The critical role of the sliceable platform in 5G monetisation
21 July 2020 | Research
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Many operators in developed mobile markets have started to deploy 5G networks commercially. However, the second phase of roll-outs will represent a critical juncture for operators’ 5G business models. This phase includes the migration to 5G New Radio standalone (NR SA) networks, which will enable a far wider range of services, user experiences and pricing options than the current non-standalone (NSA) networks, which rely on the 4G core.
In contrast with previous mobile generations, the most critical element will not be the RAN itself, but a fully virtualised, sliceable 5G core, which can support a host of applications and industries in an agile way, thereby revolutionising an operator’s 5G business opportunity. This will be the keystone of a 5G platform strategy and will recast the network as a set of configurable, programmable functions running on cloud infrastructure. This, together with a common, open framework of developer tools, services and application programming interfaces (APIs) will enable an endless variety of services to be launched as the market requires.
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