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Yahoo-Microsoft Merger Proxy Fight – May 14, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

As I alluded to last week, “It’s not over ’till it’s over” Carl Ichan Looking to Start Yahoo Proxy Fight Money – The Microsoft-Yahoo Merger may not be over. Billionaire investor Carl C. Icahn is considering the prospect of starting a proxy fight to gain several seats on Yahoo’s board in hopes of restarting negotiations…

Now in the ring Sun/Amazon! – May 04, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

The Sun/Amazon cloud may be announced soon. Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz delivered a short keynote at Startup Camp in San Francisco, an adjunct event to the JavaOne Conference. According to Om Malik at “buzzya“, he let on to some interesting cloud computing news coming out later this week. Important Article on Cloud Computing and Jeff…

Microsoft gives up on Yahoo? – May 04, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

“Cloud computing is far more than a concept. With Broadband Internet connections now all-but-ubiquitous and microcomputers and locally-run software now so trouble-prone, Cloud Computing’s time has come.” This is a quote from Steve Stroh’s newly started blog on cloud computing. Steve has been writing about about Broadband Wireless Internet Access systems and technology since beginning…

IBM, Google and the Blue Business Platform – May 01, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

Today was good !! This morning. there was a main session built around “CIO 2.0”. The basic premise was that CIOs have now earned a seat at the business management table. With that privilege, they now need to have something worthwhile to say. In accordance with the session’s title then, CIOs are now at a…

The coming cloud – April 30, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

I attended the IBM Public Sector briefing this morning. The IBM executives were clearly basking in a financial performance glow. After ending 2007 with increases in revenue, profit and earnings per share, IBM also turned in an impressive 1Q’08. This being a partner conference, a big highlight was the fact that 36% of IBM’s revenue…

Google, Cloud Computing, and the US Intelligence Community – April 29, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

Just arrived in Los Angeles for the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference. IBM is billing this as a “new” conference, but I have my doubts. I am, however, very interested in hearing many of the speakers, particularly Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google. His presentation on “The Future of the Web, Cloud Computing and…

Location Based Services – April 25, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

INmobile.org is a exclusive community for executives in wireless industry. As a member, I have the opportunity to participate in a number of interesting discussions about mobile and wireless technology. Here’s a summary of the points made in a recent discussion about location based services. Thanks goes to Adam Zawel for this excellent summary. CARRIER’S…

IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference – April 23, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

I just completed registration for the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference. This is a new invitation-only conference being held this year in Los Angeles from Wednesday, April 30th through Friday, May 2nd. I’m looking forward to renewing my IBM contacts “in person” versus the “virtual” meetings that have become such a fixture of today’s business…

Telephone & Web = WOW !! – April 21, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

The power of the Internet and the web lies in its ability to provide access to information. The mobile web takes this one step further with its ability to provide information relevant to a specific location. Although the promise of this marriage is mind boggling, computer and smart-phone keyboards have slowed the adoption and widespread…

The Power of Family Oral History – April 19, 2008

By G C Network | May 18, 2008

Although I just started this yesterday, I’ve decided to backdate this entry to last Saturday, April 12, 2008. That’s when my family had it’s 3rd Annual Black History Party. The main reason I’m doing this is because of the life lesson that experience taught me. That lesson was the power of family oral history. For…

The Achilles heel of every transformative business model is their reliance on ever increasing amounts of data that need to be transported quickly across wide area networks and processed at edge computing end points. To meet this expected demand, the global telecommunications industry is rapidly moving toward a future in which networks must have the agility, flexibility, and scalability to deliver aggregated capabilities through fully programmable networks.

Since the late 1970s, new generations of technology and wireless standards have been introduced every decade through the current transition between 4G and 5G capabilities. Limited data capability was provided using circuit-switching under the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) standard. Improved data rates were brought to the market in the late 1990s by using 2.5G and 2.75G technology, which were named GPRS (general packet radio service) and EDGE (enhanced data rates for GSM Evolution). The introduction of the LTE network later set the standard for high-speed wireless communications on mobile devices and data terminals.

Historically, sovereign nations have managed their telecommunications networks as national assets.

The political negotiations that drove that history led to underlying technological choices and today’s

heated international competition around 5G network deployments. In fact, western nations fear that China’s Huawei Technologies’ dominance of 5G technology could give the Chinese government backdoor access to Western mobile networks and the application. This international competition will determine the availability of specific technologies and telecommunications resources in each geographic region.

For 5G networks, data transfer speed, volume, and latency depend on the spectrum bands used and the network usage context (fixed or mobile). MmWave spectrum is a high-frequency technology that lies between 30 GHz and 300 GHz. It is attractive because its shorter wavelengths create narrower beams, which provides better resolution and security for data transmission. A 5G mmWave system requires a significant infrastructure build but could reap the benefits of data transferred at up to twenty times the speed of current 4G LTE networks. MIMO (multiple-input and multiple-output) increases throughput by using high-quality signals to receive multiple data streams at a reduced power per stream. Massive MIMO can multiply the capacity of a wireless connection without requiring more spectrum, which could potentially deliver a fifty-fold increase in the future.

These network capabilities are substantially superior to previous wireless technology generations and have subsequently set off the rapid development of many new application requirements and functions. With this new infrastructure, application components are placed in an optimal location to use compute and data storage services of the distributed cloud. The distributed cloud approach increases capacity, availability, and coverage while also limiting data transfer requirements. A distributed cloud solution enables edge computing by using micro and small data centers. Application developers must learn how to exploit these new design requirements to deliver ever increasing value to their end users.

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