January 20, 2021

    The Open RAN Lexicon You Need

    The telecoms and digital technologies sectors are notoriously jargonised. Eavesdrop on any conversation at an industry conference (remember those?) and…
    February 28, 2021

    A Comparison of 5G Core Network Architectures

    The 5G Core network is a Service Based Architecture. It evolves the traditional appliance based 4G Core Network to support…
    November 17, 2022

    Can we afford to keep ignoring Open RAN security?

    I’m skeptical of ‘futurists’. Work closely enough with the development of technology solutions and you’ll know that the only certain…
    November 27, 2020

    Open RAN May Be the Future of 5G, but Can We Keep It Secure?

    It’s been a year of contradictions for the telecommunications industry. Like most sectors, it has been heavily impacted by the…
    • 5G Security5G Open RAN Security

      Can we afford to keep ignoring Open RAN security?

      I’m skeptical of ‘futurists’. Work closely enough with the development of technology solutions and you’ll know that the only certain thing about the future is that it’s constantly changing. For example, few ‘futurists’ predicted the Covid-19 outbreak that brought the world to a standstill in 2020. Many, however, had spent hours waxing on about how 5G technology was to change the trajectory of human evolution, telling tales of what would be possible with ultra-high speed,…

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    • 5G Technology5G Cloud Architecture

      A Comparison of 5G Core Network Architectures

      The 5G Core network is a Service Based Architecture. It evolves the traditional appliance based 4G Core Network to support services. It offers more agility and flexibility. The major building blocks of this architecture include Service-Based Interface: The Service Based Interfaces rely on HTTP/2 The 5G Network Functions: As explained by Ericsson “is built using IT network principles and cloud native technology. In this new architecture each Network Function (NF) offers one or more services…

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    • 5G & Massive IoT Businessoran lexicon

      The Open RAN Lexicon You Need

      The telecoms and digital technologies sectors are notoriously jargonised. Eavesdrop on any conversation at an industry conference (remember those?) and you’d be treated to a parade of acronyms, initialisms and technical terms that would sound like ancient Greek to an outsider. However, with new technologies being developed and deployed at an accelerated rate, staying on top of terminology can be challenging for even seasoned professionals. This is nowhere as apparent as in the evolving debate…

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    • 5G & Massive IoT BusinessOpen RAN Security

      Open RAN May Be the Future of 5G, but Can We Keep It Secure?

      It’s been a year of contradictions for the telecommunications industry. Like most sectors, it has been heavily impacted by the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, with a slowdown in global 5G roll-outs being a notable result. Geopolitical conflicts have continued to muddy the market, with governments playing a more active role than ever in setting telecoms-centred policy. At the same time, however, the air is thick with promise and opportunity. Over the last nine months,…

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