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Future Telco : Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital Age.

By: Krüssel, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Management for Professionals Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (413 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319777245.Subject(s): Technological innovations-Management | Information technology-ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Future Telco : Successful Positioning of Network Operators in the Digital AgeDDC classification: 658.514 LOC classification: HF4999.2-6182Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- Anticipating the Future: Strategic Scenarios for Telco Markets and Initial Recommendations for Operators -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Key Elements of the Model -- 3 Market Drivers and Their Effects on Player Types -- 3.1 Traffic Growth and Its Effects -- 3.2 Service Competition and Its Effects -- 3.3 Price Competition and Its Effects -- 3.4 Regulation and Its Effects -- 4 Application of the Model to the German Telecommunications Market -- 4.1 The German Telecommunications Market: A Retrospective -- 4.2 Determination of Market Driver Manifestations -- 4.2.1 Traffic Growth -- 4.2.2 Service Competition -- 4.2.3 Price Competition -- 4.2.4 Regulation -- 4.3 Options for Action of the Player Types -- 4.4 Spectrum of Future Market Scenarios -- 4.5 Heterogeneous Power Play as the Best Market Scenario for Network Operators -- 5 Summary and Initial Recommendations for Network Operators -- References -- Assessment of the Telecommunications Sector from the Capital Market Perspective -- Part I: Integrated Networks -- At the Forefront: Network Expansion Oriented to Customers and Needs -- Integrated Network Planning: A Key Success Factor for Network Operators -- 1 Vision of a Future Network Infrastructure -- 2 Challenges in Planning -- 3 Approach for Successful Integrated Planning -- 3.1 Constraints -- 3.2 Realization of the Integrated Planning -- 3.3 Planning of Various Time Horizons -- 3.4 Cross-Layer Planning -- 4 Prerequisites for Integrated Planning -- 4.1 Comprehensive, Contemporaneous, and Cross-IT System Network Documentation Is the Basis for Every Planning Project -- 4.2 The Most Precise Forecasts Possible Throughout All of the Diverse Phases of Planning -- 4.3 The Living Processes in the Network Operator´s Business Must Encourage, not Hinder Integrated Network Planning.
5 Examples for Application of Integrated Planning -- 5.1 Optimal Network Rollout and Expansion Strategy -- 5.2 Strategic Planning -- 6 Benefits: Network Transparency and Efficiency -- References -- 5G and Satellites: A Viable Ecosystem? -- 1 The Coverage Dilemma -- 2 5G: The Magic Box? -- 3 Autonomous Driving: A Killer Application? -- 4 LEO´s: Friend or Foe? -- 5 A Necessary Ecosystem -- 5G: New Opportunities? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Essence of 5G -- 3 5G Network Slicing -- 4 5G Use Cases -- 4.1 VR/AR Applications -- 4.2 Automotive: Evolution of Cars and Its Digitization -- 4.3 Digitization -- 4.4 Drones -- 5 Partnership -- 6 Way Forward for an Operator -- References -- Small Cells: A Critical Assessment -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Are Small Cells Really Demanded? -- 3 Are Small Cells Simple to Deploy? -- 4 Can Small Cells Be Deployed at Reasonable Costs? -- 5 Risks and Opportunities -- 6 Outlook -- Part II: Modern Network Concepts -- Managed Services 4.0: On the Journey from Cost Efficiencies to Business Transformation -- 1 Development of Telecom Network Managed Services -- 1.1 Managed Services Providers: From Selling Cost Efficiency to Adding Values -- 1.2 Operators: Cost and Quality Are Key -- 2 MS Partnership -- 2.1 Elements of a Close Partnership -- 2.2 Popular Pricing Models -- 2.3 Win-Win or Win-Lose? -- 2.4 How About a Deeper Partnership? -- 3 Maturity of Managed Services Partnership -- 4 Managed Services 4.0 -- References -- DevOps Telco: An Oxymoron? -- 1 ``DevOps Telco´´? -- 2 Simplified History of Change in IT -- 3 Value Chains? -- 4 Cloud: The ``Ultimate´´ Generalized Ops Capability Set -- 5 Assumptions Needed to Get DevOps Rolling -- 5.1 Responsibility for Releasing -- 5.2 No Monoliths Allowed -- 6 Stop and Count -- 7 DevOps Telco Implications and Limitations -- 7.1 DevOps Engineers -- 7.2 Mid-level Management.
