The 2019 World Mobile Congress (MWC2019) has just recently come to a successful conclusion. As usual, the organizer GSMA will award the Global Mobile Award to companies that have made outstanding contributions to the mobile communications industry ( GLOMO Award).
As the "Oscar" of the mobile communications industry, winning the Global Mobile Award is equivalent to winning the supreme Golden Award. What is particularly noteworthy this year is that this year's World Mobile Awards are not the world's leading operators, nor are the equipment giants such as Huawei and Ericsson, but a small company called Athonet. . With the BubbleCloud solution, Athonet won four Global Mobile Awards in one fell swoop, making it the biggest winner during this show.
So, what exactly does Athonet do?What kind of technological development trend is behind Athonet's four awards? What impact will it have on the mobile communications industry?
More awards than Huawei!
The annual World Mobile Congress in Barcelona is a feast for the global mobile communications industry. The GLOMO Award was established in 1996 by MGC organizer and the mobile communications industry's authoritative organization GSMA to recognize and recognize all contributions to the development and advancement of the mobile communications industry.In particular, it recognizes the incredible innovation and originality of the mobile industry, representing the highest honor of the mobile communications industry, and is also known as the Oscar of the mobile communications industry.
As a small company with annual global revenues of less than $10 million, Athonet won the "Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough Award" with Athonet BubbleCloud solution. "Best Network Software Breakthrough Award", "Outstanding Mobile Technology Award (CEO of the Chief Technology Officer)", "Best Enterprise Mobile Innovation Award" four awards.
Not only robbed the giants such as Huawei and Ericsson to become the company with the most awards, but also won the "Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough Award" with the Big Mac. I really want to double-click 666, I feel that life has reached the peak. !
The world's first mobile core network deployed on public clouds
By winning four awards, Athonet's amazing achievements this time represent the current and future new technology trends.
How can I see it? Literal understanding, from the "Best Network Software Breakthrough Award" obtained by Athonet, it is not difficult to see that Athonet BubbleCloud solution reflects the general trend of future mobile communication network software, cloud, white box.
Everything in the<5>5G era,Innovative business applications such as car networking, autopilot, remote control, and smart homes come into reality. However, in the face of the diversified application scenarios of 5G networks, the traditional network architecture is relatively closed, complex and rigid. Not only is the network construction cost high, the operation is complicated, but also the support for new services is not flexible and intelligent.
Therefore, mobile networks and related network devices must be greener, opener, more flexible, smarter, use IT to transform CT, and accelerate IT and CT convergence. Should be more software, virtualization, cloud. Therefore, virtualized network elements with open and standard interfaces are the main technical features. Open source technology, open white box, and generalized hardware are the main technical directions of reference design solutions in hardware and software implementation.
On the RAN side of this super-hard bone, Huawei, Ericsson and other giants have launched innovative solutions, while some IT vendors, the Internet Enterprises and software vendors have also joined the new player camp. In the cloudization of the core network,Industry vendors have had many successful deployments, such as the Cloud Core product from Ericsson.
Athonet BubbleCloud is unique in that it is the world's first mobile core network deployed on public clouds, eliminating the need to deploy its own dedicated core network. You can rent from the cloud platform, and the plug-and-play edge node can set up your own 4G private network.
At present, Athonet has already sold BubbleCloud on the Amazon Marketplace. Simply click on BubbleCloud to easily deploy the mobile core network. BubbleCloud is available. It integrates with CBRS, MulteFire, and all other licensed spectrum and unlicensed spectrum networks, and seamlessly integrates with AWS IoT. As a cloud-based core network product,BubbleCloud has a distributed edge architecture that is consistent with the evolution of the 5G core network.
What is the 5G core network sold on Amazon?
Disruptive innovation under software trends
So it is possible to win four awards because Athonet BubbleCloud's innovation is absolutely disruptive for the mobile communications industry!
First, the cloudized, software-based 5G core network advocated by Athonet BubbleCloud enables standardization, generalization, and openness of network hardware, especially network functions. After hard decoupling, the hardware will be generalized, and the operator independence will be higher, instead of being always around the device vendor.
Second, compared with the private cloud-based mobile core network, Athonet BubbleCloud is the world's first mobile core network deployed on the public cloud, which is more scalable and can be instantly launched with just a few mouse clicks. Network expansion and network deployment costs are lower.
Third, business model is expected. Future Athonet BubbleCloud customers may not only be carriers, if Business customers such as shopping malls, industry customers, or technology such as Big Data will lead to more innovative business models.
Speaking here You might think that Huawei, Ericsson and other traditional equipment vendors are the enemy? It may not be!!
It may be because this is the first in the world. The mobile core network deployed on the public cloud, so some operators may have reservations about the performance and reliability of the network. Therefore, the author believes thatIn the short term, it is still difficult to shake the status of traditional equipment giants.
But mobile communication networks actively embrace disruptive network technologies such as software, virtualization, and cloudization, which is definitely the trend of the times. Using Athonet's official website, "Our mobile core network was created from the start as a completely software-based solution!"