As COVID-19 speeds up operator need to support a shift in how and where customers access network services, automation and development are key for success.
Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.
Technologies never roll out as quickly as expected. Barriers to implementation arise, exuberance turns to pragmatism and numbers are restated. Not so with 5G.
Radio hardware is an expensive and difficult proposition, but one way to address this barrier to market competition and bring the benefits of scale to more vendors is through open RU reference designs.
As the telecom industry focuses on rolling out 5G mobile broadband technology across the globe, the real key to success lies in improving fixed broadband networks and smoothing the network evolution path.