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Software for Open Networking in the Cloud (SONiC) is an open-source network operating system (NOS) based on Linux that runs on a collection of software networking components, such as switches from multiple vendors and ASICs, to build a full suite of network functionality. Large cloud-service providers, and hyperscalers need to build their own network from the ground up with high scalability and management, and SONiC provides the flexibility to create the network solutions they need while also leveraging the collective strength of a large ecosystem and community.

As the edge computing market continues to grow and evolve, there is an even greater need for high-performance processors with IoT-centric features, while at the same time, wireless devices also make managing security across multiple platforms more complicated. External threats are growing in complexity and precision, including firmware attacks, ransomware, identity theft, cyber espionage, and DDoS attacks.

As mobile network operators (MNOs) face rising network operation costs, working on digital maturity and network lifecycle management and moving towards 5G network architecture and services have seen the adoption of Open RAN approaches rapidly increasing every year.

Cellular networks have been evolving for the last two decades, growing from 1G to 4G, and global telecom networks are now gradually heading towards 5G. In order to unleash the full potential of 5G, which encompasses faster speed, enhanced bandwidth, numerous connected devices, and more reliable low latency communication, there is a demand for building a secure telecom ecosystem. 5G has the potential to reduce OpEx and CapEx, increase agility, and foster a diverse ecosystem to support innovation. Security, interoperability, performance, and compliance will be the focus of a robust 5G system roll-out.

The benefits of digitalization include increasing production efficiency and expanding tactical regionalization, and most importantly it opens the possibilities for developing new products and technology for new untapped verticals. The versatility of edge network appliances provides new opportunities for innovation, especially given its flexible ability to be deployed in varying environments.

The vehicle industry is already working hard to fulfill its customer’s demand for more comfort, safety, and vehicle assistance. The industry is also struggling to adapt to customer trends, like hyper-connectivity, automation, and customization.

It’s natural to assume that computer clocks in servers, workstations, and network devices, each with its own clock, are inherently accurate, but that may not always be true. In modern computer networks, time synchronization is critical because every aspect of managing, planning, securing, and debugging a network involves determining when events happen, and when poor synchronization happens, the result can be missed call handovers, capacity reductions, and network down time. Especially now with the proliferation of 4G and 5G networks, in addition to multitude of applications, all require greater accuracy.

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