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higher in the stack.
To offer our customers scale and speed,

standards were set - and we continue

we had to become more than just a

to do so. We must solve our customers'

product company; we had to offer a

problems and be ready for them when

complete software-centric solution.

they need us.

To do that, we made some strategic
acquisitions, including data technology

The acceleration of 5G developments

companies Ixia and Anite. We recruited

has taken the industry by surprise.

software engineers with experience in

We made our big bet on 5G because

building these solutions. By bringing in

we anticipated that interest would

fresh talent and leveraging more agile

grow, but not necessarily as fast as it

practices, we're evolving the business,

has. We have several customers who

keeping pace with the future of the

are already vying for competitive

industry, and enabling cutting edge

advantage in this space. We have 37

technologies for our customers.

publicly announced collaborations with
everyone from chipset companies and

INNOVATING AT THE
SPEED OF 5G

device makers to service providers and
network component manufacturers.
The solution we've created allows

With interest in 5G growing in recent

us to contribute across the entire 5G

months, standardization has become

ecosystem. We also actively participate

increasingly important. If you look at the

in promoting research with consortiums

history of innovation, standardization

and universities and work closely with

is the enabler of scale. We've been

startups that are creating new solutions

heavily involved in the development of

in this space.

5G standards, but we also had to begin
engineering our capabilities long before

For many companies, their future
existence depends upon 5G success. The
stakes are high. However, this market is
large enough to support a wide range of
stakeholders working together. Whether
we're competing or collaborating with
another organization depends on the
day. With early 5G trials happening
around the world, all the players

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