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Broker Buzz 01.12.17

SEMICONDUCTOR SYNERGIES IN MOBILE SOLUTIONS DRIVE THE 5G FUTURE (PART 2)

Exerts from an article presented by Dale Ford, Vice President, Semiconductors & Components, HIS.
5G moves to the center of the new network
Perhaps most fundamental to the discussion of 5G is the fact that it needs to drive the creation of a more advanced network. The anticipated timing of 5G and the achievement of critical mass and broader adoption of cloud-based solutions will coincide in such a way that future solutions in both areas must be correlated. The power of the cloud will be central to the development of a new network, and without advanced wireless solutions like 5G, any cloud solution will be entirely inadequate.
It’s all about “Me”
Research conducted by IHS in 2008 developed the concept of the critical element of the “Me” point and radiating concentric spheres of interaction and observed its role in driving the design and architecture of mobile solutions. This concept was employed to+H7 project the adoption of key technologies in future mobile handset designs. Much of the original vision created in that study has been realized. The next major leap forward will involve the creation of a personalized and customized network of networks that delivers a significant increase in value delivered to the “Me” point.
Head for the cloud
Given the fundamental role of the cloud and 5G in the creation of this network of networks, it is anticipated that the architecture of mobile devices will change and will drive the creation of semiconductor architectures and solutions that are different from those that dominate mobile platforms today. For example, there will be more choices on where to perform processing functions—done in application processors today—and how and where to store data. These solutions will require greater investments in radio technology, sensing, communications processing and information presentation.
Solutions must perform new functions required by the 5G standard while costs decrease in other areas of designs in order to maintain key price points. This will involve deciding and delegating functions to be performed in the mobile device itself and those to be performed in the network/cloud. Semiconductor designs and technologies will be central to all of these choices and eventual decisions.
The old saying that “change is the only constant” certainly applies to the semiconductor and wireless worlds and all participants need to plan for the changes that are coming.
For more information, visit the Telecommunications Service at IHS Technology.

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Broker Buzz 12.13.16

 

SEMICONDUCTOR SYNERGIES IN MOBILE SOLUTIONS DRIVE THE 5G FUTURE (PART 1)

Exerts from an article presented by Dale Ford, Vice President, Semiconductors & Components, HIS.

The history of the mobile communications and semiconductor markets illustrates that strong synergies exist between these two major drivers of technologies, markets and the overall economy. Given that semiconductor suppliers must begin developing solutions at least two years ahead of the introduction of 5G products and services, they are keenly interested in not only responding to but also playing a central role in the creation of the standard. In addition to providing an understanding of what can be accomplished theoretically, semiconductor companies know what is possible in commercial production at costs that will support consumer price points.

The relationship between advances in semiconductor technology and the growth of mobile communications is profound: Every major development in the mobile handset and tablet market has required prior advances in semiconductor technology.

An analysis of the data shows that both historic and future growth of the mobile communications industry are tied to advances in the solutions offered by smartphones, and 3G and 4G play only supporting roles. This correlation is shaping current discussions on what 5G technology should look like and what capabilities it must deliver when it is introduced in the 2020s. It is critical that the new technologies deliver another increase in value to the consumer in order to trigger spending that in turn drives profits up the value chain, from retailers and service providers to software and applications suppliers, equipment manufacturers and semiconductor suppliers.

The phone phenomenon

Combined shipments of mobile phones, smartphones and tablets jumped to 2.11 billion units in 2014, up from 1.26 billion in 2007, a rise of 67 percent. More impressive is the dramatic jump in value delivered to consumers reflected in the 182 percent increase in factory OEM revenue, which grew to US$420 billion in 2014 from less than US$150 billion in 2007.

This success has been critical in driving growth in the semiconductor market as microchips for these mobile devices have expanded to account for nearly 29 percent of the total semiconductor market in 2014, up from about 13 percent in 2007. This segment is projected to grow to 33 percent of the market by 2017.

The smartphone has driven demand for new multi-core, low-power processor architectures such as ARM, leaps in the memory storage capacity and performance with data flash and mobile DRAM, image sensors and MEMS sensors, connectivity solutions with Bluetooth and other PAN and WAN implementations, advanced RF and power amplifier devices and more.

The way forward for wireless
Discussions related to the 5G standard have included proposals to increase the data rate from 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) to ten Gbps, but other improvements may have equal or greater emphasis; It will all depend on what can deliver true value down to the consumer. Improvements in contiguous coverage and in latency are also central to discussions regarding 5G as well as converging fiber with the wireless network. In a world where Internet of Things (IoT) deployments are rapidly expanding, adaptability and scalability will be critical as the number of devices continues to increase. The ever-pressing issue of cost, security and energy efficiency will overlay all standards and design decisions.

Best Regards,

John Perrine

National Account Manager

Helping companies’ leverage their technology spend to improve their bottom line.

150+ Service Providers in one shot!

Office   (714) 640-3121

Mobile (714) 926-6373

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Broker Buzz 11.4.16

What is SD-WAN?

This new offering SD WAN (Software-Defined Wide Area Network) will allow you to provision an Over the Top (OTT) solution over circuits in your network, while still maintaining QoS. (Quality of Service). There are a number of Service Providers who can compete in the OTT market and some do it better than others.  One of the things that sets them apart is their implementation.  By using SD-WAN technology, it allows the Service Provider to manage and monitor all traffic, allowing them the ability to prioritize voice over data and preserve Quality of Service (QoS).

