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Telecommunications : What is the next step in Digital Transformation ?

Sandra Guazzotti , Multi-Country Head for Google Cloud , points out that cloud technology is allied to digitization and companies should follow this path . providers to modernize their infrastructure by optimizing networks and providing better user experiences .

Digital Transformation affects companies of all sizes and industries , and telecommunications companies are no exception . They are going through a process of evolution in which they have ceased to be providers of connectivity and have become providers of technological platforms .

During my participation in the recent Mobile World Congress 2022 edition in Barcelona , I could see that one of the new topic areas of discussion at this meeting was fintechs .
It has a good reason to be . Many operators have entered the financial services world in the last five to 10 years , building fintech businesses with significant revenue growth . This trend is accelerating worldwide as technology continues to lower barriers and enable new disruptions and innovations .
Cloud technologies are key allies to digitization and their adoption is already a trend among telcos . The gap between edge devices and central management in network infrastructure is diminishing . months and eight out of 10 consider 5G essential for cutting-edge benefits . This shows a great opportunity for telecom
Sandra Guazzotti , Head Multi-Country for Google Cloud
In this scenario , it will be essential for telecommunications companies to have cloud solutions that allow them to bring infrastructure and services closer to the edges of the network , where data is generated and consumed .
In our case , we have Google Cloud Distributed Edge which leverages our more than 14 global locations and is ideal for local data processing , low-latency workloads and deployment of private 5G / LTE solutions across a variety of industries .
According to Gartner , by 2023 , 50 % of network infrastructure software is expected to be based on cloud-native technologies , up from 15 % in 2018 . From my point of view , Edge Computing combined with 5G will have a cross-cutting impact on the industries . In Google Cloud we reinforce our goal of accompanying telcos towards the next level of Digital Transformation . p
A world of communications services is being created based on a powerful and flexible cloud , enabling an ecosystem of innovation partners as never before . This will allow communications service providers to have more options to evolve their networks more flexibly and openly to the latest innovations .
A study called 5G Edge Computing Commissioned by Google Cloud to Omdia , indicates that seven out of 10 companies expect to invest in Edge within the next 12
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