Tune In: Mobile World Congress panel on the real value of cellular IoT

Red Hat’s Sanjay Aiyagari, solutions architect of telecommunications & NFV, joined Mobeen Khan, IoT strategy & product management executive at AT&T, and Lawrence Latham, COO of everynet for a panel discussion on the real value of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) at the recent Mobile World Congress. The group spoke with TelecomTV’s Guy Daniels about connectivity options, IoT deployment scenarios and the future promise of 5G.

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Red Hat showcases NFV, IoT, mobile app dev and more at Mobile World Congress.

At next week’s Mobile World Congress 2017, Red Hat will be showcasing six demonstrations at our booth, 2G30 in Hall 2. The demos all showcase Red Hat’s commitment to advance innovation in open source and the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry, and cover a variety of topics important to today’s communications service providers.

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Tune In: How telcos can succeed in a disruptive digital economy.

Telcos have successfully navigated a number of tech disruptions, from the breakup of the Bell companies to the Internet and competition from cable operators. Now, their facing another major shift, as we move rapidly towards the digitization of the economy, which is creating a significant disruption of the telco CXO’s operational and business practices. So what’s the game plan? Join us for an engaging dialogue with a distinguished industry panel of technology and business strategists from Red Hat, Cisco Systems, and Intel in a webinar Feb. 7, 12-12:30 p.m.

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MWC 2017: Meet up with Red Hat at this year’s premier mobile industry event.

At what is deemed the world’s largest gathering for the mobile industry, Mobile World Congress 2017, Red Hat will join as many as 100,000 people in Barcelona, Spain Feb. 27 – March 2 to talk about current and future mobile technologies, next-gen services and innovation. A Red Hat team of more than 80 people will be on hand – at our booth 2G30 in Hall 2 for demos, networking and meetings as well as for presentations and panels during the conference – to highlight our commitment to advance innovation in open source and the information and communications technologies (ICT) industry.

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Tune In: Top 10 new features of Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 is now available, bringing telecommunications companies increased system-wide scalability and agility, along with enhanced network performance and platform security. In our January 18 webinar, Red Hat’s principal product manager, Rob Young, digs into 10 big changes designed to make your life easier.

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17 predictions for the telco industry in 2017.

The new year has arrived. And in the telecommunications industry, we expect it to be busy. That’s a prediction we’re making that you can take to the bank. We won’t leave it at just that, though. We’re about to go on record with well over a dozen other telco predictions. We’re basing these on what’s been happening in 2016, what our customers have been talking about, and what other prognosticators have been saying. Of course, we present these to you with a caveat: these are predictions, and predictions are what Merriam-Webster defines as “what will happen or might happen in the future.” So with that, in 2017 we predict …

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2016 – NFV reference architecture for deployment of mobile networks

Over the last 10 years, the consumption model of the telco service provider network has evolved. Providers, including mobile operators, are finding themselves competing with leaner, meaner over-the-top providers such as Google and Amazon that have redefined what they use, when they use and how they use. In order to compete, mobile operators are stepping up to the demand of the new consumption model that lends itself to service agility, flexibility and — in the long run — lower cost of ownership and operational expenses. As part of the Red Hat Reference Architecture Series, the NFV Reference Architecture for Mobile Networks (vEPC) covers all aspects of virtual mobile networks from architecture to design and best practices. The document details all aspects of NFV architecture while highlighting architecture and design as it pertains to virtual mobile networks.

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Lessons learned from a large-scale telco OpenStack and SDN deployment.

The obvious cannot be overstated: implementing OpenStack and software defined networking (SDN) at a large telco is a complex undertaking. That’s why it’s just plain good advice to listen in on the experiences of those who’ve already forged such an implementation, and here’s your chance. At the recent OpenStack Summit in Barcelona, Red Hat shared its lessons learned from a Red Hat OpenStack deployment with an SDN provider in the telecommunications market in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region.

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Mobile edge computing in support of IoT

In 2015, there were more than 60 million cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections in North America alone, and by 2020, that number will reach 175 million, according to a new study from the GSMA. Forecasts vary on the global internet of things (IoT) market, but several put it at more than a trillion dollars in the next few years. Scalar Market Research estimates that the IoT market will be worth $1.47 trillion this year, and reach nearly $3 trillion by 2022. The global telcos sit in the middle of this – they interconnect all of these devices (along with everything else we use in modern communications today) by hosting “edge” locations in every city and town worldwide. Because of this, telcos are perfectly positioned to support the IoT market by bringing intelligence to the edge in the form of mobile edge computing (MEC).

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