5G: The Impact of Small Cell Densification on Service Operations
Using small cells to make cellular networks more dense is becoming a must amidst the demand for quality-of-service expectations associated with 5G.
5G is Set to Significantly Disrupt the MVNO and Wireless Wholesale Markets
Specialized MVNOs that target niche markets may emerge as operators evolve and master 5G network slicing.
5G Network Slicing and the Extreme Real-Time Internet
Virtual reality, augmented reality and the tactile internet will be more promising thanks to the emergence of 5G network slicing.
The Critical Role of Artificial Intelligence in Large-Scale OSS Automation
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can prove to be extremely valuable as large-scale OSS processes and service orders become increasingly complex.
Technology Approaches for CSPs are Going Beyond Connectivity to Access New Value Chain Revenues
Becoming a digital service provider and claiming more of the digital value chain means service providers must offer more than just the data pipe.
Service Providers Open to Outsourcing to Reduce SDN/NFV Complexities
Hosted solutions can help operators bring virtualized services to market in weeks.
Netcracker’s View: Improving ONAP Commercial Readiness With Domain Orchestration
ONAP needs to flexibly support a number of different operational and deployment scenarios to move from lab to production.
Operational Automation: The Next Major Focus for Cloud Transformation
Automation and operational efficiency are among the biggest benefits of using next-generation networks like the cloud, but achieving these goals seems to be more difficult than initially expected.
Survey: Virtualization Adoption Still Lags, but Operators See Potential in B2B Services and Automation
A new Heavy Reading and Netcracker survey of global service providers reveals SDN/NFV services for 5G use cases, SD-WAN and other offerings look to be the most profitable in the next two years.