In the 5G era, mobile operators need new ways to build networks and deliver services today that are cost-efficient, flexible, and agile. The cost-per-bit models and network architectures that dictated 4G strategies will not support 5G use cases.
Operators cannot carry on business-as-usual and expect to meet surging bandwidth demand, compete with web-scale rivals and prepare for a 5G future. The new model for mobile network economics, founded on dramatic savings in capex and opex, new service models, standard open interfaces and rapid innovation can be achieved today.
The cost-per-bit model must be reduced, revenue-generating services must be explored and revenue must be protected from fraud and hacking.