Mobile operators are under pressure to meet capacity demand while containing costs and launching new offerings in mobile services markets.
They now compete with web-scale companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google that offer similar, even more innovative services at a far lower cost base with agile development environments that speed time to market. Web-scale model companies, like Facebook, have the ability to innovate through continuous development and integration, creating a “fail fast” culture. They have a global reach with minimal infrastructure, and massive scale with little overhead, resulting in very high revenue per employee. Case in point: Netflix has an average revenue per employee of $1.9M compared to AT&T’s $638K. Operators can’t carry on business as usual and expect to compete with web-scale rivals, while preparing for a 5G future. Besides not having the speed and agility of their web-scale competitors, operators are watching OTT services steal the majority of subscribers’ mobile engagement.
Dell and Friends Target the Telco Edge, Open RAN
10 June 2021
Dell’s new reference IT platform architectures for edge, core and Open RAN, working with partners to help deliver appropriate functionality for those use cases. Mavenir ‘s 5G Open RAN software to run on Dell EMC PowerEdge XR11 ruggedized servers.
Dell Technologies Helps Communications Service Providers Transform to Capture Opportunities at the Edge
10 June 2021
Mavenir is collaborating with Dell Technologies to develop 5G Open RAN software.
Vodafone Investment in South West to Bring Benefits to Local Communities, Businesses and Visitors
08 June 2021
Mavenir supports and congratulates Vodafone with Open RAN rolling out and going live in the UK.