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Brief overview of the European market
Covid has put networks right where our industry believes they belong – centre stage. What are the ramifications of being the backbone of the digital economy? How well does playing such a huge role in social and economic welfare sit with running a commercial business? Should more of the cost of building out fibre and 5G come out of the public purse?
As networks become more complex and harder to manage, what do we mean by intent-based networks and why do operators need them? Moving from pre-defined systems to intelligent network services. How do you leverage predictive analytics, machine learning and other kinds of AI to build an intent-based network? What will intent-based networking deliver?
Is being cloud-native critical to operators’ survival and how well are telcos progressing towards becoming cloud-native? Risk aversion and an under-competitive vendor market have kept telecom networks from keeping up with the state of the art in networking, but cloud-native techniques and containerisation are bringing them to the cutting edge. What are the next steps in this transformative journey?
What are operators using AI for and what is their experience so far? Where can it deliver the greatest value – operations, customer experience, asset management? What are the biggest challenges to using it to its fullest potential?
The fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) is heavily dependent on the ability to provide a wireless infrastructure capable delivering secure, ultra-reliable, low latency communications between highly dense IoT endpoints and control applications. Are private 5G networks the answer? What are the enabling technologies, architectures and deployment methodologies that will support these new manufacturing and production paradigms?
What are the main security concerns in the expanding digital ecosystem model and where are the vulnerabilities? Tracking the digital ecosystem – devices, networks, interfaces, protocols, people… How do you keep up with evolving threats when it’s a joint effort?
There is no doubt that 5G is the road to the future but there are still many intergenerational networks like 2G, 3G, 4G & LTE in service that are functional and delivering on their promise. So how do you manage the transition from legacy to new, from known and trusted technologies to a new paradigm? Patrik will show how this is achieved through a dramatic shift from the traditional physical infrastructure to an enterprise IT network infrastructure that is distributed, cloud-based and enabled by orchestration capabilities. Currently, not all operators are ready for cloud-native but as more move to this model they will be faced with the transition from old to new. This session will discuss the unique needs that 5G and all the intergenerational versions of mobility bring to modern, cloud native solutions. This session will go beyond just discussing scale, data synchronization, automation and cloud native efficiencies. It will detail an intergenerational and integrated approach to how operators can best optimise their subscriber data, global data and put their interactive data to work, via analytics. In addition, it will discuss the partnership journey between vendors and operators through integrated delivery, test, and deployment, across all of the mobility generations.
2019 saw the first commercial launches of standalone 5G. Are we on track with rollout, standards development, and equipment availability? Has Covid slowed down investment? Where are the new operational and partnership models we hear so much about? Where is the collaboration with vertical industries?