Thanks to the partnerships in the 5G ecosystem, the development and advancements in 5G move quickly. Growth in 5G (including connections) has continued to increase at a fast pace throughout the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Telco operators have now shifted their 5G focus to achieving the best coverage and capacity (network performance) as we move steadily towards 5G standalone connectivity. Below are 6 important 5G milestones, and why they matter.

By working with the device ecosystem, and leading within the area of infrastructure innovations, Ericsson brings a holistic approach to the challenges and opportunities of communications service providers.

In order to provide some context about these 5G milestones, I’d like to quickly explain the significance of 5G standalone connectivity, which is what we are moving…


I’m excited about the endless possibilities of 5G. I don’t think we realize the impact that 5G will have on our lives as it touches almost every industry. Now that 5G networks are launching around the world, we will start to see much faster network speeds and software coming together to form new experiences and services. From an operator’s perspective, what does 5G monetization look like? What will consumers want to buy and how?

In many respects, 5G is a software game, as the need for speed pushes the need for exposure and integration. The networks of today will continuously…


The Vodafone Business ‘Future Ready’ interactive tool aims to improve data literacy by helping users understand the insights.

Seriously, how ‘future ready’ is your business? It’s a relevant question, especially after all the uneasiness we’ve experienced in 2020. Is your business well-prepared for whatever happens in the future? Do you have an adaptable plan for upcoming challenges? According to Vodafone Business, only 30% of businesses had a fully documented and tested continuity plan at the beginning of 2020. Surprised by that? I was.

I was also interested to learn that businesses that are well-prepared for the future all share some common characteristics. …


An Interview with Mats Karlsson, Head of Business Support Systems (BSS) at Ericsson

For service providers, the road to 5G has been long and arduous. Now that 5G has launched, service providers face new challenges. Navigating 5G monetization is complex, and it requires a carefully planned strategy. Securing revenue growth also requires transforming the existing business support system (BSS) into a more robust system that is ready for new 5G use cases. In this article, we are going to talk about the role of Ericsson’s digital BSS in 5G monetization.

You might be asking, “Why Ericsson?”

Ericsson is the only end-to-end 5G technology vendor with a complete digital BSS solution.

Before we get…


#LetsTalkVoice Twitter Chat Recap

Recently I hosted a lively #LetsTalkVoice Twitter chat sponsored by Ericsson. Enhanced 4G and new 5G mobile voice services affect us all. This virtual event attracted telco operators, CMOs and mobile network enthusiasts from around the globe.

Our guest, Rebekah Radice, added to the conversation with her 20+ years experience in the marketing and technology industries. As a Marketing Performance Strategist, she brought a unique perspective that was eye-opening to me and many others.

From the first day we started this discussion though July 6, there were 364 people (or companies) who joined #LetsTalkVoice with 2,845 tweets. …


(and it’s not in the way you are expecting)

(source: Marketoonist, via: Twitter)

👉 EXPERIENCE the INTERACTIVE, DATA VISUALIZATION of the REPORT’S DATA HERE 👈

I am sure in 2015 someone asked me, “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?” I am also sure that whatever I said, I got the answer wrong. None of us could have predicted this pandemic, or how it would alter our lives. In this article, I am going to focus on the business aspect, and what it means to be a ‘future ready’ business in 2020.

I’ll be referencing The Vodafone Business Future Ready Report 2020. Vodafone…


There’s a lot to get excited about as the world prepares for the mainstream adoption of 5G. Not only will 5G enable a wide variety of use cases, it will drive the adoption of emerging technologies. These emerging technologies include artificial intelligence, automation, robotics, IoT and others. In this article, I’d like to talk about intelligent automation. More specifically, what is it, why is it important, and how do you get started?

(Automation Anywhere HQ, San Jose, CA, February 2020)

According to Automation Anywhere:

Intelligent automation (IA) is a combination of robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies which together empower rapid end-to-end business process automation…


It’s an interesting time in tech history. As 5G trickles into more cities around the world, we are excited to finally get a taste of what this new technology is all about, and experience the possibilities. When it comes to 5G for consumers, few of us understand the immense work and investment that goes into making 5G available.

In this article, I’d like to give you a behind the scenes look at what’s involved. You may be surprised to learn that it’s not just about the network.

We often relate 5G for consumers to exciting new smartphone technology. But as…


Emerging technologies have a way of making me feel like a child again. There’s always something new to learn. I remember writing about the service provider’s approach to 5G business back in 2015. Back then, all we could think about was the increased speed and reduced latency. It makes me giggle when I think about it. We couldn’t have known then what we know now, which makes me think the best is yet to come. (say that three times fast)

Now that 5G has launched, we are all maturing along with it. A whole new level of enhanced services, reliability…


I’d like to talk again about how mobile connectivity affects global economic growth — not only from a country’s perspective, but also from an individual’s perspective. The digital divide represents the social and economic gap between those living in countries that have invested in information and communication technologies (ICT), and those living in countries that haven’t.

It’s the difference between industrialized and non-industrialized nations. Depending on where you live, the digital divide can feel like a saving grace or a punch in the gut.

As an entrepreneur, I believe in forging forward regardless of circumstances. However, I’m also keenly aware…

Diana Adams

Tech journalist, Apple ACN, Digital Transformation, IoT, 5G, AI and the future of tech.

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