Operators need to increase the range and depth of automation in order to meet the challenges of technological developments such as 5G in an era of reinventing telecoms. This applies not just to service provisioning, but to operations too – which means a fusion of artificial intelligence and OSS.
We’ve already seen the first public 5G telecommunication deployments, and the 2020 global roll-out of this revolutionary technology is almost upon us. With the higher speeds and greater bandwidth that this will bring, 5G represents a major opportunity for telcos in terms of new and increased revenue streams.
Should telcos embrace virtualization, adopting SDN/NFV, the cloud, DevOps and microservices in the drive to maximize revenues from B2B relationships? Given that these new technologies are already redefining the way CSPs operate, the question might be better phrased “evolution or extinction – which is it to be?”
A seamless merger between physical networks with new virtual technologies can bring huge benefits for telecoms operators – allowing them to automate and deploy the services their customers want at a speed previously unimaginable.
Despite ambitious plans to assist the 5G rollout, the EU faces criticism that its actions are not cohesive or comprehensive enough to keep up with the likes of the USA and Japan. So how can the bloc step up its game to meet the challenges of this new technology?