5G is here. What does that mean for network operations?

| December 4, 2019

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Running telecom network operations is more complex than it has ever been. It presents a whole catalogue of challenges such as legacy, multi-vendor, multi-RAN (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G), multi-technology (wireless, wireline etc.), as well as different billing and proprietary hardware-based solutions. These operations can span across different organizational segments of any given Communication Service Provider (CSP), for example technical, marketing, customer care, product planning and strategy, and billing. With 5G and the much-anticipated explosion of IoT devices unfolding, CSPs are challenged with having to manage an ever-growing number of use cases, as well as new service requirements, virtualization and network slicing. At the same time, this presents an opportunity to transform network operations so that they are autonomous, proactive and contain minimal human intervention.

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