The world is changing rapidly. It’s safe to say that we are at the verge of another industrial revolution. It is predicted, that in the next 10 years, the Internet of Things revolution will dramatically alter manufacturing, energy, agriculture, transportation and other industrial sectors of the economy. It will fundamentally transform how people will work through new interactions between humans and machines.
The Telco of tomorrow will need to prepare for what is market is well positioned to become to capitalize on the ongoing disruption of the market, as we know it. As more people and more devices around the world are coming online, and it’s becoming easier to share data-intensive experiences like video and virtual reality. Scaling traditional telecom infrastructure to meet this global data challenge is not moving as fast as people need it to. We know there isn’t a single solution for this, and no one company can tackle the problem alone. Driving a faster pace of innovation in telecom infrastructure is necessary to meet these new technology challenges and to unlock new opportunities for everyone in the ecosystem.
By standardizing on an open hardware platform telco infrastructures can build a sustainable, simple and cost effective platform. Building networks that unify front- and backhaul networks to deal with the increased data load on the network.
Innovation is driving the move from a monolithic to software driven infrastructure (NFV). With that, the next generation of Telco infrastructure is agile enough to provide new business models that support applications such as CORD (Central Office Redesigned Datacenter), IOT (Internet of Things) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).