What do you think about the "cloudification" of mobile?

Ca By cb.list6 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 25 14:14:35 UTC 2022

On Tue, Jan 25, 2022 at 6:06 AM Mark Tinka <mark at tinka.africa> wrote:

> On 1/25/22 15:45, Masataka Ohta wrote:
> > As is stated in free part of the article that:
> >
> >     The country’s three biggest carriers, AT&T, Verizon and
> >     T-Mobile, have offered 5G connectivity but in practice
> >     this differed little from the earlier 4G.
> >
> > 5G is nothing. That's all.
> Considering the relatively decent performance of 4G/LTE, especially as
> fibre + wi-fi is more rife, particularly in the dense metropolitan areas
> that would be fibre-rich, with folk offloading a lot more of their
> traffic to wi-fi in lieu of GSM, I am still struggling to see the 5G
> use-case, outside of implementing 3GPP specs. for their own sake.
> By one operator offering 5G, all other operators are forced to offer 5G.
> So they all end up spending billions to remain in the same place.
> Ah well...
> As far as AWS 5G goes, they don't have to be locked into just 5G.
> De-risking the back-end for non-traditional greenfields would allow them
> to even support GPRS if it made sense. It's all software and CPU.

I would say its all actually billions of $$ in spectrum and patent fees…
hardware parts are a rounding error.

The more interesting story is at&t

1. Tell everyone you are build an open source core network on openstack

2. Build it, put it into prod, then disown it into the linux foundation

3. Admit you built an albatross , then pay Azure to take it off your hands,
and thus losing any control of your network.

> Mark.
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