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Realizing the 5G Vision at the Network Edge

5G is much more than a faster radio access technology. It represents a fundamental change in communication network architectures that will enable innovative, revenue-generating services. As part of the broader transition to distributed, cloud-native networks, 5G will combine the flexibility and agility of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), the programmability of Software Defined Networking (SDN), and the proximity to users of Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC). The new network architecture will be based on a distributed compute fabric, programmable connectivity fabric, and a pervasive decision fabric.

This GSMA whitepaper explores the fundamental principles for designing 5G networks and explains why the edge of the network is the logical place to build 5G infrastructure foundations.

Source: GSMA Mobile World Live

9 April 2017

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How Old is my Mobile Phone?

I often get asked what mobile device I am using, maybe with the expectation that I should be using the original Nokia 3310 or some other vintage item. That certainly brings new meaning to extending the life of your mobile and avoiding waste.

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Connected Cars: from Here to Autonomy

GSMA's global survey, conducted in November and December 2016 with nearly 1,000 respondents, uncovered significant understanding of the issues facing the wider deployment and monetisation of connected cars, along with significant enthusiasm for connected car technologies and services in general and autonomous driving.