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Categories of Use Cases for NEF (Network Exposure Function)

Making decisions around what NEF functionality to implement is complicated by the variety of potential use cases.  Analysis suggests that the categories below are most viable.  The order of the categories are shown in rough order of their expected popularity – with practical services for a telco’s enterprise customer first on the list; alongside services […]

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Drivers and Barriers to Update of NEF

The 3GPP Network Exposure Function (NEF) provides a platform to allow secure interaction of external platforms and applications with the core network. It allows extraction of data from the network and allows applications owned by customers and partners to provide a limited set of instruction into the network. Its successful roll out is caught up […]

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Current Deployment of Digital Twins in Telcos

Looking at the digital twins deployed today by telcos, today – they can be categorized in two areas: Importance: The potential financial upside to a telco The degree of need for problem resolution that the DT could bring Feasibility: The complexity of DT creation The maturity of DTs deployed already in other verticals Availability of […]

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The Changing World of Telco Data Monetization (Part 2)

The four groups of telco products in Part 1 of this post, could potentially be offered to all types of vertical customers – but there is obviously a high degree of complexity about exactly what each customer might need and what products are most feasible for a telco to provide. In order to create a […]

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The Changing World of Telco Data Monetization (Part 1)

Over the last 12 years, discussions around telco activities in the data provision and related ecosystem have been around the provision of aggregated/anonymized data about telcos customers coming from the BSS systems, augmented with location data from the network. This is beginning to change with discussions from vendors about the need for data from the […]

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NWDAF Enthusiasm in 2022

Based on recent conversations with telcos and vendors, interest in NWDAF appears to have had a small uptick since 2021.   However, it is often just a small part of a bigger RFI/RFP.  The drivers and barriers towards adoption considered to be:  

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Telco as Data Driven Organization

What is a data driven organization? There have been many case studies over the last 5 years which demonstrate the disruption caused by “data-driven businesses” – using insights to change business models, understand customers, automate processes and drive new revenues.  Into the future, this concept will become an integral part of what it takes to […]

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The state of the Market for 5G Assurance

The diagram below sets out product development trends seen across assurance. It is a summary of topics discussed at vendor interview when asked about what they were currently creating and selling in 5G assurance – it is a mix of: existing products those on the roadmap discussion of problems which will require future assurance products […]

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The Impact of Future of Work trends on the Telco

This diagram provides a very speedy summary of how Future of Work trends will impact a telco (it would be worth reading the previous post before this one – for context!):

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The Future of Work

This research looks at the impact on telcos of the “Future of Work”.  Key drivers of this include: Looking at how these Future of Work trends will impact telcos: The markets in which the telco wishes to compete will speed up and become increasingly complex (from an ecosystem and product perspective). This will create more […]

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