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Complete Edge Cloud Deployment Chat Mobility and Trilogy

prnewswire | January 13, 2021

Visit Mobility, Emerson, Iowa and Trilogy Networks, Inc., Boulder, Colorado today reported the finishing of Trilogy's Unified Multi-Cloud Edge Network foundation across bits of Southwest Iowa and Northwest Missouri. This basic Edge Cloud foundation will quicken Chat Mobility's arrangements to convey a 5G O-RAN organize and convey accuracy horticulture answers for a great many homesteads in their inclusion territory.

Set of three, through the Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI), is joining forces with Chat Mobility to expand their Nationwide Single - Unified Edge Cloud Platform profound into the center and far edges of Chat Mobility's inclusion zone. 5G organization arrangements utilizing virtualized Open RAN advancements require powerful cloud and organization framework at cell locales and center areas in the organization. With the arrangement of Trilogy's EdgeHub, EdgeGate and EdgeRAN stages, Chat Mobility is all around situated to quickly convey the 5G organization in select areas of their working region.

This organization will (likewise) uphold the conveyance of cutting edge accuracy agribusiness answers for thousands ranches across this multi-state inclusion territory. The arrangements incorporate arising Precision Agriculture applications like robots, mechanical technology and sensors being sent all through the cultivating and animals businesses. These arrangements enable ranchers and agribusiness organizations to change cultivating into a cutting edge computerized endeavor. With admittance to continuous information control and dynamic of associated gadgets, homesteads will fundamentally expand in general proficiency and yield through decreases in deterioration, energy costs, protection, and human asset costs.

"The deployment of this advanced technology is crucial as many worldwide organizations have recognized there will be a massive global food shortage by the year 2050.   On December 20th of 2018 the United States Congress formally acknowledged the forecasted global food shortage.  They promptly made a declaration calling on US food producers to embark on activities to double their production without adding a single acre of land or an additional drop of water," says George Woodward, CEO of Trilogy Networks and FCC Precision Ag Task Force member.  "To accomplish this monumental task, technology and advancements in precision agriculture will be required and need to start immediately.  To support this the FCC is allocating an initial $1B to address Precision Agriculture technology and deployments.  This represents the first of many initiatives to support the 2.1 Million farms and $136B annual agriculture segment.  All of the advanced applications will benefit from a complete network evolution that includes both Private 5G systems and Multi-Cloud Edge Compute connectivity. "

"Trilogy's deployment in our network gives us the capability and agility we need to build out a 5G network efficiently and cost effectively. We successfully completed the deployment of high capacity edge computing and storage, within our telco partners central offices, and at several cell sites across Southwest Iowa," said Brian Spurgeon, General Manager of Chat Mobility, in a prepared statement. "This forward-looking initiative continues our history of delivering the cutting-edge solutions needed by our customers, in this case, real-time analytics at the far edge of the network covering thousands of square miles of rich agricultural lands."

Additionally, Trilogy and Chat, along with several RCI partners have completed the second phase deployment at Hurst Greenery as part of their Farm of the Future Series.

"With the completion of this phase at Hurst Greenery, Trilogy, with the Rural Cloud Initiative, has created a deployment and blueprint model to replicate and scale Private LTE Systems and advanced precision Ag solutions all across rural America. Trilogy and RCI will be announcing a series of additional Multi-Cloud Edge network deployments over the next few months," said George Woodward, President & CEO of Trilogy Networks.

Spotlight

Over the last couple of years, edge computing has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the most talked about trends in internet infrastructure. Some critics believe that there is no need for edge computing, but I firmly believe it will be one of the most significant technology disruptions in my lifetime—building upon and exceeding the massive transformations of the public cloud. The disruptive potential of edge computing is fueled by the unprecedented growth of data, the
imminent impact of 5G networks, the growing importance of latency and regulation in dealing with data, and the emergence of a distributed computing architecture that favors specialized hardware like GPU’s and offloads. As a result, infrastructure is starting to evolve at “software speed" – iterating rapidly and attracting a wide array of contributors

Spotlight

Over the last couple of years, edge computing has emerged from relative obscurity to become one of the most talked about trends in internet infrastructure. Some critics believe that there is no need for edge computing, but I firmly believe it will be one of the most significant technology disruptions in my lifetime—building upon and exceeding the massive transformations of the public cloud. The disruptive potential of edge computing is fueled by the unprecedented growth of data, the
imminent impact of 5G networks, the growing importance of latency and regulation in dealing with data, and the emergence of a distributed computing architecture that favors specialized hardware like GPU’s and offloads. As a result, infrastructure is starting to evolve at “software speed" – iterating rapidly and attracting a wide array of contributors

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Benu Networks Shortlisted in Telecom Infra Project’s OpenBNG RFI