8 DevOps Telco: Completely or Partially? -- Reference -- Paradigm Shift! The Path to Brutal Automation -- 1 Brutal Automation -- 2 What Is a Paradigm, and What Is a Paradigm Shift? -- 3 Historic Paradigm Shifts in the Telco Industry -- 4 Paradigm Shifts Along the Path to Brutal Automation -- 4.1 From Hardware to Software to Open Source Software -- 4.2 SDN: From Hardware Centric to Software Centric Paradigm -- 4.3 NFV: From Hardware Appliance to VNF Software -- 4.4 Cloud Native: Monolithic VM to Containerized Micro-services -- 4.5 ONAP: From Legacy Processes to Zero Touch Automation -- 4.6 From Brutal Automation with APIs to RESTful APIs in 5G -- 4.7 From 4G to 5G: The Latency First Paradigm Shift -- 4.8 P4: From Virtualization to Anti-virtualization Paradigm Shift -- 4.9 The Impact of ONF with ONOS, CORD and vOLTHA -- 4.10 The Impact of SD-WAN (Shifting Power to the Enterprise) -- 5 Additional Paradigm Shifts on the Path to Brutal Automation -- 6 Addressing the Skill Gap -- 7 Summary: The Path to Brutal Automation Is Bumpy -- References -- Edge Computing: The Third Major Step in the Evolution of Telco Networks -- 1 Edge Computing in Context of Network Technologies -- 1.1 The Bidirectional Movement of Computation: Telco´s Network Well Positioned for Edge Computing -- 1.2 5G Will Need Edge Computing and Edge Computing Will Need 5G -- 1.3 Building Edge Cloudlets Is More than SDN/NFV Based Network Virtualization -- 2 Edge Computing: An Opportunity for Operators? -- 2.1 Edge Computing in Different Flavors -- 2.1.1 Edge in the Public Internet -- 2.1.2 Operators Edge Computing -- 2.1.3 Device Edge Computing aka Fog Computing -- 2.2 General Trends in Edge Computing -- 2.3 Specific Use Cases: Is Edge Really Needed? -- 2.3.1 Use Case: Augmented Reality Maintenance -- 2.3.2 Use Case: Autonomous Cars with Artificial Intelligence.
2.4 Opportunity for the Operator? -- 3 Edge Computing Delivered by Telcos: An Opportunity or Next Failure? -- 3.1 Why Telcos Are Destined to Deploy an Edge Computing Infrastructure -- 3.1.1 Physical Locations -- 3.1.2 Network -- 3.1.3 Local Breakout -- 3.1.4 Quality of Service -- 3.1.5 Network Optimization -- 3.1.6 Network Virtualization -- 3.1.7 5G -- 3.2 and Why Telcos Should Not Even Think About Edge Computing -- 3.2.1 Software RandD -- 3.2.2 Developers, Developers, Developers! -- 3.2.3 Infrastructure Deployment and Upgrade Cycles at Cost and Speed -- 3.2.4 Security -- 3.3 and How Telcos Could Do It: Conclusion -- 3.3.1 (Never) Mind the Gap! -- 3.3.2 Forget About ``Carrier-Grade´´ Quality -- 3.3.3 Don´t Be Afraid! Go with the Flow -- 3.3.4 Edge Computing MVNO -- References -- Overcoming VoLTE: Deployment Challenges -- 1 Business Drivers for VoLTE -- 2 Challenges in the Deployment of VoLTE -- 3 Reasons Against a Quick Deployment of VoLTE -- 4 Reasons for a Quick Deployment of VoLTE -- 5 Overcoming the Complexity of VoLTE by an Agile Like Deployment Approach -- 6 How Does Virtualization Fit to the Picture of VoLTE? -- 6.1 Utilizing Public Clouds for Telco Services -- 6.2 Building a Telco Cloud -- 6.3 Virtualized IMS: Cheaper or ? -- 7 Conclusion -- Part III: Innovation -- Successful Navigation Through Digital Transformation Using an Innovation Radar -- 1 Digital Disruption and Resulting Challenges for Telecom Operators -- 2 Technology and Startup Radar: From Technology Intelligence to Strategic Actions -- 3 Taking a Closer Look at Technology and Startup Radar Examples -- 3.1 Technology Intelligence: The Technology Radar -- 3.2 Startup Intelligence: The Opportunity Radar -- 4 What Can an Innovation Radar Do for Your Company? -- References -- The Virtual Representation of the World is Emerging.
