Recently concluded research on network as a service identifies NaaS as a major driver for operator 5G monetization, with close to 95% of global operators expecting it to significantly enhance operator revenue opportunities.
The report identifies IoT verticals, powered by 5G’s massive machine-type communications (mMTC) as one of the biggest markets for NaaS, followed by monetization from partnerships on new, innovative NaaS-based services.
This material, produced jointly by Comarch and The Fast Mode, presents in-depth assessment of operator readiness to deliver NaaS, and their ability to dynamically provision network slices according to vertical and customer needs. Findings from the report indicate an increasing reliance on AI/ML for automation of network management and monitoring, across 5G networks. The report also analyzed the challenges faced by operators in network slicing automation, and assesses the IT capabilities required within today’s operators to support NaaS.
Apart from highlighting regional trends and the influence of operator size on NaaS implementation, the material also looks at NaaS solution models and the role of zero-touch, automation-driven technologies in driving its deployment.
The findings from the report are based on the analysis of responses from 100 global operators.
Entitled “AI/ML for 5G Network Slicing: Accelerating NaaS Strategy”, the report is now available for download here.