Improving Network Asset Management in the 5G Era with SAP

In the last few years 5G has been a large part of nearly every discussion around digital transformation. The promise of higher speeds, lower latency, and new opportunities from increasingly complex applications makes 5G an attractive offering. 5G will be revolutionary to say the least. Still, we often overlook the cost the telecommunications industry will have to endure to make 5G not just a topic of conversation but part of our reality.

We are going to need significant investment to upgrade the existing infrastructure and deploy the deep fiber cell sites closer to end users. We will need to upgrade the legacy machinery that work for 3G and 4G networks because 5G frequencies can’t travel as far. Telcos need to create a solid, complex cell network without gaps for 5G to work as it needs to.

It’s clear telcos are facing a critical point in their own history. How they manage the transition could be make or break it for not just their industry, but all of us. In Improving Network Asset Management in the 5G Era with SAP — created in partnership with SAP — we explore what telcos need to do to make this transition seamless and how SAP technology such as SAP S/4HANA Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and SAP’s Intelligent Enterprise strategy can help drive the transformation.

In this brief you’ll learn:

  • The state of the Telecommunications Industry
  • An overview of where we are on the 5G transformation journey
  • Common challenges faced by telcos
  • How SAP technology can help facilitate a smooth transition

There is a lot of opportunity facing telecommunications organizations as we continue the transition to 5G. If you’re interested in learning how to transform your organization, download your copy of Improving Network Asset Management in the 5G Era with SAP today.

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About the Authors

Daniel Newman is the Chief Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of The Futurum Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. Read Full Bio

Shelly Kramer is a Principal Analyst and Founding Partner at Futurum Research. A serial entrepreneur with a technology centric focus, she has worked alongside some of the world’s largest brands to embrace disruption and spur innovation, understand and address the realities of the connected customer, and help navigate the process of digital transformation. She brings 20 years' experience as a brand strategist to her work at Futurum, and has deep experience helping global companies with marketing challenges, GTM strategies, messaging development, and driving strategy and digital transformation for B2B brands across multiple verticals. Shelly's coverage areas include Collaboration/CX/SaaS, platforms, ESG, and Cybersecurity, as well as topics and trends related to the Future of Work, the transformation of the workplace and how people and technology are driving that transformation. A transplanted New Yorker, she has learned to love life in the Midwest, and has firsthand experience that some of the most innovative minds and most successful companies in the world also happen to live in “flyover country.”