1 What Is the Virtual Representation of the World and Why Should We Care? -- 2 What Are the Main Challenges to Build the Virtual Representation of the World? -- 3 Why Is It Important for Telcos to Be Part of the Virtual Representation of the World? -- 4 What Are the Implications of This Future Internet for Telco Companies? -- References -- Low Power Wide Area Networks: The Game Changer for the Internet of Things -- 1 LPWA Technologies Unlock the Internet of Things -- 2 The Strategic Choice for LPWA Is Between a Proprietary or a Standardized Approach -- 2.1 The Proprietary Approach Implies the Use of Unlicensed Spectrum and Non-standardized Technologies, and Can Offer Fast Time... -- 2.2 The Standardized Approach Leads to Quality of Service and Long Term Benefits of Scale but Requires a Longer Time to Market -- 2.3 The Standardized Approach Seems to Be the Sustainable Option for a Telco -- 3 LPWA Technologies Enable Business Models for Mass Applications and Are Fundamentally Different from Incumbent Ones -- 3.1 ``Batteries Not Required´´: Current Use Cases and Field Trials Indicate That LPWA Is a Game Changer -- 3.2 Sustainable Business Models Are Feasible If Telcos Monetize More Than Just Connectivity -- 4 The Game Around LPWA Has Just Started and Telcos Have a Chance to Change Their Game Extensively -- References -- Becoming Faster and More Direct: Telco Carrier Product Management Turns Towards Customers, Partners and Colleagues -- Part IV: Partnering -- Success with Partnering: Results of an International Study -- 1 Executive Summary -- 2 Motivation for the Study and Hypotheses -- 3 Our Hypotheses -- 4 Structure of the Study and Sample -- 5 Partnering, a Weapon for Growth -- 5.1 Strategic Relevance for Telcos -- 5.2 Principle Driving Forces -- 5.3 Barriers -- 5.4 Economic Performance -- 6 Excellence in Partner Management -- 6.1 Partnering Types.
6.2 Partnering Strategy.
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Intro -- Foreword -- Preface -- Contents -- Anticipating the Future: Strategic Scenarios for Telco Markets and Initial Recommendations for Operators -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Key Elements of the Model -- 3 Market Drivers and Their Effects on Player Types -- 3.1 Traffic Growth and Its Effects -- 3.2 Service Competition and Its Effects -- 3.3 Price Competition and Its Effects -- 3.4 Regulation and Its Effects -- 4 Application of the Model to the German Telecommunications Market -- 4.1 The German Telecommunications Market: A Retrospective -- 4.2 Determination of Market Driver Manifestations -- 4.2.1 Traffic Growth -- 4.2.2 Service Competition -- 4.2.3 Price Competition -- 4.2.4 Regulation -- 4.3 Options for Action of the Player Types -- 4.4 Spectrum of Future Market Scenarios -- 4.5 Heterogeneous Power Play as the Best Market Scenario for Network Operators -- 5 Summary and Initial Recommendations for Network Operators -- References -- Assessment of the Telecommunications Sector from the Capital Market Perspective -- Part I: Integrated Networks -- At the Forefront: Network Expansion Oriented to Customers and Needs -- Integrated Network Planning: A Key Success Factor for Network Operators -- 1 Vision of a Future Network Infrastructure -- 2 Challenges in Planning -- 3 Approach for Successful Integrated Planning -- 3.1 Constraints -- 3.2 Realization of the Integrated Planning -- 3.3 Planning of Various Time Horizons -- 3.4 Cross-Layer Planning -- 4 Prerequisites for Integrated Planning -- 4.1 Comprehensive, Contemporaneous, and Cross-IT System Network Documentation Is the Basis for Every Planning Project -- 4.2 The Most Precise Forecasts Possible Throughout All of the Diverse Phases of Planning -- 4.3 The Living Processes in the Network Operator´s Business Must Encourage, not Hinder Integrated Network Planning.

