Economic Advantages of Virtualizing the RAN in Mobile Operators’ Infrastructures
Communications service providers are engaged in a strategic evolution of their infrastructures using virtualized and cloud-native designs. This effort has been underway for several years in both their IT data center and core network operating sites. Innovations in both end-users’ applications and related mobile networking technologies are motivating CSPs now to expand their use of virtualization to highly distributed network edge application and service delivery sites.
Mobile operators in all regions are deeply engaged in taking further advantage of open-source cloud-native and microservices software innovations as they grow the service capacity of their networks and plan for deployment of next-generation 5G architectures. Read ACG Research's findings and how next-gen 5G will rely on virtualized cloud-native distributed infrastructures using containerized networking apps and modular microservices, increasing the value of open horizontal cloud platforms.