Three Group Solutions transformed its MVNE platform with a fully cloud-native, complete mobile solution with help from AWS Partners CSG and Working Group Two (WG2). Working with CK Hutchison’s 11 mobile operators across Europe and Asia, the mobile virtual network enabler faced challenges with an aging infrastructure, complex vendor relationships, and prolonged onboarding processes. By adopting CSG Ascendon from CSG as its business support system and WG2 as its mobile core network, Three Group Solutions adopted a modern, cloud-native environment running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now, it can onboard customers in 6–8 weeks, monetize services, and embrace modern business models with unparalleled agility.
It’s a big moment for the entire team here at Working Group Two (WG2) today as we’re embarking on the next stage of our journey. We’ll become part of one of the world’s leading communications technology companies. This brings scalability and credibility to the mission we've been on for the better part of a decade.
Our mobile core network enables operators to provide a scalable cloud-native solution with access to the SS7 core. We process voice, data, sms, and connectivity, naturally all very sensitive data.
Our goal is to build the most secure mobile core network. And to do so it all starts with our code.
Working Group Two today announced that it has entered into a contract with Telenor Connexion to provide VoLTE (voice over LTE/4G) to their global IoT customer base, delivered as-a-service.
Sorry for the click-bait title, I couldn't resist.
In this blog post I will describe online charging and go in depth on the Credit-Control message, what it is used for, what it contains, and where it is sent.
In today's digital age, cybersecurity is an ever-increasing concern for organizations worldwide. It's imperative to keep sensitive information safe from cybercriminals - especially as a telecom mobile core network. That's why we're thrilled to announce that Working Group Two has achieved the ISO 27001:2022 certification - a globally recognized standard for information security management systems. This latest accomplishment marks a significant milestone for our organization in ensuring the security of our telco core network and edge sites, protecting our customers' confidential data from any potential threats.
Trailblazing product developers like OnRelay, ElitNet, Voxist and more help mobile operators differentiate and innovate on WG2's platform. Keep reading to find out how.
Last year we upgraded from flux v1 to v2, flux v2 being a full rewrite, splitting the single binary into a number of dedicated controllers to improve performance. We installed flux v2 to each of our clusters, and let it run for a while before revisiting it to see what needed tuning, and what improvements could be made.
Recently, as any other engineer on the planet, I asked ChatGPT what is needed to build a private 5G network. Here’s what it said.
Many enterprises, telcos, and vendors mention that private and public 4G/5G can be confusing, hard-to-procure, and manage. In many cases, getting started requires a large capital outlay, which organizations may not want to commit to given their unfamiliarity with private cellular technology.
Picture a secluded spot deep in a Norwegian fjord. As you wander past the main farmhouse, you come across a barn. Inside, there are no animals in sight. Instead of hay and manure, you're greeted by the aroma of freshly made hot chocolate. And there, sitting behind a computer, surrounded by screens and a lightning-fast internet connection, is Karl Johan Heimark.
- Working Group Two and AWS collaborate to help telecom customers deploy mobile core in the cloud
- Working Group Two’s core-as-a-service empowers mobile operators globally to grow their revenues, drive cost savings and achieve platform effects
- Kyocera Mirai Envision Co., Ltd. (KCME) and Working Group Two (WG2) have signed an agreement to jointly develop and offer an end-to-end solution for private networks in Japan.
- The two companies aim to serve customers across the business and public sectors with a highly differentiated offering that tackles current industry challenges, such as high initial cost, difficulty of deploying cloud-based solutions, and slow adoption.
- Announcing first on-the-ground project with Sakaue Co. Ltd.
- Hawaiian carrier Mobi is set to leverage the largest 5G network in the US
- Mobi makes strategic shift from legacy networks to deploy a cloud-native mobile core, fully managed as-a-Service
- Mobi selects WG2 for 4G/5G/IMS mobile core network deployed on infrastructure from AWS to realize rapid commercial launch
- Mobi disrupts the MVNO and 5G markets with differentiated service offering by tapping network APIs and global app development ecosystem
(OSLO, NORWAY, JAN 9, 2023) – Working Group Two today announced it has joined Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) as it continues to build its presence in the United States.
WG2 delivers a cloud-native 4G/5G core network as-a-service and as-a-platform for operators and developers. This drives the dual benefits of cost savings and revenue growth for the mobile industry. To help operators grow and differentiate, WG2 also offers a product marketplace that takes advantage of the programmable core network to create app stores of products for operators and users alike.
The AWS Snowcone is a small form factor server that was originally meant for data transport to AWS data centers. However it can also be used as a small device running compute workloads. We wanted to evaluate the performance of the Snowcone as it is a quite intriguing piece of technology which we might want to use as a an on-premise UPF (User Plane Function) in low-throughput 5G networks (think IoT or Proof of Concept deployments).
If that headline was slightly incomprehensible to you, it means that we’ve now made it possible to call pretty much anyone from a 5G-enabled handset that is connected to the Working Group Two 5G core via a 5G antenna. To be clear, we’re not talking about making a “first” Voice over New Radio (VoNR) call (those took place way back in 2021), but about making VoNR calls from a set of major commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) 5G devices to other mobile and fixed handsets.
Just as October was about to close, we ran a hackathon, aptly named "Hackoween" 🎃
Hackdays are a great way for everyone in the company to work together in creating new innovative solutions for everyday problems.