RESEARCH PAPER: National Instruments Committed To End-To-End 5G Interoperability

By Will Townsend, Patrick Moorhead - September 24, 2018
Despite the fact that both 4G and 5G network topologies are IP-based and backend compatible, the transition to next-generation wireless wide area networking (WWAN) brings with it a host of operator, carrier, telecom equipment, chipset, and OEM device manufacturer challenges. Among them, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) deployment to support:
  • Network slicing and new service monetization opportunities
  • Core to edge computing aimed at improving quality of service (QoS)
  • On-going operational support for the adoption of open source platforms aimed atimproving agility as well as lowering operating expense (OpEx)
  • A growing demand for white box infrastructure that can support multipleworkloads aimed at lowering capital expense (CapEx).
You can download the paper here:

Table Of Contents:

  • Executive Summary
  • Why Is Interoperability Important?
  • Consider National Instruments For 5G Interoperability
  • Call To Action

Companies Cited:

  • Deutsche Telekom AG
  • Linux Foundation
  • National Instruments
  • Samsung
  • Spirent Communications
  • T-Mobile
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Will Townsend manages the networking and security practices for Moor Insights & Strategy focused on carrier infrastructure providers, carrier services, enterprise networking and security. He brings over 30 years of technology industry experience in a variety of product, marketing, channel, business development and sales roles to his advisory position.

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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.