Communication Service Providers(CSPs) are on their digital transformation journey where they are evolving themselves from dumb pipes to smart pipes connecting all the enterprises in digital way by bringing innovative use cases. The digital services will bring new revenue streams to Communication Service Providers(CSPs) and will help them in getting returns on their spend on 5G infrastructure and spectrum. 5G makes landscape of Communication Service Provider complex as it requires multivendor integration, validation expertise, set up of hybrid infrastructure network comprising of VNFs, CNFs, multi vertical experience in use case development and many others. Despite challenges in its landscape Communication Service Providers(CSPs) are taking part in race to 5G. They need to stay competitive in today’s market, they need to evolve at much higher pace and launch services with reduced time-to-market (TTM) and at the same time keeping cost down.
Communication Service Providers(CSPs) expect their prime suppliers Original Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs to own not only the 5G integration but also to address aspects of end-to-end performance and to bring new value creation approach. Original Equipment Manufacturers, OEMs are finding this change far more complex than any other technology and are facing many challenges. They are looking for the right global system integrator partner in place who can alleviate the pressure. HCL can be one such right partner who can co-innovate, co-create with shared risks and responsibilities with its OEM partner. HCL investments in joint partner solutions, multi-vendor partner ecosystem, new 5G use cases, IPs and accelerators can complement OEMs portfolio.