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Facebook Outage – It’s all about the Pipes

In case anyone needed to be reminded, yesterday’s dramatic Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram outage drove home, once again, how dependent we have all become on ubiquitous connectivity and our favorite applications and online services. But it goes far beyond just online fun and games and keeping in touch with our various communities and interests. Businesses, governments, utilities, healthcare,…

The surprising things mobile network operators are saying about 5G & QoE

We recently completed some research to better understand CSP attitudes toward Quality of Experience (QoE) and congestion management on 5G networks. As part of the study, independent market research agency Coleman Parkes conducted an anonymous survey in which senior decision makers at 100 Tier-1 and Tier-2 mobile communication service providers (CSPs) were asked a series…

The FCC is concerned about 5G security – shouldn’t you be?

In today’s 5G world, DDoS attacks have the power to disrupt network services and disturb the mobile subscriber experience to such an extent that customers may lose faith in their mobile carrier and leave, contributing to increased rates of subscriber churn and penalties due to SLA breaches. For quite some time, my colleagues and I…

Nurturing a healthy digital transformation process

Digital Transformation is already a familiar term. In its essence, it deals with the integration of digital technology in all business areas to bring better value to customers. Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic was a significant catalyst for the digital transformation process among enterprises in various industry verticals. Work-from-home (WFH) and work-from-anywhere (WFA)…

How greenfield 5G network operators like DISH are ushering in a new era of cybersecurity

In the world of telecom, a greenfield service provider is one where the deployment and configuration of its network are entirely new – where none existed before. In the USA, DISH is getting a lot of attention for its greenfield deployment of the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-based 5G network. As Fierce Wireless recently pointed…

DDoS attacks and 5G: everything you need to know

Cybersecurity geeks may already know this historical tidbit… The first DDoS attack occurred back in 1999, when a computer at the University of Minnesota suddenly came under attack from a network of 114 other computers infected with a malicious script called Trin00. What they may not know, or remember, is that, earlier that same year,…

How the Digital Experience could be impacting your business reputation

Business IT managers, providing online services to end customers, are undoubtedly all too familiar with customer complaints that certain services are not always accessible, or that it takes too much time to get a reply through the business web site, even though internet connections are functioning well! These types of issues fall under a broad…

The top trends CSPs and enterprises will face in 2021 and beyond

Like most everyone else, our way of working has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, one thing that can’t be stopped, even if it may have been slowed, is the rollout of 5G, which remains a high priority around the world. As we move into 2021, an increasing number of operators are moving…

COVID-19 CSP challenges: A new normal awaits.

Over the last few months, we’ve seen dramatic changes in network traffic and user behavior because of the pandemic. COVID-19 lockdowns and other measures have changed things. Many of us are now accustomed to working, learning, and seeking entertainment from home. As such, there has been a lot of analysis on the effects of COVID-19…

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