5 Examples for Application of Integrated Planning -- 5.1 Optimal Network Rollout and Expansion Strategy -- 5.2 Strategic Planning -- 6 Benefits: Network Transparency and Efficiency -- References -- 5G and Satellites: A Viable Ecosystem? -- 1 The Coverage Dilemma -- 2 5G: The Magic Box? -- 3 Autonomous Driving: A Killer Application? -- 4 LEO´s: Friend or Foe? -- 5 A Necessary Ecosystem -- 5G: New Opportunities? -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The Essence of 5G -- 3 5G Network Slicing -- 4 5G Use Cases -- 4.1 VR/AR Applications -- 4.2 Automotive: Evolution of Cars and Its Digitization -- 4.3 Digitization -- 4.4 Drones -- 5 Partnership -- 6 Way Forward for an Operator -- References -- Small Cells: A Critical Assessment -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Are Small Cells Really Demanded? -- 3 Are Small Cells Simple to Deploy? -- 4 Can Small Cells Be Deployed at Reasonable Costs? -- 5 Risks and Opportunities -- 6 Outlook -- Part II: Modern Network Concepts -- Managed Services 4.0: On the Journey from Cost Efficiencies to Business Transformation -- 1 Development of Telecom Network Managed Services -- 1.1 Managed Services Providers: From Selling Cost Efficiency to Adding Values -- 1.2 Operators: Cost and Quality Are Key -- 2 MS Partnership -- 2.1 Elements of a Close Partnership -- 2.2 Popular Pricing Models -- 2.3 Win-Win or Win-Lose? -- 2.4 How About a Deeper Partnership? -- 3 Maturity of Managed Services Partnership -- 4 Managed Services 4.0 -- References -- DevOps Telco: An Oxymoron? -- 1 ``DevOps Telco´´? -- 2 Simplified History of Change in IT -- 3 Value Chains? -- 4 Cloud: The ``Ultimate´´ Generalized Ops Capability Set -- 5 Assumptions Needed to Get DevOps Rolling -- 5.1 Responsibility for Releasing -- 5.2 No Monoliths Allowed -- 6 Stop and Count -- 7 DevOps Telco Implications and Limitations -- 7.1 DevOps Engineers -- 7.2 Mid-level Management.

8 DevOps Telco: Completely or Partially? -- Reference -- Paradigm Shift! The Path to Brutal Automation -- 1 Brutal Automation -- 2 What Is a Paradigm, and What Is a Paradigm Shift? -- 3 Historic Paradigm Shifts in the Telco Industry -- 4 Paradigm Shifts Along the Path to Brutal Automation -- 4.1 From Hardware to Software to Open Source Software -- 4.2 SDN: From Hardware Centric to Software Centric Paradigm -- 4.3 NFV: From Hardware Appliance to VNF Software -- 4.4 Cloud Native: Monolithic VM to Containerized Micro-services -- 4.5 ONAP: From Legacy Processes to Zero Touch Automation -- 4.6 From Brutal Automation with APIs to RESTful APIs in 5G -- 4.7 From 4G to 5G: The Latency First Paradigm Shift -- 4.8 P4: From Virtualization to Anti-virtualization Paradigm Shift -- 4.9 The Impact of ONF with ONOS, CORD and vOLTHA -- 4.10 The Impact of SD-WAN (Shifting Power to the Enterprise) -- 5 Additional Paradigm Shifts on the Path to Brutal Automation -- 6 Addressing the Skill Gap -- 7 Summary: The Path to Brutal Automation Is Bumpy -- References -- Edge Computing: The Third Major Step in the Evolution of Telco Networks -- 1 Edge Computing in Context of Network Technologies -- 1.1 The Bidirectional Movement of Computation: Telco´s Network Well Positioned for Edge Computing -- 1.2 5G Will Need Edge Computing and Edge Computing Will Need 5G -- 1.3 Building Edge Cloudlets Is More than SDN/NFV Based Network Virtualization -- 2 Edge Computing: An Opportunity for Operators? -- 2.1 Edge Computing in Different Flavors -- 2.1.1 Edge in the Public Internet -- 2.1.2 Operators Edge Computing -- 2.1.3 Device Edge Computing aka Fog Computing -- 2.2 General Trends in Edge Computing -- 2.3 Specific Use Cases: Is Edge Really Needed? -- 2.3.1 Use Case: Augmented Reality Maintenance -- 2.3.2 Use Case: Autonomous Cars with Artificial Intelligence.

