In our research paper “Intel: 5G Trailblazer Powering 5G Ecosystem-wide Innovation”, we conclude that operator 5G decision makers must prioritize considering Intel as their primary trusted advisor in driving their 5G network journeys, since Intel provides the extensive portfolio capabilities and channel expertise (i.e., Intel Network Builders) across the most strategic 5G technology areas, such as network cloudification, 5G edge, 5G core, vRAN, and 5G ecosystem, needed to meet the highest priority 5G business objectives.
Nokia announced the launch of its Network Operations Master to provide CSPs with highly automated and scalable software for managing their 5G networks. This is key, as CSPs will require an intelligent management system as 5G adds new layers of technical complexity. Here is a closer look at Nokia’s Network Operations Master, along with my thoughts on why this is not only important, but also what Nokia should do moving forward to further differentiate its Network Operations Master offering.
5G is heating up in the US and after TMobile recently launched its nationwide low band 5G, AT&T has expanded into seven more US cities.