Leading equipment suppliers Nokia, Intel and Mavenir insisted there was a very crucial link between next-generation technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT), which must intersect within operator networks to ensure 5G delivers on certain promises.
For Mavenir, CSO Bejoy Pankajakshan said the company viewed the “triple A” approach as key to making 5G successful: AI, automation and analytics.
“I think 5G is not just a new generation, it is a network transformation. Every time you talk about network transformation a bunch of things need to come together to make it happen. If you look at how operators have to transform from being service providers to digital providers, you are going to through a network transformation,” Pankajakshan concluded.