Annual Industry Survey Report 2017 - Mobile World Live

Annual Industry Survey Report 2017

Inaugural MWL Annual Report finds IT systems set for overhaul

Mobile World Live has published its first annual repohttps://www.mobileworldlive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/annual-survey-cover.jpgrt, offering an in-depth analysis of the true state of the mobile industry.

Split into five chapters – a full market overview, 5G, Security, IoT and Telecoms IT –  the report highlights a number of key findings. A key headline from the report is that network functions virtualisation (NFV) and 5G technology will require mobile operators to completely replace legacy back office BSS, OSS or IT systems.

Our exclusive analysis also shows that close to 40 per cent of the industry believes security is the biggest challenge facing operators in 2017, while nearly half (48 per cent) tip IoT as the most attractive business area for the mobile industry this year.