5G presents a revolutionary time for communications service providers (CSPs) to increase earnings, accelerate service innovation and reduce operational costs. However, many years into the software network “revolution” (NFV, SDN and Telco Cloud), CSPs have yet to truly achieve this potential.

Central to success is the need to adopt process automation throughout the lifecycle of a service. Process automation is central to the maximization of service innovation and the minimization of operational cost.

Our new report for IBM outlines what is needed to make 5G a real success for CSPs, and how we can avoid it becoming yet one more over hyped technology. It also examines how IBM Telco Network Cloud Manager®, underpinned by Red Hat® open source solutions, can revolutionize the way services are designed and delivered, and how CSPs can maximize their opportunities with 5G.