5G and edge computing are game changers for telcos. Every successive generation of technology has a multiplier effect. 3G launched the smartphone market, while 4G boosted streaming and social media, leading to the dominance of Facebook, Google, and Netflix.
5G is a paradigm shift allowing telcos tomonetize capex on network infrastructure, unlike 3G and 4G which were leveraged by OTT companies. From the centralized hardware architecture of 4G, 5G provides decentralized software-based, cloud-native architecture. This shift enables telecom operators to explore new revenue streams, in partnership with system integrators.
Subi Kapoor and Sreekanth Sasidharan of Infosys presented a webinar on ‘Unlocking The Full Potential: The Future of 5G and Edge’. The telecom experts discussed how telcos can vertically integrate 5G and the edge for applications across industries such as automotive, healthcare, media, and retail.
PERSONAL PROFILE - Sreekanth Sasidharan is an AVP and Senior Principal Technology Architect at Infosys Ltd and is a global leader in next-generation network architecture and consulting. He is the Technology Practice Lead for Next Generation Network Engineering (SDN, 5G, Edge, Network Automation and Open Networks) architecture and consultancy. He is also responsible for partnerships with industry bodies and organizations to define standards and co-create innovative solutions to support network transformations. He champions open source and open network adoption, and has helped rollout carrier grade open source solutions for supporting next generation networks for multiple operators.
PERSONAL PROFILE - Subi Kapoor is a senior executive with over 25 years’ experience in positioning, shaping and transforming technology driven initiatives across multiple countries. He works with senior leaders in telecom & cable companies to drive their digital transformation through cloud native and 5G technologies. His specialties include IT Strategy, Program Management, Business Development, General Management, IT Management, Off-shoring/Outsourcing, 5G, Cloud Native, SDN, NFV, Telco Cloud, Service Assurance and DevOps
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