The future of mobile connectivity

Mobile operators face a range of challenges today from saturation, competition and regulation – all of which are having a negative impact on revenues. The introduction of 5G offers new customer segments and services to offset this decline. However, unlike the introduction of 4G which was dominated by consumer benefits, 5G is expected to be driven by enterprise use. According to IDC, enterprises will generate 60 percent of the world’s data by 2025.

Rather than rely on costly proprietary hardware and operating models, the use of open source technologies offers the ability to commoditise and democratise the wireless network infrastructure. Major operators such as Vodafone, Telefonica and China Mobile have already adopted such practices.

Shifting to open source technology and taking a software defined approach enables mobile operators to differentiate based on the services they offer, rather than network coverage or subscription costs.

This whitepaper will explain how mobile operators can break the proprietary stranglehold and adopt an open approach including:

  • The open source initiatives and technologies available today and being adopted by major operators.
  • How a combination of software defined radio, mobile base stations and 3rd party app development can provide a way for mobile operators to differentiate and drive down CAPEX
  • Use cases by Vodafone and EE on successful implementations by adopting an open source approach

To view the whitepaper, sign up using the form below:

In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical’s Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

kubernetes logo

What is Kubernetes?

Designed with economics in mind, Canonical's solutions for telecommunications ensure ROI, providing first class quality at the same time.
Save costs by operating your infrastructure and applications the smart way, ensuring full automation from day 0 to day N.

Learn more about Ubuntu for telco ›

Newsletter signup

Select topics you're
interested in

In submitting this form, I confirm that I have read and agree to Canonical's Privacy Notice and Privacy Policy.

Related posts

Telecom AI: a guide for data teams

Data is the new oil, and Artificial Intelligence is the way to monetize it. According to an IDC report, Artificial Intelligence (AI), alongside 5G, IoT, and...

Ubuntu in the wild – 13th of April 2021

The Ubuntu in the wild blog post ropes in the latest highlights about Ubuntu and Canonical around the world on a bi-weekly basis. It is a summary of all the...

Security podcast: March

The Security Podcast covers the most interesting security fixes around Ubuntu, with in-depth discussions around the latest vulnerabilities and updates.