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Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Network Slicing
RCRWirelessNews, Monday, September 11,2023
Deutsche Telekom noted that slices are implemented as a dynamic and automated end-to-end service offering that is activated in minutes across the 5G network

Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, Mavenir and Blue Planet (which is a division of Ciena) said they have jointly demonstrated the benefits of multi-domain orchestration with open APIs to automatically create new slice-based service offerings on-demand.

In a release, Deutsche Telekom explained that the joint proof-of-concept showcased how enterprises can place a service order in Deutsche Telekom's customer portal, which starts the configuration of a secure, dedicated network slice with guaranteed Quality of Service (QoS) levels that are specific to their connectivity requirements.

Growth In 5G FWA Kit Matches Operator Hype, Monday, September 11,2023
The market for fixed wireless CPE is on the up, driven by growth in 5G devices, according to new figures released this week.

The data, shared by the GSA, shows strong growth, albeit from a relatively low base, given the size of the global telecoms industry. But nonetheless, the figures serve to back up some of the recent hype over FWA we have seen from the operator community, particularly on the other side of the Atlantic.

5G FWA customer premises equipment shipments more than doubled to 7.4 million last year and should reach 13.8 million - that's 86% growth - this year, the GSA revealed, citing the results of its annual FWA CPE vendor survey. The industry body urges caution in making comparisons with its previous surveys, given that the respondents and sample size are not always the same, but points out that the 27 companies surveyed this year account for 'a significant representation of the market for 3GPP-based 4G and 5G FWA devices.' 5G devices will make up 40% of all shipments this year, the GSA predicts, up from 29% in 2022.

Cyberthreat Intelligence: Are Telecom Networks Easy Targets?
Security Boulevard, Friday, September 15,2023
In a 5G world, cybersecurity is needed more than ever to protect networks, data and users from threats. There are several threat actors that have been actively targeting the telecom sector for more than 10 years and are growing considerably.

These threat actors use a broad range of tactics, techniques and procedures-including phishing, social engineering and exploiting vulnerabilities in software and hardware-to breach telecom service providers' networks and gain access to sensitive data such as call records, subscriber information and network configuration details.

Attacks often involve sophisticated malware and backdoors to gain persistent access to target networks, allowing the threat actors to carry out their operations undetected for extended periods.

Telco AI Deep Dive: IBM sees genAI as a 'defining moment'
RCRWirelessNews, Monday, September 11,2023
Design, data, network and organizational strategies are key to effective telco AI adoption

Under its current CEO, IBM has put artificial intelligence (AI)-along with hybrid cloud, automation and security-at the center of its software and services strategies. Speaking with RCR Wireless News for the Telco AI Deep Dive series, IBM General Manager for Telco, Media, Entertainment and Distribution Stephen Rose stressed the far-reaching benefits AI can bring to communications service providers (CSPs). He also stressed the urgency of the situation, particularly in the context of CSPs who have as yet not realized material new service revenues despite the billions pumped into deploying 5G networks.

While the path to widespread 5G adoption has progressed at a pace steadier than first anticipated, there's a notable resurgence in the 5G race among telco leaders. Despite the swift start in 5G deployment by major providers, the pursuit of transformative use cases has taken time.

Notably, private 5G networks are now gaining traction, signifying an evolving landscape within the 5G journey.

Precedence Research projects that the global market for enterprise 5G applications will balloon from $3.71 billion in 2023 to $47.07 billion by 2032. A combination of increased customer demand, as well as new digital solutions that make 5G networks easier to build, launch and manage are already powering this shift.

Automation Is Critical For 5G Network Slicing - Here's Why
NETWORKComputing, Friday, September 15,2023
Network slicing could be the answer to 5G rollout - but it's not easy to implement. Automation provides a way forward.

As network technology continues to advance, mobile operators have begun to evaluate how they can monetize the 5G spectrum. Consumer networks alone are not going to pay back the enormous mobile operator investment in 5G, and voice, text, and data are no longer luxury items for which consumers will pay high sums - they are perceived as affordable and ubiquitous.

Unlike the consumer-oriented 5G market, the enterprise 5G segment presents a promising solution for operators by allowing them to allocate dedicated 5G spectrum to their business and public service clients. This specialized 5G spectrum can serve an enterprise's customers, employees, visitors, and IoT devices, offering high bandwidth and low latency for multiple devices within their private network. This approach is known as network slicing.

Telco AI Deep Dive: Rakuten on The Importance of Data Fidelity
RCRWirelessNews, Tuesday, September 12,2023
Data-driven, software-first operations are key to telco AI success

Greenfield Japanese operator Rakuten Mobile, alongside its spin-off network equipment and software vendor Rakuten Symphony, has always done things in a markedly different way as compared to legacy telcos. Instead of sprawling workforces versed in different hardware components, field crews in every nook and cranny of the service area, and tangled back-office bureaucracies, think modern office space filled with software developers and data scientists working on Macbooks.

The telecom industry was once dominated by closed systems, but its future will be defined by openness, collaboration and dynamism.

We explore this transition with Leon Taiman, client principal of the global telco practice at Dell Technologies, and Wei Yeang Toh, general manager of the ecosystem development organisation at Intel. And together, they unravel the significance of an open telecom ecosystem, discussing why it's not just important but essential for a more interconnected and innovative telecom landscape.


  • Leon Taiman, Global Telco Practice, Dell Technologies
  • Wei Yeang Toh, General Manager, Ecosystem Development Organisation, Network & Edge Solutions Group, Intel Corporation

Recorded September 2023

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