2.4 Opportunity for the Operator? -- 3 Edge Computing Delivered by Telcos: An Opportunity or Next Failure? -- 3.1 Why Telcos Are Destined to Deploy an Edge Computing Infrastructure -- 3.1.1 Physical Locations -- 3.1.2 Network -- 3.1.3 Local Breakout -- 3.1.4 Quality of Service -- 3.1.5 Network Optimization -- 3.1.6 Network Virtualization -- 3.1.7 5G -- 3.2 and Why Telcos Should Not Even Think About Edge Computing -- 3.2.1 Software RandD -- 3.2.2 Developers, Developers, Developers! -- 3.2.3 Infrastructure Deployment and Upgrade Cycles at Cost and Speed -- 3.2.4 Security -- 3.3 and How Telcos Could Do It: Conclusion -- 3.3.1 (Never) Mind the Gap! -- 3.3.2 Forget About ``Carrier-Grade´´ Quality -- 3.3.3 Don´t Be Afraid! Go with the Flow -- 3.3.4 Edge Computing MVNO -- References -- Overcoming VoLTE: Deployment Challenges -- 1 Business Drivers for VoLTE -- 2 Challenges in the Deployment of VoLTE -- 3 Reasons Against a Quick Deployment of VoLTE -- 4 Reasons for a Quick Deployment of VoLTE -- 5 Overcoming the Complexity of VoLTE by an Agile Like Deployment Approach -- 6 How Does Virtualization Fit to the Picture of VoLTE? -- 6.1 Utilizing Public Clouds for Telco Services -- 6.2 Building a Telco Cloud -- 6.3 Virtualized IMS: Cheaper or ? -- 7 Conclusion -- Part III: Innovation -- Successful Navigation Through Digital Transformation Using an Innovation Radar -- 1 Digital Disruption and Resulting Challenges for Telecom Operators -- 2 Technology and Startup Radar: From Technology Intelligence to Strategic Actions -- 3 Taking a Closer Look at Technology and Startup Radar Examples -- 3.1 Technology Intelligence: The Technology Radar -- 3.2 Startup Intelligence: The Opportunity Radar -- 4 What Can an Innovation Radar Do for Your Company? -- References -- The Virtual Representation of the World is Emerging.

1 What Is the Virtual Representation of the World and Why Should We Care? -- 2 What Are the Main Challenges to Build the Virtual Representation of the World? -- 3 Why Is It Important for Telcos to Be Part of the Virtual Representation of the World? -- 4 What Are the Implications of This Future Internet for Telco Companies? -- References -- Low Power Wide Area Networks: The Game Changer for the Internet of Things -- 1 LPWA Technologies Unlock the Internet of Things -- 2 The Strategic Choice for LPWA Is Between a Proprietary or a Standardized Approach -- 2.1 The Proprietary Approach Implies the Use of Unlicensed Spectrum and Non-standardized Technologies, and Can Offer Fast Time... -- 2.2 The Standardized Approach Leads to Quality of Service and Long Term Benefits of Scale but Requires a Longer Time to Market -- 2.3 The Standardized Approach Seems to Be the Sustainable Option for a Telco -- 3 LPWA Technologies Enable Business Models for Mass Applications and Are Fundamentally Different from Incumbent Ones -- 3.1 ``Batteries Not Required´´: Current Use Cases and Field Trials Indicate That LPWA Is a Game Changer -- 3.2 Sustainable Business Models Are Feasible If Telcos Monetize More Than Just Connectivity -- 4 The Game Around LPWA Has Just Started and Telcos Have a Chance to Change Their Game Extensively -- References -- Becoming Faster and More Direct: Telco Carrier Product Management Turns Towards Customers, Partners and Colleagues -- Part IV: Partnering -- Success with Partnering: Results of an International Study -- 1 Executive Summary -- 2 Motivation for the Study and Hypotheses -- 3 Our Hypotheses -- 4 Structure of the Study and Sample -- 5 Partnering, a Weapon for Growth -- 5.1 Strategic Relevance for Telcos -- 5.2 Principle Driving Forces -- 5.3 Barriers -- 5.4 Economic Performance -- 6 Excellence in Partner Management -- 6.1 Partnering Types.

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