Futurist Bernard Marr sees a turbulent 2023 for global markets adding that communications service providers (CSPs) will not be insulated from the volatility. Within the telecommunications sector, he picked out stand-out technologies and trends that he believes will increasingly be leveraged to boost customer experience, network and business resilience, and value propositions.
Below are trends and technologies he insists CSPs should not ignore:
Cybersecurity and resilience
As telcos provide the “backbone” infrastructure that enables other digital services, they must ensure that there are no exposed "back doors" thanks to the implementation of internet of things (IoT) architecture, uneducated users, or third-party partners. Understanding and mitigating these threats will be a core task for telecom operators in 2023.
In 2023, telcos will replatform to the cloud to achieve the cost benefits the cloud gives them including speed, better resilience, scalability, and innovation, including the building of services to enable 5G and edge computing services through cloud platforms.
As Artificial intelligence (AI) technology becomes more sophisticated and the challenges facing telecom operators become more complex, we can expect to see even more interesting and unique use cases for AI opening up in the sector during 2023.
True or “Stand Alone” 5G
The next step in the rollout of 5G will be the move to what is being called "stand-alone" 5G. This is where experts say that many of the interesting upgrades and features that 5G makes possible, such as network slicing, will come into their own.