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Telco Bits & Bytes – 19th March 2020

Our regular roundup of the technology news that matters

Welcome to the first edition of our ‘Telco Bits & Bytes’ news blog. Here we share news and insights from across VMware and the technology industry that caught our attention, so you don’t miss a beat.  Let us know in the comments below how we can improve this service and enjoy!

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Roll Up! See how VMware and Dell Technologies accelerates your 5G journey from Core, to Edge, to Device at MWC 2020

Communication Service Providers (CSPs) are now on the road to deploying 5G. The journey will be exciting for some and certainly have its twists and turns for others. At VMware, we’re working to smooth the highway ahead for CSPs and accelerating their journey so they can deliver a successful cloud centric 5G network quicker. This will help them improve the customer experience and generate new revenues with innovative applications and services at the Edge. Would you like to see what that trip looks like? We thought so and we’re happy to share this journey with you at a certain large tech event happening soon?

At MWC 2020 in Barcelona, we’ll be mapping the way with a variety of demonstrations at the Dell Technologies and VMware stand 3M11 in Hall 3. Enjoy an all-encompassing experience complete with augmented and simulated reality demos, showcasing our 5G telco cloud solutions and the latest in modern networking solutions for you to test drive.

No matter where you sit in your organization, we can put you in the driving seat with a demo applicable to your business. Telco Cloud. Private Cloud. Multi-Cloud. Edge. SD-WAN. Enterprise Services. Consumer Services. End User Computing. We’ve got something for everyone!

We will show you how CSPs are deploying next-gen 5G networks using our solutions all the way from the Core, to the Edge, to the Device. With our team of subject matter experts on hand to navigate you through the latest developments from VMware and Dell, here’s some of what you can see…

Starting at the Core

In addition to the full range of our Telco Cloud Products and Solutions on show, we’re excited to show you our 5G Network Operations Center (NOC). Come and see how you can manage and orchestrate 5G services and view how your existing network topology can be monitored and analyzed all the way from the network to the subscriber, all using VMware’s Telco Cloud solutions.

Other Telco Cloud Solutions on show:

  • vCloud NFV – our award-winning 5G Ready NFV Platform, available with either vCloud Director or Virtual Integrated OpenStack (VIO)
  • Telco Orchestration – the latest addition to our suite of Telco Cloud solutions, which accelerates operational agility across any network and any cloud
  • Smart Assurance – your answer to 360 Degree view across physical and virtualized infrastructure, telco services and RAN
  • Uhana – real time RAN analytics, which provide granular insight into subscribers’ mobile experiences and AI-driven Root Cause Analytics to understand issues and fix them
  • 5G Network Slicing – end-to-end network slicing and service orchestration in a multi-domain and multi-cloud environment. Everyone’s talking about it, come and see it live!

 Accelerating to the Edge

Along with our partners and the latest in Dell Edge infrastructure hardware, we’ll also show you the latest and greatest in 5G Edge Services for Consumers and Enterprises. Edge Services unleash low latency and high bandwidth capabilities, and we’ve got some great examples of how these will be practically deployed on VMware’s Telco Cloud platform and managed at the application layer.

For consumers, we will be showing off augmented reality based real-time services developed with our partners MobiledgeX, Vuzix and Zoi. Using AR glasses, we’ll be translating and transcribing conversations in real-time at the Edge.

For enterprise services, we’ll be demonstrating how you can interact and collaborate in virtual reality at the Edge. Again, with our partners MobiledgeX and a leader in simulated reality, Dimenco, we’ll use interactive 3D screens and ultra-haptics to show off some low-latency, real-time collaboration.

The VeloCloud, now a part of VMware, team will also be in attendance to show how you can power up your performance across any application, any cloud and any device. Using their market leading SD-WAN solutions and the latest 510LTE device, watch demos of network slicing, UCaaS and maintaining uptime and connectivity in brownout and blackout scenarios.

Finishing on the Device

Finally, we’ll be showing off the many advantages of using Workspace One, a single platform that creates a digital workspace that will excite and energize employees, increase IT and employee productivity with rapid deployment and enrollment of applications, administration and remote management of any device (including wearables), coupled with the speed of 5G.

So, make space in your Barcelona road trip to come and learn how your 5G journey can proceed smoothly and speedily from Core, to Edge, to Device at the Dell Technologies and VMware stand in Hall 3. Remember, there are other ways to meet with us at this year’s event and you can learn more about presence at MWC 2020 here.

We look forward to meeting you in Barcelona!

Why bet your future on unproven cloud solutions? Let’s meet at MWC 2020!

VMware takes a cloud-centric approach to the network, and unlike traditional vendors, virtualization and cloud are at our core. Learn how we can help you take full advantage of your 5G strategy and focus on new business opportunities. Meet us at Mobile World Congress 2020, Hall 3 Stand M11.

