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MEF: End-to-End Slicing for 5G and Beyond

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Network slicing is fast becoming a hot topic tied to 5G. That is because 5G has the ability from the Radio Access Network (RAN) side of things to allocate wireless performance resources for a given subscriber’s slice. While 5G promises many advanced capabilities, it is only a wireless access technology. Without E2E slicing, we will… Read More

Driving Digital Transformation at the Network Edge

Driving Digital Transformation at the Network Edge

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Our president highlights major strides MEF members have made over the last year in driving development of a global federation of network, cloud, and technology providers supporting dynamic, assured, and certified services that power enterprise digital transformation.

Building Reputation Between Telecoms Using Blockchain

Building Reputation Between Telecoms Using Blockchain

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Where can continuously updated commercial and business data be securely stored with appropriate access permissions to control exposure of confidential data? We discuss using Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), popularized by blockchain, a particular type of DLT.

MEF 3.0 and the 5G Factory

MEF 3.0 and the 5G Factory

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How MEF 3.0 PoC (126) 5G Factory—Private Enterprise Networks for Industry 4.0—demonstrates the ability to take Industry 3.0 computerization and add communications’ networking to completely revolutionize manufacturing and logistics as we know them.

Telcos, the API Economy and Blockchain

Telcos, the API Economy and Blockchain

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Business-to-business automation requires the capability of potential partners to seamlessly deliver a network service, based on their reputation and past history. Technologies like blockchain, coupled with LSO standard APIs, create powerful opportunities to enhance these capabilities.

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

Service Providers’ Move to Network Automation

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We spoke with 25 cable executives from Network Engineering, IT, Operations, and Business Services, across a dozen Tier-1 and Tier-2 operators to understand what is driving their network automation strategies and the resulting implications for network automation in the cable industry.