A CSP’s Guide to Building A Powerful Network for Competitive Advantage
Sponsored by Oracle
Competition across the telecommunications industry is fierce, and only
getting stronger with the rollout of 5G networks. There is a clear
imperative for building a best-in-class network to stand out in the
Best-in-class network functions are especially critical in areas of the network where superior performance, security, and resiliency are required, such as in the mobile core and the signalling core, and to support policy management.
The winners in this increasingly contested market will be those companies that prioritize network functions with features that are closely aligned with their business goals, and which deliver differentiated performance and/or service capabilities.
The service-based architecture (SBA) of the 5G network is opening up an exciting new chapter in network disaggregation; it gives CSPs a greater choice of function vendor and means that they do not have to compromise on the capabilities of individual functions as a result of having to buy all functions from a single vendor as part of a monolithic system. There is a clear imperative for building a best-in-class network.
CSPs face unprecedented competition for 5G connectivity from a host of assailants because the software-based nature of the 5G network is making it easier for highly agile competitors from IT backgrounds to target this market.
These competitors are attracted to 5G because of its potential to open up lucrative consumer and enterprise markets by supporting use cases that are currently beyond the capabilities of fixed and Wi-Fi-based connectivity. To succeed in these new markets, any service provider will need to assure customers of very high service quality, availability and attractive pricing. A best-in-class network can equip CSPs to win new business that recoups the cost of 5G deployment and extracts full business value from the technology.
This Analysys Mason white paper explains how modern software design, based on cloud native technologies and agile methodologies, will make it easier for CSPs to implement best-in-class network functions.
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