Cloud RAN, network slicing and service assurance: The view from VMware

RCR Wireless | August 28, 2019

Telcos are ramping up investments in hybrid cloud strategies in tandem with 5G network deployments, which are decidedly more IT-centric than previous generations of cellular. Right now the focus is on delivering an enhanced mobile broadband experience to consumers but the long-term vision, and perhaps the more significant potential revenue generator, emerges when pervasive virtualization from the core out to the edge enables bespoke network slices for enterprise service delivery. As we continue down this road–automatically connecting any device to any cloud and providing a perfectly optimized level of network, compute and spectral resources–how should carriers approach service assurance? For a couple of years we’ve been discussing how the world of assurance is changing,” Gabriele Di Piazza, VMware’s vice president of products and solutions in the Telco NFV business unit, told RCR Wireless News during an interview this week at VMworld. “With 5G, you’re starting to introduce the concept of slices. You actually start to charge for and create specific services. Now you’re moving to a much more dynamic approach to assurance.

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