The telecommunications industry is on the cusp of a paradigm shift. The unprecedented growth of mobility makes it imperative for telcos to increase their communication infrastructure to broaden geographical reach. Given the capital-intensive nature of investments, there is an urgent need to leverage technologies such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and cloud computing to reduce costs, decouple hardware from software, and ease monitoring and maintenance of infrastructure
In this age of enterprise mobility, there is also a constant demand for better connectivity and faster networks. Apart from voice, customers are increasingly demanding access to video and multimedia content on their smartphones on-the-go. IoT is yet another opportunity that the telecom industry must gear up for. As the world moves rapidly from 3G to LTE and beyond, the telecom industry needs to respond quickly to changing dynamics.