Delivering Private 5G as a Service
Enterprises are increasingly moving away from traditional IT, which requires up-front purchase of hardware and licensing of software, to obtaining these capabilities as services. This Everything-as-a-Service (XaaS) model, sometimes called Anything-as-a-Service, provides a number of benefits, including: Little or no capital expenditure. XaaS allows businesses to turn capital expenditure (CAPEX) into predictable, pay-as-you-go operating expense […]
February 3, 2022
Benefits of Open RAN for Industry 4.0
When a handful of vendors dominates a market, it generally bodes ill for customer choice and customer economics. This is most certainly the case for the Mobile 4G/5G Radio Access Network (RAN) equipment market, where, by some accounts, three vendors control almost 80% of the market and five account for nearly 95% of the market. […]
January 27, 2022
Required Attributes of Private 5G Solutions for Industry 4.0
While, as detailed in the previous post in this series, private 5G will be an ideal building block for Industry 4.0, replicating what has been deployed by telcos is not the right direction for the enterprise. Private 5G networks should be optimized for enterprise deployments, must interface seamlessly with IIoT end devices, the edge cloud […]
January 20, 2022
Communication Networks for Industry 4.0
As noted in the previous post in this series, private 5G is rapidly emerging as the ideal communications technology to connect Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices used to produce products and deliver services to the edge cloud and, ultimately, the public cloud, in Industry 4.0 implementations. This post examines the requirements for an Industry […]
January 13, 2022
Industry 4.0: The New Industrial Revolution
Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is transforming the production and delivery of goods and services across a wide range of vertical markets from manufacturing and industrial to warehousing and retail to education and healthcare. According to Deloitte, “[it] marries advanced manufacturing techniques with the Internet of Things to create manufacturing systems […]
January 6, 2022
Formation of Ananki
View this video to learn about the formation and vision for Ananki, a spin-out of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). Ananki is focused on providing a commercial private enterprise 5G SaaS offering for Industry 4.0 based on ONF’s open source Aether project. Presented by Guru Parulkar, CEO, Ananki.
September 27, 2021