Friday, 18 January 2019

The evolution of the carrier sector

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Thursday 01 November 18

At the Total Telecom Congress 2018, Chris Kelly caught up with Rolf Nafziger, Senior Vice President Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier, to discuss how market fluctuations are affecting telcos

What trends are you noticing developing in the telecoms market at the moment? In general, we realise that the market is undergoing a strong transformation and the speed of innovation is accelerating.  The number of blockchain initiatives have been increasing, with proposals being developed on how blockchain can further enhance the international wholesale business. Within the carrier industry further evolution is taking place regarding IoT offerings with discussion on topics such as traffic differentiation and local break out. Of course, the hot topic of 5G is quickly becoming reality – in fact Deutsche Telekom plans to cover 99% of the population in its German home market with 5G by 2025. 5G is not just another network, it is crucial for the control of autonomous machines, smart cities, IoT and other advanced technologies. In addition, we are seeing increasing market consolidation…

What trends are you noticing developing in the telecoms market at the moment? In general, we realise that the market is undergoing a strong transformation and the speed of innovation is accelerating.  The number of blockchain initiatives have been increasing, with proposals being developed on how blockchain can further enhance the international wholesale business. Within the carrier industry further evolution is taking place regarding IoT offerings with discussion on topics such as traffic differentiation and local break out. Of course, the hot topic of 5G is quickly becoming reality – in fact Deutsche Telekom plans to cover 99% of the population in its German home market with 5G by 2025. 5G is not just another network, it is crucial for the control of autonomous machines, smart cities, IoT and other advanced technologies. In addition, we are seeing increasing market consolidation…

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