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Virtualised automated mobile networks – Mavenir Whitepaper

Virtualised, automated mobile networks – Mavenir Whitepaper

Operators embrace virtualised, open networks with agile automation to meet future demands.

Executive Summary

Virtualised, automated mobile networks that leverage open architectures and cloud technologies are clearly the path forward for forwardthinking operators. To find out where mobile network operators (MNOs) are on their journeys, GSMA’s Mobile World Live surveyed executives from 156 global network operators. We asked them about virtualisation, public and private cloud strategies, multigeneration networks, Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) and network automation.

The results show most mobile networks are moving to software, with a healthy portion also implementing Open RAN and moving some operations to the cloud. Almost all operators surveyed are investigating these technologies to some degree.

Operators recognise a need for tools that will enable them to maximise their returns on these investments and to keep up with changing demands. With virtualisation comes the opportunity to adopt automated processes that speed upgrades, provision new services dynamically, and enable network slicing for specific customers and use cases and, importantly, manage cost. Automation is classified as “critical to progress” by three quarters of the operators interviewed.

These survey results reinforce trends seen in the larger market, as multiple industries invest in technologies that will enable open, automated mobile networks. From semiconductors to servers to software, companies are investing in virtualised, automated platforms that support mobile networks because they recognise the role these networks will play in the future economy. Mobile is becoming foundational to industry and commerce, and innovative vendors that align with the larger ecosystem of investment will be best positioned to help operators prepare to capitalise on the future.

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Mobile industry research is the backbone of GSA activity and covers topics from Devices, Chipsets and Technology, to Networks, Features and Spectrum.

The GSA Research Team is constantly following market dynamics and activity to ensure the latest data is available to GSA users via the GSA website.

Data is updated monthly and quarterly and can be referenced by users who register for free on the GSA web site.

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GSA reports are based on extensive data contained in the GSA GAMBoD databases, which is a resource available to GSA Members and Associates. Companies and policy makers can subscribe, as a GSA Associate, to gain access to GSA databases and Member Reports for additional insights into the source data behind reports, which can be used for their own research purposes.

Discounted annual subscription are available to regulators, government agencies and licensed mobile operators.
5G-Market Snapshot March 2022

Virtualised, automated mobile networks – Mavenir Whitepaper

Operators embrace virtualised, open networks with agile automation to meet future demands.

Executive Summary

Virtualised, automated mobile networks that leverage open architectures and cloud technologies are clearly the path forward for forwardthinking operators. To find out where mobile network operators (MNOs) are on their journeys, GSMA’s Mobile World Live surveyed executives from 156 global network operators. We asked them about virtualisation, public and private cloud strategies, multigeneration networks, Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) and network automation.

The results show most mobile networks are moving to software, with a healthy portion also implementing Open RAN and moving some operations to the cloud. Almost all operators surveyed are investigating these technologies to some degree.

Operators recognise a need for tools that will enable them to maximise their returns on these investments and to keep up with changing demands. With virtualisation comes the opportunity to adopt automated processes that speed upgrades, provision new services dynamically, and enable network slicing for specific customers and use cases and, importantly, manage cost. Automation is classified as “critical to progress” by three quarters of the operators interviewed.

These survey results reinforce trends seen in the larger market, as multiple industries invest in technologies that will enable open, automated mobile networks. From semiconductors to servers to software, companies are investing in virtualised, automated platforms that support mobile networks because they recognise the role these networks will play in the future economy. Mobile is becoming foundational to industry and commerce, and innovative vendors that align with the larger ecosystem of investment will be best positioned to help operators prepare to capitalise on the future.

Virtualised, automated mobile networks – Mavenir Whitepaper

LinkedIn

Twitter

YouTube

Weibo

WeChat: GSA Express

 

Virtualised, automated mobile networks - Maviner Whitepaper

© GSA 2022

https://gsacom.com

 

GSA Research

Mobile industry research is the backbone of GSA activity and covers topics from Devices, Chipsets and Technology, to Networks, Features and Spectrum.

The GSA Research Team is constantly following market dynamics and activity to ensure the latest data is available to GSA users via the GSA website.

Data is updated monthly and quarterly and can be referenced by users who register for free on the GSA web site.

GSA GAMBoD Database

GSA reports are based on extensive data contained in the GSA GAMBoD databases, which is a resource available to GSA Members and Associates. Companies and policy makers can subscribe, as a GSA Associate, to gain access to GSA databases and Member Reports for additional insights into the source data behind reports, which can be used for their own research purposes.

Discounted annual subscription are available to regulators, government agencies and licensed mobile operators.
5G-Market Snapshot March 2022

Date: 4th Apr 2022
Type: Member Report
Technology: Other
Originator: Mavenir

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