As powerful as they are, operators can no longer go it alone. They must collaborate with 3rd parties and expand their focus to include not only consumers, but also the future of the enterprise. They must figure out how to compete against, partner with or enable Webscale companies that pose the biggest competitive threats…or opportunities.
The good news is that with cloud comes adaptability—and with cloud native comes the agility of network functions needed to make the most of 5G and all that comes with it in terms of IoT, autonomous, smart cities, and more.
Furthermore, network slicing and edge computing will trigger a broad range of dedicated network and service capabilities that CSPs will be able to offer to enterprises as they race to capitalize on 5G’s speed and reliability. Most likely this will happen through digital marketplaces, where relationships can flourish among all stakeholders in the value chain.
These B2B marketplaces will be ripe for communications-infused digital enablement, as well as protection from growing security, fraud and privacy risks. For CSPs, the cloud and the complement of mobility and analytics will empower them to move up the value chain.
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