The network is the bedrock of nearly every significant innovation that we see around us. For example, the high-speed 4G network is making self-driving cars a reality, one of the biggest innovations of this era. A Deloitte report estimates that self-driving cars, enabled by wireless connectivity, will reduce emissions by 40% to 90%, travel times by nearly 40%, and delays by 20%. A 2013 study estimated that if 90% of vehicles were autonomous, it would save 21,700 lives and $447 billion per year.[1]

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Network Slicing is a popular buzzword. You hear it everywhere, whether it’s referring to LTE or next-generation 5G technology.

What exactly is network slicing? Basically, it provides differentiated treatment depending on user requirement and improves the efficiency of network resources. In network slicing, customized networks are created and based on user requirements, mobility management entity (MME) providing the required service is selected.

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From staying relevant to enabling hyper growth – Cloud is imperative for ISVs! A recent business report estimates that, 85% of new software firms in the market have SaaS (Software as a Service) based software delivery, whereas 65% of new software from established ISVs is delivered as SaaS. One of the latest IDC report also forecasted that SaaS revenues grew 5x faster than traditional packaged software. This implies that Cloud is challenging traditional ISV business models. While Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are under pressure to rapidly offer cloud ready or SaaS models of their application versions, to stay relevant and be competitive in the market, cloud offers opportunities to reach out to newer market segments and open new revenue streams rapidly. Cloud has leveled the pitch, offering the same benefits and opportunities to ISVs of all sizes and maturities. It is now up to the ISVs to adopt and exploit these opportunities to their benefit.

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With the emergence of Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and rapid innovations in the cloud, service providers and networking equipment manufacturers are working to transform existing carrier and data center networking infrastructure. The network is transforming to be more robust, faster, low-latency, highly resilient and agile ̶ a network that can reconfigure itself easily, attach itself with CPUs and steer the data in and out efficiently from CPU clusters.

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Aricent recently hosted a webinar titled “WiFi Calling - Enabling a Seamless Customer Experience”. In this webinar our experts discussed the various advantages and benefits of WiFi calling and how it can be implemented to provide a seamless customer experience.

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Mobile technology is transforming how we live, work and play – and every year, Mobile World Congress is the best showcase for “what’s next.” Earlier this week, we shared news about Aricent’s expanded IoT Engineering Services portfolio, and provided an overview of Aricent’s Enhanced LTE innovations. Today we want to share an overview of other new technologies and services that we’re demonstrating at #MWC15:

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