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Notes From MWC: Driving Toward Efficient, Cloud-Native 5G

Media CoverageMarch 9, 2023

Notes From MWC: Driving Toward Efficient, Cloud-Native 5G

At a service provider panel hosted by Israeli cloud networking company DriveNets, one of the leaders in developing cloud-native infrastructure for service providers, Igal Elbaz, Senior VP of Network at AT&T, told the audience that saving on costs was crucial as AT&T has seen its network traffic growing at 30% a year. This is the driver behind AT&T’s adoption of DriveNets’ cloud-based networking platform that can lower both capex and opex costs running cloud-native networking across COTS white boxes, which can scale out as the infrastructure inside hyperscale datacenters grows. AT&T and DriveNets said that DriveNets’ platform is now running more than 50% of the traffic on AT&T’s core network.

“Our profitability is at stake so we need to reduce our total cost of ownership [TCO],” said Elbaz.

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