Cloud-Native Computing Promises Nimbleness, but Can CSPs Seize the Opportunity?

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By Don Alusha | 4Q 2019 | IN-5696


Cloud-Native Computing



On December 9, 2019, TelecomTV hosted a symposium that aimed to elucidate the term “Cloud-Native” and why it is becoming a key strand for continued and sustained growth in the telecommunications industry. Participation was rich and diverse from both the supply and demand side of telecoms. Communications Service Providers (CSPs) such as Deutsche Telekom, Swisscom, Telefonica, Verizon, and Vodafone were active participants. Amdocs, Ericsson, Nokia, Red Hat, and VMware were some of the vendors that actively engaged in the discourse. TMForum, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and Telecom Infra Project (TIP) were representatives from standards bodies and industry associations that debated a harmonious coexistence of telecoms standards and open source innovation.

There is, by now, widespread agreement that cloud-native computing is bound to be a key enabler for a more ‘digital’ telco ecosystem. ABI Research stresses this point in our recently published Cloud-Native Computing in 5G Networks (AN-4898) Application Analysis Report. Webscale c…

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