Facing Up to the Software-Defined Operator
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We see five major trends leading towards the overall picture of the ‘software defined operator’ – an operator whose boundaries and structure can be set and controlled through software. This presents threats as well as opportunities for industry players selling and wanting to sell to telcos.
Format: PDF filePages: 15 pages Charts: 5 Author: STL research team Publication Date: March 2014
Table of Contents
- The Challenges of the Software-Defined Operator
- Three Vendors and the Software-Defined Operator
- Cisco Systems
- The Changing Role of the Vendors
- Who Benefits?
- Who Loses?
- Platform provider or platform consumer
- Define your network sharing strategy
- Challenge the coding cultural cringe
Table of Figures
- Figure 1: An architecture overview for a software-defined operator
- Figure 2: A catalogue for everything
- Figure 3: Ericsson shares (part of) the vision
- Figure 4: Huawei: “DevOps for carriers”
- Figure 5: Cisco aims to dominate the software-defined “Internet of Everything”
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