Benu Networks | December 07, 2021

Benu Networks, the company transforming the service provider network edge, today announced that their SD-Edge platform has been named by the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) to the shortlist for the multi-operator OpenBNG RFI released earlier this year. The RFI, jointly produced by BT, Deutsche Telekom, Telecom Italia, Telefónica, and Vodafone, shortlisted those companies whose solutions met the requirements defined for a next generation Broadband Network Gateway (BNG). The selection was made after an exhaustive and detailed evaluation of the responses to the OpenBNG RFI which contained nearly 2,000 requirements across routing, BNG capabilities, and provider edge MPLS services. “Benu is extremely proud to have our SD-Edge platform named to the shortlist for such an important initiative by this esteemed group of service providers,It is validation of our efforts to provide network edge technology so service providers can deliver innovative services, improve customer experience, and simultaneously lower total cost of ownership.” Ajay Manuja, CEO of Benu Networks “With global demand for bandwidth growing, our fixed networks are more critical than ever,” said Rafael Cantó Palancar, co-chair of the TIP Fixed Broadband Project Group. “Benu Networks brings valuable support and expertise in this domain, and we look forward to working with them on test and validation activities during the next phases of the project.” The OpenBNG initiative, part of the TIP Fixed Broadband (FiBr) Project Group, is a significant example of industry consensus to taking an innovative approach to wireline network infrastructure, which underpins 100% of Internet traffic including the backhaul for 5G mobile connections. The Benu SD-Edge platform is already broadly deployed across five continents and supports a variety of network functions including Broadband Network Gateway (BNG), Wi-Fi Access Gateway (WAG), Trusted WAG (TWAG), Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Gateway, and 5G Access Gateway Function (AGF). As part of the TIP selection process, Benu will move into the test and validation phase in the first half of 2022. About Benu Networks: Benu Networks is a leading software and solutions provider, simplifying the industry’s most complex edge networks. With a comprehensive set of products and innovative solutions coupled with over a decade in the industry, Benu Networks delivers solutions to instantly transform legacy access networks, elastically manage services, and carve the path to 5G.

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BT and Oracle to accelerate delivery of new 5G services in the UK

Oracle | September 23, 2021

BT Group—the UK's largest mobile and broadband provider—has selected Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management to optimize its network resources and bring new 5G offerings to market faster. The solution will enable BT to quickly and seamlessly test and implement 5G services—such as live streaming and zero-rated 5G content—across its EE mobile network. Oracle Communications Cloud Native Converged Policy Management makes it easier for network engineers to design, test and deploy new services across both 4G and 5G networks. Oracle's easy-to-use policy design engine will enable BT to test and quickly implement new 5G service plans and experiences, such as live streaming and augmented reality (AR), reducing testing and implementation time to a matter of minutes, instead of months. Oracle's policy management will also give BT the flexibility to optimize network and subscriber resources to launch 5G-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) service offerings to consumer and enterprise customers. Leveraging Oracle's built-in analytics function and support for edge-routing, BT will be able to make intelligent policy decisions using subscriber, class of service, quality of services (QoS) and network resource data in real-time to deliver the best, most reliable experience for customers. BT Group, and EE in particular, have a long-standing, successful track record with Oracle.As we move to this next evolution in networking, Oracle is helping us reduce complexity with solutions that ease the migration to 5G and provide the flexibility needed both to introduce innovative new services, and also ensure we're offering our customers the right levels of service according to their needs. Working with Oracle further supports our ambitions towards delivering a mobile network that continues to exceed customer expectations. Howard Watson, Chief Technology Officer, BT. BT chose Oracle Communications for this initiative based on Oracle's decades of network infrastructure and security expertise in multivendor networks worldwide. Providing a reliable and unified customer experience during the 4G to 5G migration process is essential for ensuring long-term market uptake of 5G services.Oracle provides a best-in-class converged policy solution that leverages the cloud native technologies needed to successfully deploy the next generation mobile network in the UK. Caroline Chappell, Analysis Mason. Oracle Communications Consulting (OCC) will support the policy solution implementation and the eventual migration of BT's 4G voice and data services services to 5G; assisting BT with policy design, optimization and 5G software testing using Oracle's Automated Testing Suite. "Oracle Communications technology is helping forward-thinking operators such as BT, future-proof their 5G vision," said Andrew Morawski, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Communications, Networks. "With a unified, future-ready policy management platform, BT can optimize network resources appropriately and bring new, innovative services and experiences to customers more quickly." BT also leverages a variety of other Oracle Communications network products, for 3G and 4G SIP and Diameter Signaling solutions.

