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NTT Docomo, NEC achieve energy-efficiency gains running 5GC software on AWS Graviton2

Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) are coming to the forefront of leaders minds in the Telecommunications Vertical

ESG and net-zero mandates have become common place in most of the Global Fortune 2000. The shifting macroeconomic and geopolitical landscape are introducing volatility and disruption into energy prices increasing all organizations operating expenses. According to GSMA Intelligence, energy consumption accounted for between 15% and 40% of Communications Services Providers (CSPs) operating expenditure (opex) in 2021, a figure that is expected to increase in the next few years1.

AWS, NTT Docomo, and NEC recently conducted a POC aimed at reducing energy consumption of 5G networks.

In following report, 451 Research’s Brian Partridge dives deeper into how NTT Docomo/NEC were able to unlock a power consumption savings of ~72% by utilizing AWS’s in house Silicon processor, Graviton 2, lifting and shifting NEC’s 5G Core software on to AWS Infrastructure.

Read the report to:

  • Learn how NEC & NTT Docomo we’re able to take advantage of AWS’s in house silicon
  • Learn how NTT Docomo is using AWS’s infrastructure to reduce its carbon footprint and operating costs
  • Understand the differences between the latest Intel X86 architecture vs. AWS’s Arm Chips

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We describe DISH’s approach to building a scalable 5G cloud-native network in its entirety on AWS. The blog provides details on how DISH is utilizing the AWS global infrastructure footprint, native services and on-demand scalable resources to benefit from the disaggregated nature of a cloud-native 5G Core and RAN network functions.

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Read this blog to learn about creating a combined layered view to transformation from Telco to TechCo and how a cloud native approach enables Communications Services Providers (CSPs) to monetize the assets they’ve already invest in for growth.

Cost Optimization Practices on AWS for Telco BSS Workloads

Every CSP’s cloud adoption journey is unique — some are starting their journey by rehosting (lift-and-shift) and some are re-platforming/modernizing. Regardless of the approach, cloud cost optimization strategy is fundamental to that modernization plan and the realization of monetization opportunities.

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