Innovations in 5G, virtualization and cloud technologies will make new applications and services possible in both personal and industrial IoT in the next several years. The evolution of the RAN and the packet core in 5G will benefit from pervasive use of cloud and virtualization technologies end to end (from RAN to core and throughout the wider cloud). These innovations will be key to enabling advanced operator networks as truly agile service delivery platforms for their operators and their users.
This research focuses on how these developments will converge over the next several years and bring new IIoT services to segments that will uniquely benefit from the new cloud-based platforms. Both architectural and economic advantages are explored. Offerings from three to five suppliers focused on enabling the new capabilities and services are described. Both the research brief and the webinar resulting from the analysis will contain Paul Parker-Johnson's, ACG Research, findings as well as case examples from prominent suppliers and operators to highlight the direction.