MUNICH -- Operations Transformation Forum 2018 -- Digital transformation has been talked about for years but, for communications service providers, it is becoming a necessity rather than an optional extra as they plan and implement their 5G strategies.
But what does this mean for network operators? It's much more than just being able to interact with, and sell to, customers via digital platforms, though of course this is still critical. It involves a shift to cloud platforms, the introduction of new automated processes and a revamped culture -- all major challenges.
Here in Munich, network operators, representatives from industry organizations, industry analysts and, of course, senior Huawei executives are looking at the industry's progress towards becoming truly digital. What's clear is that there are plenty of ideas, technologies and strategies but there's still a long way to go for most telcos to transform from network infrastructure operators to digital enablers.
Check out our slide show to see who's here in Germany and what they had to say.
— Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading