Enterprise services are a focus in both 5G and 6G. However, a major challenge lies in being able to deliver end-to-end quality of service guarantees, particularly where services travel across more than one operator network. Open RAN and open networks should help, but will that even be a 6G phenomenon?
Ongoing trends in telecoms, such as inter-access handover, edge computing, and the sheer proliferation of sites, make automation increasingly important. 6GWorld spoke to Ian Hood, Red Hat’s Chief Technologist for its Global Service Provider Business, to get an insight into where we really are with network automation today and the nature of the necessary evolution over time.