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Future of Telecommunication Infrastructure is up in the ‘Cloud’

With the 2022 union budget announcing the dedicated outlay for 5G rollout in India, Telecos and telecom infrastructure providers are gearing up to what looks like the greatest ICT transformation that India and the world will witness in a long time. 5G is expected to revolutionize the network and communications industry by providing ultra-fast transmission rates that can be as much as 100 times faster than the existing 4G and 3G networks. It is an established fact that India’s digital infrastructure requires tremendous modification to host a technology as massive as 5G therefore, going virtualised and open with the network infrastructure will be the only solution for Indian Telecos to aggressively pursue the rollout. What is promising is that, the key players from the industry have come together most pragmatically to offer 5G technology through Telecom Cloud infrastructures, the need of the hour for a country like India.

According to IDC, the Cloud market is growing at about 22% annually. The Indian public cloud services market revenue reached $3.6 billion for 2020, and it is expected to touch $9.5 billion by 2025, increasing at a CAGR of 21.5%. A carrier cloud computing environment is integral in telecommunications for a market like India with demand superseding capabilities. It integrates some of the components and key features found in telecom network areas such as Wide Area Networks (WAN), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Open APIs, and dynamic resource allocation. This integration ensures carrier cloud customers deploy specific applications in a cloud environment and enable the same robust security and reliability as a company's physical infrastructure offers.

5G is the first telecommunication network generation to embrace the cloud. Extensive use of SDN and software containerization allows 5G to be the first cloud native network. 5G on cloud gives you the benefits of cost effectiveness, elasticity and scalability. Telecommunications cloud infrastructure helps in leveraging the same infrastructure for multiple use cases at the same time like high capacity network streaming, low latency communication and even hosting massive devise connectivity without a glitch. Both pragmatic and logical, 5G cloud architecture enables real-time implementation of new services and configuration of the same without any interruption in network.

As staunch believers of open technology, NEC has been pioneering this transformative shift to cloud platforms across the globe. The company is gunning for fully automated networks. Its cloud native 5G core services have already won critical acclaim across the globe and is the market leader in deploying OpenRAN 5G network solutions for global Telecos. A major characteristic of NEC’s cloud native 5G Core is its multi-cloud compatibility. This makes it even more flexible and hyper scalable options for enterprises. The global telecom supplier major has partnered with leading cloud platforms like Microsoft, Redhat, IBM among others to diversify the offerings and expand the user mileage.

NEC is the only company in the industry which can provide a highly efficient end to end 5G Core solution and also support business in its operation, end to end management and orchestration using BSS and OSS solutions. Furthermore, NEC has an integrated and progressive PaaS (Platforms as a service) and CaaS (Container as a Service) common platform, along with its HaaS (Hardware as a Solution) makes up a comprehensive cloud solution that has put the brand one step ahead in the global telecom cloud solutions provider market.