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5G: The Carrier-Grade Digital Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Factory of the Future

With the advent of 5G there has been growing interest in what the next-generation mobile network technology means for industry. Operators and industrial OT (Operational Technology) players have been investigating the use cases and potential value that the 5G promises and technology can bring to manufacturing, supply chain and the factory of the future. It is commonly known and expected that 5G will bring about massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), but what do these use cases mean for manufacturers? Are these really the 5G promises that matter for the smart factory and the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0?

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Industry Insight: AT&T’s Alliances with Microsoft and IBM/Red Hat – A Tale of Two Clouds?

July has been a watershed month for AT&T as it enters into two major "cloud deals", one with Microsoft and another with the newly merged IBM and Red Hat. At first glance, the two deals seem oddly contradictory - a collision of proprietary Microsoft cloud (although about half of Azure workloads run on top of Linux) with open source cloud from the combined IBM and Red Hat. But why two cloud deals? What makes them different? What does it mean for the companies involved?

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Hybrid Approaches to AI for Realizing Intelligent Networks in the 5G Era

You can't blame technology vendors and service providers for pushing the limits of marketing hype with Artificial Intelligence (AI). After all, it is hottest buzzword since cloud computing. But digital service providers in the emerging era of 5G need practical, real "AI" solutions to cost-efficiently scale their operations and deliver the quality of service that will deliver the promise of 5G to themselves as well as their customers. Hybrid approaches to AI are needed to accelerate return on investment as operators evolve their infrastructure and operations for a 5G future.

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Sprint Business Analyst Day 2019: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve attended Sprint Business' Analyst & Consultant Day 2019 held in Sprint's office in Midtown Manhattan on the 25th of June with the goal of understanding how Sprint is progressing their enterprise strategy, executing on the evolution of their network toward 5G and building out their IoT platform and service offerings in becoming a "digital service provider".

0 comments on “5G Americas Analyst Forum 2018: Key Takeaways”

5G Americas Analyst Forum 2018: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve principal, Akshay Sharma, attended 5G Americas held in Dallas, Texas.  5G Americas is an industry trade organization headquarters in Bellevue, Washington, composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers with a mission to advocate for the advancement of LTE wireless technologies and their evolution to 5G. Attendees included the leadership of mobile carriers in the Americas, executives from the network equipment vendors, and leading analysts from the global analyst community.

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The Future of Cloud: The Cloud Continuum

Cloud of yesterday is not Cloud as we know it today.  The computing model continues to evolve and virtualized enterprise data centers converge with public cloud service in creating the emerging frontier of hybrid computing.  Where is cloud computing going and what is next? 

0 comments on “Blockchain Solutions Forum 2017: Key Takeaways”

Blockchain Solutions Forum 2017: Key Takeaways

Business leaders need to tread carefully. The Blockchain gold rush is on and there is plenty of fool’s gold out there.  However, just like the Internet, technologies such as Blockchain can have significant implications for your business and industry and…

0 comments on “IoT Solutions World Congress 2017: Key Takeaways”

IoT Solutions World Congress 2017: Key Takeaways

IoT is still a widely confused topic for most businesses though the conversation has evolved a bit beyond sensors, connectivity and data.  We are starting to see practical business applications emerge from the world of Industrial IoT, which will likely provide the…

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