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 supporting high speed data (eg. VR/AR needs).  Location services have been placed third as previous work found that over 50% of all data-provision use case for telco’s enterprise customers required location to be included. There is an expectation in the market that support for drones and other moving objects will be strong NEF use cases, in time.