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Edge decouples from cloud

Decouple from cloud connectivity to succeed in edge compute

To make the case for telco edge compute, we tend to focus on applications that require very low latency. This focuses on 5G and edge compute’s ability to deliver millisecond round trip times that enable futuristic, headline-grabbing examples such as self-flying drones or AR-assisted repairs. However, there is another group of more mundane requirements that edge compute supports: high-throughput data …

Telcos can learn from AWS

Telcos should learn lessons from AWS in pursuing edge compute

Telcos planning to offer edge compute services should draw wider lessons from public cloud computing. For that, we need to go back to 2006 when Amazon launched S3 and EC2. At the time, Amazon’s cloud services were seen more a curiosity than a serious alternative for enterprises to entrust their mainstream compute workloads and data. Indeed many viewed it as …

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Standardising the Definition of ‘Telco 2.0’

The Telco 2.0 team has been travelling a lot recently – spreading the gospel and testing response. For example, some of us were in Dallas last week for the TM Forum’s Management World Americas event, a big show of 1500 people that has traditionally catered for the OSS/BSS industry. The TM Forum is growing in stature fast as its software standards are increasingly …

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Telco 2.0 Methodology: Key Transformation Issues

In our introduction to the Telco 2.0 methodology we said the first step was to define the process. The process is about one thing — preparing your business for a Telco 2.0 (all-IP, modular, interoperable, layered) world. To do this we need to A-C-T, a “mash-up” of best practice in Strategic Planning, Product Innovation, and Change Management, created specifically for …

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Digital Youth: Exploring New Business Models

We have started to think through the format for the Digital Youth Summit at the next Telco 2.0 Industry Brainstorm in October. As we pointed out in a previous post, we want to move the debate on in this event and challenge participants to work on creating potential new solutions that drag them into the ‘Telco 2.0’ world. We’ll apply …