We are approaching the end of Q1 in 2018 and for various reasons across the world, I believe that in the coming days many of our readers will probably be taking a short break. Whether it’s because of traditional festive holidays that are coming up in many parts of the world or because of the change in the seasons. So, this is a great moment to pause and think how 2018 has progressed so far.
In my opening blog post this year I wrote about the many issues the market seemed to indicate would be important in 2018. Obviously, I mentioned SD-WAN technology, 5G and Big Data, and I also talked about Artificial Intelligence (AI) and a few others. However, there is one area that I did not mention, which is intent-based networking (IBN). Perhaps it may be early to call 2018 the year of intent-based networking, but some important analysts have said that this is one of the next big things to come!
Once again Christmas comes to an end and the New Year of 2018 starts to set in. And for those of us within the telecommunications sector it is important to know that this new year 2018 is forecasted to bring us more change, development and larger growth.
The idea behind Microservices has been with the software industry and developers for about six to seven years now, and it´s definitely a current buzz term which is being heard more and more in the industry.
As I have done in previous years around this time, I would like to take this opportunity to summarize some of the most important issues we have encountered in 2017. This year is proving to be a very interesting year for the telecommunications sector.