If you chose to implement the power of SD-WAN on your network using your existing internet bandwidth or wish to use another internet provider, we will provide you with an extremely advanced managed services router. This managed services router embraces the exciting technology of SD-WAN.  Simply put, this allows the Service Provider to provide you a fully managed cloud delivery of service over a secure connection to your network, regardless of the internet provider in use.  This new router will allow the Service Provider to easily monitor service and prioritize traffic with guaranteed QoS.

How Does SD-WAN Work?

As soon as the links are connected between the Managed Services router and the live internet connection, the managed services router detects and sends voice traffic over this connection using a secure AES (acronym of Advanced Encryption Standard) tunnel to your network. Once on the network, your Service Provider will send out the voice traffic to the PSTN (public switched telephone network) as normal.  At the same time the managed services router directs the data traffic to the customer’s internet and bandwidth provider.

Please reach out to me if you would like to set up an exploratory call to discuss how we can work together.

 

Best Regards,

John Perrine

National Account Manager

Helping companies’ leverage their technology spend to improve their bottom line.

150+ Service Providers in one shot!

Office   (714) 640-3121

Mobile (714) 926-6373

Fax       (714) 699-7121

John@telecombrokers.com

1551 North Tustin Avenue Ste. 960

Santa Ana, CA 92705

www.telecombrokers.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnperrine

Broker Buzz 09.16.16

Are Cloud Services, Too Expensive?

We are always expressing our concerns around the cost of cloud solutions and how expensive it is relative to on-prem solutions. Cloud is typically more expensive on paper. However, technology is changing the way we think, run our business and personal lives.

If you are thinking about cloud solutions, have you considered the following?

Why are so many businesses moving to the cloud? It’s because cloud computing increases efficiency, helps improve cash flow and offers many more benefits…

1. Maintenance/Upgrades: included in your service and typically they are automatic which means no downtime when an upgrade or maintenance service is performed.

2. Scaling: it’s a simple process to add and remove services, as well as integrating remote workers.

3. Analytics: understand the numbers to build and train your staff to optimize your workforce and measure quality of service.

4. Global: help grow your business globally.

5. Business Continuing and Control: No downtime and control to make changes as need and maintain your Service Level Agreements (SLA’s).

Services Sold: Let me know if you would be interested in evaluating a cloud solution for your business.

Infrastructure as a Service, “IaaS”

Infrastructure as a Service eliminates the need to spend capital on upgrading physical hardware and move into an operating expense model. All hardware is virtualized and delivered as a service on a per month subscription rate. The consumer does not manage or control the underlying cloud physical infrastructure but has control over operating systems, storage, and applications. Your customer accesses their application via a secure Internet connection. Multiple TCO analysis have shown that the cost of managing and maintaining hardware ends up being more costly than moving to a cloud model. In addition to price, the consumer benefits from having their applications in secure data centers that have built in redundancies and high availability.

Disaster Recovery as a Service, “DRaaS”

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) provides businesses with cost-effective disaster recovery services offering critical storage based replication and recovery within a managed environment in the cloud. Companies that are affected after natural disasters or server failure lose a lot of revenue. In addition to revenue loss, many reports out there state that companies that experience down time are more likely to go out of business than companies who have a Disaster Recovery plan in place.

Disaster Recovery with Business Continuity

With data replication as well as fail-over servers to eliminate the concerns associated around downtime. In addition to these options, data centers are geographically dispersed and continuously replicate your data between data centers throughout the day.

Desktop as a Service, “DaaS” 

Desktop as a Service solution allows organizations to move all their applications and desktop to the cloud. They are able to access their virtual desktop through an internet connection. Users are able to access their desktops through any device, anywhere. The Service Provider’s security team and software will protect your business from viruses, malware, and rogue employees at an infrastructure level. Desktop as a Service is a secure business computer solution for businesses of all sizes.

Hosted Exchange

We understand email is a critical form of communication. Osterman Research estimates that the worldwide installed base for Microsoft Exchange is over 160 million users. It is the leading business-grade messaging system deployed in North America. Exchange capabilities include email, calendaring, task management, etc.

All Inclusive SMB Bundle incorporating all your application and desktop needs. 

Service Providers offer a robust solution set combining the above four core products and services: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS); Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS); Desktop as a Service (DaaS) and Hosted Exchange. This service is built on a multi-tenanted Geo Load Balanced Active/Active architecture. This unique design offers several benefits to its end users but most importantly means that customer’s virtual environments are built redundantly upon one another creating the ultimate design in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity. This product replaces a client’s physical IT infrastructure, moving all the customer applications to the cloud. This eliminates the need for the client’s IT team to maintain and support the physical hardware. This will also minimize the workload on the customer’s finance department regarding the procurement of IT hardware and associated maintenance contracts.

Best Regards,

John Perrine

National Account Manager

Helping companies’ leverage their technology spend to improve their bottom line.

150+ Service Providers in one shot! Office

(714) 640-3121 Mobile

(714) 926-6373

Fax       (714) 699-7121

John@telecombrokers.com

1551 North Tustin Avenue Ste. 960

Santa Ana, CA 92705

www.telecombrokers.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnperrine