The push toward 5G is an ideal opportunity to reconsider the role of fixed networks, and how they should also be reengineered and operated in conjunction with the mobile networks. There is no reason why compelling network-architecture concepts and technologies including network-slicing, cloud, Network Functions Virtualization and Software-Defined Networking should be bounded by the pre-existing demarcation between fixed and mobile networks.
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