Unlock your network’s value with Network as Code

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Live Panel Discussion

Communication service providers (CSPs) have invested more than $100bn in their 5G networks and are looking for a return on that investment. The growth of traditional communication services is limited, and new revenue streams are imperative. To energise and catalyse new revenue growth, the 5G networks need to build closer tie-ins to applications that will use the 5G capabilities in ways previously not possible.

Network as Code brings a paradigm shift for value creation in our telecommunications industry behind 5G. It enables the building of a new business and technology framework, elevating the concept of distributed service chains to the mainstream in telecoms. This facilitates the inclusion of developers and the vertical technology partner ecosystem that is essential for value creation. It brings new business value creation to 5G cloud-native adoption, openness, and the programmability momentum in today’s telecommunications domain.

In this session

Shkumbin Hamiti, head of the network monetisation business unit at Nokia, and Caroline Chappell, research director at Analysys Mason, will discuss the progress CSPs are making towards different types of capability exposure and the steps they will need to take to operationalise the network as well as the findings from the developer survey, which illustrate how Network as Code use cases can be adopted and the benefits can be realised.

Main discussion points

  • Trends of the co-op era
  • What is Network as Code, how is it different from communications platform-as-a-service (CPaaS) and why is it essential for 5G monetisation?
  • The progress CSPs are making towards different types of capability exposure
  • The go-to-market models that CSPs could adopt for Network as Code
  • Highlights from qualitative research, on both the CSP and developer surveys for key material around the drivers and benefits of offering Network as Code and the value of partnering


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Shkumbin Hamiti

Head of Network Monetization Platform Business Unit - Cloud and Network Services, Nokia


Shkumbin is a twenty-five-year Nokia veteran based in Espoo. His distinguished career with Nokia includes successful track record of spearheading, leading, developing and influencing some of most significant developments within the mobile industry. Shkumbin held key technology leadership positions in standardization, ecosystem development, devices, GTM partnerships, and business line management. He is named as inventor in 12 granted patents and author of several technical publications. He is currently heading Nokia’s Network Monetization Platform Business Unit helping industry to unleash the power of 5G networks.

Born in Prishtina, Kosovo, Shkumbin studied in Zagreb, Croatia and after a brief time in Bangkok, Thailand he moved to Finland where he has lived since 1996. Married with two teenage sons, he is passionate about aviation and enjoys playing chess.

Caroline Chappell

Partner Research, Analysys Mason


Caroline heads Analysys Mason's Cloud research practice. Her research focuses on service provider adoption of cloud to deliver business services, support digital transformation and re-architect fixed and mobile networks for the 5G era. She is a leading exponent of the edge computing market and its impact on service provider network deployments and new revenue opportunities. She monitors public cloud provider strategies for the telecoms industry and investigates how key cloud platform services can enhance service provider value. Caroline is a leading authority on the application of cloud-native technologies to the network and helps telecoms customers to devise strategies that exploit the powerful capabilities of cloud while mitigating its disruptive effects.

Prior to joining Analysys Mason, Caroline was Practice Leader, Cloud and NFV, at Heavy Reading. She has over 25 years' experience as a telecoms software analyst and consultant working for research companies including Current Analysis and Ovum. Her areas of coverage spanned cloud services, digital service development and delivery, B/OSS, customer experience management and analytics, Internet and cloud security, professional/managed services and service provider wholesale strategies in such areas as IP/Ethernet, enterprise cloud solutions and fixed and mobile wholesale access. Caroline started her career as a software programmer at what is now BAE Systems. This has given her a lifelong interest in software architecture and engineering approaches, most recently including lean/agile development and DevOps, microservices architecture and model-driven, intelligent software automation.