Pressure is on the telecoms sector to become greener, and in e-waste there is the prospect to do much more than greenwashing. It also means a change in how people think about incorporating recycling into the process of device and service creation to ensure it's financially sustainable.
6GWorld recently spoke with Enea's VP Technology & Telecoms Oliver Korfmacher exploring the changes afoot within operators to meet the demands of a more open, multivendor environment. Among other things we explore the risks of new types of lock-in, the ownership of data models, the adoption of new skills and mindsets.
in Day Two, speakers from around the world covered off a host of issues related to the commercial success of Beyond-5G services. The analysis explored what has gone wrong in the past and what needs to change for the coming generation of telecoms to be a commercial success – not just for the vendors but for the operators and their partner ecosystems.
The day underlined the point that the real evolution towards 6G may need to be in the industry’s mindsets, relationships and business models, with technology serving as an enabler rather than a driver.
Asia-Pacific has long been at the leading edge of technology deployment in the telecoms industry. Strikingly, at a recent event the standout messages were less about the technology and more about a change in the operator’s role, business models and mindsets where Asia-Pacific may be leading the field.