Digital transformation – it can mean so much that it can be rendered meaningless. Is it about delivering new digital services? Platform economy ecosystems? Is it about embracing the cloud and becoming ‘cloud native’? Does it mean transforming the operations of the business? Well, yes, it can mean all those things.
From launching the first city-wide 5G network to creating network slices to monetize new enterprise services, the roll-out of 5G is about more than base stations and devices. It’s not enough to just ‘deploy 5G’, there is a whole roll-out lifecycle. However, while the race to 5G is global, no two CSPs are alike. Each market and every CSP is at a different point in their 5G lifecycle.
A strategic digital transformation and migration of infrastructure to the cloud can cut a CSP’s IT costs by up to 31 percent. This isn’t a number I’ve made up. This is the judgement of Three UK’s director of IT transformation, speaking at their media and analyst event last week.