MEET SAMI NIPPULA, HEAD OF R&D
Sami has over 15 years of experience in software development (with a focus on network management software). He has an extensive background as a developer, project manager, product manager and team leader.
Sami has overall responsibility for Cloudstreet R&D and products. His work across multiple areas in software and network solution development has landed an industry first in the development of a an LTE-ready dynamic Network Slicing solution
Learn more about Sami's work developing the world's first Application-Aware Network on the Cloudstreet blog.
Network Slicing means that from a single network mobile operators can provide different service levels based on different business models. According NGMN.org, “The Network Slice Instance may be composed by zero, one or more Sub-network Instances, which may be shared by another Network Slice Instance.” But in order to provide SLAs for any connection, each slice will require admission control and tight management protocols to define how, when and where the slice will be used.
Just 3 short months ago, AT&T was awarded an historic bid to build out the U.S.’s public safety communications infrastructure that under the FirstNet flag promises to deliver broadband services to public safety operatives coast to coast by the end of 2017. 5 years ahead of schedule and only 9 months after the contract’s signing FirstNet’s drive and leadership in this effort is as inspiring as it is exciting.
5G is getting hyped in all kinds of interesting and very futuristic ways. Every day seems to arrive with a new set of never-thought-of-before scenarios. But it got me thinking; how many of these use cases are actually related to 5G, and how many of them are really about applications, transport and the cloud.
Net Neutrality is again on the table as the FCC ushers in new leadership with the appointment of Ajit Pai to replace former chairman and Net Neutrality advocate. Interestingly, and in uncanny confluence, the FirstNet initiative to build out a public safety infrastructure on commercial networks is now being launched.
In our efforts to make sense of how an industry ticks, it’s a good idea to try and break it down into as simple components as possible. And as we look forward we can simplify telecom and its strategic options with this question: Should its infrastructure be vertically or horizontally integrated? To answer that question, let’s take a look at telecom infrastructure writ large.
On Friday March 17th the U.S. Court of Appeals of Federal Claims ruled in favor of FirstNet dashing AT&T rival Rivada Mercury’s to find fault in their exclusion from the RFP. This not only makes AT&T’s win as good as a fait accompli, it represents a critical milestone that will enable the FirstNet roll out to start.
Each network slice will address a unique customer need and because customers have different needs depending on the application, many customers may need more than just one slice..
The Mobile World Congress is now upon us and this seminal annual event never fails to live up to it’s bold, broad handle. Every year over 100,000 telecom minds meet in Barcelona to kick the tires on the latest, greatest mobile network and device technology. Here's my suggestion of three things to focus on.
When I embarked upon my start up career five years ago, one of my mentors said to me that finding financing is very much akin to selling your product. Back in 2012 I did not understand what he meant. But now, all of these years later, I get his point and I fully agree.