Igniting the Transformation of the Future Telco

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Starting from an estimated $35bn in 2020, the combined market for global SDN and NFV investment is projected to reach $67bn in 2025, and 2021 saw the conversation shift from SDN and NFV to full-scale Telco Cloud

Cloud-native architectures are now in production, migration to cloud-native functions have been accelerated and there is a continual growth in partnerships between telecom heavy-hitters and the leading cloud providers.

Whilst the proposed benefits of Telco Cloud are consistent from years gone by, so are the challenges.

The introduction of Telco Cloud 2022 will address this and more.

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Overview

Telco Cloud 2022 has been broken down to address the three technologies that are central to the network’s transformation.

Cloud

AI, ML, & Automation

Open Source

Today’s heavy-data requirements of voice, video, IoT devices and more means extending traditional networks is no longer enough. Instead, scalability and real-time responses are ever more critical and are key drivers in network cloudification.

With cloud-based networks, operators can be innovative and offer Networking-as-a-Service with much lower CAPEX and OPE, greater flexibility and profitability and easier network management.

Telcos have been automating network functions for some time, however the recent advancements in AI and machine-learning means they can go even further to support today’s network demands and management.

With the network being reinvented to become automated, programmable, and cloud-based, the use of open-source software code is emerging as a tool that further complements this new network design. With the potential to eventually replace proprietary software running on vendor-specific hardware, this is a game-changer for the future telco network.