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The role of system integrators in new markets such as 5G and Internet of things in the telecommunications sector.
FREMONT, CA:System integrators are essential to service providers in new markets such as 5G and IoT (Internet of Things) to ensure that their services get off the ground quickly. In the case of IoT, there have been bloated partner ecosystems, and the same thing might happen with 5G. Telcos companies must decide if they only want to provide a network for services or whether they want to be a key factor in ensuring that those services are developed, optimized, and fully monetised for end users.
T-Systems, Telefonica Tech, and BT Global, as telco system integrator subsidiaries, should play a vital part in ensuring that those entering the 5G and IoT services market are putting more money into telcos. Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, Google, Dell Technologies, HPE, and Oracle, for example, are already major players in data integration services that connect organizations to the cloud and the developing edge. The telcos are losing a lot of money as a result of this.
Other specialised players, such as managed service provider Cradlepoint, which has a strategic partnership with Ericsson, continue to sign lucrative system integration projects. It signed an agreement with Juniper Networks just a few days ago to provide 5G diversity to Juniper's campus and branch networking portfolio.
Juniper's wired access, wireless access, and SD-WAN solutions will be combined with Cradlepoint's 5G services offering, giving their shared customers and partners more options to reliably connect to remote locations along with added insight for better management and ongoing troubleshooting. This would be especially useful in specific industries, such as retail, where LTE and 5G wireless will become the primary mode of connectivity. Where wired WAN connectivity is not an option, retailers can use 5G to offer curbside pickup or put up temporary pop-up networks to receive instant and dependable connectivity.