enterprise services. The throughput and latency of 5G — a vast improvement over current 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) technology — will disrupt the market and accelerate digital transformation. Given the potential positive economic impact of 5G on …

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RESEARCH PAPER: Cisco Systems Delivers Multi-Domain, Modern Networking Infrastructure

Enterprises seek the ability to react quickly to business demands in the digital world. In response, IT professionals today face daunting tasks in deploying and managing networking infrastructure given resource and consumption constraints. Also, connectivity is no longer relegated to the confines of office walls or the traditional centralized datacenter. Rather, businesses require connectivity to …

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IBM’s Telco Cloud And Network Edge Journey

It has been almost a year since IBM closed its acquisition of Red Hat. I was initially skeptical of the announcement in the fall of 2018. Red Hat has been nimble and quick, disrupting the telco space with its Enterprise Linux, OpenStack, OpenShift, Cloudforms, and other open source platforms. I worried that Big Blue’s culture …

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RESEARCH PAPER: A10 Networks Delivers Comprehensive 5G Security

Mobile networks utilizing cellular technology play a pivotal role in the overall global communications fabric. Many, if not most, countries consider 4G LTE and 5G security vital to their overall national security due to the potential disruption of energy grids, transportation systems, financial markets, and borders. High-profile outages and attacks, in addition to the recent …

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RESEARCH PAPER: AT&T’s Legacy Of Innovation

The deployment of 5G will revolutionize fixed and mobile services with its ultra-low latency, blazing-fast throughput, and ability to support a massive number of connected devices. In addition to greater speed and responsiveness, 5G will redefine connectivity and the subscriber experience by enabling a new era of network-based intelligence, virtualization, and computational power at the …

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The Latest Chinese Supply Chain Restrictions And Its Impact To The Telco Industry

Creative Commons CC0 License US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE The trade debate between the United States and China has been hard fought by both sides since the beginning of 2018. Flash forward to the spring of 2019, and the U.S. began to place restrictions on Huawei to limit its ability to purchase needed components from U.S. manufacturers …

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Networking Providers Inject Needed Liquidity Into The COVID-19 Fight

COVID-19 continues to shock global markets, affecting nearly every sector of the U.S. economy. It has exposed a weakness in business continuity plans—organizations of all sizes are scrambling to support work from home. The need for reliable and secure collaboration is paramount. Last week I wrote about the efforts by networking infrastructure and service providers …

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Aims To Deliver 5G Simplification

This week Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced a set of initiatives aimed at simplifying operator deployments of 5G, including a new platform initiative, enhanced standards and tools, and open source collaboration. I recently spent time with executives from the company’s telecommunications division. I would like to share my insights into what I found to be …

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The Networking And Carrier Tech Industry’s Proactive Response To COVID-19

We are living in unprecedented times. As a product marketer and sales executive, I experienced the impact of other infectious diseases and viruses in tech such as SARS, the Avian flu and H1N1. However, in 2020 we live in an always connected, social media driven, instant news cycle. Has connectivity, the very topic area that …

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Carrier Networking 101: Decoding The Acronyms

It’s no secret that 5G is big tech news these days. As an analyst, I spend considerable time with the largest carriers and cellular networking infrastructure providers in the world, including their silicon providers. I also spend time with the CBRS Alliance as well as the Linux Foundation networking and edge working groups. In all …

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Marvell Delivers Huge 5G Enhancements And Announces Samsung And Nokia Wins

Marvell has a long track record in supporting cellular infrastructure dating back to the 3G networking era. My principal Patrick Moorhead captured his insights in this regard at Marvell’s inaugural analyst event in late January. If interested, you can find that article here. This article contains contributions from him as well. The company made two strategic …

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TechChill 2020 Is Hot For Connectivity

Last week marked my second visit to the beautiful city of Riga, Latvia, for the ninth annual TechChill startup event. The show focused not only on 5G (my main love), but also blockchain, MedTech, FinTech, and Greentech—that’s a lot of tech! I spent nearly three days in the Baltics with a number of innovative companies and startups. …

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Cisco Systems Goes Big On 5G

Despite the cancellation of Mobile World Congress Barcelona, Cisco Systems launched a number of initiatives this week that appear to be follow ups to its “Internet for the Future” announcement from last mid-December. The prior announcement was punctuated with portfolio updates spanning optics, silicon and software. This announcement is focused specifically on the service provider …

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Cisco Live Europe 2020 Delivers CX And IoT

I attended Cisco Systems’ Live European regional event in Barcelona last week, which happened to coincide with the Chinese New Year celebration. From my standpoint, Cisco successfully celebrated customer experience (CX) with several key announcements. I would like to share my insights from the conference.  Why is customer experience such a big deal?   Many organizations laud …

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Cisco Systems’ Dual Path To SD-WAN With Meraki And Viptela

The SD-WAN market is expansive. At my last count, over 60 different SD-WAN solution providers were in the market, both large and small. Soon I expect that this number will begin to rapidly consolidate and a half dozen or so dominant players will emerge. I believe Cisco Systems will be one of those SD-WAN victors …

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