Terry Young
September 28, 2021

About Terry Young

Terry Young is Director of 5G Marketing at A10 Networks. She is responsible for developing programs and marketing material that describe business value of A10 solutions for mobile network operators and other service providers. Prior to A10 Networks, Terry has 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry, including AT&T (mobile and fixed businesses), where she developed market strategy recommendations for new business initiatives for AT&T. As a principal analyst for a syndicated market research company early in the 3G technology introduction, her 3G/4G market analysis and forecasts were published by the UMTS Forum. She also previously held positions with several start-up mobile infrastructure and software vendors, including Infoblox and Palo Alto Networks. Terry has an MBA from Arizona State University and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Recent posts by the Author

September 28, 2021

Rural Broadband Buildout: From Funding to Security and More

Building a Future-ready Rural Broadband Infrastructure The push to extend broadband to underserved communities is well underway—and it’s gaining speed. Even before the global pandemic, governments around the world were offering new funding to help operators reach underserved communities and bridge the digital divide. Now, such efforts are seen as all the more critical to…

August 26, 2021

Overcoming the Challenges of IPv4 Exhaustion

As hundreds of regional communications service providers rush to deploy broadband and add thousands of new subscribers to their networks, they face a long list of tasks and budget items to be addressed. Much of the budget and buildout schedule will focus on the physical deployment of the fiber (FTTH) or wireless access. However, back…

April 15, 2021

Communications Service Providers—Don’t Let IPv4 Exhaustion Stop Your Growth

As rural broadband initiatives and digital divide programs like the FCC’s Rural Development Opportunity Fund (RDOF) and Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and the USDA’s ReConnect make billions of dollars available to help bridge the digital divide, communications service providers have a wealth of opportunities to add subscribers, expand territory, and grow their business. First, though,…

February 12, 2021

Top 5G Core (5GC) and Mobile Network Predictions for 2021

Contain your excitement …..5G is coming (again)! Wait….wasn’t 5G launched over two years ago? Well, yes. For those not familiar with the nuances of 5G technology, 5GC (core or standalone) takes 5G deployment to the next level and replaces the 4G packet core with a new, cloud-native core using containers and following 3GPP specifications (release…

February 9, 2021

The 5G Opportunity - from the Cyber Criminal’s Perspective

The transition to 5G is almost too good to be true for cyber criminals. It offers vastly expanded opportunities for hacking and mayhem and they hardly have to lift a finger to take advantage of it. First, consider the security implications of 5G. As I discussed in my last blog, the transition to 5GC and…

February 1, 2021

Top Predictions in Service Provider Networks for 2021

The Fanciful and Serious Predictions of Post-pandemic Impact 2020 has been a challenging year for the entire world. Between the pandemic, shutdowns, wildfires and other natural disasters, most of us will look forward to a new year in 2021. Here are a few light-hearted predictions plus some more thoughtful reflections on what’s to come in…

January 27, 2021

What 5G Core (5GC) Will Mean for Operators and What it’ll Look Like Getting There

As anticipation builds for 5G, it might appear to the untrained eye that the new era of mobile connectivity has already begun, as ads by mobile operators promote their fancy new 5G networks. Of course, industry insiders know that the real promise of 5G has yet to be fulfilled. Those first deployments typically consist of…

November 18, 2020

Fast Detection Protects Critical MEC Services from DDoS Attacks

Globally, DDoS attacks have increased 300 percent in 2020, spurred further by pandemic-inspired cyber crime.  This has proven to be a wake-up call to organizations of all types – schools, higher education, communication service providers, and enterprise. As populations shelter in place and work, play, and learn from home locations, secure and reliable connectivity is…

November 17, 2020

Despite IPv6 adoption, IPv4 Still Hangs in There - Maybe Forever

IPv4 Exhaustion Continues but will Co-exist with IPv6 for Years to Come It’s been 22 years since IPv6 was introduced as a draft standard by the IETF. Why are we still talking about IPv4? Hasn’t it died already? Well….no, IPV4 is still very much alive and despite IPv4 exhaustion, many, many organizations, and users continue…

October 27, 2020

Building Security into the 5G DNA

A10 Networks has been addressing 5G security challenges for mobile operators as they have launched their 5G networks over the last year or more. Now, operators are kicking it up and planning or launching the next phase of 5G – the move to cloud-native technology, edge compute architectures and a stand-alone 5G core (5GC). 5G…