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Amdocs and Microsoft Augment Alliance to Spur Operator Growth and Open Source Cloud Adoption

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The recent Amdocs/Microsoft alliance expansion builds on the initial March 2018 agreement when Amdocs announced the implementation of Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. The joint approach was developed to enable operators to deliver virtual network services running on Azure, orchestrated and managed by ONAP.

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5G Ready for the Great Indoors? Ericsson and Swisscom Showing the Way

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The Ericsson/Swisscom joint exercise indicates that 5G is ready and up to the task of solving difficult indoor coverage challenges. Ericsson’s main 5G systems rivals, Nokia and Huawei, will need to prioritize the indoor capabilities of their solutions to prevent Ericsson from gaining an upper hand through indoor coverage differentiators. Overall the increased competition here is good news for the 5G ecosystem and users.

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Nokia’s Q2 2019 — 5G Demand Lifts Financial Results

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Nokia is ready to further expand its presence and influence in worldwide 5G networks regardless of how the U.S.-China trade standoff is resolved. This includes factoring in potential price pressures from major 5G rival Ericsson and its signaled intention to take on greater margin pressures in order to win more 5G market share. Why? The overall 5G market is already lifting off ahead of previous 2019/H2 2019 expectations. As operators and their ecosystem partners gain valuable deployment experience, delivering 5G experiences to customers will become more automatic, expanding and diversifying 5G use cases and revenues.

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Whale Cloud — Upping its 5G Monetization Game and Setting the Bar High

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Whale Cloud’s ability to instantly leverage its integration into the Alibaba organization will drive its 5G monetization and overall digital transformation differentiation and sales objectives, especially in relation to organic assimilation of AI/advanced analytics capabilities. This move will oblige Whale Cloud’s digital transformation rivals such as Amdocs, Ericsson, Huawei, MATRIXX, Netcracker, Nokia, Openet, and Oracle to respond—and you can bet this is one to watch.