HELPING SERVICE PROVIDERS TAKE CENTER STAGE IN THE 5G VALUE CHAIN
With the roll out of 5G Stand Alone (SA) many of the 5G use cases and new business models that the industry has been waiting for will become a reality. At last, the ability for communication service providers (CSPs) to go ‘beyond connectivity’ will be here. Unlike 4G where, it could be argued that CSPs watched, with perhaps just a little envy, as many of the OTTs took a leading role in the value chain, 5G is different for CSPs.
- In 5G the network becomes a key component of the service and not just a ‘best effort’ means of delivering connectivity.
- 5G SA represents a paradigm shift as the main building blocks of a CSP’s business are evolving.
- Customer experience, offerings, networks and technology are all undergoing massive changes.
- It is by adapting to these changes and having the solutions, processes and culture in place that CSPs can evolve to play a central role in the 5G economy and take center stage in the 5G value chain.