At MWC 2020 thousands of us will be discussing ‘Limitless Intelligent Connectivity’.

According to GSMA’s website5G promised endless possibilities. An era of Intelligent Connectivity – the convergence of AI, Big Data, and IoT – powered by 5G. A new digitally driven industrial revolution. As new 5G rolls out, so possibilities become reality. And by connecting everyone to everything, across every industry these opportunities are without limits.But who can truly help you take advantage of these limitless opportunities?

VMware – the trusted advisor to Service Providers and Enterprises globally for more than 20 years

VMware’s solutions already keep pace with the hype, spanning telco, private and public clouds all the way to the edge.  It’s how we enabled one customer to deploy close to 1000 VNFs across 50 locations in 15+ countries. We give telco’s and enterprises of all sizes the choice, efficiency, and agility to deliver any app, on any cloud, to any device to create the workplace of the future.

Join us at the Dell Technologies and VMware stand in Hall 3 to see the latest in 5G and Edge based services for consumers and enterprises, powered by our 5G-ready NFV platform.

What will you see and do at the VMware booth? 

At our stand you will learn about how our common platform for Telco, Edge, Private and Hybrid Clouds provide the agility, scalability, and cost savings needed to take part in the cloud economy.

You can also meet with our executives and subject matter experts who will guide you through our solutions including Telco Cloud, Enterprise Services and Consumer Services.

Finally, join us throughout the day at our ‘Café of the Future’ for a rejuvenating coffee or a beer at the end of each day.

Still don’t believe us? Attend the VMware & Mercy Ships keynote to learn how you can take part in the cloud economy.

VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger and Rosa Whitaker, President, Mercy Ships, will present one of the  main stage keynote presentations on Wednesday, 26th February. They will discuss the practical realities of the new generation that 5G is enabling right now and how our technology will be the rising tide that lifts all ships – literally in this case – through the lens of its potential effect on Mercy Ships.

Need a break from the whirlwind of MWC?

Customers and Partners are invited to the Dell Technologies, Intel and VMware reception being held on Tuesday, February 25th. Don’t miss this opportunity to travel in time with us back to the early days of Dell. Register for this exclusive event here.

Come and learn more at MWC 2020 about new 5G reality VMware is already delivering.

We look forward to meeting you and you can learn more about our presence at MWC 2020 here.

4 VMware Telco Events to Get You Ready for MWC Barcelona 2020


The biggest telco event of the year, Mobile World Congress, is fast approaching, and of course, VMware will be participating, exhibiting, and presenting our innovative telco cloud solutions in Barcelona. But what if you can’t wait till the end of February to hear what we’ve got in store?

Well, you’re in luck. We have a number of events coming up for you to learn more about our latest solutions and how we’re helping our customers today. Here’s how you can connect with us in the next few weeks:

Event: TM Forum’s Middle East Event

Join us at TM Forum’s Digital Transformation Middle East event in Dubai on the 20th and 21st where 400+ communication service providers and suppliers from across the globe will come together at the Conrad Dubai hotel to share best-practices around accelerating their internal digital transformation. We’ll be there and if you’re interested in meeting our regional team, send an email to telcocloudteam@vmware.com and we’ll put you in touch.

Webinar: Taking Innovation and Disruption to the Edge

Register for the Mobile World Live ‘Taking Innovation and Disruption to the Edge’ webinar on Tuesday, January 28th where ASOCS, VMware and GSMA Intelligence will discuss how you can successfully deliver edge cloud services. Amongst other things we’ll be presenting what it takes to successfully deliver telco edge cloud services including how to overcome barriers and sharing successful use cases.

Webinar: The Total Economic Impact™ Of A Common Platform Approach to NFV (coming soon)

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming webinar with the GSMA on Tuesday, February 11th. In the webinar, we’ll discuss the Forrester Consulting ‘The Total Economic Impact™ Of A Common Platform Approach to NFV’ study which compares the incremental total economic impact of a common platform deployment for NFV with a vertical stack approach. Once details are final, we’ll post them to our LinkedIn page.

Webinar: Orchestration & Automation for the Telco Cloud Era

Enroll for the Light Reading ‘Orchestration & Automation for the Telco Cloud Era’ webinar on Thursday, February 13th. VMware subject matter experts will be discussing the growing need for cloud-first orchestration including the state of Management and Network Orchestration (MANO) in the market and what’s required for the transition from NFV to telco cloud. Finally, bookmark and keep up to date on our plans for MWC2020 on our dedicated event microsite which showcases some of the ways you can meet with us in Barcelona including how to request a meeting with us at our stand in Hall 3 and details of our key note speaking session.

We’re really excited about what’s coming up in 2020 and we look forward to seeing you in Barcelona if not before at these events!

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