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Introduction

A review of the key telecoms IT and operations trends at Mobile World Congress 2019 (MWC19), including the key building blocks required to enable and monetize 5G.

Highlights

  • A broad mix of cloud-native transformations is finally being embarked on rather than just talked about. DevOps, continuous integration and continuous development (CI/CD), microservices architectures and containerization, big data management, and AI.

Features and Benefits

  • Learn about the latest operations transformation trends.
  • Hear about the latest collaboration, partnering, and open API initiatives.

Key questions answered

  • What did I miss at MWC?
  • What were the key themes emerging from operator and vendor discussions?
  • Which were the key telecoms IT and AI-driven network automation announcements?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Transforming operating models
  • Collaboration, partnering, and open APIs
  • Massive impact of AI on network automation

Appendix

  • Further reading
  • Author