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Omdia Research paper


5G Core automation is critical to telco transformation

5G sits at the intersection of major technology trends such as cloud-based architectures, cloud computing, edge computing, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This next generation of networking offers a massive array of opportunities for operators, but to realize the true value of 5G, more automation across all network domains is needed. This underscores the case for telco transformation in the 5G era.

To learn more about operators’ transformation journey, Omdia conducted a survey for Oracle Communications in May 2021. This paper provides an insight in telco transformation, how this can be accelerated to achieve better programmability across the network, support for multivendor applications and services, and cloud-based operations. At the heart of each of these issues is network automation, especially in the next generation core.