Engineering

Telecom (as We Knew It) Is Dead

From time to time, the 3GPP standardization body surprises everyone with bold moves in selecting strange technologies. It did so with RCS, IMS, and SIP. When they first announced the 5G core evolution as a cloud-native architecture with HTTP as the main communication protocol, it raised some eyebrows. With Release-15, everything that telecom stood for is gone. No more engineered protocols for efficiency during times of high traffic volume. No more interoperability testing with different vendors and new protocols. The telecom king is dead, and there will be no more, “Long live the King!” because today, a kid using node.js…

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Business

OXIO’s Customer-Tailored API Opens Opportunities for MVNOs to Evolve

Carriers are often protective of opening up core network components. As a result, MVNO’s have essentially been given an inflexible black box as their sole integration endpoint. Locked out and unable to obtain the business intelligence needed to establish themselves in a competitive market, MVNOs often resort to cannibalizing their own margins to lower consumer costs. As this plays out across other networks, it creates a race to the bottom. With MVNOs all fighting to lower prices, the value of carrier-direct plans declines along with the overall customer experience. The cycle begins with that inflexible black box. While carriers may…

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Business

The Unbundling of Mobile Network Infrastructure Will Be a Generational Boon for Mobile Operators… if They Embrace It

While mobile operators have long utilized the partner concept of Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNO’s) – allowing asset-light mobile operators to rent their network infrastructure and market plans to consumers – the traditional approach has often fallen short. At OXIO, we’ve built a platform that allows any brand who wants to package mobile access as part of its customer experience the ability to instantly become a virtual mobile operator with no up-front investments, no individual licenses, and no carrier or telecom expertise. While we strongly believe our approach delivers significant benefits for both carriers and our customers, this article will…

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