Are you ready for the future network? - On Demand

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Panel discussion

In this interactive panel discussion, we reveal the transformative potential of software-as-a-service (SaaS) in the dynamic landscape of 5G technology with the help of industry experts from Telia, Citymesh and Nokia.

The telecom industry is adding to its traditional connectivity heritage with the innovative use of telecom software-as-a-service (SaaS) platforms. Ever-increasing data traffic volumes and additional complexity are driving the adoption of scalable, automated networks and the transition from hardware-centric networks to software-defined, agile systems, with SaaS delivering agility and functionality. Adopting SaaS enhances efficiency, innovation and competitiveness for telcos and enables service providers to address vital security and service control challenges.

Discover how accelerated SaaS adoption in 5G core networks and APIs will unlock opportunities for data analytics, AI, and collaborative innovation ecosystem.

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Topics covered in this session included:

  • Transitioning to on-demand networks: The imperative and strategic timing
  • Embracing the 5G opportunity: Benefits and challenges
  • Future network strategies: Core-as-a-service and programmable networks in primary use cases
  • The future outlook: The potential of on-demand networks


Mark Bunn

Senior VP CNS SaaS Business Operations, Nokia


Robin Leblon

CTO, Citymesh


Janne Koistinen

Director, 5G Program, Telia Finland