Not so long ago, every telco was jockeying for position as the best communications service provider (CSP) on the market. IoT, 5G, AI and the cloud have radically altered those aspirations, and each serious player is now striving to undergo the transformation into digital service provider (DSP).
Digitization, 5G and the Internet of Things place demands on telecommunications systems that would be impossible to address by the human brain alone. Thus, artificial intelligence and machine learning are growing in importance as telcos seek to automate their network management and maintenance processes and move towards intelligent assurance.
What are the technologies to watch in 2019? What impact will the Internet of Things, virtualization and artificial intelligence have on the telecommunications industry in the coming 12 months? And what are CTOs and CEOs planning in order to maximize their organizations’ benefits from digitization? We put these questions to industry experts, in a bid to draw some conclusions about BSS, OSS, assurance and more.
Technological advances are bringing new challenges and opportunities for telcos, along with a great deal of uncertainty. CTOs and CIOs must find the best way forward for their companies’ IoT, virtualization and assurance strategies, but a new survey shows that they are far from unanimous in terms of the specifics of future development.
CSPs once dominated the telco landscape. There was no competition, and no need to change an operational model that worked – more or less. Neither was there any impetus for innovation. Now, all that has changed; new technologies and new challengers in the telecommunications domain mean it is time for telcos to embrace the virtual and go cloud-native
We’ve long used artificial intelligence and machine learning – for example in the aerospace industry – but they are now becoming bywords for success in many industries, telecommunications included. The reason is that AI and ML facilitate automation to a degree demanded in the age of 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT). And automation is where today’s telcos are headed…
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The digital era is upon us, and for telcos this means challenges and opportunities, demanding transformation and adaptation to the new world. In terms of OSS, the key to success will lie in innovation and embracing new ways of both thinking and doing.
Today’s telecommunications landscape looks radically different from that of 10 years ago – yet many CSPs are still using the same hardware-based network architecture that they have always had in place. Meantime, OTTs are racing ahead in a fiercely competitive market. It’s time, then, for telcos to reach for the cloud and make a digital transformation.
Almost every aspect of everyday life is being affected by developments in AI, big data analytics and machine learning. Yet, while the potential of these technologies is immense, it’s worth remembering that this is just the start – and machines are only as smart as the people behind them.
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