Progressive enterprises are pursuing software-defined solutions with operating models powered by analytics, automation and machine communications to improve productivity, service-levels and cost structures. With hundreds of devices and sensors connecting to a network, wired connections are becoming expensive. At the same time, the mobile networks are not ready for the massive connections and the data associated with these connections coming their way.Using conventional unlicensed methods such as Wi-Fi to address the coverage and capacity is not necessarily ideal for some mission critical workloads. This is because:Wi-Fi is designed as a “best effort” service, it cannot deliver the Quality of Service (QoS) to the level most large-scale companies demand.It requires significant security to be added to the solution – a big concern for healthcare facilities and other mission critical enterprise companies that have the strictest security needsWi-Fi has limited mobility and the build out of the network has significant CAPEX and OPEX costsCitizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) will be a key catalyst and enabler for private mobility for two main reasons:Unlike Wi-Fi, it uses a licensed wireless band and LTE technology to enable guaranteed service levels for the enterprise.The Enterprise can choose to deploy CBRS enabled private Mobility-as-a-Service. Many cloud service providers/wireless ISPs are building out a subscription-based model and therefore, the data rate costs are close to zero and the deployment of the service is faster and sometimes less expensive than Wi-Fi.This is great news since CBRS will increase the adoption of 4G spectrum within the enterprise and paves the way for 5G. Earlier this month, the CBRS Alliance said it had begun work on a new release to merge with the 3GPP specification for 5G deployments.We are working with Ruckus Networks (now CommScope via acquisition) to enable massive adoption of mobile edge solutions that will be leveraging CBRS bands in 4G today and will become the foundational blocks for 5G within the enterprise. Ruckus Networks has the core components for private mobility on a public cloud infrastructure, which includes the pre-provisioned SIMs, zero-touch provisioning capabilities and self-service tools for the enterprise. The combined strengths of mobile access by Ruckus Networks and secure customer edge infrastructure by Dell Technologies enables the enterprise transformation plan.Key Requirements for the Enterprise While there are many important success factors to be considered for enterprise rollouts, the following key requirements are essential to ensure that while 4G is being deployed today, the principles of 5G and its foundational blocks are taken into consideration.The need is for a faster, more reliable network that has low latency and most importantly, is private (secure) so data is not shared across the public network. Wi-Fi isn’t always the most secure service, which can be a concern for any business where it is crucial to keep customers information and data private.The network should be designed for capacity, quality of service and guaranteed service levels.The workloads must reside locally within the enterprise and be orchestrated from a managed service cloud data center.Regardless of consumption model (on-prem, cloud, hybrid) – the operations must be seamless across technology platforms, locations and administrative domains.Private Mobility-as-a-Service is a Key Enabler for the EnterpriseSome of the key values extended by private Mobility as-a-Service utilizing CBRS bands are as follows.Enhanced reliability: More reliable than Wi-Fi for business-critical communications, private Mobility-as-a-Service uses CBRS spectrum to guarantee low latency with a managed SLA model.Flexible licensing model: This solution is a subscription SaaS model where the service orchestration, subscriber provisioning, and dynamic spectrum allocation for the access points are all pre-built into the solution for the enterprise.Ubiquity: Given the architectural overlap between SD-WAN and private Mobility as-a-Service, the solution can coexist with the broad SD-WAN deployments. Our Solutions “in action” at DTWCome see all the capabilities of Enterprise Private Mobility as-a-Service “in action” and meet our experts at the DTW 2019 Event in Las Vegas. You can also get an update on associated webinars here.
Principal Lucy Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive. Picture Mike BatterhamLUCY Cole Prestige Properties took a list of 15 properties to auction at the agency’s sixth annual alfresco auction on the weekend.Principal Lucy Cole said about 150 people including 40 registered bidders turned up to the event last Saturday where the team sold about $8 million worth of real estate.The agency sold six properties under the hammer including two above the $1 million mark.“There was a lot of spirited bidding on the day which was great to see,” Ms Cole said.“Two of the sales were above reserve which was also promising to see. We had another three that sold prior to auction and we have another four under negotiation now.” Auctioneer Scott Harman in action. Picture Mike BatterhamMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMs Cole said there were a range of buyers including international, interstate and local.Among the sales was an apartment in The Waterford building at Main beach. The three-bedroom apartment, which has 360-degree views of the Coast, fetched $1.85 million under the hammer. The crowd wait for the hammer to fall. Picture Mike Batterham A crowd of about 150 took part in the auction event. Picture Mike Batterham Auctioneer Scott Harman engages with the crowd. Picture Mike BatterhamA four-bedroom waterfront house at 11 Riverbank Court, Ashmore, also sold for $1.4 million.Ms Cole said she believed the 2017 outlook for the Gold Coast property market was positive.“I think it’s looking very healthy — there’s a buzz in the air and it’s very exciting.“Buyers want to be involved in our marketplace.“They can see that we’re moving forward.”
Queensland is tracking quite well on the affordability front. Picture: Brendan Radke.HOME loan affordability has increased across Queensland while the Brisbane property market has cooled to more sustainable growth, according to the PRDnationwide’s Australian Economic and Property Report 2017 released today.The report showed Brisbane’s median house price grew an average of 1.5 per cent in the first half of 2017 but growth had slowed from an increase of 7.1 per cent in the year to May 2016, to 4 per cent in the following 12 months.PRDnationwide national research manager Dr Diaswati Mardiasmo said it signalled a return to usual, more sustainable levels of strong growth that the Australian market was experiencing prior to the property boom.“Affordability is the key issue and (Queensland) is tracking quite well in that sense,” Dr Mardiasmo said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“People can still access quite a lot of suburbs under $500,000, which is not the case in Sydney and Melbourne.”She said “the Brisbane rate of income growth was disproportionate to (residential property) price growth”.“Over the past 10 to 15 years growth had tracked around 5 per cent, which was in line with our wage and income growth. So the fact that we’re still growing at 4 per cent is great because we’re still seeing that capital growth but it’s more sustainable.”Across the state, the Queensland regional markets recorded growth of 4 per cent in the first half of 2017, the highest increase of the three main states (NSW, VIC and QLD) and third highest nationally.The PRDnationwide report also found Brisbane rental vacancy rates held steady at 3 per cent and median rents had increased by 1.3 per cent.Dr Mardiasmo said the vacancy rates were the right side of healthy and the rental change was much more affordable compared to other capital cities, so it was good news for investors and tenants alike.Home loan affordability in Queensland increased by 3.6 per cent annually to March 2017, the report found. Nationally the proportion of family income needed to meet home loan repayments decreased from 31.7 per cent to 30.4 per cent and the proportion to meet rent payments decreased from 25.1 per cent to 24.6 per cent in the same time.