As long as there have been computer networks, there have been attempts to hack them and exploit weaknesses for commercial gain. With 5G, the growing popularity of cloud computing and the expansion of the Internet of Things, telcos are facing new variations of the old problem of security.
The Internet of Things and 5G have raised the complexity of telecommunications network management beyond the level where traditional methods are effective. It’s time to bring AI into play for automated network monitoring.
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?”