Video: 5G success can only come with true transformation, says VEON CTO


The CTO of VEON Group has urged operators to truly embrace end-to-end transformation in order to reap the benefits of 5G.

Yogesh Malik discussed the ways of ensuring telcos can make 5G a success rather than a disappointment at Mobile World Congress 2018, amid concern as to what the use cases actually are and whether operators will have the cash freed up in order to transform their networks.

VEON is undergoing its own transformation process, which Malik says has three prongs. The first is ensuring a customer centric operation, the second is reducing costs and third is offering personalised new services.

You can watch the full interview with Malik below, in which he also discusses how LTE and IT will form the "base" of next generation networks.