How can telecom operators make sure that the network coverage inside a home is as strong as it is outside the subscribers’ door?
Operator capex is under pressure even as they continue with their broadband deployments.
- Network owners are facing big challenges with their incomes being kept quite flat, while their networks are still needing relevant investments.
- The number of deployment projects is exploding, with the rise of 5G.
A new kind of supply chain is taking place in order to make this new reality live.
The white box economics or disaggregation provides:
● Faster innovations and finding new revenues streams
● Cost reductions
● No vendor lock-in (the narrative of “sorry, we do not support this hardware,” does not exist anymore)
CHALLENGE 4: Technology shifting period: From a hardware network to a software network and the consequences to telcos
The networks are now being implemented differently. The transformation has started to take place.
Earlier, the hardware was centralized at on-premises data centers. But now, the network systems are becoming more complex, with Software Defined Network (SDN) slowly coming into the picture.