Talent, Tools, and Templates, to the Rescue —
Virtually every network operator would love to migrate their old, legacy network toward new, state-of-the art infrastructure, even without being driven by 5G technology introduction. This is not surprising, as there are many good business reasons to migrate legacy networks: cost reduction, improvement in quality of service and customer experience, footprint reduction, power savings, and advances in technology, are just a few.
The fact is that growing, or even just maintaining, outdated technology is not effective, because:
- Older equipment and solutions are not scalable.
- Older equipment is often at end-of-life and/or end-of-service.
- There is limited availability of experts for legacy platforms.
- Older equipment consumes too much space.
- Older equipment lacks open APIs and common data models.
- Managing a network with a wide mix of technologies, vendor platforms, and generations of equipment, is inefficient.
Originally published on isemag.com July 1, 2020