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4 Reasons Why Microservices Matter to Telcos
Microservices are a foundational concept in cloud native software design. Entire books have been written on the topic, so they’re a big deal for ...
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Spin Up MEC in a Minute for Private LTE/5G Networks
New spectrum rules are creating opportunities for enterprises to have their own private LTE and 5G networks to support industrial applications ...
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The role of IMS in Voice over 5G (Vo5G)
The IMS specification started life, in 3GPP’s Release 5 specification, as part of the network evolution from a circuit to pure packet-switched core. ...
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The Service Communication Proxy: 5G Caught Up in a Service Mesh
There’s no escaping 5G, that’s for sure. Like every other high-tech marketeer, I worry constantly about over-selling a technological evolution or ...
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5G Core Automation with Kubernetes
Attaining the capital and operational cost reductions required to make the deployment of 5G networks viable necessitates a high degree of operational ...
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Applying Metaswitch Muscle to the 5G Core
Metaswitch was not only an early pioneer in NFV, we were the first to really roll-up our sleeves and get grease on our hands, fine-tuning the ...
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What's New in Disaggregated Cell Site Gateways?
Disaggregation in switching and routing equipment decouples hardware, operating system software and applications, breaking down previously monolithic ...
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Intel and Metaswitch lights-up the 5G Core with a 500 Gbps Cloud Native UPF
In recent testing, certified by Intel® engineers, Metaswitch has demonstrated the Metaswitch Fusion Core® User Plane Function (UPF) delivering ...
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Does 5G mean we can finally update the mobile data plane protocol?
For reasons I can’t even begin to explain, I’ve never particularly liked the General Packet Radio Service Tunnelling protocol (GTP). It’s certainly ...
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The 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF): An Evolutionary Tale
Once upon a time, tucked away in a tiny garage in Anytown USA, there was a modest Remote Access Server. Its flickering green lights indicated that ...
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Implementing the BGP Monitoring Protocol (BMP) in your NOS to track BGP network state
The worldwide public internet has long depended on the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) for exchanging routing a reachability information between ...
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Implement MPLS on white box switches with the Metaswitch NOS Toolkit
With the continued growth of the global MPLS IP VPN Services Market and the ongoing consolidation of of the access layer onto Multiservice MPLS edge ...
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