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On the sustainability of the 5G AutoAir Network, Dense Air and Millbrook Partner

prnewswire | January 12, 2021

Thick Air, the unbiased host administrator of the associated 5G testbed at Millbrook initially made by the DCMS 5G testbed and preliminaries project AutoAir, has declared a significant redesign of the hyper thick, elite 4G and 5G organization. The organization will be one of the first, and the biggest independent 5G nonpartisan host organization's in Europe. Associated and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) engineers will approach the most recent innovation, including low inertness availability, network cutting and the chance to test vehicles in further developed organizations which are accessible in key fare markets. These improved organization advances will be sent at Millbrook's 700 section of land autonomous test office in Bedfordshire in mid 2021. Notwithstanding its broad test tracks and labs, Millbrook is home to the UK Government Controlled Urban Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles – part of CAM Testbed UK. The AutoAir network is being relocated to business grade Open RAN, disaggregated RAN and cloud local 5GC based 3GPP 5G SA (independent) innovations, utilizing Airspan Networks' item suite. This arrangement bolsters the UK Government's inventory network variety activity and is consistent with arising O-RAN principles which try to democratize the stockpile of Radio Access Units inside an open source stage. The organization will work on range at 4G Band 40 (2.3 GHz), 4G Band 3 (1.8 GHz) and 5G Band n77 (3.8 and 4.2 GHz) under spearheading shared admittance licenses. This will permit private organizations to work with their own distribution of radio range for test and advancement, while additionally supporting community from versatile organization administrators. The n77 band is equivalent to is as of now in business activity in Japan and which is at present being sold in the USA by the Federal Communications Commission. This implies that clients will have the option to test CAVs in the UK, utilizing the most recent organization frequencies, prior to sending out vehicles to Japan and the USA. With independent 5G, the full abilities of the most recent 3GPP delivery can be acknowledged in a protected private working climate with inescapable inclusion across Millbrook Proving Ground. This brings Ultra Reliable Low inertness Communications (URLLC), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), and organization cutting abilities into a certifiable test field without precedent for the UK. Each increases the value of the innovation scene. With URLLC, inactivity as low as 3ms can be capable and mMTC brings the capability of interfacing hugely a larger number of gadgets per km2 than beforehand conceivable. Organization cutting fundamentally gives a devoted segment of the organization to each arrange administration, encouraging separate localisation, edge-figuring and cloud access. This is comparable to having your own committed path on a motorway that can extend and contract contingent upon what is passing through it! Paul Senior, CEO, says: "Our partnership with Millbrook goes from strength to strength, and we are delighted to announce this major upgrade to the very latest state-of-the-art 3GPP 5G SA Open RAN technology from Airspan Networks. One of the key goals of the DCMS AutoAir 5G project was to ensure that the network we constructed was sustainable and provided a lasting legacy for Millbrook and the UK's CAV eco-system. The deployment of a 3GPP 5G standalone infrastructure using the n77 band creates a unique test and development opportunity that can support both automotive and telecommunication eco-systems, within a bookable and accessible research facility." Connor McCormack, President of Millbrook says: "This upgrade is a huge step forward in capability, bringing the latest technology to our 5G testbed. It brings vast benefits to customers within our secure operating environment and future-proofs our testbed for the long-term. We are very proud to be part of the AutoAir consortium and look forward to the roll out of this cutting-edge technology." Eric Stonestrom, CEO of Airspan Networks says: "We are delighted to continue our long term relationship with the DCMS funded AutoAir project. The 5G upgrade using Airspan's OpenRANGE end-to-end Sub-6 GHz solution is another proof point for the use of OpenRAN technology to leverage innovation in the UK" Contact the team at Dense Air via info@denseair.net or Millbrook via info@millbrook.co.uk to see how we can introduce you to the new era. About Dense Air Dense Air is headquartered in the UK and has spectrum interests in Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, New Zealand and Australia. Dense Air provides unique "carrier of carriers" neutral host small cell services to deliver cost effective densification to any existing 4G or 5G Mobile Carrier or Service Provider. Dense Air New Zealand is based in Auckland where it manages its operational commercial services. About Airspan Airspan is a US-based, multi-award-winning, 4G and 5G end-to-end, fully virtualized, cloud-native OpenRAN hardware and software vendor with more than 20 years' experience and over one million cells deployed in the most cutting-edge Tier 1 networks, non-public networks, and vertical applications across the globe. Airspan's expansive product portfolio of indoor and outdoor, Macro and low-power base stations and open vRAN software solutions create the perfect tool kit to fully exploit new technologies such as mmWave, Sub-6 GHz, Massive MIMO, and open vRAN architectures following O-RAN and 3GPP specifications, as well as an industry-leading Fixed Wireless Access and backhaul portfolio for PTP and PTMP applications using Wi-Fi 6.

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