An emerging new ecosystem
Digitalisation and digital transformation is reshaping the telecom industry landscape. Virtualisation and the advent of cloud-based technologies has led to a paradigm shift in the way telecom services and networks are being deployed. Increasing pressure is being placed on existing infrastructure as a result of the demand for cloud and the proliferation of new services and disruptive technologies. Competitive boundaries are shifting with increasing pressure from OTT, cloud and content providers. The continuing need to invest and innovate to upgrade existing networks for the future and build new networks in under-connected regions is essential if the ultimate goal of achieving global connectivity and enabling high quality internet access for all is to be realised.