By increasing the adaptability of our networks, we can address several key efficiencies. These might be related to the cost of deployments, energy consumption, network development and expansion, and management and operations. Increased adaptability will also help meet the dynamic needs of the applications.
Network adaptability will enable rapid network deployment and quick introduction of new services. Examples of what will be needed:
- Adapting to varying levels of integration between public and non-public networks, support for on-premises localization of telco and non-telco applications, support for low bounded latency and other quality of service (QoS) requirements, QoS differentiation for different types of network traffic, flexible resilience mechanism for enhanced survivability, and so on.
- Support for a much more heterogenous topology of the wireless access network and integration of new types of access nodes, like devices, integrated access and backhaul nodes, High-Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), satellites, and mobile airborne cells.
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