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neXt Curve Mobile World Congress 2018 Key Takeaways

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neXt Curve was in Barcelona, Spain covering the 2018 Mobile World Congress to get a feel for what is new and transformative in the world of ICT. Leonard Lee hosted an interview session with Akshay Sharma, neXt Curve Principal and telecom industry analyst, who shared what he saw and learned in this 45-minute webcast covering the following discussion items:
* Key Takeaways from Mobile World Congress 2018
* Trends & The State of Critical Technologies
* Digital Highlights - Tech That Matters
* Predictions for 2018

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neXt Curve Mobile World Congress 2018 Key Takeaways

  1. 1. Inspiring Our Digital FutureCONFIDENTIAL AND PROPRIETARY
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 © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. reThink Webcast Event Review: Mobile World Congress 2018 March 13, 2018
  2. 2. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Introducing neXt Curve Leonard Lee Managing Director & Founder of neXt Curve neXt Curve is a San Diego-based boutique consulting and venture capital focused on advising entrepreneurs, enterprises and governments in the building of a better digital future for all. “We believe that a better future requires the proactive incubation and funding of transformative ideas and the businesses that will make those ideas happen.” An executive consultant with 23-years of experience with leading tech and strategy firms.
  3. 3. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. neXt Curve Principal Panel
  4. 4. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. The Main Event Miles walked in 4 days Number of interactions with companies Number of conference seminars Number of conference keynotes attended 32 6 120 5
  5. 5. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Research Topics 5G Applications 5G Carrier Strategies & Deployments Carrier Digital Transformation SD-WAN, NFV, SDN Edge Computing & Cloud Industrial IoT Connectivity Infrastructure Carrier OTT Strategies & Offerings Smartphones & Wearables IoT Connectivity (LoRa, SigFox, NB-IoT) IoT Security & Security Management
  6. 6. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Key Takeaways & Insights neXt Curve’s Tech That Matters of MWC 2018 Predictions For 2018 Discussion Agenda 1 2 3 Question & Answers4
  7. 7. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 1 Key Takeaways & Insights 1
  8. 8. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Key Takeaways From MWC 2018 5G still has a very long way to go and commercialization faces many big challenges Security and privacy are increasingly critical as computing moves between datacenter-edge-endpoint Can a great camera win the day? Smartphones are yesterday’s news Today, AI is predominantly rebranding of the old rules-based decision engine applications Say bye to Cloud. Say hi to dynamic, ubiquitous compute. (Containerization of the IT & CT stack is underway) Show me the money! Telco transformation into a “better service provider” remains a tough pill to swallow
  9. 9. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 2 neXt Curve’s Tech That Matters of MWC 20182
  10. 10. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Tech That Matters - MWC 2018 1 Holistic Endpoint Security and Management Platforms Given that IoT security is a grossly overlooked gap that needs to be addressed, endpoint security and management is gaining proactive interest among vendors who see this as a important opportunity.
  11. 11. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Tech That Matters - MWC 2018 2 Distributed Network, Storage & Compute Virtualization & Orchestration Computing from the data center to the edge to the endpoints is coming, as are the technologies and applications that virtualize and orchestrate network, storage and compute functions/services across the ubiquitous compute infrastructure of tomorrow.
  12. 12. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Tech That Matters - MWC 2018 3 RCS - The Operator’s OTT Integration Platform? RCS (Rich Communication Services) protocol provides an increasingly broadly supported platform that provides advanced, multi- media chat functionality upon which operators can provide services that integrate siloed OTT offerings. + + RCS AI-Based Services Integration
  13. 13. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Tech That Matters - MWC 2018 4 Network Security Analytics Network security analytics can provide proactive, and possibly predictive detection of security threats and breaches, which will be increasingly important with the broadening of edge computing and Meltdown and Spectre threats. Source: Mobileum Global
  14. 14. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Tech That Matters - MWC 2018 5 Wireless Fiber - The mmWave Wave Wireless Fiber provides an comparatively low-cost, rapid deployment option to support 5G edge scenarios, which could accelerate the availability and adoption of 5G services and applications. Source: Siklu Communications Ltd. Source: Qualcomm
  15. 15. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. neXt Curve’s Tech That Matters of MWC 2018 1 2 3 4 5 Holistic Endpoint Security and Management Platforms Distributed Network, Storage & Compute Virtualization & Orchestration RCS (Rich Communications Services) - The Operator’s OTT Platform? Network Security Analytics Wireless Fiber - The mmWave Wave
  16. 16. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Agenda Topic 3 Predictions For 2018 3
  17. 17. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Predictions For 2018 Operators will continue to search for the killer 5G application Converged IT/CT value will drive NFV investment and adoption Edge Computing will ride the tide of converged IT/CT and SD-WAN Privacy will drive increased scrutiny on IoT and cloud security 1 2 3 4 MWC 2019 will become increasingly an IT event due to cloud and IoT5
  18. 18. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Where can I find more information? Go to our website at www.next-curve.com Download our reThink research note Set up an inquiry call with neXt Curve
  19. 19. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. How can neXt Curve help? neXt Curve offers services that can help your team and organization conceptualize and design new products and business models against critical trends in digital technology that will shape the market and competitive landscapes of your industry. neXt Curve works with you through four basic formats that can get our extensive network of executive-level consultants and renowned industry analysts engaged with you in addressing your most critical challenges.
  20. 20. © 2018 neXt Curve and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Contacts Leonard Lee Managing Director neXt Curve leonard.lee@next-curve.com (619) 405-8329 www.next-curve.com
  21. 21. Thank You!

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