Sunday, 16 December 2018

Red Hat: Telcos must become more efficient to maximise 5G revenues

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 11 October 18

Total Telecom sat down with Darrell Jordan-Smith, VP, Communications Service Providers, at Red Hat to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the global telecoms market, as it prepares for the launch of 5G

What trends are shaping the industry at the moment? Data traffic is growing exponentially. Even voice-based services are using data now. There are tons of statistics out there at the moment that illustrate the scale of this. This is giving telcos a real problem because people aren't paying more for those data services. In order for them to be able to remain profitable they are going to need to start delivering those services more efficiently and more dynamically than they have in the past. They need to become more agile. That brings us into the software defined infrastructure solutions that are available. This is where we have been focussing our attention over the past 3 or 4 years…

What trends are shaping the industry at the moment? Data traffic is growing exponentially. Even voice-based services are using data now. There are tons of statistics out there at the moment that illustrate the scale of this. This is giving telcos a real problem because people aren't paying more for those data services. In order for them to be able to remain profitable they are going to need to start delivering those services more efficiently and more dynamically than they have in the past. They need to become more agile. That brings us into the software defined infrastructure solutions that are available. This is where we have been focussing our attention over the past 3 or 4 years…

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