Interviews – Page 5

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    Interview: Julie Snell of the Scotland 5G Centre


    Former BT executive is relishing new challenge of bringing together a distinct and inclusive 5G strategy for Scotland. 5G continues to be a disruptive and highly politicised step-change in the telecoms industry’s development, with devolved government seeking policy differentiation from Westminster.

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    Vendor Voice

    Interview: NETSCOUT’s journey across telco border


    Massachusetts, US-based vendor tapping into themes of cloud infrastructure, cost efficiency, and churn reduction. Lightening of product portfolio, through disaggregation, enabling expansion into new use-cases around security, CX, bid data, and enterprise IoT. Cost-conscious Vodafone an early mover on shift away from integrated hardware/software.

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    Vendor Voice

    ADVA: Taking on the heavyweights in an evolving market


    Increasingly bullish vendor aiming to build on core strategic contract wins with BT to change its image and bring the spotlight onto its software and solutions portfolio in a virtualising environment. Major vendors still possess heavyweight advantages, but ADVA leveraging agility and reflexes of a middleweight champion. Importance of ...

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    Network & Infrastructure

    Mavenir’s Cantarelli on OpenRAN vision


    Vision of new flexibility and optionality in operator RAN deployments; not just a cost-slicer. 5G piece to be added to OpenRAN by end of 2019; vendors position for network densification role. Operators still to adapt themselves culturally and organisationally to exploit OpenRAN changes.