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MWC 2019: 5G is at the top of the digital transformation agenda

March 13, 2019  | Subscribers Only

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With the world gearing up for a massive increase in IoT devices and the building of 5G networks, what we heard at Mobile World Congress this year is that OSS/BSS vendors are welcoming the new requirements with 5G-ready cloud platforms that facilitate service providers’ network virtualization process. Every service provider we’ve spoken with is involved in a network function virtualization project, and a few of them, including AT&T and Telefónica, are ahead of the process with large digital transformation initiatives. In fact, Telefónica organized a full session that dove into its ambitious transformation into a liquid software-defined automated network, where each network node is under consideration with a chief goal in mind: the move to 5G and future network architectures that revolve around convergence, simplification, disaggregation, virtualization, cloudification, automation, and infinite capacity. We can tell the vendors got the message, which can be summed up in five themes: cloud, 5G readiness, open source, collaboration and partnership, and digital BSS.

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